6 October 2014 18:16
Roma coach Rudi Garcia has been fined €5,000 and warned over his future conduct after being sent off in a fiery clash at Juventus.
The Frenchman was banished from the touchline during the first half of Sunday’s Serie A fixture following his reaction to referee Gianluca Rocchi’s decision to award the first of the two penalties for Juve, who ran out 3-2 winners.
Garcia has been hit in the pocket following his actions in a dramatic game between the top two in Italian top flight, which was settled by a fine volley from Leonardo Bonucci four minutes from time.
The first of the hosts’ spot-kicks was awarded for handball against Maicon, after Rocchi originally appeared to award a free-kick, while the second was judged a foul by Miralem Pjanic on Paul Pogba, with what minimal contact there was perhaps occurring just outside the area.
Former Lille coach Garcia later criticised Rocchi’s performance and suggested that more technology should be used to aid referees.
It was a costly day for Roma, as Kostas Manolas was sent off late on following a fracas with Alvara Morata – who was also given his marching orders.
Greece defender Manolas has been given a two-match ban, while Juve striker Morata will serve a one-match suspension.
Juve and Roma have also been punished for the conduct of their fans at Juventus Stadium this weekend.
Serie A champions Juve have been fined €30,000 after a fan clashed with a member of the Roma staff on the bench, a flare was thrown into the section of away supporters and a laser pen was used by home fans.
Roma must pay a €20,000 fine for hurling flares and plastic bottles onto the pitch and towards Juve fans, while they have also been punished for using radio communications on the bench.