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Melero may start in league opener while Samú will not be able to feature

UD Almería appealed the yellow card that the Madrid-born was shown at the RCDE Stadium, which was his 5th of the season

Gonzalo Melero and Samú Costa, who were one booking away from missing the next fixture, were yellow carded for the fifth time this campaign on the last Matchday at the RCDE Stadium, and therefore the suspension will have to be served in next season's curtain opener. While the Portuguese defensive midfielder will not be able to feature in the first match of the next term, the Madrid native midfielder will be able to earn a starting spot.
UD Almería, after reading the booking written in the game card, appealed Gonzalo Melero's sanction. The appeal has been successful and therefore, the 29-year-old midfielder will be able to start the new season clear of yellow cards, as well as striker Luis Suárez, after serving his two-game ban. 
Melero was booked in the 89th minute 'for delaying putting the ball back in play, looking to waste time,' as reflected by the referee. At that moment of the match, Gonzalo Melero was not on the pitch as he had been replaced. Since the match official did not specify that the player had already been benched when he was booked, the yellow card has been rescinded.