Arjen Robben suspended for two matches

April 12, 2011 - 0:0

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has been slapped with a two-match suspension and a €15,000 fine following his red card at the end of the 1-1 draw with Nuernberg on Saturday. The decision was handed down by the German Football Association (DFB) after a hearing on Monday.

Following the final whistle of a very disappointing draw, Robben approached referee Knut Kircher with some unkind words.
The referee responded by issuing a straight red card, prompting Monday's hearing. Bayern are said to have accepted the decision and will not lodge an appeal.
Robben's suspension comes at a critical point in Bayern's season. Die Rekordmeister are one point behind Hannover in the Bundesliga standings, and will have to overcome their deficit in the next five matches in order to finish third and qualify for the Champions League.
Robben will miss next week's match against title candidates Bayer Leverkusen, as well as the following encounter against Eintracht Frankfurt.
(Source: Goal)