PHILIPPE MEXES and other Milan members have picked up punishments – nothing for Juventus.
There was ‘unnecessary tension’ like coach Massimiliano Allegri stated in the game between Milan and Juventus on Saturday night which ended in a controversial 1-1 draw, with a clear Milan goal disallowed.
Tension causes episodes on the pitch and off it, and Philippe Mexes has paid the price for one of these episodes. The French defender was caught on camera punching Juventus’ Marco Borriello in the ribs.
The Lega decided on Monday to hand Mexes a three-match ban for the punch, which means he’ll miss the Rossoneri’s next games against Palermo, Lecce and Parma (the 29-year-old is of course cleared to play in the Champions League vs Arsenal). He’s slowly returned to the top of his game after a nasty knee injury.
No action was taken against Sulley Muntari, who scored Milan’s disallowed goal. The Ghana man had reportedly been spotted on camera twice excoriating Juve’s Stephan Lichtsteiner, but he’s been acquitted.
Adriano Galliani has received a booking with a warning for his actions after the game, while director Silvano Ramaccioni has been banned for one game. No punishments for Juventus, as Andrea Pirlo has been acquitted after he allegedly elbowed the Rossoneri’s Mark Van Bommel. Milan stay top of the league.