Serie A news

Zlatan ban reduced by one game

March 14, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had his three-match ban reduced to two games on appeal, but will still miss the derby against Inter.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives his marching orders
GettyImagesZlatan Ibrahimovic receives his marching orders

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Ibrahimovic, who has scored 14 goals in 27 games this season, was punished after being sent off for hitting defender Marco Rossi during Milan's 1-1 draw with Bari earlier this month.

The Swedish striker has already missed one game, last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Palermo, and will complete the suspension by sitting out Saturday's derby.

AC Milan are two points clear of Inter at the top of Serie A with nine games remaining and the game could potentially open up the title race if Inter were to win.