The suspension of French Lazio Roma midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, excluded against AC Milan on March 1, was reduced on appeal from two to one match, the Italian Football League announced on Friday.

“The first chamber of the Sports Court of Appeal partially took into account the appeal made by Lazio, reducing to one match the initial sanction of two matches imposed on Matteo Guendouzi,” she explained in a press release.

The former Marseillais who served a match suspension on Monday against Udinese (2-1 home defeat), will therefore be available this weekend for the 29th day where Lazio, whose coach Maurizio Sarri resigned this week , moves to Frosinone.

In a completely crazy end to the match against AC Milan, three Lazio players including Guendouzi were excluded. The 2022 world vice-champion was sanctioned for having reacted to a foul committed against him by Christian Pulisic by violently pushing the American international from AC Milan.

Arriving in Italy at the end of August, the midfielder was one of Sarri’s executives who lined up for him 25 times (22 starts). The Italian technician was replaced by his deputy, Giovanni Martusciello.

Lazio, eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League by Bayern Munich last week, is 9th in the Italian Championship with 40 points.