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Napoli win appeal on point deduction for not completing Juventus game


Napoli successfully appealed the decision to grant them a 3-0 loss and a point deduction after failing to complete a game against Juventus with the game now ready to be replayed.

The incident took place on October 4 when I Partenopei failed to make it to Turin after several players tested positive for coronavirus after a 6-0 victory over Genoa. Napoli have always argued that they were following advice from the local health authority, which had banned them from leaving Napoli to play the game.

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However, that did not prevent the club from receiving punitive measures from Lega Serie A. The governing body argued that Napoli had not done enough to attempt to play the game and had gone against the agreements made at the start of the season regarding travel after positive results. tests.

Gli Azzurri had already appealed the decision unsuccessfully on several occasions, but now they have finally had the measures overturned by the Sports Guarantee Council of CONI (Italian Olympic Committee).

As a result, the one point deduction received by Napoli will be removed, while Juventus will be deducted from the three points awarded to them. In a strange twist of fate, this will leave both teams tied on 24 points, even though the Old Lady will remain above their rivals on goal difference.

Both teams are well behind surprise leaders Milan, who rank first out of 31, as well as Inter who are second out of 30.

The Napoli and Juventus league reunion will also have to be replayed. The duo are due to meet in the Supercoppa Italiana final on January 20 and then in the league on February 13. It remains to be seen where a third game will fit into the schedule.