PORTO, Portugal — Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci will be left in the stands for Wednesday's Champions League match against Porto as punishment for his outburst aimed at coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Allegri announced the move on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) at the pre-match news conference, saying he had agreed it with club officials as "a fair decision, out of respect for the squad, the fans and the club."
Bonucci became embroiled in a heated argument over substitutions with Allegri after a 4-1 win over Palermo on Friday.
Allegri also will punish himself for his angry reaction to Bonucci, announcing a donation to charity.
It was the third time in three weeks that players had questioned Allegri's decisions and the manager said the moves should be "an example for the future," adding that "it's the time to make decisions and move on."