Napoli appeal verdict walkover and one point deduction after failing to show up against Juventus

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Napoli has appealed the decision of an FIGC judge which gave Juventus a 3-0 win by default and a one-point deduction after failing to travel to Turin for their Serie A encounter.

Napoli had two COVID-19 cases amongst its playing squad and failed to show up for the Serie A clash. After their request for postponement was turned down, Juventus warmed up for the game and turned on the floodlight.

The football administration said Napoli’s claimed were not genuine. The Pertonopei claimed that the local authority in Naples advised them to self-isolate after recording those cases.

An empty Juventus stadium waiting for the arrival of Napoli

But the LEGA Calcio claimed that the game could have still go ahead since it’s just two cases, citing example of U.S. Salernitana, a team based in Naples who also had cases but traveled for the fixture.

Juventus-Napoli fixture a possibility

According to Il Mattino, the appeal filed by the Partenopei’at CONI could change the sports judge’s decision. This means have the fixture rescheduled is a possibility.

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The newspaper reports that what will be decided at the court is if the Neapolitans could have traveled on Sunday afternoon.

With an appeal for a reschedule of the game, the Azzurri will be hoping to get a good judgement and continue their good form.

It was also gathered that Juventus will not appear in court for the appeal. This could make the decision to reschedule the clash be an easy one.

Napoli romp Atalanta

Meanwhile, Napoli demolished in-form Atalanta 4-1 at home. Genarro Gatusso‘s men put on a masterclass to humiliate leaders Atalanta.

Hirving Lozano bagged a brace while Matteo Politano and Victor Osimhen also on target.

Victor Osimhen hugs Gattusso after openi9ng his Napoli account against Atalanta

On scoring his first Serie A goal for the club, Osimhen, a Nigerian striker celebrated with the coach and expressed his support for the ongoing protest against police brutality in his country.

The win takes Napoli to 4th on the log, recording 8 points from four games. Atalanta has now slipped to third after Napoli ended their 100 percent run in the league.

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AC Milan occupies the first stop after winning four from four games. Their latest win was against rivals, Inter Milan.

Sassulo occupies the second spot with 10 points after coming down from 3-1 to defeat Bologna away from home 4-3.

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