Juve’s Conte receives two-match ban

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Updated: January 28, 2013

Juventus manager Antonio Conte and three of
his players have received suspensions after they protested a non-call by
referee Marco Guida in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Genoa.

Defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini as well as forward Mirko
Vucinic were punished after they criticized the referee for not calling what
they believed was a handball inside the penalty area on Genoa’s Andreas
Granqvist.

Conte and Bonucci have each been hit with a two-game ban for what sporting
judge Gianpaolo Tosel called “intimidating the referee and an additional
official, insulting them and then reiterating the comments in the dressing
room after the game.”

Chiellini missed the match due to injury but came from the stands to confront
the referee and has been given a one-game suspension, while Vucinic received
the same penalty for protesting despite numerous warnings.

Juventus sits three points clear at the top of the Serie A table and will
travel to Chievo next Sunday before hosting Fiorentina the following weekend.