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Nice striker Mario Balotelli banned for two matches

The 26-year-old Mario Balotelli was shown a straight red card for kicking Bordeaux defender Igor Lewczuk.

mario balotelli, balotelli, nice, french league, french football, football news, football Mario Balotelli will miss games against Lorient and Metz. (Source: AP file)

Mario Balotelli has been banned for two games after being sent off near the end of Nice’s 0-0 draw with Girondins de Bordeaux on Dec. 21, Ligue 1’s disciplinary said on Thursday.

The 26-year-old was shown a straight red card for kicking Bordeaux defender Igor Lewczuk.

The Italian international will miss the Ligue 1 leaders’ games against Lorient on Sunday and Metz on January 15.

Nice coach Lucien Favre was handed a suspended two-match ban for his behaviour towards match officials following the game against Bordeaux.

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First published on: 06-01-2017 at 05:06:28 pm
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