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Xabi Alonso will miss the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on 12th August to be played in Cardiff. Real Madrid had protested and filed an appeal against his one-match ban for racing onto the pitch during the UEFA Champions League final win against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon.

UEFA’s appeals body quashed Real Madrid’s application which means the decision stands and Xabi will miss the first official game of the season.

He was found in breach of UEFA’s general principle of conduct (Article 11, UEFA disciplinary regulations).