Serie A WATCH: AS Roma’s Mourinho red carded for mocking Monza bench

Jose Mourinho was sent off as Roma earned a last-gasp 1-0 victory over Monza to move up to sixth in Serie A.

Stephan El Shaarawy scored a 90th-minute winner at the Stadio Olympico, after Romelu Lukaku and Sardar Azmoun both hit the post for the hosts. Monza were forced to play more than 50 minutes with 10 men after Danilo D’Ambrosio’s first-half dismissal.

Mourinho was then given a red card deep into injury time after making ‘crying’ gestures towards the opposition bench. Victory saw Roma end Monza’s five-match unbeaten streak to move within three points of leaders Napoli.

“I don’t know why I got the red card, I only made a gesture to the bench, not a single word,” Mourinho said after the game, adding: “We made a lot of mistakes and we suffered. It was a game with a low technical level, but a [highly] emotional one.”

Meanwhile, Manuel Locatelli secured a 1-0 win for Juventus at Milan in Serie A on Sunday with a second-half strike, after the hosts were reduced to 10 men when the defender Malick Thiaw received a straight red card. A relatively slow-paced match took a surprising turn five minutes before the break when Thiaw received his marching orders for a last-man foul on Moise Kean.

With the numerical advantage, Juve took charge and Locatelli scored in the 63rd minute with a deflected long-range shot off Rade Krunic, catching the Milan goalkeeper, Antonio Mirante, off guard. Juve are now third in the table with 20 points, with Milan second on 21, one point behind the leaders, Inter, after the ninth round of fixtures.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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