Barca to appeal Keita and Pique cards

Barcelona plan to appeal against Seydou Keita's straight red card and the yellow shown to Gerard Pique in Saturday's 2-1 defeat by city rivals Espanyol.

Mali international Keita was dismissed in the 38th minute for a tackle on Moises Hurtado shortly after Spain's Pique was cautioned for a challenge on Ivan Alonso.

Both will miss the leaders' match at Atletico Madrid on Sunday if the appeals fail.