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Dortmund Fume At Klopp's Ban

Borussia Dortmund remain in the dark over the extension of Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League ban.

The Dortmund boss accepted his initial one-match ban and apologised after verbally abusing a match official during his team’s defeat to Napoli last month.

He had been angered after a Dortmund defender was not allowed back onto the pitch in time to stop Gonzalo Higuain from scoring for Napoli.

Klopp sat out Dortmund’s next Champions League game, a win at home to Marseille. Immediately afterwards, he discovered that Uefa had extended the ban to include the Bundesliga club’s trip to face Arsenal in the next round of group stage matches.

Dortmund say they do not understand how Uefa could simply extended the ban without telling them the reason or informing them that further sanctions were a possibility.

“It is striking that you don’t get the grounds for the judgment directly with the verdict,” Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke said, adding that the club was considering an appeal.

Watzke also says that it is “hard to understand” why Uefa has handed down a judgement in such an obscure fashion.

Dortmund coped without Klopp on the touchline against Marseille but may find it hard to do so against high-flying Arsenal on their home turf.

And having already lost once to Napoli, last season’s beaten Champions League finalists can scarcely afford another group stage defeat.

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