Douglas Costa apologises for 'ugly' spitting incident

Hope Soto
September 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo is sure to break his scoring duck Sunday against Sassuolo, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted as he backed the Portuguese star to win the Federation Internationale de Football Association world player of the year award.

Fresh from scoring his first goals for Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo makes an eagerly-awaited return to Spain when the Italian champions play Valencia on Wednesday in their opening Champions League group game.

Ronaldo made headlines worldwide when he left Real Madrid this summer to join the Turin club in a deal reportedly worth £105m, a record for a player over 30-years-old.

Ronaldo admits that the Champions League group Juventus have been drawn in is hard with Manchester United, Valencia and Young Boys but he says "it's the competition that I like the most and I hope we can a lot of luck in it." .

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said winger Douglas Costa faces a fine after he was sent off for spitting at Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco on Sunday.

The referree let the game continue as Sassuolo were in possession - the "Neroverdi" scored a consolation goal through Khouma Babacar.

"I'd also like to say sorry to my teammates, who are always with me in the good and bad times".

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"I'm very happy, we started well", he told Sky Sport Italia.

Roma have just five points from four games in which they have conceded seven goals.

Ronaldo has won five Champions Leagues to date, and proved instrumental in steering Real to a third consecutive European title last season.

Referee Daniele CFF, who first gave the Juventus yellow card for this episode, heard from deoesnt about what happened. Let us know in the comments section below.

Stephan El Shaarawy volleyed Roma in front in the 10th minute and Bryan Cristante doubled his team's advantage with his first goal for the club in the 29th.

With the incident taking place in the final few minutes of the game, a collision between both players preceded the spitting incident.

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