Donnarumma’s disqualification against Inter confirmed as sporting judge makes ruling

By Oliver Fisher -

It has been confirmed that Gianluigi Donnarumma will miss AC Milan’s Coppa Italia quarter-final clash against city rivals Inter.

There was a big moment of controversy just inside the final 20 minutes of Milan’s penalty shootout win over Torino in midweek.

Rafael Leao successfully closed down Torino goalkeeper Milinkovic-Savic who lost the ball and then kneeled in the way of the forward who went down, but the referee Valeri did not point for a penalty. Instead, as the appeals rained down, he sent off Donnarumma who was protesting from the bench.

As MilanLive reports, the sporting judge has handed Gianluigi Donnarumma a one-game disqualification for the Coppa Italia, which means he will miss the derby, returning for the semi-final if the Rossoneri get through.

Although the disqualification was certain, the number of games was not, but the judge showed a certain leniency towards Gigio as the goalkeeper was accused of a disrespectful attitude towards the referee who had initially warned him for protests.

Valeri found no aggravating circumstances that could have led to a heavier disqualification.

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