NEWS
Monday April 30 2012
Lazio lose Marchetti and Dias

The whistle may have been blown on Lazio’s Champions League hopes after Andre Dias and Federico Marchetti were suspended for the rest of the season.

Dias has been banned for the final three games of the campaign following his red card at Udinese on Sunday night.

Goalkeeper, Marchetti, meanwhile, has been stopped for four ties after he pushed the referee at the conclusion of the 2-0 loss. He’ll thus also miss the first tie of next season.

The capital outfit were left fuming at the end of the game given the manner in which the Udine-based side grabbed their second of the night.

Some Lazio players seemed to stop when a full-time whistle was blown somewhere in the stadium, but not from the referee. Roberto Pereyra played on and scored.

The Biancocelesti, who called a media silence after the game, are joint third with Udinese, Inter and Napoli.

They will finish the campaign with matches against Siena, Atalanta and Inter.

Meanwhile, Lecce’s Andrea Esposito has been banned for Wednesday’s game at Juventus, as has boss Serse Cosmi.

Udinese’s Mehdi Benatia, Parma’s Massimo Gobbi, Blerim Dzemaili of Napoli, Catania's Barrientos and Mario Santana of Cesena will also miss the midweek round with suspension.

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