Rafael gets three-match ban
Rafael now knows his punishment. Following Wednesday night's meeting, the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League decided to suspend the Brazilian fullback for the next three games, as well as an additional match with a reprieve. The suspension stems from the red card Rafael was shown during last Friday's derby against Saint-Etienne for an uncontrolled tackle on Yann M'Vila. As a result, he'll miss OL's upcoming visits to Lille and Toulouse, as well as next Wednesday's home match against Rennes.