VAR sends off Douglas Costa for spitting incident at end of Juve game

The Juve player was awarded a yellow card for a headbutt on Sassuolo's Di Francesco and VAR determined that a red be issued for a spitting incident.

Imagen de Douglas Costa escupiendo a Di Francesco.

Juve's Douglas Costa was the protagonist at the end of this afternoon's Serie A clash in Turin as Juventus overcame Sassuolo with a 2-1 win.

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C-R) and his teammates acknowledge the public after the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Sassuolo on September 16, 2018 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.

At the end of the match, the Brazilian was involved in a tangle with Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco, lashing out at his opponent and headbutting the Sassuolo substitute with the match official in clear view of the incident. He topped off his unsavoury display by spitting at the Italian player in the face. 

Match official Sarà Daniele Chiffi immediately booked Costa for the initial infringement but was then advised by the CAR system to dismiss the Juve player with a straight red. 

It's now feasible the player will receive an economic sanction from the Turin based club and will be forced to serve out a ban for the direct red card.

Serie A

Table PTS W D L
1Juventus 12 4 0 0
2Nápoles 9 3 0 1
3Sassuolo 7 2 1 1
Full standing
Next matches
Frosinone - Juventus D-23/09 20:30
Juventus - Bolonia X-26/09 21:00
Juventus - Nápoles S-29/09 18:00

*Update 16 de septiembre de 2018