Barcelona's Suarez suspended for 2 cup games for insults

BARCELONA: The Spanish football federation has suspended Barcelona striker Luis Suarez for two Copa del Rey matches for insulting Espanyol rivals.

The referee's report for the heated cup match at Camp Nou that ended 4-1 for Barcelona on Wednesday said Suarez insulted Espanyol players in the tunnel after the match. Espanyol had two players sent off in the loss.

Barcelona says in a statement it will appeal the ruling, denying Suarez insulted his opponents.

The return leg is next week at Espanyol.