LIGA: Griezmann red card appeal accepted, to play against AC Milan

19.11.2021 22:37 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGA: Griezmann red card appeal accepted, to play against AC Milan
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A two-game suspension was halved on appeal on Friday, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was authorized to play in the Champions League against AC Milan.

Griezmann's request that he serve only the statutory one-match suspension for his red card in a 3-2 loss to Liverpool last month was upheld by UEFA's appeal authority.

After scoring twice in Madrid, Griezmann was sent off for striking Roberto Firmino in the head with a raised boot while extending for the ball. He did not play in Atletico's 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the rematch.

With two rounds remaining, Atletico hosts Milan in third place in the group, one point behind Porto. Milan, who are now in last place, can yet proceed to the knockout stages.