08 Jul Lazio biter Patric handed four-match ban, fined €10ok
Lazio defender Patric has been banned for 4 matches and fined €10,000 after he bit Lecce’s Giulio Donati when the 2 sides met on Tuesday.
With Lazio’s faint Serie A title hopes being dealt an enormous blow as they had been dropping 2-1 towards a facet battling relegation, a annoyed Patric bit Donati’s arm in stoppage time and obtained a purple card.
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Nevertheless, the league’s authorities determined additional punishment was required as a result of nature of the act.
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Lazio had come into the match seven factors behind leaders Juventus, having misplaced two of their 4 matches because the restart following the coronavirus stoppage.
They had been nearly a aim down inside three minutes when Marco Mancuso noticed his gorgeous effort disallowed by the VAR as a result of a handball within the build-up and Lazio responding by instantly taking the lead by Felipe Caiceido.
Nevertheless, Lecce equalised on 30 minutes by Khouma Babacar earlier than Mancuso smashed a penalty manner over the bar simply earlier than half-time.
However the hosts did take the lead simply after the break when defender Fabio Lucioni headed in from a nook and Lazio’s distress was full with Patrics’ stoppage-time purple card.
Patric will miss video games towards Sassuolo at house, Udinese away, the top-of-the-table conflict with Juve in Turin and the go to of Cagliari. He will likely be out there for selection once more for the penultimate recreation of the season away at Verona.
Later on Tuesday, Juventus failed to increase their lead on the high as they blew a 2-Zero result in lose 4-2 at AC Milan in a unprecedented match on the San Siro.