Champions League: Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal to miss PSG first-leg clash after UEFA rejects appeal

Madrid: Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal remains suspended for the first leg of the Champions League pre-quarter-final after the capital club's appeal was dismissed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Tuesday.

File image of Dani Carvajal. AFP

File image of Dani Carvajal. AFP

The decision means Carvajal is not going to take the field for the first leg of the Round of 16, where Real Madrid are to face Paris Saint-Germain on 14 February, reports Efe.

"Given that Carvajal did not participate in the match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund played on December 7, 2017, the player still has to serve one UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible," the UEFA said in a statement.

The UEFA imposed this sanction on Carvajal for deliberately receiving a yellow card during the APOEL Nicosia match on 21 November 2017.

Real Madrid then appealed the suspension in an attempt to reduce the penalty imposed.

Updated Date: Feb 07, 2018 15:45 PM

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