Steffen Baumgart suspended for the first group game in Cologne

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.

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