Napoli are to enchantment the 3-0 defeat and one-point deduction imposed by the Italian league on Wednesday for failing to show up for his or her Serie A conflict at Juventus earlier this month due to two coronavirus instances.
The Serie A disciplinary fee dominated that there had been no “drive majeure” stopping Napoli from travelling regardless of two gamers testing constructive and the workforce in isolation.
“Napoli have at all times revered the principles and the regulation,” the workforce stated on Twitter. “(The workforce) confidently awaits the end result of the enchantment, firmly believing in justice.”
Gennaro Gattuso’s facet maintained they needed to stay in Naples on native well being authority directions after Eljif Elmas and Piotr Zielinski examined constructive, and couldn’t journey to Turin on October 4.
Serie A dominated “the grievance lodged by Napoli relating to the legality of the match is to be thought of inadmissible” because the workforce had not executed all the things essential to respect the protocol.
Napoli had requested a postponement, however Juventus continued to organize for the match as regular with the sport finally deserted 45 minutes after its scheduled begin time.
Italy’s high flight are making use of UEFA guidelines that say a match can happen so long as a facet have 13 wholesome gamers, together with a goalkeeper.
The one potential exemption can be a membership which has an energetic outbreak of Covid-19 with greater than 10 new constructive instances in every week.
In that case the membership can request a postponement, however solely as soon as within the season, which was the case of Genoa’s sport in opposition to Torino the identical weekend.
Because of the choice champions Juventus transfer fourth in Serie A, with Napoli now eighth with 5 factors.
Napoli had received their first two matches this season as they aim a primary Serie A title in 30 years.
Juventus themselves introduced they had been again in isolation after US midfielder Weston McKennie joined Cristiano Ronaldo in testing constructive for Covid-19.
Your entire Juventus squad was already isolating after two constructive instances amongst non-playing employees on October 3, a process that has not prevented them from coaching or taking part in, however prohibits contact with the surface.
Later Wednesday one other Serie A membership, Parma, introduced the workforce had been isolating after 4 gamers examined constructive.
Three had been asymptomatic and the fourth had “slight” signs.