Leverkusen’s Volland handed two-match ban

Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland has been handed a two-match ban by the German Football Association following his red card against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Roger Schmidt's charges slumped to a second consecutive defeat in the Bundesliga, in an encounter marred by Volland's early dismissal against his former team.

Volland's early sending off set the tone for the rest of the encounter, with Leverkusen mentor Roger Schmidt also copping a two-match suspension after insulting Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann.

The club publicised the details of Volland's suspension on their official website, which will see the Germany international miss the club's next league match against Wolfsburg and the German Cup tie against SF Lotte.

"It's official: The sports tribunal of the German Football Association (DFB) have imposed a two-match ban on Kevin Volland after his red card in the sixth minute against TSG Hoffenheim.

"Bayer 04 have accepted the verdict and the sanction takes immediate effect.

"Volland will miss the Bundesliga away game at VfL Wolfsburg and the home fixture against Darmstadt 98. The suspension does not apply to Tuesday night's DFB Cup tie away to SF Lotte," the statement read.

The 24-year-old has not made the start he was hoping for since making the move from Hoffenheim in July, making ten appearances in all competitions for the BayArena outfit, with no goals to show for his efforts.