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Felipe Melo will miss three key games due to his ban for lashing out against an opponent in Juventus' 4-1 loss to Parma...

Felipe Melo's kick on Parma's Massimo Paci has cost the Juventus midfielder a three-game ban.

The Brazilian lashed out against the Ducali player after 17 minutes when both went down during a tussle for possession.

It means Melo will miss key clashes against Napoli, Bari and Sampdoria.

Sports judge Giampaolo Tosel confirmed the suspension via a statement on the Lega Serie A's official website.

Melo is banned for three games for "having kicked an oppenent in the face".

Juventus lost the game 4-1 following Melo's early sending-off.

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