Serie A

Bans For Three Napoli Players

Three Napoli players have been handed suspensions in the wake of Saturday’s heated Italian Super Cup against Juventus in China.

Goran Pandev and Andrea Dossena have both been given two-match bans while their team-mate Juan Zuniga will serve a one-match suspension, the Italian football league (Lega Calcio) announced on Tuesday.

Pandev and Zuniga were both sent off in the final five minutes of regular time, with Pandev shown a straight red card for comments he made to the referee and Zuniga given his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card for a foul.

Dossena, meanwhile, was punished for foul language aimed at an assistant referee following the game.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri, who was also red-carded towards the end of regular time, has been given a one-match ban and a fine.

League champions Juventus won the match 4-2 after extra-time following a 2-2 draw during the 90 minutes.

After the match Napoli refused to watch Juve receive the trophy or pick up their runners-up medals, instead returning immediately to the dressing room and making an announcement via their website that they would

“not be participating in the awards ceremony nor making any declarations”.