Lamela banned for spitting

Roma midfielder punished for Lichtsteiner incident

Roma midfielder Erik Lamela has been handed a three-match ban for spitting at Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner during Sunday's Serie A clash in Turin.

Erik Lamela: Banned for three games

Argentine youngster Lamela spat at Lichtsteiner after the Swiss international had taunted him towards the end of a game that Roma lost 4-0.

After reviewing television footage, Serie A's disciplinary football commission have decided to ban Lamela for three games.

It means Lamela will miss the matches against Fiorentina, Napoli and Chievo, and will only be available for the capital club's final two league games of the season.