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Pellegrini to serve two game Champions League ban


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By Jamie Elliott

Friday 28 February 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been issued a two-game touchline ban for his comments about the referee following his side’s 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona, according to Sky Sports.


Manuel Pellegrini


City were beaten by Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match which turned after a controversial penalty and sending off was awarded by Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson.


Following the defeat, the 60-year-old Pellegrini voiced his displeasure at the official’s performance and claimed the referee was not impartial to both teams. He will now face a two-game ban and a further suspended one-match ban.


A UEFA statement read: “UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has banned Manchester City FC head coach Manuel Pellegrini for three UEFA competition games, one of which is under probation for two years.”


Pellegrini has since apologised for his comments and claimed that he said something that maybe he did not think, but despite the apology he was charged by UEFA for ‘violation of the general principals of conduct’.


“When you lose the game in the way we did, you are angry and frustrated,” said Pellegrini.


“I am sure this is a good referee, because UEFA is always evaluating all the referees and, if he is not a good referee, he is not in the UEFA staff. Maybe I said something that I don't think. I apologise for what I said.”


The Chilean’s ban will begin in the second leg against Barcelona with the suspended ban to come into effect if he breaches misconduct rules within the next two years.


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