Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been given an immediate two-match touchline ban by Uefa for criticising the referee after his side's Champions League match against Barcelona.Pellegrini said after the 2-0 home loss that Swedish official Jonas Eriksson was "not impartial to both teams".
He was charged with misconduct and will be in the stands for the second leg on 12 March, plus one more match.
A further one-game ban is suspended for two years, but Pellegrini can appeal.
Manuel PellegriniPlaying career: 1973-86 - Universidad de Chile (451 appearances, 1 goal); 1973-86 - Chile national team (28 appearances, 1 goal)
Major teams managed: River Plate 2002-03, Villarreal 2004-09, Real Madrid 2009-10, Malaga 2010-13, Manchester City 2013-present
Managerial honours: Argentina Primera Division 2002-3, Intertoto Cup 2004
"The City manager will be banned for his team's round-of-16 second leg against Barcelona in Spain on 12 March," Uefa said in a statement."This means that Pellegrini may follow the game from the stands only; he may not enter the dressing room, tunnel or technical area before or during the match; and he may not communicate directly or indirectly with his players and/or technical staff during the game."