Philippe Mexes banned for four games

Rome: AC Milan central defender Philippe Mexes was banned for four games Monday after punching Juventus` Giorgio Chiellini in a Series A clash in Italy`s Turin city Sunday.

The Rossoneri centre-back`s violence went unnoticed by the match officials, but was captured by TV, according to which the Italian football authorities decided to hand him a retrospective four game suspension.

Chiellini had complained about Mexes` assault and demanded him to be punished.

It means the French international will be out for games against Udinese, Parma, Lazio and Fiorentina.