Drogba given lengthy European ban
Didier Drogba will miss at least four European matches after being banned for his reaction to Chelsea's Champions League semi-final defeat by Barcelona, BBC reported.
The striker was banned for six games, with two suspended for two years. His Blues team-mate Jose Bosingwa was banned for three European games, with a further one-match ban also suspended.
Both players were found guilty of making insulting comments to the referee by Uefa, which also handed Chelsea an £85,000 fine.
Chelsea, who have three days to appeal against the punishment, were fined for the improper conduct of their players and the throwing of missiles by their fans after the 6 May match.
A Chelsea spokesman said: "We've received the Uefa verdict and we'll now take time to assess it in full and consider our response."
The Blues went out of the tournament after a series of disputed decisions by referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.
He turned down a host of strong penalty appeals from Chelsea during the 1-1 draw in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, which saw Barca go through on away goals.
Drogba and several other players surrounded Ovrebo after the final whistle to remonstrate with the Norwegian. The Ivorian continued his verbal attack even after being cautioned, and had to be restrained as Ovrebo went down the tunnel.