Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone banned for three cup games for Sevilla protests

The Spanish football federation says Diego Simeone’s suspension will be served next season since Atletico Madrid were eliminated on Tuesday.

Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone banned for three cup games for Sevilla protests
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Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was on Friday suspended for three Copa del Rey matches following his protests at officials as his side were knocked out by Sevilla in the quarter-finals.

Fiery Argentine Simeone was sent to the stands in the aftermath of Pablo Sarabia's 79th-minute goal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on Tuesday, after he argued vociferously with and then sarcastically applauded officials.

Sarabia's strike put Vincenzo Montella's Sevilla 3-1 up in the second leg and 5-2 on aggregate, setting up a semi-final clash with Leganes.

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