Bayern Munich will be without captain Oliver Kahn for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Milan after the club decided not to appeal against a one-match ban.
Kahn was handed the ban by UEFA after he lost his temper while attempting to provide a specimen for drug testers at the end of the match against Real Madrid earlier this month.
Bayern originally lodged an appeal against the decision but the club said they had reconsidered their position in order to remove a possible distraction ahead of next week’s first leg.
Kahn’s understudy, 22-year-old Michael Rensing, will be in goal for the first leg in Milan on Tuesday.
“I’ve no qualms about picking him at all,” coach Ottmar Hitzfeld told reporters. “I have complete faith in him.”