Ibra had been suspended for three matches for slapping an opponent against Napoli earlier this month, but Milan had appealed against the length of the suspension in Iin order to be eligible for Saturday’s meeting at the San Siro.
AC Milan have not wasted any time slamming the decision releasing an official statement to the press saying:
“The decision of the Federal Court of Justice is unfair, because they have applied a sentence intended for violent conduct to an action that was by no means violent. This is a serious judicial error.”
I don’t understand the AC Milan statement or stance here. This is the second time in two seasons that Ibrahimovic has been sent off and suspended for striking an opponent. Plus how can striking an opponent not be a violent action?
This is a huge match for Milan, who lead Juventus by a point at the top of Serie A, although Juve have a game in hand.
Juventus have already beaten the defending champions twice this season; winning 2-0 in Turin in Serie A in October and 2-1 at San Siro in the first leg of an Italian Cup semi-final earlier this month. A third Juve win this weekend, could well vault them to the Serie A title.
This post originally appeared on our AC Milan blog