Roma duo hit with three-match bans

Roma’s Champions League aspirations have been dealt a blow with two of their players suspended for the rest of the season.Midfield duo Daniele De Rossi and Simone Perrotta were both given their marching orders for violent conduct by referee Carmine Russo in Roma’s spiteful 3-2 win at Bari on Sunday, and as a result have been handed three-match bans.

With only three matches remaining in the Serie A season, that would rule the duo out for the crucial run home unless they can successfully appeal the suspension.

Roma are in fifth place in Serie A, just one point behind Lazio in the race for fifth which would put them in the Champions League qualifiers.

Also hit with three-match bans on Tuesday were Lecce striker David Di Michele and Bari’s Kamil Glik.

Lazio’s Cristian Ledesma and Inter Milan’s McDonald Mariga were handed one-match bans.