Franck Ribéry banned from Champions League final

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Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribéry is set to miss next month's Champions League final with Inter Milan after receiving three-match suspension from UEFA on Wednesday.

The ban comes after the French international received a straight red card for serious foul play in the first leg of Bayern's semi-final triumph over Olympique Lyon at the Allianz Arena last week.

He has already served an automatic one-match suspension which forced him to miss his side's 3-0 win in the return leg at Stade Gerland on Tuesday night.

And Bayern are now set to lodge an appeal against the decision, claiming it is "entirely false".

The club said in a statement: "In detailing the reasons for their verdict from a jurisdictional point of view, UEFA said Ribéry was guilty of assault. FC Bayern cannot accept this verdict in any sense and holds that it is entirely false.

"The accusation of assault is not applicable in this case. Ribéry certainly cannot be accused of intentionally attempting to injure his opponent. The player in question, Lisandro López, was able to continue the match uninjured.

"FC Bayern and Franck Ribéry cannot accept the verdict and will lodge an appeal, using all legal remedies at the club’s disposal."

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