Partying Vidal gets punished

2014-10-08 10:17
Arturo Vidal (Supplied)

Cape Town - Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal was reportedly dropped for Sunday's crunch Serie A clash against Roma after partying into the early hours of Friday morning.

The Chile international was photographed on the streets of Turin around 5am, with the image, which was published in La Gazzetta dello Sport, showing him involved in an altercation.

Vidal then arrived late for training and was subsequently fined by the Bianconeri, who axed the 27-year-old from the matchday squad for the visit of the Giallorossi once they learned what he had been up to, according to the Italian newspaper.

Andrea Pirlo stepped in for his Juve team-mate and created the opener in the 3-2 win, with his free-kick leading to the first of two penalties converted by Carlos Tevez, following a handball by Maicon.

It was Pirlo's first outing since recovering from a hip injury, with suggestions that Vidal was being rested as a reason for his absence.

The Santiago native has previously been reprimanded for such behaviour, after being suspended by the Chilean Football Association in 2011 for 10 matches after breaking a curfew, while he also became embroiled in a tussle outside a local nightclub that same year.

Did you read: Juventus confirm bids for Pogba and Vidal

Read more on:    juventus  |  serie a  |  arturo vidal  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.