Friday April 19 2013
Balotelli ban cut, but misses Juve

Milan’s Mario Balotelli has had his three-match ban reduced to two on appeal, but he will still miss the Juventus tie.

The Italian international was punished for insulting a match official during the 2-2 draw at Fiorentina two weeks ago.

The January signing was automatically banned for one game for the accumulation of yellow cards, plus two for his verbal outburst.

Milan appealed against the ban today and were able to get a discount on his initial punishment.

Balotelli, who missed the draw with Napoli last week, will now also sit out the trip to Turin. He’ll return against Catania.

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