Serie A

Napoli win appeal over their 3-0 loss to Juventus and -1 point deduction for match forfeit

Napoli have won their appeal over the 3-0 loss to Juventus and -1 point deduction for failing to turn up to play Juve in early October

 
5:59pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
By
Emmet Gates

Napoli have won their appeal to overturn their automatic 3-0 loss and -1 point deduction for their failure to fulfil the Serie A league fixture against Juventus.

The two sides were due to square off in early October, but Napoli were refused to travel to Turin for the game by the health authorities of their region, Campania.

Two Napoli players, Piotr Zielinski and Elif Elmas, had tested positive for Covid-19 in the week leading up to the game, but both had failed to go into a 'bubble'.

It was believed that Napoli hadn't followed Covid-19 protocols, and were found to be at fault for the fixture not being played by Lega Serie A and the FIGC, the Italian football federation.

Therefore Juventus were handed a 3-0 win and Napoli were also given a -1 point deduction.

Napoli president Aurelio DeLaurentiis appealed the decision to CONI (Italian Olympic Committee), and the verdict was handed out this evening.

CONI have overturned the decision, therefore asserting that the game will be played at some date in the future.

Juve were on 27 points, but have now been reduced to 24, whilst Napoli have gained an extra point, and now sit on 24.

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