Victor Valdes ban for confronting ref against Real Madrid will be contested by Barcelona

Goalkeeper was sent off after the final whistle

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The Independent Football

Barcelona will appeal against a four-match ban handed to goalkeeper Victor Valdes after he berated the referee at the end of Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Real Madrid.

Valdes confronted Miguel Angel Perez Lasa after the referee had waved away appeals for a late penalty following an apparent trip on Adriano by Sergio Ramos. A club statement said: "FC Barcelona will appeal in the coming days."