Berlin: Paraguay striker Raul Bobadilla penned a contract extension at Augsburg until 2018, only to be sent off after just 45 minutes into the new Bundesliga season on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Bobadilla was shown a second yellow card, and the subsequent red, when he was booked just before the half-time whistle at home to Hertha Berlin.
Having caught Hertha captain Fabian Lustenberger in the face early on, Bobadilla was booked with five minutes gone and was then shown his second card when he caught Lustenberger on the hip during added time at the end of the first-half.
Augsburg have qualified for the Europa League this season for the first time in their history and Bobadilla was a key factor by scoring ten goals and providing four assists to help the Bavarians finish fifth in the table last season.
Buenos Aires-born Bobadilla, who has made eight international appearances for Paraguay, joined Augsburg from FC Basel in 2013 and is in his second stint in the Bundesliga after playing for Borussia Moenchengladbach from 2009-11.