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AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain.

Journalist explains what Higuain said to the referee before his red card v Juventus

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Juventus' quest for yet another Scudetto crown is looking stronger by the week.

The Bianconeri beat AC Milan 2-0 in the San Siro on Sunday night, taking their points tally to 34 after just 12 games.

Genoa are the only team to take points off of Max Allegri's side so far in 2018/19, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring once again in Milan.

The Portuguese superstar now has eight goals and five assists in 12 games and is looking like a €100m bargain.

And the man Ronaldo replaced in the Juventus lineup was the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons on Sunday night.

Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty which would have levelled the score after Mario Mandzukic's opening goal.

Then, the Argentine was sent off in the 83rd minute after completely losing his cool.

Higuain picked up two yellow cards in quick succession after an argument with the referee. You can watch the incident below.

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It was thought that Higuain must have said something offensive to the official to receive his marching orders.

However, Italian journalist Tancerdi Palmeri insists the former Juve and Napoli striker simply kept repeating “fischi sempre a me", which translates to "you always whistle on me".

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Palmeri states the red card was brandished due to Higuain's 'head gesture' towards the official.

Higuain said himself after the game that he said nothing offensive to the referee.

“It seemed like an unfair foul, in my opinion I was fouled,” Higuain told Milan TV, per Football Italia.

“I was booked, the referee knows what I said and I didn’t insult anyone. I apologise to the club, the fans, the Coach and my teammates because these things must be avoided.

Higuain after being sent off

“We’re people, we have emotions, the match wasn’t going the right way and that’s how it ended.

“My ban? The referee knows what I said, I didn’t say anything offensive.”

Higuain is likely to receive a two-game ban for his actions, which will see him miss games against Lazio and Parma.

Topics:
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Mario Mandzukic
Gonzalo Higuain
AC Milan
Serie A
Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo

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