The aftershocks from Tuesday night's extraordinary 3-3 clash at AAMI Park continue to rumble on with players from Melbourne City and Perth Glory hit with bans for violent conduct.
Glory defender Dino Djulbic and City firebrand Fernando Brando have been sanctioned by the Match RevIew Panel (MRP) after a tussle in the box saw both players red carded in the dying minutes of the epic contest.
Djulbic, who was the first to get his marching orders in the 91st minute faces a three-game ban while Brandan who was hot on his heels has been handed a two-game penalty.
Both players have until midday tomorrow to appeal the ruling.
The clash in the box resulted in City’s third penalty of the night – and the second missed by the club’s skipper Bruno Fornaroli – condemning the home side a disappointing draw.
Glory came from behind three times to level the scores with goalkeeper Liam Reddy imperious between the sticks to keep the visitors in the contest.
The MRP also confirmed that Western Sydney Wanderers attacker Brendon Santalab will miss the next three matches after Friday’s 3-2 loss to Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. The striker accepted a two game suspension for his challenge on defender Jade North and an additional one-match ban for the accumulation of five yellows.
Confirmation of his absence comes as the Wanderers released fellow attacker Kerem Bulut who endured a goalless run in his second stint under Tony Popovic.