Days after leaving Leeds United Tommaso Bianchi is sent off 25 minutes into Ascoli debut

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The Italian midfielder had a debut to forget back in Italy.

This week saw Leeds United decide to move on Tommaso Bianchi after a difficult time at the club. He was allowed to join Serie B side Ascoli on loan until the end of the season - with a view to a permanent deal.

Bianchi had struggled for first-team football at Leeds with injury problems also playing a part. The Italian had not featured in the first-team for the club since February last year after heading to the Yorkshire from Sassuolo after impressing on loan at Modena.

So his departure was no surprise.

Considering he is without a senior appearance in nearly a year, you'd think that Ascoli would want to give him at least a week or two before bringing him into the starting XI.

But he started today for his Ascoli debut at Serie B promotion hopefuls Cesena, along with fellow Leeds flop Zan Benedicic in midfield.

After 25 minutes his debut at Ascoli had officially come to a sticky end. He received a booking in the 16th minute and nine minutes later got another and was given his marching orders, the second Ascoli player to be sent off in the game.

Not the ideal way to rebuild his career in Italy after leaving Leeds United.

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