Barcelona were unsuccessful in their appeal of Neymar's three-match ban before the appeals committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday.

The Blaugrana club have one more option and will take the case before the federation's Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. If they win, Neymar could be eligible to play in Sunday's Clasico against Real Madrid.

Neymar was sent off for picking up two yellow cards as Barca were beaten at Malaga earlier this month, becoming their first player to be dismissed in La Liga since October 2015. He was later dealt the three-match ban