Four-game ban for Pinto

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Hannover midfielder Sergio Pinto has been banned for four games by the disciplinary committee of the German Football Association after his red card last weekend.

The 27-year-old was dismissed by referee Gunter Perl during the 1-1 draw with Hamburg for kicking out at opponent Nigel de Jong.

The suspension takes effect immediately, meaning Hannover will be without Pinto until March 9 when they travel to Bayer Leverkusen.

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