Rules regarding accrued yellow cards ahead of UEFA CL semis
Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 24/04/2018
As the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League enters its semi-final stage with the first fixture billed for Tuesday, April 24, one of the begging questions on the lips of ardent followers of the competition would definitely be 'what are the rules regarding yellow cards accrued by players ahead of the semi-finals?' or 'are yellow cards wiped out ahead of semi-finals?'.The simple answer to this question as confirmed by the competition's organising body UEFA is that all yellow cards accumulated in UEFA club competitions from the beginning of the group stage were wiped out upon the completion of the quarter-finals.
The official 2017/18 UEFA Champions League regulations state:49.03 Single yellow cards and pending suspensions are always carried forward either to the next stage of the competition or to the UEFA Europa League in the current season.49.04 Exceptionally, all yellow cards and pending yellow-card suspensions expire on completion of the