Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been issued with a two-match touchline ban from UEFA following his conduct during his team’s Champions League quarter-final clash against Liverpool in April.

The Spaniard was sent to the stands during the second leg of their final eight contest at the Etihad Stadium, which ended in a 2-1 victory for the Reds .

Guardiola confronted the referee on the half-time whistle after he disallowed Leroy Sane ‘s goal just before the first 45 minutes came to a close.

Liverpool were also fined €20,000 for incidents around the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City.

City’s team coach was subject to a volley of objects thrown at it as it made its way to Anfield in a route publicised by Merseyside Police ahead of the game, with the damage so severe a replacement bus had to take Pep Guardiola and his players home.

Liverpool, who quickly apologised as a club and through manager Jurgen Klopp before the game took place, were charged collectively for the evening by UEFA with the throwing of objects, acts of damage, crowd disturbances, and the setting off of fireworks.

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