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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 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

Monday 2 March

Sunday 1 March

23:44
23:34
23:08
22:55
22:50
22:10
21:56
21:23
20:53
20:31
20:16
19:48
19:38
19:25
19:11
18:52
18:52
18:35
17:58
17:58
17:37
17:17
17:08
17:02
16:42
16:06
15:50
15:20
15:19
15:07
14:57
14:42
13:51
13:47
11:07
10:57
10:22
09:58
09:46
09:11
07:35
05:44
05:40
05:20
03:57
02:21
01:57
00:20

Saturday 28 February

23:55
23:20
23:00
22:41
22:16
21:19
21:04
20:57
20:50
20:38
20:31
20:29
20:15
20:08
20:07
20:01
19:57
19:48
19:43
19:34
19:17
19:17
19:02
18:55
18:28
18:07
17:59
17:57
17:54
17:52
17:50
17:37
17:34
16:24
16:18
15:38
15:34
15:24
14:54
14:45
14:28
14:19
13:50
12:44
11:48
11:27
04:53
04:19
04:06
03:18
00:25

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 24 +38 57
2 24 +19 48
3 25 +13 45
4 25 +16 43
5 25 +13 42
6 25 +4 39
7 24 +7 36
8 25 +3 36
9 25 +7 35
10 25 +5 34
11 25 -1 34
12 25 -9 29
13 25 -2 28
14 24 -6 28
15 25 -15 28
16 25 -12 25
17 25 -15 23
18 25 -15 20
19 25 -23 19
20 23 -27 10

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