Cisse ban reduced following appeal

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ATHENS - Djibril Cisse's three-match European suspension was reduced to a two-game ban by UEFA on Tuesday following an appeal by his club Panathinaikos.

The appeal resulted in the ban for the third match being suspended for one year and will apply should the French striker receive another yellow card during this period.

Cisse, 28, had received a straight red card for a clumsy foul during Panathinaikos's Champions League playoff, second leg against Atletico Madrid on August 25.

He will now be eligible for the club's third Europa League Group F match against Sturm Graz in Athens on October 22.