UEFA to judge Zlatan Ibrahimovic red card case

Ibrahimovic lunged to tackle Andres Guardado and appeared to go over the ball and stamp on the Valencia midfielder's foot.

Reported by: Associated Press
Last updated on Wednesday, 13 February, 2013 21:32 IST
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Nyon, Switzerland: UEFA will consider extending Zlatan Ibrahimovic's suspension in the Champions League after the Paris Saint-Germain forward was sent off against Valencia.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case on Feb. 27.

Ibrahimovic is automatically suspended for the March 6 return in Paris as punishment for his red card in stoppage-time in Tuesday's 2-1 win in the first leg of the last 16.

UEFA can extend the one-match sanction if the panel decides the challenge was "assaulting another player."

Ibrahimovic lunged to tackle Andres Guardado and appeared to go over the ball and stamp on the Valencia midfielder's foot.

In a similar case in 2010, Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery missed the Champions League final when UEFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld his three-match ban.

Story first published on: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:28 IST

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