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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

D W L W D

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

Thursday 21 August

Wednesday 20 August

23:26
23:26
23:11
22:57
22:50
21:20
21:10
20:36
20:27
20:18
20:14
20:03
19:28
19:17
18:55
18:53
18:49
18:07
17:55
17:37
17:34
17:30
17:23
17:23
16:58
16:43
16:38
16:22
16:14
16:06
16:00
15:00
14:51
14:21
14:17
14:03
13:20
13:10
12:45
12:17
11:59
11:52
11:31
11:15
10:58
10:46
10:33
10:10
09:37
09:03
08:35
08:10
06:43
06:30
06:09
05:23
04:45
03:17
02:51
02:29
01:49
01:04
00:16

Tuesday 19 August

23:43
23:37
23:27
23:24
22:44
22:24
21:55
21:44
21:32
20:54
19:56
19:10
18:55
18:48
18:44
18:17
18:07
17:35
17:35
17:07
16:39
16:39
16:25
16:11
15:56
15:43
15:39
15:08
14:40
14:28
14:13
14:04
14:00
13:42
13:31
13:28
12:49
12:17
11:39
11:28
11:09
10:58
10:30
10:03
09:53
09:43
09:26
08:57
08:56
07:40
07:31
07:28
06:51
05:24
03:50
03:48
03:09
03:04
02:59
02:19
02:17
01:21
01:08
00:04

Serie A table

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

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