After a successful appeal, Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng's three-game suspension has been reduced to two games, the German Football Federation announced Monday.
Boateng was sent off in the 17th minute of Bayern's 1-1 draw against Schalke on Feb. 3. He was given a red card after a strong challenge in the penalty area on Schalke's Sidney Sam.
Boateng missed this weekend's match against Stuttgart and will sit out for an upcoming match against Hamburger SV before returning to the lineup.
Bayern Munich (15-4-1) currently sits atop the Bundesliga table with 49 points. The club is eight points clear of second-place VfL Wolfsburg.
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