The 28-year-old has already sat out the 1-1 group stage draw at Real Madrid CF on 23 November after picking up a yellow card in each of the previous three matches. He then collected another two cautions - on Matchday 6 and in the 3-1 defeat by Liverpool last week - to leave him as a spectator for next Wednesday's game at the BayArena.
Five other players will also be kicking their heels. Chelsea FC striker Didier Drogba was shown two yellow cards in his team's 2-1 loss at FC Barcelona while FC Internazionale Milano's Iván Cordoba and Giuseppe Favalli, who have accumulated a trio of yellow cards, will both be unavailable when FC Porto arrive in Italy after their 1-1 first-leg draw.
The other two players affected are Ponté's team-mate Paul Freier and Juventus FC's Manuele Blasi, with both having had their names taken three times by referees in this season's competition.
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