Barcelona still preserves its hopes to free up Neymar in order to play at the Santiago Bernabeu in Sunday’s Clasico vs. Real Madrid.
Right after a recent unsuccessful appeal of Neymar’s three-match ban, the football club Barcelona officially confirmed they intend to have their case taken to Spain’s Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Some sources told that Barcelona’s intention to take the case to TAD on Saturday, thus meeting the 15-day deadline, appears to be an effort to stall on the ban’s start date.
As for the logic behind the delay, the ban’s suspended once the appeal has been made, until TAD make their decision.
Evidently, on Saturday, TAD would require calling an urgent gathering for the purpose of reviewing the appeal. As usual, they have a meeting once a week. Alternatively, Neymar’s suspension could be temporarily put on ice until the final verdict is made.
It would enable Neymar to feature in this weekend’s play against Real Madrid. The given move could generate enormous implications in the La Liga title race.