Rome: Italian football giants AC Milan will see their striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sidelined in the clash against league leaders Juventus February 25 as the Swedish international has been handed a three-match ban.

The Swede, who has scored 15 goals this season and ranked second in the Serie A scorers table, was sent off during Sunday's 0-0 draw with Napoli for slapping Salvatore Aronica in an off-the-ball incident.

The Rossoneri, who will appeal the Monday's ruling by the Italian League's Disciplinary Commission, will face Udinese, Cesena and Juventus in the next three Serie A games, a newspaper reported.

AC Milan are now one point behind Juventus and have played one more match than the leaders.