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Two-match UEFA ban for Busquets

Created on 10 Oct., 2012 10:08 AM GMT

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has received a two-match UEFA Champions League ban following his dismissal against Benfica.

The Spain international was shown a direct red card by Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir after allegedly lashing out at an opponent in the Catalans' 2-0 victory over the Portuguese side last week.

UEFA's control and disciplinary body announced the decision to suspend Busquets for two games on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old will miss the home clash with Celtic on October 23 as a result, and will also sit out the return match two weeks later.

Barcelona sit atop Group G with six points from two games, with Celtic second on four points.

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