The aftermath of the aggressive impact Juventus winger Douglas Costa made on Sassuolo star man during the match is starting to dawn on the Brazilian winger as he will be set to face a four match ban in the Serie A.
During the Serie A game, Costa was first seen giving an elbow to Sassoulo’s Federico Di Francesco and head-butting escaping both before being sent off for spitting at Di Francesco by the referee with the disgusting act caught on camera.
However Juventus was able to gather all three points from the game thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace in the second half of the match. Costa was sent off during the match at the last minute of the Serie A match.
The 28-year-old winger will be missing four games altogether in the Serie A when the Biaconeris will take on Frosinone, Bologna, Napoli and Udinese, but will available for selection in the Champions League as the ban does not extend to Europe. According to the Serie A experts of FootballPredictions.com this will be quite a big miss for the current Scudetto holders.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri refusing to relive the moment of the incident said to the press: “The episode on Sunday surprised everyone,” Allegri told a news conference via Goal.
“And in my opinion, Costa apologised and will pay with the suspension.
“He will have the opportunity to show that this is an isolated gesture, a bad example for children.
“[On Monday] he had a good workout and again this morning [Tuesday]. He had a moment of madness – that should not happen.
“The club will not appeal for Costa. The boy suffered a shock because it is something outside of the behaviour he has always shown on the field. Usually when he passes by a fly he dodges it.
“[Wednesday’s] choice on Costa will be exclusively technical.”