Bayern drop Kahn appeal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Oliver Kahn will miss the first leg of Bayern Munich's tie with Milan due to a one-game ban.
Oliver Kahn will miss the first leg of Bayern Munich's tie with Milan after the German club withdrew an appeal against a one-game ban.
The veteran goalkeeper had been punished by Uefa following a row after Bayern's game with Real Madrid earlier in March.
He admitted losing his temper at the doping control and was given a one-match suspension as punishment.
Bayern originally appealed against the censure, with Kahn having conceded he did not expect a ban after apologising for the incident.
However, the German champions have now opted to withdraw the appeal, meaning Kahn will sit out Tuesday's first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final with Milan at San Siro.
Michael Rensing will deputise between the posts and he was backed to produce a solid performance by Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.
"I've no qualms about picking him at all," Hitzfeld told reporters.
"I have complete faith in him."