Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Heavy bans handed out

Cagliari defender Diego Lopez and Fiorentina midfielder Felipe Melo have both been given five-match bans for fighting after last weekend's meeting between the two sides.

Fiorentina 2-1 CagliariThe players were handed lengthy suspensions for exchanging blows in the tunnel following Saturday's match, which the Viola won 2-1.

Roma defender Philippe Mexes and Lazio midfielder Francesco Matuzalem will also miss three matches for their respective clubs after being sent off in a fiery Rome derby on Saturday.

The pair were shown red cards 15 minutes from time after the pair squared up following a challenge by Mexes on his opponent.

Lazio went on to win the clash 4-2.

Source: Sporting Life

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