Man City star Kyle Walker slapped with THREE-GAME Champions League ban for kick at RB Leipzig striker Andre Silva

KYLE Walker will miss Manchester City’s next THREE Champions League games after Uefa hit the England defender with their maximum ban.

Walker was sent off for a shocking kick from behind on Leipzig’s Andre Silva as the Etihad side lost their final group match.

Walker has received the maximum punishment from UEFA

The incident saw the defender come steaming in from behind before making a brutal swipe at the 26-year-old’s legs.

He got no contact on the ball and Pep Guardiola said: “I hope he learns from this. It was a red card, definitely.”

The moment of madness cost City a draw or even a potential win.

It meant the England full-back faced an automatic one-match suspension, although City were hoping to limit the damage.

But after assessing the incident Uefa’s control and disciplinary body imposed the three-game ban.

City have the right to appeal and could see the punishment reduced, potentially to two matches but are understood to be likely to accept the decision.

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As it stands, though, Walker will miss both legs of the last 16 tie with Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon and the first leg of the quarter-finals if City go through.

In other disciplinary decisions, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was given a one match ban – suspended for one year – after being adjudged responsible for the late start to the second half of the Foxes’ Europa League defeat at Napoli, with the club fined £8,300.

Manchester United received a similar fine for a pitch invasion during their draw with Young Boys.

UEFA fined the Red Devils over £8000 after three men stormed past security before invading the pitch at Old Trafford.


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By: Martin Lipton
Title: Man City star Kyle Walker slapped with THREE-GAME Champions League ban for kick at RB Leipzig striker Andre Silva
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17475017/kyle-walker-champions-league-ban-andre-silva/
Published Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 17:11:26 +0000


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