PSG midfielder Gueye gets two-match European ban – UEFA

Senegal’s midfielder Idrissa Gueye celebrates after scoring during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Senegal and Benin at the 30 June stadium in Cairo on July 9, 2019. (AFP)

Paris St Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye will serve a two-match European suspension for his straight red card in last week’s Champions League semi-final first-leg against Manchester City, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Monday.

Gueye was dismissed in the 77th minute in Paris for a reckless challenge on Ilkay Gundogan as City came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory in Paris.

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The Senegal international was already out of Tuesday’s return leg at the Etihad Stadium through an automatic one-game suspension, but UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has doubled the punishment for “serious rough play”.

UEFA has also fined PSG 30,000 euros ($36,159.00) for the delayed kickoff of the match but cleared head coach Mauricio Pochettino of any wrongdoing in relation to the incident.

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