When are cards wiped in the Champions League? Can players miss the final?
Inter won’t have any players suspended for the Champions League final. Real Madrid or Manchester City will hope to be in the same boat.
The 2022-23 edition of the Champions League is nearing its conclusion, with Manchester City and Real Madrid battling it out on Wednesday for the right to take on Serie A side Inter in the final in Istanbul on 10 June.
The Nerazzuri got through their last-four clash against city rivals AC Milan unscathed in terms of suspensions. Let’s we take a look at how bookings affect players and their teams throughout the campaign, including the mouthwatering City vs Madrid clash.
How many yellow cards lead to a Champions League suspension?
Players will receive a one-game suspension should they collect three yellow cards between Matchday 1 of the group stage and the second leg of the quarter-finals.
How many Champions League games will a player miss following a red card?
A player sent off is automatically suspended for the next match in a Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League or Super Cup match.
When are cards wiped in the Champions League?
All yellow cards expire on completion of the quarter-finals and are not carried forward to the semi-finals.
Can you be suspended for the Champions League final?
Players can be suspended for the Champions League final but only after receiving a red card as yellow cards expire after the completion of the quarter-finals. Even if a player is cautioned in both legs of a semi-final tie, they will not be suspended for the final.
Do yellow cards expire at the end of the European season?
Cautions and pending yellow-card suspensions from the Champions League, the Europa League and the Europa Conference League expire at the end of each season, giving players a fresh start the following season.