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NYON, Switzerland (AFP) - Brazil defender Roberto Carlos will miss Real Madrid's Champions League return match against Bayern Munich next week after he was banned for two European games by UEFA.
Roberto Carlos was punished by European football's governing body after hitting out at the head of Bayern's Argentinian defender Martin Demichelis in the first leg of the second round match last week.
The match referee Terje Hauge of Norway failed to see the punch, but UEFA based its ruling on television pictures.
UEFA said in its ruling that such an offence is normally punishable by a three-match ban. However the disciplinary committee accepted that Demichelis had provoked the Brazilian by making the original foul for which he was booked.
Roberto Carlos scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw after Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn let the ball squirm under his body.
Under the ban, the Brazilian would also miss the first leg of the quarter-final if Real qualify.on
Brazil defender Roberto Carlos will miss Real Madrid's Champions League return match against Bayern Munich next week after he was banned for two European games by UEFA.