Barca To Lodge Second Appeal Against Vilanova Dismissal

Barca to lodge second appeal against Vilanova dismissal (Reuters) – Barcelona will lodge a second appeal against the dismissal of coach Tito Vilanova in Sunday’s 2-1 win at Osasuna after the Spanish football federation (RFEF) rejected an initial effort and suspended the coach for two games on Wednesday.

“FC Barcelona’s legal department will lodge an appeal in coming days against the decision by the Spanish football federation’s competition committee to suspend Tito Vilanova for two matches,” Barca said in a statement on their website (

Barca felt Vilanova’s dismissal from the bench, which came on his away debut in the league, was excessively harsh.

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