Bundesliga news

Lewandowski ban upheld

February 19, 2013
By ESPN staff
Borussia Dortmund's attempt to appeal the red card shown to striker Robert Lewandowski during their defeat against Hamburg has been dismissed.

Lewandowski, 24, was given his marching orders for a foul on Per Skjelbred, with Rafael van der Vaart claiming he convinced the referee to show red by "kicking up a fuss".

But during a 90 minute hearing in Frankfurt the sports court of the German Football Association confirmed that the three game ban would be upheld.

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