Ibrahimovic receives three-game suspension

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, Last Updated: 11:27 AM ET

MILAN -- AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for three matches after he was sent off in Sunday's 2-1 win over Fiorentina.

Ibrahimovic had just recently returned from a two-game ban for punching an opponent in the stomach last month, but he found himself in trouble again on Sunday when he received a second yellow card in the 87th minute for insulting a linesman.

Part of the suspension is due to an accumulation of cards, with Milan set to appeal the ban in an effort to have it reduced.

Ibrahimovic has tallied 14 goals in 27 league appearances for Milan, which holds a three-point lead over second-place Napoli with six games to play.


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