La Liga: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone handed eight-match ban

Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been given an eight-match touchline ban for his conduct in the Spanish champions 1-0 victory over Real Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup on Friday.

Diego Simeone
Diego Simeone 

The Argentine was sent off for striking the fourth official lightly on the back of the head after Atletico right-back Juanfran had to wait an age to be allowed back onto the field following a facial injury.

Simeone was handed a four-match ban for that action, as well as a further two for protesting, one for sarcastically applauding the decision and a final match for watching the second-half from the front row of the stands just behind the Atletico bench.

The 44-year-old also received a 4,805 euro fine ($6,400, £3,840) with the club being fined 2,800 euros. Atletico have 10 days to appeal the decision.

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