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The unknown of Canales for El Sadar

The precautionary suspension of his four-game ban is still in force, for now, and today he could be back against Osasuna

Canales, after being sent off against Cádiz

With Pezzella recovered from his sprained ankle and Sabaly, along with Víctor Ruiz, ruled out due to injury, Pellegrini’s only doubt about the match that Betis will play next Saturday at El Sadar against Osasuna is the disciplinary situation of Sergio Canales. And to this day, the Engineer could count on the Santander midfielder for this important appointment in the fight for European places.

Canales was penalized with a four-game suspension by the Competition Committee, ratified by the Appeals and the TAD, for statements about Mateu Lahoz. At the same time, the man from Santander received another match penalty for the direct red card he saw 10 days ago against Cádiz. A complex situation, to which was added Betis’s decision to go to ordinary justice to try to avoid the first punishment of its second captain.

The precautionary suspension of his sanction remains in force

Sergio served the first of the four game bans due to the controversy with Mateu during his team’s visit to the Metropolitan. Immediately afterwards, Betis appealed the issue in the Contentious Administrative Court, requesting a precautionary suspension that was granted while the TAD appeal was being resolved. And although the Administrative Court of Sport has already ruled, the injunction, as long as it is not revoked, remains in force.

In other words, although the order in which the RFEF sanctions are complied with goes from the most serious (four games in this case) to the lightest (one for his direct red card against Cádiz on matchday 28), the suspension match that What the Santanderian did against Espanyol last Saturday would correspond to this last punishment for his expulsion, since the precautionary measure for the Mateu case remains in force for the moment.

Appealed to the Administrative Litigation the decision of the TAD

If from now until Saturday the courts do not revoke this precautionary measure, Canales will be able to play without problems against the Arrasate team . If the Verdiblanco club receives the order that revokes the precautionary measure as the TAD has already ruled , the Santander player will not be able to compete. The legal services of the club, in any case, have appealed the decision of the TAD for Administrative Litigation requesting that the precautionary measure remain in force as long as there is no final sentence (something that could take months or years). So the ball is in the court’s court.

Sergio, apart from all this bureaucratic mess, is looking forward to playing for his team again. This week, he even took advantage of the day off granted by Pellegrini to his squad to train with the Bético subsidiary and advance his set-up. He could not be against Atlético, he barely played a few minutes against Cádiz until he was sent off and served a suspension against Espanyol, for which he has barely competed for almost three weeks.

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