WATCH: Footage has emerged of footballer Douglas Costa spitting in another player's mouth 3 years ago

WATCH: Footage has emerged of footballer Douglas Costa spitting in another player's mouth

This is horrible.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke his goal drought at Juventus today.

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The Portugese striker scored two goals in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo to put the Italian giants back at the top of the Serie A.

The second goal, in particular, was a lovely one, and it will terrify teams around Europe that the so-called drought ended just as the Champions League returns.

Sassuolo pulled a goal back in the last few minutes.

But Ronaldo won't steal all the headlines from this particular game.

His team-mate Douglas Costa was sent off for spitting in another player's mouth.

The Brazilian winger was seen intentionally spitting in the direction of Federico Di Francesco's face.

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The incident went to VAR (remember VAR?), and Costa was correctly sent for an early shower for this nasty act.

He will definitely face a lengthy ban for this incident.

Luckily they've another fella to play in his position who's not too bad...

Costa has since taken to Instagram to apologise for the regrettable episode, saying:

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"I want to apologise to all the Juventus fans for this over the top reaction I had during today’s game.

“I also apologise to my teammates, who are always by my side, in good and bad times. It was ugly, I am aware of that and I apologise to everyone for that.

“I want to make clear that this isolated conduct has nothing to do with what I’ve shown throughout my career.”