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Pellegrini banned for ref comments

28 Feb 2014 15:17:07

Pellegrini banned for ref comments

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been handed an immediate two-match touchline ban for comments about the referee after his side's Champions League loss to Barcelona.

Pellegrini made a series of complaints about Swedish official Jonas Eriksson after his side were beaten 2-0 by the Spanish champions at the Etihad Stadium last week.

On imposing the sanction, European governing body UEFA also announced that a further one-match ban would be suspended for two years.


PA

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