Main coach "Atletico" Diego Simeone
TASS, 4 May. The Disciplinary Committee for Control, Ethics and Discipline of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) disqualified the head coach of the Spanish "Atletico" Diego Simeone for four games. This is reported by the press service of UEFA.
Thus, he will miss the final match of the Europa League against the French "Marseille", which will be held in Lyon on May 16.
At the 13th minute of the first meeting of the half-finals of the Europa League between English "Arsenal" and "Atletico" (1: 1), the chief referee of the match Clement Tyurpen removed from the bench Simeone. The coach expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the judge, who did not show the card to the defender "Arsenal" Ector Bellierin for gross violation of the rules. In the official protocol of the game it is said that the coach insulted the arbitrator, and his behavior did not comply with the official regulations.
Simeone has already missed one match in which "Atletico" May 3 beat "Arsenal" (1: 0) and reached the final of the Europa League. The Spanish team from the bench was led by the assistant Herman Burgos.
The winner of the Europa League will receive a direct ticket to the Champions League next season.