Xabi Alonso, Diego Simeone banned for one European match

Thursday July 17th, 2014

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone have both been banned from their next European match, Rob Harris of The Associated Press, reports.

UEFA banned the men and fined both teams because of misconduct during the May 24 Champions League final, which Real Madrid won 4-1.

Alonso, who did not play in the final because of his three yellow cards during the competition, ran down the touchline after the game had ended.

Simeone went onto the pitch twice during extra time of the match to confront a Real player who had kicked a ball toward the Atletico dugout.

More from The Associated Press:

During an often physical match, seven Atletico players and five from Real were booked. For improper conduct by their players and for fans setting off fireworks, Atletico has been fined 21,000 euros ($28,400), and Real 18,000 euros ($24,300).

Alonso will miss a UEFA Super Cup match against Sevilla, and Simeone will miss the first game of the Champions League group stage.

- Sarah Barshop

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