Monday December 23 2019
Bentancur banned for three games

Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has been banned for three games following his red card in the Italian Super Cup.

Bentancur was sent off in the final minute of Juve’s 3-1 defeat to Lazio yesterday.

This evening, the FIGC’s disciplinary committee decided to issue him with a three-match suspension.

One game is related to his two yellow cards, while the other two are as a result of him berating the fourth official.

That means he will miss the Bianconeri’s fixtures against Cagliari, Roma and Parma to open 2020.

Additionally, club directors Pavel Nedved and Fabio Paratici have each been fined €5,000 for “disrespectful behaviour” towards officials at the end of the Supercoppa.

As for Lazio, midfielders Luis Alberto and Lucas Leiva must sit out their next game against Napoli on January 11.

Also banned for the next round are Sofyan Amrabat (Verona), Gianluca Caprari (Sampdoria), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), Fabio Piscane (Cagliari), Bremer (Torino), Riccardo Gagliolo (Parma) and Marco Calderoni (Lecce).