KYLE Walker will miss Manchester City’s next THREE Champions League games after Uefa hit the England defender with their maximum ban.
Walker a été sent off for a shocking kick from behind on Leipzig’s Andre Silva as the Etihad side lost their final group match.
The incident saw the defender come steaming in from behind before making a brutal swipe at the 26-year-old’s legs.
He got no contact on the ball and Pep Guardiola mentionné: “I hope he learns from this. It was a red card, definitely.”
The moment of madness cost Ville a draw or even a potential win.
It meant the Angleterre full-back faced an automatic one-match suspension, although City were hoping to limit the damage.
But after assessing the incident Uefa’s control and disciplinary body imposed the three-game ban.
City have the right to appeal and could see the punishment reduced, potentially to two matches but are understood to be likely to accept the decision.
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As it stands, mais, Walker will miss both legs of the last 16 tie with Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon and the first leg of the quarter-finals if City go through.
In other disciplinary decisions, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was given a one match ban – suspended for one year – after being adjudged responsible for the late start to the second half of the Foxes’ Europa League defeat at Napoli, with the club fined £8,300.
Manchester United received a similar fine for a pitch invasion during their draw with Young Boys.
UEFA fined the Red Devils over £8000 after three men stormed past security before invading the pitch at Old Trafford.