Jerome Boateng has been handed a two-match ban by the German Football Association (DFB) following his red card in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Former Germany centre-back Boateng was dismissed in the ninth minute of the Bundesliga match at the Allianz Arena after referee Markus Schmidt consulted VAR over his trip on Goncalo Paciencia as the last man.
The DFB confirmed the suspension will not be appealed, meaning the 31-year-old will miss Bayern’s home clash with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and the trip to Fortuna Dusseldorf after the international break.
Bayern’s defeat to Frankfurt was their heaviest Bundesliga loss since going down 5-1 to Wolfsburg in April 2009 and cost head coach Niko Kovac his job.
Interim boss Hansi Flick, who will be assisted by Hermann Gerland, will find himself significantly shorthanded in defence for his first league matches, with Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez long-term absentees.