Europa League Final: Simeone's ban confirmed

Europa League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 04/05/2018

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There is no respite for Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone as his touchline ban for the Europa League final was confirmed on Friday.

UEFA's disciplinary panel imposed a four-game suspension for Simeone's conduct at Arsenal in the semi-final first leg last week.

Simeone had been charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct.

After being sent from the dugout to the stands, he continued to communicate with his coaching staff.

He served the first game of his ban in Thursday's semi-final second leg as Atletico beat Arsenal 1-0 to advance 2-1 on aggregate.

Watching from an executive box area high in the main stand, Simeone later said he "felt what the fans feel."

Simeone will be barred from the dressing room and touchline when Atletico face Marseille in the final on May 16 in Lyon.

He was also fined €10,000.