Juve coach Conte banned
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been given a two-match ban for insulting match officials following the Serie A leaders’ 1-1 draw at home to Genoa on Saturday.
Sporting director Giuseppe Marotta was banned for three weeks for a similar outburst and defender Leonardo Bonucci was given a one-match ban for his behaviour, the league’s disciplinary commissioner said in a statement yesterday.
Juventus – three points ahead of Napoli – were livid at several refereeing decisions in the game, especially the referee’s failure to award them a stoppage-time penalty for handball against Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist.
Conte ran onto the pitch, ranted at officials and later described the refereeing as “shameful”.