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ITALIAN SERIE A

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
5 Fiorentina 2 1 1 7
6 Sassuolo 2 1 1 7
7 Genoa 2 0 1 6
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JuventusJuventus
SassuoloSassuolo
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1
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InternazionaleInternazionale
1
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Douglas Costa could start for Juventus vs. Valencia as Massimiliano Allegri defends 'blackout'

Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri admitted his side could've played better but were more focused on finally getting Cristiano Ronaldo on the score sheet.
Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri insists Douglas Costa's red card for spitting at Federico Di Francesco was completely out of character during their 2-1 win over Sassuolo.
It took 320 minutes, but Cristiano Ronaldo finally netted his first goals with Juventus. Relive Ronaldo's special performance in Turin.
The FC crew react to Douglas Costa's spitting incident in Juventus' win over Sassuolo and assess how severe his punishment should be.
The FC crew react to Douglas Costa's spitting incident in Juventus' win over Sassuolo and assess how severe his punishment should be.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Douglas Costa had a "blackout" when he spat at Federico Di Francesco and was sent off in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday.

Costa, 28, has been banned for four matches for unsporting behaviour, but Allegri leapt to his defence and said it was an out-of-character situation and he might even pick him in his team to face Valencia on Wednesday night.

"On Sunday, Douglas Costa had a moment of blackout that should not happen, but it happens to everyone," Allegri...

Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco: I did not racially abuse Douglas Costa

Peter Walton joins the FC crew to share his candid thoughts on Douglas Costa's spitting incident against Sassuolo and how he should be punished.
Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri insists Douglas Costa's red card for spitting at Federico Di Francesco was completely out of character during their 2-1 win over Sassuolo.
The FC crew react to Douglas Costa's spitting incident in Juventus' win over Sassuolo and assess how severe his punishment should be.
Douglas Costa was sent off in the final minutes of Juventus' win over Sassualo after he appeared to spit in face of Federico Di Francesco.

Sassuolo forward Federico Di Francesco has refuted allegations Douglas Costa spat at him because he had been racially abused.

Costa was sent off during Juventus' 2-1 win over Sassuolo when he was seen spitting in Di Francesco's mouth -- the incident coming on the back of a strong challenge, elbow and head-butt. Costa's fury led to suggestions there was more to the incident than met the eye.

The Brazilian later posted an apology to the Juventus fans, his teammates and manager...