MADRID - Malaga's stormy 4-3 La Liga
defeat at Valencia at the weekend, when they finished with nine
men on the pitch, left them with a raft of suspensions from the
Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Tuesday.
Weligton and Apono were given two-match bans after referee
Antonio Rubinos Perez said he and his fellow officials were
verbally abused as they made their way to the changing rooms
after the game.
Apono's suspension extends to three games as he also
collected a fifth yellow card.
Malaga will also go into Saturday's home match against Real
Zaragoza without Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini, who was sent
from the dugout for protesting eight minutes from time at
The south-coast club took an early lead against Valencia
before losing Argentina defender Martin Demichelis to a straight
red card. Helder Rosario was later sent off.
Demichelis is also suspended for Saturday's match but the
RFEF rescinded Rosario's red card, which was given for making a
rude gesture at a linesman.
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