After a fight with Sevilla’s Nabil Fekir, UEFA requested a three-game suspension red card for Kerem Demirbay. Bayer Leverkusen denies it.
Kerem Demirbay saw red against Real Betis. How long has he been away from Leverkusen? imago images / Team 2
It was clear that Kerem Demirbay Bayer Leverkusen would miss the Europa League game against Celtic Glasgow on Thursday (6:45 p.m. LIVE! To kicker) after his red card in the 4-0 win over Real Betis. However, the Bundesliga side were eagerly awaiting the penalty from the midfielder, who faced Sevilla playmaker Nabil Fekir in stoppage time.
And officials don’t like the extent of the lockdown at all. Should Demirbay be absent for three games. This means the 28-year-old is not only expected to attend the group final in Budapest but also the first knockout game of the New Year.
Will Demirbay be released until mid-March?
“We are in contact with UEFA. They say he should be suspended for three matches. We are currently trying to reduce this penalty,” Bayer 04 spokesman Christian Schönhals said on the PK day on the inventory.
If Bayer qualified directly as the group winner for the round of 16 and thus skipped both knockout stages of the round of 16, a three-game ban would mean the former Germany international would not play for Bayer again until March 17.
In the third minute of stoppage time in the 4-0 win over Betis, Demiraby only provoked the France international with action worthy of a yellow: while the party had already been interrupted, Demirbay had shot the ball at close range against his leg after a duel with the technician. Thereupon Fekir grabbed the Leverkusen man first by the neck and then by the ear.
Demirbay’s subsequent push shouldn’t have been the spell of the left foot, but rather the fact that – after the argument had already ended – he gave his opponent an anything but affectionate slap on the head with a little lag. .