Ruud Vormer was suspended by UEFA on Friday for three European matches because of his red card at the start of this month in the Club Brugge game with Real Madrid (2-2) in the Champions League group stage.

Vormer received his second yellow card just in time, after which he allegedly cursed the Bulgarian referee Georgi Kabakov and also made something badly wrong towards the arbitration.

The 31-year-old midfielder misses the home and away match against Paris Saint-Germain and the away match against Galatasaray due to his suspension. He can be used again for the last group match at home against Real.

Bruges lost a 0-2 lead against Real in Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The 2-2 of Casemiro fell from the free kick, from which Vormer received his second yellow card and therefore red.

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Summary Real Madrid Club Brugge (2-2)

Bruges still has a chance to hibernate

After two rounds of games, Bruges still has every chance of hibernating in the Champions League. 'Blauw-Zwart' is second with two points in group A, below PSG (six) but above Galatasaray and Real (both one).

Vormer can get into action on Friday as Club Brugge continues the Belgian competition with a tough away match against number eight Excelsior Mouscron on paper.

Bruges is in the lead in the Jupiler Pro League with 23 points from nine games, three points more than nearest pursuer Standard Luik, which moreover has played one more game.