Balotelli issued three-match ban
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AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has been suspended for three matches after his red card in the 2-1 victory over Napoli on the weekend, the Italian Serie A announced Monday.

Balotelli saw red after the final whistle when he received a second yellow card for dissent.

The controversial Italy striker will miss Serie A matches against Bologna, Sampdoria and, perhaps most crucially, champions Juventus. Balotelli will, however, be eligible for AC Milan's UEFA Champions League encounter against Ajax next Tuesday, 1 October.