Neuer calls for end to 'last man' dismissals after Szczesny red card

The German goalkeeper believes the 'triple punishment' of a penalty, sending off and suspension is excessive after Bayern Munich's win over Arsenal on Wednesday
Bayern 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."