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Philippe Mexes given four-game ban

October 7, 2013
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent

AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes has been suspended for four games after a disciplinary panel ruled he punched Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Philippe Mexes, Gianluca Rocchi
GettyImagesReferee Gianluca Rocchi shows Philippe Mexes the red card during the defeat to Juventus.

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Mexes, 31, was sent off during Sunday's game, which Juventus won 3-2 in Turin, after receiving two yellow cards, which resulted in a one-match ban.

However, after television evidence was reviewed, it was established that he had also hit Italy international Chiellini during the game and has been suspended for a further three games.

He will now miss the matches against Udinese -- for which the San Siro will be closed as a result of chants during the Juve game -- Parma, Lazio and Fiorentina.

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