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Lazio defender Dias banned for 3 Cup matches

MILAN – Lazio defender Andre Dias has been banned for three Italian Cup matches for taking a swipe at the head of AC Milan midfielder Mark van Bommel.

The referee missed the incident during the second half of Milan’s 3-1 quarterfinal win on Thursday, even though Van Bommel ended up on the ground.

The league judge also banned Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri for one match for insulting the referee during a 2-0 loss to Napoli on Wednesday.

Since Lazio and Inter have already been eliminated, Dias and Ranieri will serve out their bans next season.

Milan faces Juventus in one semifinal, and Napoli meets Siena in the other.

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