Last month, Sandro Tonali was punished for a nasty challenge he made during an Under-21 outing with the young Italian side. The red card meant that he would no longer finish the rest of the games that his team had to play in for the rest of the recently concluded international break after he was slapped with the penalty of a three-game ban. He was punished for his carelessness after stamping on an opponent player, which in turn made him get a straight red card.
The decision was made after the UEFA Disciplinary Commission reviewed the matter and even though Italy protested against the punishment, it still stood and was not overturned. The 21-year-old got sent off into the closing stages of the match at the 84th minute after stepping on Ondrej Sasinka. That was not all the action that occurred in the match, though, as both Matteo Gabbia, AC Milan defender, and Riccardo Marchizza also getting slapped with their respective bans.
Riccardo Marchizza’s ban came as a result of the fact that he was caught violating the rules of good conduct, and as for Gabbia, his own situation was different. He got a one-game ban for picking up a second booking on the night within the closing stages of the match.
The two players, who are widely regarded as AC Milan’s future, have since been asked to learn to have cool heads as the future of Italian football rests partly on their shoulders.