Yozgat Bilgin Elevator Maintenance Bayern Munich’s Raheem Sterling will be sent to Italy to help defend his club

Bayern Munich’s Raheem Sterling will be sent to Italy to help defend his club

UEFA has approved Bayern Munich midfielder Raheam Sterling’s request for a temporary lift-and-suspend ban after he was charged by a Spanish football tribunal for the incident during the Europa League quarter-final. 

The club has been criticised for its handling of the incident, with some in the Bavarian press branding Sterling an “anti-Semite”.

Sterling, 26, was sent to the Spanish Super Cup final on Friday after being assessed by UEFA after the incident.

The German international was sent off in the 84th minute of the tie against Real Madrid, which Spain won 3-1.

However, on Saturday he was sent home by referee Marcelino García for an altercation with a member of the crowd.

A number of Spanish newspapers have also criticised the way Barcelona were treated by their Spanish counterpart. 

Sterlings disciplinary recordThe charge is punishable by a one-game ban, and he has already missed the first two games of the UEFA Champions League and the Spanish League.

However the player has had to miss out on the final against Juventus because of the suspension.

Sterls disciplinary record has been less than stellar.

In the Champions League, he scored only once against Real Sociedad, and in the Europa league, he has not been seen in action since the 3-0 defeat to Sevilla on October 1. 

With Spain currently trailing Barcelona 3-2 in the quarter-finals, a victory for the Catalan giants would send the tie to extra-time.