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Milan appeals Zlatan suspension

Milan appeals Zlatan suspension

Published: 15 Mar 2011 07:12 GMT+01:00
Updated: 15 Mar 2011 07:12 GMT+01:00

Ibrahimovic will miss the match on April 3rd after being sent-off for aiming a karate chop into the ribs of Bari defender Marco Rossi in the 74th minute of the 1-1 draw last Saturday.

Milan - who lead defending champions Inter by five points - have appealed the decision and it will be heard on either Thursday or Friday this week, though, most observers feel they have little chance of winning it.

Should the decision be upheld then Milan will have to do without their leading scorer - he has scored 14 goals in Serie A this season - for not only the derby match but also next Saturday's away to Palermo and against Fiorentina.

Ibrahimovic's coach Massimiliano Allegri, suggested after the match that it may be the tall Swede's recent dry spell in front of goal that got to him.

"He has to stay calm, these periods can happen, he shouldn't get annoyed because he hasn't scored for a month, he's giving a lot."

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:48 March 15, 2011 by Pont-y-garreg
It's "appeal AGAINST" the decision in English.

Överklaga (verb) = appeal against

One day maybe your journalists will manage to get this right.
10:28 March 15, 2011 by Rick Methven
@Pont-y-garreg

"It's "appeal AGAINST" the decision in English"

WRONG.

In English You appeal TO the court to change the judgement handed down by that or a lower court.

The appeals procedure originally was an appeal to the King to grant pardon in a criminal case usually in the case where a death sentence has been handed down.
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