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Mainz's Rodriguez gets five-match ban for tackle on Augsburg's Dominik Kohr

Jose Rodriguez is sent off against Augsburg.

Mainz midfielder Jose Rodriguez has been banned for five games and fined €10,000 for the red card he picked up just five minutes into his debut at the weekend, the Bundesliga club has confirmed.

The Spaniard was dismissed for a reckless challenge on Augsburg's Dominik Kohr, who has been ruled out for many weeks as a result of the injury he picked up.

Rodriguez apologised for the foul, but the disciplinary committee of the German Football Association (DFB) has shown no leniency in banning him...

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Mainz player Jose Rodriguez apologises for Dominik Kohr injury

Jose Rodriguez (right) is sent off after fouling Dominik Kohr.

Mainz midfielder Jose Rodriguez has apologised to Augsburg's Dominik Kohr for the challenge that injured the Augsburg player in the final stages of a 3-1 Mainz win on Saturday.

Rodriguez was shown a straight red card five minutes into his Bundesliga debut for a dangerous tackle that looks set to rule Kohr out of action for some time.

"I am incredibly sorry that Dominik is injured and I have already apologised to him in person," Rodriguez said in a statement published on Mainz's Facebook page.