Posted: Monday April 23, 2012 1:10 PM

Roma's Lamela banned for 3 matches for spitting

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ROME (AP) -Roma forward Erik Lamela has been banned for three matches for spitting at Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.

The incident occurred toward the end of Juve's 4-0 rout of Roma on Sunday, after Lichtsteiner had shown four fingers to represent the four goals.

Roma says in a statement it won't appeal and that the 20-year-old Lamela has asked to be excused by fans, teammates, his manager and Lichtsteiner.

 
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