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Christophe Lollichon will miss the Blues’ vital Champions League match against Benfica after receiving his marching orders for his behaviour in the first-leg clash in Portugal

Chelsea goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon will miss the club’s upcoming Champions League clash against Benfica after Uefa handed him a one-match ban for improper conduct.

The Frenchman was sent from the bench during the latter stages of the first-leg clash in Portugal by referee Paolo Tagliavento.

The Blues hold a narrow 1-0 lead going into the second-leg but Lollichon will be unable to communicate with goalkeeper Petr Cech inside the ground.

Lollichon moved to Stamford Bridge in November 2007 from French side Rennes, where he had spent time alongside Cech.

The winners of the tie face either Barcelona or AC Milan in the semi-finals of Europe’s elite football competition.

BENFICA IN ACTION
2-1
WITSEL 77' REFEREE: JOAO LOPES FERREIRA 82' ECHIEJILE
 CESAR 90+2'
 

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