Conte handed two-match ban after sending off at Udinese

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte during the match against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, January 10, 2021. — Reuters pic
Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte during the match against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, January 10, 2021. — Reuters pic

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MILAN, Jan 26 — Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte has been handed a two-match touchline ban for the incident that saw him sent off for dissent during his side’s 0-0 draw at Udinese on Saturday, a Serie A disciplinary commission ruled today.

Conte was sent to the stands in stoppage time after clashing with referee Fabio Maresca. He will now miss Inter’s Serie A matches against Benevento and Fiorentina after being found guilty of using “disrespectful language” towards the referee.

The fiery Italian has been fined €20,000 (RM98,399), while team manager Gabriele Oriali was fined €5,000 for his behaviour.

“We didn’t agree about the amount of stoppage time,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia after the match.

“The referee has to take his decisions, and we have to accept them, even if we don’t agree.”

Inter, who are second in the Serie A standings on 41 points, take on rivals AC Milan in the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia tonight. — Reuters

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