Two match sanction against Di María for a red card in humiliation at Monza

Two match sanction against Di María for a red card in humiliation at Monza

Angel Di Maria has been banned for two games for elbowing an opponent during their humiliating loss to promoted Monza, Serie A said on Tuesday.

Argentine winger Di Maria was sent off five minutes before halftime of Sunday’s 1-0 loss – also Monza’s first win in the Italian top flight – after lashing out at Armando Izzo.

He later blamed himself for Juve’s first league setback of the season, which left them in eighth place and seven points behind leaders Napoli.

The 34-year-old will miss Bologna’s visit and Juve’s trip to champions AC Milan after the international break, in which he will feature in two pre-World Cup friendlies.

José Mourinho will miss Roma’s visit to his former team, Inter Milan, following his one-match suspension.

The Portuguese was suspended for “entering the pitch in the 11th minute” of his team’s 1-0 loss at home to Atalanta on Sunday and “ranting against a player from the opposing team”.

Roma feared Mourinho could be suspended for up to three matches after his vehement protests against referee Daniele Chiffi for not awarding a penalty for a tackle on Nicolo Zaniolo in the second half.

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