miss Real Madrid's game against Barcelona after his
appeal against a red card he picked up last week fell on deaf ears at the
Spanish football federation.
The all-time FIFA World Cup finals leading scorer was sent off a minute from time for
a second bookable offence in last Sunday's 1-0
defeat to Getafe.
Real believed that his first yellow card was unjustified and had hoped
to win the appeal to free him for this Sunday's clash with bitter rivals Barcelona.