Turin, September 17: Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Juventus will fine Douglas Costa after he was sent off for spitting against Sassuolo, and expects the winger to face a long ban.
Costa looks set for a minimum three-match suspension and Allegri, who believes that the Brazilian fell for provocation, revealed that a club fine will also be issued.
"It's only right that he is fined, and he certainly will be," Allegri told reporters.
"I was surprised by his reaction. We have suffered a goal, a red card and a suspension which will be long."
Meanwhile, Costa has apologised for his "ugly" behaviour after he was sent off.
The winger elbowed and headbutted Federico Di Francesco in the build-up to Sassuolo's late consolation, before spitting in the winger's face, and could now face a lengthy ban.
And taking to his official Instagram account, Costa took full responsibility for his actions.
"I want to apologise to all the Juventus fans for this over the top reaction I had during today's game," he wrote.
"I also apologise to my team-mates, who are always by my side, in good and bad times. It was ugly, I am aware of that and I apologise to everyone for that.
"I want to make clear that this isolated conduct has nothing to do with what I've shown throughout my career."
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Gostaria de pedir desculpas a todos os torcedores da Juventus por essa minha reação equivocada no jogo de hoje. Peço também desculpas aos meus companheiros de time, que estão sempre comigo nos momentos bons e ruins. Errei feio, tenho consciência e venho me desculpar com todos por isso. Deixo claro que essa atitude isolada não condiz com o que sempre mostrei em minha carreira. Douglas Costa Vorrei scusarmi con tutti i fan della Juventus per questa reazione fuorviante nel gioco di oggi. Mi scuso anche con i miei compagni di squadra, che sono sempre con me nei momenti belli e cattivi. Ero brutto, ne sono consapevole e mi scuso con tutti per questo. Metto in chiaro che questo atteggiamento isolato non corrisponde a quello che ho sempre dimostrato nella mia carriera. Douglas Costa @juventus
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