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Soccer: Borja Valero gets four-match ban for ref push

Montella gets one match

25 February, 18:43
Soccer: Borja Valero gets four-match ban for ref push (ANSA) - Rome, February 25 - Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero on Tuesday received a four-match ban for pushing the ref during a scuffle after Monday's 2-2 draw at Parma.

The former West Bromwich Albion and Villareal player, who has one Spain cap, was also punished for repeatedly pushing a Parma player after Fiorentina had two players including Valero sent off, and Parma one red-carded.

Viola manager Vincenzo Montella got a one-match ban for insulting the ref who gave Parma a penalty and denied Fiorentina's shout for one that could have given them the win.

Fourth-placed Fiorentina, on 45 points, are six points behind third-placed Napoli who have 51.

Champions Juventus top Serie A with 66 points while second-placed Roma have 57 but also a game a hand. è stato squalificato per quattro giornate dal giudice sportivo della serie A, Gianpaolo Tosel, dopo l'espulsione di ieri in Parma-Fiorentina. Nelle motivazioni, la spinta reiterata a un avversario e ''aver posto una mano su una spalla dell'arbitro, spingendolo''