Stramaccioni appeal successful

Inter Milan head coach Andrea Stramaccioni will return to the

bench on Monday night after successfully appealing against a

one-match touchline ban.

The Nerazzurri boss was initially suspended from Monday’s trip

to Parma for questioning referee Piero Giacomelli’s decision to

award a late penalty in a 2-2 draw with Cagliari.

A statement published on the Italian Football Federation’s

official website today confirmed that Stramaccioni would pay a fine

of 10,000 euros instead.

However, Inter striker Antonio Cassano was given a two-match

suspension for verbally abusing match officials and that punishment

has been upheld.

The former Roma player will therefore miss both the trip to the

Stadio Ennio Tardini and Palermo’s visit to Milan on December

2.