Two Romanian players receive 16-match bans
Two Romanian players have been banned for 16 matches, the Romanian Football Federation has announced.
Viitorul Constanta's Alin Seroni has been punished for a challenge that left Universitatea Craiova's Nicusor Bancu with a fractured ankle.
Midfielder Gabriel Muresan, who plays for Targu Mures, will also have to sit out 16 matches after a violent tackle.
Targu Mures responded angrily to the ban, saying other players had committed bad fouls but escaped serious bans.
Seroni, 28, committed the challenge during a domestic cup match on 29 October.
Bancu suffered an ankle fracture in the first period of extra-time with referee Florin Miron immediately showing Seroni a second yellow card.
Universitatea won the tie 2-1.
Muresan, 32, was punished for a challenge he committed during his team's 1-0 league win over champions Steaua Bucharest on 26 October.