Confirmed: Dzeko fined & banned

Roma striker Edin Dzeko has been given a two-match Coppa Italia ban and fined €10,000 for his misconduct against Fiorentina on Wednesday.

Roma’s official Twitter page confirmed Dzeko had been punished for ‘using offensive language to protest a decision of the referee’ during the Giallorossi’s 7-1 hammering by Fiorentina in the quarter-finals.

However, the Bosnian is free to face Milan in Serie A this Sunday as the charges relate to a different competition.

It comes after a video clip emerged of the striker appearing to spit at referee Gianluca Manganiello, although that was never conclusive.

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