Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o was banned for three matches after headbutting a Chievo defender in a Nov. 21 Serie A match, his club said in a statement on its website.
Inter said it will appeal the decision by the Italian sports judge, who reviewed films of the match won by Chievo 2-1. Eto’o also was fined 30,000 euros ($40,700) for the headbutt on Chievo’s Bostjan Cesar.
Defending champion Inter is in sixth place in soccer’s Serie A, nine points behind leader AC Milan.
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