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Tuesday May 17 2011
Cavani ban reduced on appeal

Edinson Cavani's three-match ban has been reduced on appeal, but he'll still miss the final Juventus-Napoli game.

The striker was banned for three rounds after insulting the referee during a 2-1 defeat to Lecce.

His appeal has been partially accepted, so the ban reduced to two games plus a €10,000 fine.

It's not enough for him to play the final round on Sunday against Juventus, but at least Cavani will be available for the start of the new season.

The hitman cannot win the Capocannoniere title, as he ends the campaign with 26 goals compared to Antonio Di Natale's 28.

The result against Juventus is also irrelevant, as Napoli have already qualified for the Champions League group phase.

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