Man City boss Pellegrini given three-match ban

Manuel Pellegrini was an angry man. Photo: PA

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been handed an immediate two-match touchline ban for comments about the referee after his side's Champions League loss to Barcelona.

Pellegrini made a series of complaints about Swedish official Jonas Eriksson after his side were beaten 2-0 by the Spanish champions at the Etihad Stadium last week.

In imposing the sanction, European governing body UEFA also announced that a further one-match ban would be suspended for two years.

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