‘The loss is my fault’ – Angel Di Maria apologises to Juventus fans after red card for elbow leads to shock Monza defeat

    ANGEL DI MARIA has apologised for getting sent off and inadvertently causing Juventus to fall to a shock defeat to AC Monza.

    The former Manchester United star was given a straight red card in the first half after swinging an elbow into the midriff of an AC Monza player.

    Angel Di Maria elbows an AC Monza player

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    Angel Di Maria elbows an AC Monza player
    Di Maria shown his marching orders after being given a straight red card

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    Di Maria shown his marching orders after being given a straight red cardCredit: Alamy
    Monza players surround the afflicted Fabio Maresca as he lies hurt following the elbow

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    Monza players surround the afflicted Fabio Maresca as he lies hurt following the elbowCredit: Getty

    Juventus went on to lose the game, with Chris Gytkjaer grabbing a second half goal to open the deadlock.

    The goal subsequently gave them their first ever Serie A victory, with the club earning promotion from Serie B last season.

    It also compounded a stuttering start to the season for the ‘Old Lady’.

    After the game Di Maria, 34, took responsibility for his actions and wrote a grovelling apology to the fans.

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    On his Instagram he wrote: “The defeat is my fault. I’m very sorry.

    “I’m a professional, but also a human being who makes mistakes and knows how to recognize them.”

    While the visit to Monza was their first league defeat of the season, they currently sit down in eighth in the table having won just twice in the Serie A.

    In the Champions League Massimiliano Allegri’s side have fared even worse, losing their first two games.

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    Di Maria joined Juventus in the summer after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired.

    He has scored and assisted once each in five games so far.

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