Neymar looks set to miss Barcelona’s crucial meeting with Real Madrid later this month.
The Brazilian was sent off as Luis Enrique’s side lost 2-0 to Malaga on Saturday, leaving them three points behind their rivals having played a game more.
The final clasico of the season takes place on April 23 and a failure to pick up three points will surely end their hopes of catching the Zinedine Zidane’s table toppers.
Neymar was given a one-game ban for his two bookable offences, but looks set to get a further punishment for his response.
He sarcastically applauded the fourth official and as referee Jesús Gil Manzano included that in his report his punishment could rise to three games.