x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Adriano escapes ban

The Inter Milan striker Adriano has escaped a possible two-game ban after scoring the opener with his arm in Sunday's 2-1 win over AC Milan.

The Inter Milan striker Adriano has escaped a possible two-game ban after scoring the opener with his arm in Sunday's 2-1 win over AC Milan. There was insufficient proof that the Brazilian had deliberately intended to commit a handball, the Italian league's disciplinary unit said after reviewing video evidence. The ball came off his head and then hit his arm before flying into the net in the 28th minute following Maicon's cross.

Adriano had only just returned from a three-match ban for throwing a punch in a 1-0 win over Sampdoria. * With Agencies