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UEFA suspend Carvajal for the first leg against PSG

Levante v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images

UEFA confirmed that Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will be suspended for the opening leg of the Round of 16 tie against Paris Saint Germain.

"The UEFA Appeals Body met on 1 February following an appeal lodged by Real Madrid CF against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 7 December which ordered Real Madrid CF player Dani Carvajal to be suspended for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. The appeal lodged by Real Madrid CF has been dismissed and the UEFA CEDB’s decision of 7 December is confirmed.

Given that Carvajal did not participate in the match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund played on 6 December 2017, the player still has to serve one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible," explained UEFA in a statement.

Carvajal's presence in the defensive line will be missed against PSG's attacking trio.

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