AC Milan's Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the top-of-the-table clash with Serie A leaders Juventus after he was suspended for three matches.
The volatile Swede - who has scored 15 times this season and lies second in the Serie A scorers list - received the ban for slapping Napoli player Salvatore Aronica in the face during Sunday's 0-0 draw for which he was red carded.
AC Milan - who are second a point behind Juve but having played a game more - said they will appeal the ruling by the Italian League's Disciplinary Commission.
Ibra has a chequered disciplinary record in Italy - last season he was sent off two matches in a row while seven years ago when he was playing for Juventus he missed a title-deciding match with Milan because he was serving a suspension.
He was suspended after headbutting Inter Milan's combative Serbian Sinisa Mihajlovic and then hit the latter's Inter team-mate Ivan Cordoba.