Villa gets one-match ban
David Villa, who was shown a red card on Saturday at the San Mamés, has been issued a one-match suspension.
The Comitè de Competició has penalised Villa for his tussle with Gurpegui during the match with
Athletic Bilbao. This means the Asturian will be absent for the Liga match next Sunday against
Mallorca at the Camp Nou (19.00).
Second missed match
David Villa has played in every one of Barça’s official matches this season apart from
the first leg of the Spanish Super cup in Seville, when he had only just got back from his
holidays. He has played in seven games, five in the league, one in Europe and one in the Supercup.