Juventus coach Allegri says club will fine Douglas Costa for spitting incident

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri made it clear that winger Douglas Costa will be fined by the club after he was sent off for spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco during their Serie A match on Sunday.Cristiano Ronaldo opened his Juventus account with two goals on the day as the club beat Sassuolo 2-1 to lead the Serie A table with 12 points.Juventus’s victory and Ronaldo’s first goals for the club was marred by the Costa incident in the end where the the Brazilian not only spat at Di Francesco but also elbowed and head-butted him.Along with speaking about Costa, Allegri also expressed his dissatisfaction at the way Juventus played after going 2-0 ahead in the 65th minute of the match.What happens to Douglas Costa to do this (The penalty will be great and well deserved) pic.twitter.com/Nhic5YyMF6Midiablilla (@Qmlachuperoures) September 16, 2018″Even if he was fouled, these episodes must not happen,” Allegri told reporters. “We mustn’t fall for provocation.”The game was winding down, we had it in the bag and, instead, we stopped playing as a team, everyone wanted to dribble a bit.”Then the other team gets back into the game, some players get irritated and that sort of thing happens.”Allegri added: “It’s only right that he (Costa) is fined, and he certainly will be… I was surprised by his reaction. We have suffered a goal, a red card and a suspension which will be long.”Watch: Ronaldo scores first Serie A goal as Juventus beat SassuoloadvertisementRonaldo needed three-and-a-half games to break his duck for Juventus, but Allegri said he never had any doubts about the Portugal forward.The first goal was a gift as a Sassuolo defender headed the ball onto the post and the rebound landed right at Ronaldo’s feet, leaving him with the easiest of tap-ins.”Was there any anxiety? Not on my part,” said Allegri.”You just have to see the first three games and how close Ronaldo went to scoring,” he said. “He was a little too hasty and eager to score again today, but football takes away and it gives, and the ball bounced off the post and right into his path.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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