AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been match ban for violent conduct, it was confirmed on Monday.

The Swedish frontman was sent off in Milan's 0-0 draw with Napoli on Sunday after he slapped defender Salvatore Aronica in an incident that took place away from the ball.

Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has said he is hopeful of getting the ban reduced to two games with Milan set to appeal the decision.

Ibrahimovic leads the Rossoneri with 15 goals in 19 games in Serie A, but his suspension means he will miss matches against third-place Udinese and Cesena as well as a top-of-the-table clash with leaders Juventus if the appeal is turned down.