Serie A: Mario Balotelli's ban reduced from three to two games

Updated: 20 April 2013 14:37 IST

Balotelli already served the first match of the ban by sitting out last weekend's 1-1 draw with Napoli. He can return against Catania next week.

Serie A: Mario Balotelli's ban reduced from three to two games
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Mario Balotelli's ban for insulting a match official has been reduced from three matches to two on appeal but the AC Milan striker will still miss Sunday's key match at Juventus.

Balotelli already served the first match of the ban by sitting out last weekend's 1-1 draw with Napoli. He can return against Catania next week.

One match of the ban came for picking up his fourth booking of the season in the 2-2 draw at Fiorentina two weeks ago. Another two matches were added for insulting one of the assistant referees at the end of the same game.

Balotelli has scored 10 goals in 11 games for club and country in 2013.

Milan are third in Serie A, four points behind second-place Napoli.

Juventus lead Napoli by 11 points.

Topics : Football Chelsea Chievo Catania Napoli Juventus Atalanta Fiorentina Lazio AC Milan Genoa Mario Balotelli Juventus Stadium
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