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De Rossi banned for three games

November 13, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been handed a three-match ban following his red card in Sunday's Rome derby.

De Rossi, 29, was sent off for punching Lazio's Stefano Mauri during the 3-2 away loss and the Lega Calcio, in a disciplinary announcement on Tuesday, confirmed he will be unavailable for three games.

Speaking after the match, Federico Balzaretti defended his team-mate De Rossi, saying the midfielder should not be made a scapegoat following his dismissal.

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