Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola handed Champions League touchline ban

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Pep Guardiola will spend Manchester City’s first Champions League game of next season in the stands, UEFA announced on Monday, while Liverpool were only fined for their fans’ assault on the City bus.

Guardiola was sent to the stands in the second leg of City’s quarterfinal against Liverpool in April, and has now been handed a two-match ban, with one of those deferred if he behaves next season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool were fined €20,000 (£17,567) for the incidents in the first leg, including an “act of damage” likely related to the throwing of bottles at the City bus as it arrived at Anfield.

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