Klopp UEFA ban extended

klopp60headerBorussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has had a touchline ban for his UEFA Champions League outburst against Napoli extended by one game.

The German was sent to the stands in Dortmund’s Group F clash against the Italians on September 18 after furiously confronting the fourth official in the aftermath of Gonzalo Higuain’s opening goal.

Dortmund went on to lose the game 2-1, with goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller also dismissed for handling the ball outside the penalty area but the team┬áresponded well with a 3-0 success over Marseille on Tuesday, with Klopp’s assistant Zeljko Buvac the man on the touchline for that win.

And Buvac will now be forced to resume that role for Dortmund’s next European game, a clash with Premier League leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on October 22nd, after UEFA moved to increase Klopp’s original sanction.

A statement on the club’s official website confirmed: “European football’s governing body UEFA has announced the decision of their disciplinary commission to suspend Jurgen Klopp for two matches. The Borussia Dortmund coach was sent from the dug-out during his side’s opening Champions League group game at SSC Napoli.”

Dortmund are able to appeal the decision but have yet to confirm whether they plan to do so.

Adeyemi Adesanya
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