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REVEALED: Why Dembele sent off in Barcelona win

Ref Miguel Antonio Mateu Lahoz sent off Ousmane Dembele late on in Barcelona's 4-0 victory over Sevilla.

The Frenchman saw red for his reaction to Ronald Araujo's own red card.

The referee report has revealed what Dembele said to get himself his marching orders.

"Very bad, you're very bad," is what the report claims the player said, while adding that he was making a gesture with his arms.

While it's a far cry from the insults allegedly uttered by Diego Costa last season to earn him an eight-match ban, there is precedent that could see Dembele banned for more than the one automatic match - including the El Clasico against Real Madrid.

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