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Allegri backs banned Conte

14 September 2012 09:24

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Antonio Conte's absence is hurting Italian football.

Juventus coach Conte was handed a 10-month touchline-ban earlier this summer for his failure to report two instances of match-fixing during his spell in charge of Siena, and Allegri struggles to comprehend how his colleague must feel.

"Conte? There are rules and they must be respected. I have faith in the law and the Federation. I admit that I feel sorry for Conte, though, and I really mean that," Allegri told La Stampa.

"Conte's absence is a real loss for the league.

"In these days I've been asking myself how Conte must be feeling, but I can't even imagine it to be honest.

"I want to wish Conte good luck. Sincerely. It's really a shame not to see him on the touchline."

Juventus won their opening two Serie A games without Conte.

Massimo Carrera is in charge of the Serie A champions while Conte is suspended.

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 37 +49 88
2 37 +51 84
3 37 +53 83
4 37 +25 70
5 37 +20 69
6 37 +13 63
7 37 +20 59
8 37 +6 59
9 37 +3 50
10 37 -4 48
11 37 -3 46
12 37 -6 45
13 37 -22 44
14 37 -17 43
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16 37 -25 36
17 37 -31 32
18 37 -26 31
19 37 -45 23
20 37 -44 17

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