Mexes banned for punch

French defender guilty of violent conduct

Philippe Mexes: Banned for three matches after being found guilty of violent conduct

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AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes has been banned for three matches for punching an opponent.

The France international was charged for an off-the-ball incident during Saturday's 1-1 Serie A draw with Juventus.

The Italian League said its disciplinary tribunal, basing its decision on video evidence, had found the Frenchman guilty of violent conduct in a clash with Juventus striker Marco Boriello.

In its verdict, the tribunal said Mexes had punched Boriello in the side, knocking him to the ground, resulting in a three-match suspension.

Milan top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recently completed a three-match ban for slapping an opponent in a game against Napoli.