AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci is set to miss the visit of former team Juventus next Saturday after being handed a two-match ban following his red card on Sunday.
The 30-year-old, who arrived at San Siro during the summer from the Old Lady for around £37.8m, was adjudged to have purposefully elbowed Genoa defender
Leonardo Bonucci — BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2017
The Milan defender receives a straight red card for a brutal elbow on Genoa's Aleandro Rosi... pic.twitter.com/1MWap6soZ0
"Bonucci will be suspended 2 games for violent playing therefore missing Milan-Juventus next week!", the well-respected journalist tweeted via his official Twitter account.
Bonucci will be suspended 2 games for violent playing therefore missing Milan-Juventus next week!— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) October 22, 2017
The 30-year-old's dismissal on Sunday forced Milan into adopting an alternative game plan to their original strategy, and the big-money summer spenders struggled greatly to break down
There has been little secret surrounding the pressure the club's hierarchy have placed on boss Vincenzo Montella, who has only been able to guide his side to 11th in the Serie A table - 12 points off top -
There is also no doubt that if results and form do not improve for AC in the coming weeks, the 43-year-old will be facing the axe, and now without star defender