Contreras hit with suspension

Melbourne Victory defender Pablo Contreras has been suspended for two matches.

Melbourne Victory defender Pablo Contreras has been suspended for two matches.

This afternoon, the FFA's Match Review Panel handed down the following ruling:

"The incident involving Pablo Contreras (Melbourne Victory) in or around the 54th minute of Melbourne Victory-s game against Melbourne Heart on Saturday evening. The MRP has the authority to consider the incident pursuant to clause 9.1(c)(i) of the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations. In reviewing the incident during this afternoon-s meeting, the MRP took into consideration submissions lodged by Melbourne Victory. The MRP determined that the Player had committed the offence of "Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball)" against Mate Dugandzic and proposed a sanction of the Mandatory Match Suspension plus one (1) addition Match. This is the minimum sanction for such an offence under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations."

Melbourne Victory's next two games are against Adelaide on Friday night and home to Brisbane Roar on Friday, October 25.