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Antoine Griezmann ban cut, available to face AC Milan in UEFA Champions League

UEFA said its appeal body upheld Atletico Madrid's request that Antoine Griezmann serve only the mandatory one-match ban for his red card in a 3-2 loss against Liverpool last month.

By: AP |
November 19, 2021 10:14:00 pm
Antoine Griezmann missed Atletico's 2-0 loss at Liverpool earlier. (File)

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was cleared to play against AC Milan in the Champions League when a two-game ban was halved on appeal on Friday.

UEFA said its appeal body upheld Atletico’s request that Griezmann serve only the mandatory one-match ban for his red card in a 3-2 loss against Liverpool last month.

Griezmann was sent off in Madrid, after scoring twice, for striking Roberto Firmino’s head with a raised boot while stretching for the ball. He missed Atletico’s 2-0 loss in the return game at Liverpool.

Atletico hosts Milan on Wednesday in third place in the group, trailing Porto by one point with two rounds left. Last-placed Milan can also still advance to the knockout rounds.

Liverpool, which hosts Porto, is already sure to advance as group winner.

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