But after just two games, Rodri’s fans in Manchester City will get to see him back in action. Why? Let’s look at it.
Why Rodri is permitted to play after just two games
The No. 16 of Manchester City will only miss domestic matches because he received his red card in the Premier League.
First, Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match against Newcastle United will be Rodri’s first absence.
The 27-year-old will then miss Wolves’ Premier League match on Saturday.
After Sunday, October 8,’s Premier League match against Arsenal, Rodri’s domestic suspension will end.
The Spain international will be available to Pep Guardiola on Wednesday, October 4, when Manchester City takes on RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League, just before that trip to the Emirates Stadium.
Rodri’s suspension, as previously stated, only applies to domestic matches because he received a red card in a Premier League match, therefore it will not have an impact on his availability for matches in Europe.
The £62.8 million Spanish player, for instance, would have received a three-game European suspension had he been dismissed against Red Star Belgrade, but he would still have been eligible to play in Premier League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup matches.
Although Rodri’s absence from domestic competition is a major loss for Guardiola and Manchester City, the champions of the Premier League will at least have the Madrid-born maestro available for what is expected to be a challenging matchup with RB Leipzig.
With all due respect, the German team is, compared to Red Star Belgrade and Young Boys, Manchester City’s toughest opponent in Group G, therefore this should encourage supporters who want to see the Citizens win their UEFA Champions League group.