Mario Balotelli ban reduced on appeal

Milan striker Mario Balotelli celebrates a goal against Parma on February 15, 2013
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AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli sees his three-match ban reduced by one game on appeal.

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has had his three-match ban reduced by one game on appeal.

The Italian picked up a fourth yellow card of the season during Milan's 2-2 draw with Fiorentina at the start of the month before his punishment was increased for insulting a match official at full time.

"AC Milan have challenged the penalty of a three-match suspension imposed on Mario Balotelli after the Fiorentina-Milan game of April 7," read a Serie A statement.

"The appeal has been partially successful and, as a result, the penalty is reduced to two matches with the third disqualification being commuted to a fine of 20,000 euros."

Third-placed Milan return to league action on Sunday when they travel to leaders Juventus.

Mario Balotelli looks towards manager Roberto Mancini as he is substituted in the Manchester derby on December 9, 2012
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