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