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Real Betis have confirmed that they will appeal against their stadium ban and the decision not to complete the remaining minutes of their Primera Liga match against Athletic Bilbao.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) awarded Bilbao a 2-1 victory and gave Betis a two-match stadium ban after Saturday’s match at the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera stadium was abandoned in the 69th minute.

Referee Carlos Clos Gomez halted proceedings after Bilbao goalkeeper Armando was struck by a bottle thrown from the stands.

“Betis cannot agree with the two resolutions passed today,” said Manuel Castano the head of Betis’s legal services.

“We will take them to the appeals committee and go all the way to the ordinary courts if we have to.

“They are discriminating against the Andalucian clubs with stadium closures. They treat other clubs differently.

“Also, there is no reason why the game could not be completed after Armando recovers from his injury.”

The RFEF said in a statement on their website: “The result will stand from when the game was stopped.

“Betis will be fined 9,000 euros (£7,000) and will have their sporting facilities closed for two matches.”

Both teams have 10 days to appeal the decision, though Bilbao president Fernando Garcia Macua said they would not contest the verdict.

Blues To Close Gap
Chelsea will be hoping to stay in touch with both Arsenal and Man Utd at the top of the Premier League when they travel to Spurs tonight (20:00). Click for team news, live updates and all the betting markets now.

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