Atlético's Simeone given four-match Uefa ban, club to appeal

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Atlético's Simeone given four-match Uefa ban, club to appeal

Atlético's Simeone given four-match Uefa ban, club to appeal

JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELA

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Diego Simeone is set to watch the Europa League final from the stands after being handed a four-game ban for his sending-off at Arsenal.

Atlético Madrid head coach Diego Simeone is set to watch the Europa League final from the stands after being given a four-match touchline ban by Uefa over his sending-off at Arsenal.

Atlético preparing to appeal Simeone punishment

However, Atlético are to appeal the punishment, which was announced on Friday evening.

Simeone was dismissed after remonstrating with referee Clément Turpin in last week's semi-final first leg against the Gunners, which saw Atleti earn a 1-1 draw despite Sime Vrsaljko's early red card for two bookings.

European football's governing body found him guilty of "improper conduct" and "insulting a match official", and have also fined him 10,000 euros.

Simeone (second right) is sent to the stands by referee Clément Turpin in Atlético Madrid's 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals.

Simeone has already served one match of his touchline ban

Simeone served the first game of his ban in Thursday's last-four return against Arsenal, in which Diego Costa's goal secured Atlético's place in the final in Lyon, where they will meet Olympique Marseille.

If Atlético win the Europa League and qualify for the Uefa Super Cup, Simeone will also be confined to the stands for the continental curtain-raiser in Tallinn.

Simeone celebrates Atlético's Europa League semi-final win over Arsenal from the Wanda Metropolitano stands on Thursday.

Atlético fined over thrown objects in Arsenal first leg

Meanwhile, the LaLiga club have been fined 10,000 euros over objects thrown by their travelling fans at the Emirates Stadium.

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