Coach Steffen Baumgart has to watch his 1. FC Köln’s first group game in the Conference League from the stands. As UEFA on SIDrequest, the 50-year-old will be suspended for one game after being sent off. Baumgart had seen yellow and yellow-red within a few seconds in the 3-0 (1-0) play-off second leg at Hungarian outsiders FC Fehervar because of loud complaints.
According to UEFA regulations, “a player or team official who is sent off the pitch and/or its immediate vicinity, including the technical area, will be automatically suspended for the next match in a UEFA club competition”.
Consequently, no distinction is made here between the qualification phase and the main round of a competition.