Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has been charged with with deliberately earning a yellow card in the club’s 2-0 win over Celtic in the Europa League on Thursday.
The La Liga side visited Parkhead in the Europa League Round of 32 first-leg yesterday, and comfortably came away with a second-leg advantage thanks to goals from Denis Cheryshev and Rubén Sobrino.
However Central African Republic international Kondogbia won’t be playing in the second-leg, due to be held at the Mestella next week, after he picked up a yellow card for time wasting in the latter stage of the game.
UEFA however have now charged Kondogbia for picking up a booking on purpose, adjudging that the 26-year had intended on missing the reverse fixture.
Picking up his third yellow of the competition, Kondogbia’s suspension for the reverse fixture would mean his slate would be wiped clean ahead of the Round of 16, should the Spaniards progress.
UEFA’s investigation could potentially extend that ban, should their charge remain
Kondgobia’s case will now be dealt with on the day of the second leg by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body.