Pep Guardiola handed touchline ban over Champions League incident

Pep Guardiola has been handed a touchline ban following his behaviour during Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

Guardiola stormed the pitch at half-time of the quarter-final clash at the Etihad back in April.

UEFA have confirmed he has been handed a two-match ban, although the second of those matches will be suspended for another season.

Guardiola was sent to the stands during the second leg encounter after his angry protestations over Leroy Sane’s disallowed goal.

The City boss was seen shouting angrily at referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz as the players left the field at half-time.

"The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Manchester City FC head coach Josep Guardiola for two UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate, one of which is deferred during a probationary period of one season," a statement read.

Guardiola will now miss City’s opening group stage match of the 2018/19 Champions League campaign.

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