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Balotelli handed 1 match ban for sending off.

Nice forward Mario Balotelli has been handed a one match ban, following his sending off for a late tackle in the closing stages of Nice ‘s 1-0 win over Dijon at the weekend.The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker was dismissed for a late challenge from behind on defender Cedric Yambere which the referee spotted and judged unsportsmanlike, therefore showing him a red card.The 27-year old had however converted a 39th-minute penalty for his sixth league goal of the season after Alassane Plea was brought down by Jordan Marie.The French Football League’s Disciplinary Commission, sitting on Thursday, imposed a two-game ban but suspended one of those matches which means Balotelli will now miss the league meeting with Caen on Nov. 19 but is available for the visit of Lyon a week later.Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere said.”I’m happy with this punishment, “We saw the pictures again and you can see the foul is minor, that Mario has no intention of tripping someone up but wants to get the ball to Alassane [Plea].“The disciplinary commission is always willing to listen and they let us express ourselves. “They listened to the player and took their decision with the impartiality that characterises them.”

Story By: Felix Okaijah

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