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Dida UEFA ban reduced
Monday 22 October, 2007

Milan goalkeeper Nelson Dida has seen his Champions League ban reduced to one game after a successful appeal.

The Brazilian custodian received a two-match suspension after he was adjudged to have overreacted to a blow struck by a Celtic fan who had invaded the pitch in Glasgow.

The Rossoneri appealed against the punishment that they saw as disproportionate and they have seen the verdict reduced.

“The decision was reached after discussions between the two sides. I have no other comment,” Diavolo lawyer Leandro Cantamessa stated on the club’s official website.

Dida will still miss this Wednesday’s clash against Shakhtar Donetsk at the San Siro, but he will now be ready for the return game on November 6.

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