Three-match ban for punchy Mexes
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AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes has picked up a three-match ban for punching Juventus's Marco Borriello in Saturday's ill-tempered 1-1 draw.

The suspension was confirmed by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) which acted after reviewing video footage of the match which left Milan one point clear of Juve at the top of Serie A.

French centre-back Mexes hit former Roma colleague Borriello in the side early in the second half. The Milan back was deemed to have acted intentionally and violently by the FIGC.

Milan are considering whether to appeal the suspension.