UEFA has banned two Bordeaux players for a total of five matches after an ugly altercation during their UEFA Cup defeat by Anderlecht.
Bordeaux’s Benoit Tremoulinas, who was sent off in the 72nd minute of the round of 32 second leg match for stepping on the knee of an Anderlecht player, was banned for three games. Team mate Johan Micoud was given a two-match ban for “insulting comments” aimed at an assistant referee following the game.
Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo was also suspended for three games after being dismissed during a round of 16 first leg match against Spanish side Getafe.
UEFA’s disciplinary body also banned Bordeaux masseur Marc Venet from carrying out his functions for two European matches for tripping one of the assistant referees in the tunnel after the game.
The French club, who will have three days to appeal against the decisions, were fined 32,000 Swiss Francs ($31,780) for “improper conduct”.
Anderlecht won the two-legged tie 3-2 on aggregate before going out to Bayern Munich 6-2 on aggregate.