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Atletico Madrid won a major trophy despite their manager being banned from the touchline following a confrontation with an official

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Atletico Madrid won a major trophy despite their manager being banned from the touchline following a confrontation with an official

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone watched his team win the Europa League from the stands because he was serving a touchline ban.
UEFA gave Simeone the ban for his conduct with an official during the first leg of Atletico's Europa League semi-final matchup with Arsenal.
Simeone will also have to serve the rest of his ban at the start of Atletico's Champions League campaign next season.
Atletico Madrid defeated Olympique de Marseille in the Europa League final in Lyon on Wednesday, and they did so despite the club's manager Diego Simeone watching from the stands because he is in the middle of serving a touchline ban in UEFA.
Simeone was given a four-game touchline ban from UEF after angrily confronting an official during the first leg of Atletico's Europa League semi-final matchup against Arsenal. He was formally charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct, per ESPN. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: NBA ref explains the difference...

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