Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been given a four-game Serie A ban for spitting at Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco.
Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco has rubbished claims he provoked Douglas Costa with racist insults, resulting in the Juventus forward spitting in his face.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke his Juventus duck with a double in Sunday's 2-1 win over Sassuolo, but it was marred by a red card for Douglas Costa for spitting.
Napoli missed the chance to go level with Serie A leaders Juventus after tumbling to a 3-0 defeat at Sampdoria.
Torino staged a superb second-half recovery to heap more Serie A misery on Inter in a 2-2 draw at the San Siro.
Big-spending Inter Milan lost 1-0 at Sassulo on Sunday, as Roma and SPAL both chalked up away victories.
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