A 2-1 win against Sassuolo on Sunday saw Juventus maintain their 100 percent winning start to the Serie A. The team now possesses 12 points out of 12, which gives them a 3-point lead over Napoli at the top of the pile.
The day was special for the fans of Juve, as both goals for the side came through Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Real Madrid star scored his first goal in the Serie A, and almost ended up getting a hat-trick to his name.
The Portuguese showed glimpses of how he still is the best player on the planet at the moment, and why Juventus are in for a super exciting season in Europe.
However, it is very rare that an event related to Ronaldo does not become the highlight of the day, but such were Douglas Costa’s actions and their consequences.
The ex-Bayern winger had a night to forget, as not only was he involved in a lot of dirty tackling throughout the game, but also ended it in disgrace with a red card to his name.
The Brazilian elbowed Federico Di Francesco in the face in the dying moments, only to follow this with an act of utter stupidity.
Douglas Costa’s performance against Sassuolo today. This man is crazy, I have lost a lot of respect for him. This is disgraceful 🤮😷 pic.twitter.com/Z1WMONyUjW
— World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) September 16, 2018
The pacey winger spat in the mouth of the 24-year-old, and after the action being confirmed through VAR, was given his marching orders.
The world was in shock of the incident, and the world of twitter heavily responded to the incident, with one person tweeting: “Douglas Costa is definitely getting a lengthy ban and fine for that behaviour. Disgusting.”
Another added: “Douglas Costa has just spat in his opponents mouth. I’ve gone from loving him to hating him in a matter of seconds. Disgraceful.”
An act that is likely to see him receive a heavy ban and severe punishment, as such actions are not welcome in the sport at all.
Douglas Costa "I apologize to all the Juventus fans for my unacceptable reaction. I also apologize to my teammates, who are always with me in the good & the bad times. I made an ugly mistake, which does not reflect the attitude that I have always shown throughout my career." pic.twitter.com/bPZfGi7IqS
— SempreJuveLNS.com (@SempreJuveLNS) September 16, 2018