Hannover's Pogatetz hit with three-match ban

Hannover defender Emanuel Pogatetz has match ban by the German Football Federation (DFB) for punching Nurnberg's Philipp Wollscheid.

The incident occurred in last Friday's 1-0 win for Hannover, and although it was missed by the referee during the match, the DFB used video replays to review it and has handed down the punishment.

Pogatetz will miss away games at Hertha Berlin and Mainz as well as a home contest with Stuttgart while serving the suspension.

The Austrian has started every league game for Hannover this season, scoring one goal for a side that sits in seventh place in the Bundesliga table.