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UEFA hands Roma's De Rossi three-match ban

March 19, 2011 11:56 IST

AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi received a three-match ban on Friday for an off-the-ball incident in last week's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Italian was not booked in the match, which the Ukrainian side won 3-0, but was widely reported to have elbowed Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna in the face.

Daniele De Rossi of AS RomaDe Rossi was suspended after a UEFA disciplinary hearing, a spokesman for European soccer's governing body said.

Shakhtar won 6-2 on aggregate to reach the quarter-finals, where they will meet competition favourites Barcelona.

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