Newcastle striker Craig Bellamy has been banned from the next w three Champions league matches after UEFA found him guilty of headbutting an opponent in the face.

The incident happened during the last week’s Champions League tie against Dynamo Kyiv in, band although missed by thereferee, the headbutt on Kyiv’s Tiberiu Ghioane was captured by television.

‘Bellamy deliberately headbutted an opponent in the face,’ read a UEFA statement.

‘Since the referee did not see the incident, the decision was rendered on the basis of video evidence as well as the statement made by Craig Bellamy.’