Barcelona's Pinto suspended for two matches

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has handed a two-match ban to FC Barcelona goalkeeper José Pinto for gross unsporting conduct during the game against FC København.

Goalkeeper José Pinto in action for Barcelona
Goalkeeper José Pinto in action for Barcelona ©Getty Images

FC Barcelona goalkeeper José Pinto has been suspended for two UEFA club competition matches by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body.

Pinto was found guilty of gross unsporting conduct. The Control and Disciplinary Body considered that he whistled to stop a promising attack from striker César Santin in the UEFA Champions League Group D match against FC København at Camp Nou on 20 October.

He will miss the Spanish side's next two UEFA Champions League group stage games, against København in Denmark next Tuesday, and against Panathinaikos FC in Greece on 24 November.

An appeal may be lodged against the ruling within three days of the dispatch of the reasoning for the decision.