Monday, 25th August, 2014

Diego Simeone has been slapped with an eight-match ban following his actions in Friday's Spanish Supercup second leg against Real Madrid.

The Argentine's side won the game and the tie, lifting the Supercup, but he was sent to the stands during the first half after aggressively protesting a decision to the fourth official, also tapping him on the back of the head.

The Spanish FA has now come down hard on Simeone, banning him from eight games.

The Argentine has also been ordered to pay a fine of €4,800, while Atletico Madrid themselves have been hit with a fine of €2,800.


Simeone led Atletico Madrid to their first Spanish title since 1996 last season, breaking the Barcelona-Real Madrid duopoly.


He also steered Atletico Madrid to the final of the Champions League, which they lost to rivals Real Madrid in Lisbon.

Atletico Madrid start their La Liga defence tonight against Rayo Vallecano.

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