Benitez given one-game ban

Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez will serve a one-match touchline ban for his actions after the weekend draw with Parma.

The Partenopei were held 2-2 by a relegated and bankrupt Ducali, and bad-tempered scenes greeted the final whistle.

The Lega Serie A has acted strongly, with Benitez picking up a one-game ban for loudly stating “this is Italian football” as he left the pitch, deemed to be an insult by the disciplinary panel.

Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez will serve a one-match touchline ban for his actions after the weekend draw with Parma.

The Partenopei were held 2-2 by a relegated and bankrupt Ducali, and bad-tempered scenes greeted the final whistle.

The Lega Serie A has acted strongly, with Benitez picking up a one-game ban for loudly stating “this is Italian football” as he left the pitch, deemed to be an insult by the disciplinary panel.

Gonzalo Higuain has been fined €10,000 for insulting Parma’s players after the final whistle, following allegations the Crociati players were labelled “failures".

Lazio’s Mauricio and Federico Marchetti have had their one-match suspensions confirmed after being sent off in the defeat to Inter, with Marchetti warned for insulting the referee following his dismissal.

Vlada Avramov of Atalanta was also sent off in Week 35, and will serve a one-match ban.

Several players have also crossed the disciplinary threshold and will be banned for Week 36, having picked up too many bookings.

Bruno Peres, Daniele Padelli and Amauri of Torino will miss next weekend’s action, along with Giuseppe Brava and Davide Zappacosta [Atalanta], Alberto Costa and Sebastian Demaio [Genoa], Hernanes [Inter], Alessandro Florenzi [Roma], Andi Lila [Parma], Matias Schelotto [Chievo], and Panagiotis Tachtsidis [Verona].

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