The German goalkeeper believes the 'triple punishment' of a penalty, sending off and suspension is excessive after Bayern Munich's win over Arsenal on WednesdayBayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believes the rule to send off the ‘last man’ should be “reconsidered”.
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Wojciech Szczesny was dismissed for bringing down Arjen Robben during Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Bayern in the Champions League on Wednesday.
But while David Alaba failed to convert the penalty, Pep Guardiola’s side boasted a numerical advantage for over 50 minutes and goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller have put the reigning European champions in a commanding position to reach the quarter-final stage.
Neuer believes the award of a penalty should suffice in similar situations and feels sending off the offending player is excessive.
"One should reconsider the rule,” Neuer told reporters.
“From a keeper’s point of view you have to be critical of the red card, the team is already punished by the penalty call."