Diego banned by Wolfsburg

Steve McClaren, who was sacked as manager of the German club this week, instructed Patrick Helmes to take the club’s penalties, yet Diego took the ball and missed a spot kick during the team’s 1-0 defeat to Hannover at the weekend.

New manager Pierre Littbarski said: “Diego will not play. I have suspended (him) following the incident in our most recent game. After Saturday it will all be forgotten and he can show us again if he can be of help to us.”