Layvin Kurzawa forced to watch match in hotel room.

Highly rated defender Layvin Kurzawa was banned by his French club, Monaco, from attending Manchester City’s Champions League game against Bayern Munich – forcing him to watch the match in an English hotel room instead.

Accoring to L’Equipe newspaper, the 22-year-old France international had travelled to the UK for the game as a guest of the English champions. But a last-minute intervention by Monaco prevented him from taking his place in the stand at the Etihad Stadium.

He missed Monaco’s 1-0 at Bayer Leverkusen in the same competition with a hamstring injury and is expected to be unavailable to play until January.