UEFA reject Messi and Pep appeals

MADRID - UEFA have rejected Barcelona's appeal against Lionel Messi's yellow card and coach Pep Guardiola's dismissal from the bench in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich, the club said. Messi was cautioned for diving in the penalty area by referee Howard Webb in the first half of the 4-0 win and Guardiola was ordered to the stands for protesting against the decision. UEFA ruled that Guardiola will not be allowed to sit on the bench during Tuesday's second leg in Munich, the Primera Liga leaders said on their website. BARCELONA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read: Q&A Samuel Eto'o, Cesc Fabregas Web Exclusives Cesc Fabregas, Gary Lineker One on One Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry, Ronaldo Perfect XI Gheorghe Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman Plus! Rate Barca players (and others) on Talentspotter