He Naples avoided, for the moment, 3-0 “administrative” loss for not traveling to Turin last Sunday and measuring himself with the Juventus on the third day of Serie A, while the question is still being analyzed, as reflected in the statement of the Sports Judge of the Italian championship published this Tuesday.
Serie A, which makes official the results of the football day every week, assured that the Juventus-Naples match is “sub iudice”, Therefore, further controls will be necessary to find out the reasons for the non-dispute of the match and the final result.
The match at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, scheduled for last Sunday at 8:45 pm local time (6:45 pm GMT) was not played because lNeapolitan Local Health Finance (ASL) ordered the Naples squad to remain in isolation, after registering three cases of positive for coronavirus, two players (Piotr Zielinski and Elijf Elmas) and a member of the staff.
The Neapolitan team asked the A league and to Juventus the postponement of the meeting considering that there was “causes of force majeure” that prevented him from moving, but received a response that the health protocol “it’s clear” and there was no reason not to travel.
The president of Naples, Aurelio De Laurentiis, sent this Monday to the Minister of Sports, Vincenzo Spadafora, an official letter in which he explains his position.
The Neapolitan club also demands that Serie A establish a new date to play the match.
For now, the last cycle of tampons to which the Naples squad was subjected did not register any positive case, except for the three elements already known, Naples reported in an official note.
The Spanish Fabian Ruiz, Naples midfielder, also tested negative for coronavirus, but must remain in isolation and could not attend the concentration of the selection of Luis Enrique Martínez.