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Gonzalo Higuain slap with two match ban likely to miss AC Milan’s games against Lazio and Parma after furious reaction to being sent off against parent club Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain will miss AC Milan’s games against Lazio and Parma after his furious reaction to being sent off against parent club Juventus.

Higuain had to be led off the San Siro pitch after referee Paolo Mazzoleni sent him off for a second bookable offence.

The 30-year-old striker had initially been booked for dissent and was shown a red card after confronting Mazzoleni for a second time.

He will now miss Milan’s Serie A games against Lazio and Parma. He will be available, however, for the Europa League fixture at home to F91 Dudelange.

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo revealed after the Sunday’s 2-0 win over Milan how he tried to calm his former Real Madrid team-mate down.

‘I told him to calm down, as he risked an even heavier ban,’ the five-time Ballon d’Or winner told Sky Sport Italia.

He didn’t do much, he was irritable at losing the game, that’s understandable and I hope he is not punished too severely.’

Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso, however, felt Higuain should learn his lesson.

‘I do hope Pipita [Higuain] apologises to the referee for his attitude,’ he said. ‘He needs to learn to control himself more.

‘I saw how much pressure he felt on his shoulders, taking a penalty against his old club, anyone who has played football knows that emotions can get to you in these situations.’

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