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Friday March 25 2011
Ibra still banned for Milan derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's three-match ban has been reduced on appeal, but he'll still miss the Milan derby.

The Rossoneri lodged a formal appeal after the striker was sent off for jabbing Bari defender Marco Rossi in the ribs.

The Disciplinary Commission did accept it was not a particularly violent gesture, but the three-match ban has been reduced to two.

This still means Ibrahimovic is suspended for the next Serie A game – the Derby della Madonnina against Inter.

That Scudetto showdown is on Saturday April 2.

The Disciplinary Commission also ruled on two other Serie A bans. Parma's Daniele Galloppa saw his three-game suspension reduced to two.

Lazio defender Stefan Radu also had a third match chalked off his ban.

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