Borussia Dortmund: Marcel Sabitzer suspended for two matches after being sent off – The Austrian misses the Bayern match


The German Football Association announced the verdict of the DFB sports court on Tuesday.

Sabitzer was sent off on Saturday night in Bremen by referee Deniz Aytekin after a foul on Mitchell Weiser in first-half injury time – a difficult but justified decision.

The BVB professional had unintentionally hit the Bremen player with the open sole of his Achilles tendon and, like Jessic Ngankam (Mainz 05) and Jan Thielmann (1. FC Köln) in previous days, he was sent off for essentially similar infringements. Both players were also suspended for two matches.

The Dortmund team was still hoping for a lighter punishment. “Then let’s make sure he is only suspended for one match. It would be nice if he could play against Bayern,” sporting director Sebastian Kehl said with a wink after the match.

BVB: Terzic hopes in vain

BVB coach Edin Terzic also hoped that Sabitzer could only be suspended for one match. “You can no longer influence the decision, but maybe you can influence the length of his suspension,” Terzic had said, arguing that Sabitzer’s action was clearly “not intentional at all”.


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