Rafael Benitez faces one-game ban for insulting remarks, Gonzalo Higuain fined
Rafael Benitez's insulting remark landed him with a one-match ban. The incident took place after Napoli's 2-2 draw against Parma.
Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has been banned for one game by the Italian Football Federation for shouting 's*** Italian football,' after his team's draw against Parma. Napoli came twice from behind against Parma to earn a 2-2 draw.
The result cost Napoli two crucial points in their quest for Champions League football next season. Napoli trail third-placed Lazio by three points with just three games to go.
The manager was clearly not happy with the result as their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League took a blow. Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain was also fined €10,000 for insulting Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.
Higuain came on as a second-half substitute and got into a heated argument with Mirante after the match. The ban means that Benitez would miss his team's clash against Cesena.
The Spaniard faces a tough task of having to face Juventus and Lazio and getting results against them in the remaining fixtures to book a place in the Champions League.