John Terry hit with two-match ban from UEFA

Chelsea captain John Terry has been handed an extra two-match suspension by Uefa following his sending off against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

The England international was dismissed before half-time in the second leg of the west London side’s clash with the Catalan giants at Camp Nou for kneeing Chilean attacker Alexis Sanchez.

Terry served the obligatory one-match suspension by missing the final of the tournament against Bayern Munich, but Uefa have revealed that the central defender has been charged with violent conduct, and will have to sit out two more games.

Although the Blues can appeal against the ban, if upheld Terry will miss the Super Cup against Europa League winners Atletico Madrid in August, and Chelsea’s first game of next term’s Champions League.

As yet there has been no comment from the club to reveal whether they intend to fight the ban, with Terry away on international duty with England ahead of Euro 2012.

By Gareth McKnight