Bailly gets three-game UEFA ban

July 25, 2017
Referee Ovidiu Hategan, second right, shows the red card and sends off both Manchester United's Eric Bailly, centre, and Celta's Facundo Roncaglia, left, during the Europa League semi-final second-leg match between Manchester United and Celta Vigo at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

NYON, Switzerland (AP):

UEFA has suspended Manchester United defender Eric Bailly from the season-opening Super Cup game against Real Madrid and a Champions League group-stage game.

UEFA said yesterday its disciplinary panel imposed a three-match ban for violent conduct on Bailly, who was sent off late in United's Europa League semi-final, second-leg game against Celta Vigo in May.

Bailly missed his team's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final when serving the first game of the ban.

United face Champions League winners Madrid on August 8 in Skopje, Macedonia.

The Champions League group stage begins in September, and United will know their first opponent when the draw is made in Monaco on August 24.

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