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Valero hits out after four-match ban

26 February 2014 17:58

Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero has criticised referee Andrea Gervasoni after being hit with a four-match ban for his red card on Monday.

Valero and Parma counterpart Gianni Munari were both dismissed in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the 2-2 draw following an incident involving the two players.

Serie A's disciplinary committee confirmed Valero would be banned for four games as a result, while Munari will only serve a one-game suspension.

The judgement ruled Valero "placed one hand on the referee's shoulder, pushing him", but the Spaniard denied Gervasoni's recollection of events and insisted he had shown a "lack of respect" by questioning his integrity.

"I want to say that everything that happened in Parma saddened me. I am disappointed with the system," Valero said on Wednesday.

"What the referee wrote after the match shows a lack of respect to my integrity as a person and a player.

"I did nothing to deserve getting sent off, all I was doing was separating two players who were quarrelling and it was me who got sent off.

"Never in my life have I done anything against the referee. Everything that Gervasoni said was lies."

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Parma

L L L L L

2 - 2

Competition
Serie A
Date
24 February 2014
Game week
25
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma)
Attendance
14014

Goals

A. Cassano 39'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
41' J. Cuadrado
 (assist by A. Matri)
Amauri (PG) 51'  
2 - 1
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
83 78'
29 90+2'
2
3 31'
6
5 56'
32
16
99 39'
11 51'
7
Coach: R. Donadoni
# Player Bookings
1
2
3 26' 53'
40 50'
15 90+2'
17
7 50'
10
20 90+4'
11 41'
32
Coach: V. Montella

Substitutes

Sunday 26 October

Saturday 25 October

23:40
23:34
23:12
22:54
22:34
22:08
21:45
21:41
21:32
21:18
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21:13
21:08
20:43
20:38
20:23
20:11
20:08
20:03
19:49
19:44
19:43
19:40
19:33
19:25
19:16
19:06
18:56
18:54
18:37
18:34
18:03
18:03
18:02
17:52
17:45
17:28
17:06
16:02
15:43
15:33
15:32
15:16
15:16
14:12
14:00
13:33
13:22
12:56
12:35
11:22
09:35
07:27
06:21
06:16
05:43
05:12
04:42
03:34
02:44
02:38
01:02
00:51
00:03

Friday 24 October

23:35
23:28
23:13
22:36
22:35
22:15
21:22
21:07
20:51
20:30
19:57
18:54
18:29
18:16
18:04
17:51
17:47
17:33
17:22
17:16
17:02
16:58
16:42
16:33
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16:23
16:04
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15:50
15:42
15:11
15:06
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14:39
14:37
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09:44
07:32
06:28
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04:33
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02:54
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01:34

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 7 +11 19
2 8 +10 19
3 8 +5 16
4 7 +6 14
5 7 +3 13
6 7 +6 12
7 7 +1 11
8 7 -1 11
9 7 +3 9
10 7 +0 9
11 7 +0 9
12 8 +2 8
13 7 -2 8
14 8 -4 7
15 7 -5 7
16 8 -7 7
17 7 -6 6
18 7 -7 6
19 7 -7 4
20 8 -8 3

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