Man City boss charged for communicating with his bench after dismissal

Less than 24 hours after watching his side crash out of the Champions League at the hands of Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA.

The Manchester City boss will answer two charges, one for his dismissal to the stands after he confronted the referee at half-time about the Leroy Sane goal that was disallowed in the second leg of the quarter-final.

Guardiola is also facing an improper conduct charge for communicating with his bench in the second half after he was sent off.

Liverpool FC has also been charged after fireworks were set off and objects were thrown onto the pitch during the match.

The case will be heard on May 31.

The Merseysiders progressed to the semi-finals for the first time in ten years after they sealed a 2-1 (5-1 agg.) victory at the Etihad.

The semi-final draw is on Friday at 12:00 BST in Nyon, Switzerland.