NEWS
Friday September 23 2011
Ranocchia handed three-game ban

Andrea Ranocchia has been banned for three games, whilst Carlos Grossmuller and Mirko Vucinic also had suspensions confirmed.

Ranocchia was shown a straight red card for bringing down Takayuki Morimoto to concede a late penalty in Inter's 3-1 defeat at Novara.

The length of the ban is because the 23-year-old is adjudged to have insulted the match officials on leaving the pitch.

Lecce's Grossmuller was handed a two-match ban for his 63rd-minute dismissal for the Giallorossi at home to Atalanta in Week 4.

The Uruguayan, who was praised by his Coach for his influential and exemplary performance at the weekend against Bologna, was initially booked for a bad challenge on Wednesday, before receiving an immediate second yellow for taking his complaints to the referee too far.

Vucinic, meanwhile, receives a one-game ban for receiving two yellow cards during Juventus' home match with Bologna.

A yellow card for dissent was followed by an unnecessary second later in the first half for a bad tackle on the halfway line.

Elsewhere, Roma have been fined €10,000 after fans used laser pens and set off a flare during their match with Siena, whilst Milan's fitness Coach Daniele Tognaccini was warned for entering the field of play against Udinese without permission.

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