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De Rossi, Juan Jesus banned 3 matches for punches

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 3, 2014 at 10:54 am •  Published: March 3, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Inter Milan defender Juan Jesus have each been banned for three matches for punching opponents.

Neither player was punished by the referee during Saturday's 0-0 draw between Roma and Inter but the league judge made his decision based on TV replays.

De Rossi landed a fist in the face of Mauro Icardi while jostling for position during the first half, and Jesus made strong contact with Alessio Romagnoli toward the end of the match.

As a result, De Rossi was dropped from Italy's squad for Wednesday's friendly at Spain.