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UEFA Champions League yellow cards wiped clean after quarterfinals

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Breathe easier.

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There is some very good news for Bayern Munich players heading into the UEFA Champions league Semifinal Draw on Friday. Many players that were in danger of being suspended for the next game don't have to worry about that again. Their yellow cards have been wiped clean.

Juan Bernat, Jerome Boateng, Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, and Arturo Vidal no longer have to worry about one silly yellow card disqualifying them from an upcoming game. All of them were able to avoid picking up a yellow card in the second leg against Benfica. If they had, they would've been suspended for the first leg of the semifinal.

With Boateng and Medhi Benatia returning from their injuries soon, Bayern will be closer to "full strength" than they've been in months.

If you haven't blocked it out of your mind, you'll remember how this impacted the 2012 Final against Chelsea. Bayern were without David Alaba, Holger Badstuber, and Luiz Gustavo. Chelsea were without Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles, Ramires, and John Terry. UEFA realized the ridiculousness of seven starters missing from a big final and amended the rules a few seasons later.