Roma forward Erik Lamela has been banned for three matches for spitting at Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.

The incident occurred toward the end of Juve's 4-0 rout of Roma on Sunday , after Lichtsteiner had shown four fingers to represent the four goals.

Roma says in a statement it won't appeal and that the 20-year-old Lamela has asked to be excused by fans, teammates, his manager and Lichtsteiner.