Napoli received a complaint due to the absence of Juventus – Punch Newspapers

Napoli won a complaint on Tuesday due to a 3-0 defeat and a one-point deduction for failing to appear at Juventus due to coronavirus cases.

Napoli took its case to the Sports Guarantee Committee of the Italian Olympic Committee, which is the highest level of sports justice in Italy, after previous appeals were rejected by the Italian Football Federation and Serie A.

CONI said in a statement that they “accepted the appeal filed by Napoli and annulled without delay the decision of the Sports Court of Appeals at FIGC … including the penalty for losing the Juventus-Napoli match and deducting one point.”

The schedule on October 4 was abandoned, not canceled when Napoli did not travel to Turin.

Napoli was penalized with an automatic 3-0 defeat and also jumped one point for not coming to the planned match.

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They claimed that the local health authorities ordered them not to travel because of the positive tests for Covid-19 by Piotr Zielinski and Elif Elmas.

The match was scheduled just days after Napoli played with Genoa, which subsequently recorded over a dozen COVID cases on its team.

Italian media report that the match at Juve’s Allianz Stadium will be newly scheduled for January 13.

(AFP)

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