Serie A: Catania pair Mariano Andujar and Giuseppe Bellusci banned
Catania players Mariano Andujar and Giuseppe Bellusci have been banned for three Serie A matches for fighting.
Last Updated: 22/04/13 7:05pm
Moments after Palermo midfielder Josip Ilicic scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw, following Pablo Barrientos' opener, goalkeeper Andujar and defender Bellusci became involved in a group scuffle on the Stadio Angelo Massimino pitch.
A statement published on legaseriea.it read: "Mariano Andujar is banned for three games for grabbing an opponent by the neck before hitting him with punches to the stomach with the ball out of play.
"Giuseppe Bellusci is banned for three games for tugging and pulling at an opponent's neck repeatedly at the end of the game."
The duo will miss Serie A games against AC Milan, Siena and Sampdoria.
The Lega also issued Catania with a fine of 6,000 euros after fans threw a flare towards visiting fans.
No Palermo players were sanctioned for their involvement but defender Andrea Dossena activated a one-match ban by earning his fifth yellow card of the season.