Borussia Dortmund's Klopp banned for two games

Reuters, Thursday 3 Oct 2013

Juergen Klopp has been hit by a two-match ban for behaviour during Napoli 2-1 defeat

Juergen Klopp
Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp (Photo: AP)

Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has been banned for two matches by European soccer's governing body UEFA following his outburst during their 2-1 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League last month, the club said on Wednesday.

Klopp, who has already sat out one game when he watched from the stands on Tuesday as his team crushed Olympique Marseille 3-0 in the Champions League, will now also be in the tribune for their Group F game at Arsenal on October 22.

The German coach was sent off in Naples two weeks ago after angrily confronting the fourth official for not letting his defender Neven Subotic back on to the pitch quickly after an injury break, allowing Napoli to score in the meantime.

"This decision can be appealed. Borussia Dortmund are currently considering whether to go down that route," Dortmund said in a statement.

Klopp, whose team have three points in Group F, the same as Napoli, with Arsenal top on six, has repeatedly apologised for his behaviour.

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