Hamburg striker Paolo Guerrero gets 8-match ban

Updated: 06 March 2012 18:24 IST

Hamburger SV striker Paolo Guerrero has been banned for eight matches for a tackle from behind during a Bundesliga match.

Frankfurt:

Hamburger SV striker Paolo Guerrero has been banned for eight matches for a tackle from behind during a Bundesliga match.

The German federation imposed the ban on Tuesday for the Peru international's violent challenge on Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich during a 4-0 loss on Saturday.

Guerrero was given a straight red card for the tackle in the 54th minute.

Hamburg have 24 hours to appeal. The club has said such a long punishment would be too severe when compared to similar fouls and subsequent bans in recent months. Guerrero will be available again for the last two matches of the season.

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