Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018

Soccer: Cagliari to appeal 3-0 loss for scrapped game


(ANSA) - Cagliari, September 25 - Cagliari are set to appeal
against the decision to award AS Roma a 3-0 walkover win for
Sunday's Serie A match between the teams that did not take place
after the Sardinian club's chairman defied the authorities.
Cagliari's prefect ordered the match not to be played at
the weekend after Chairman Massimo Cellino told home fans to
turn up to a match that was meant to be played behind closed
doors because the ground was considered unfit for use.
On Monday Serie A's sporting judge awarded Roma a 3-0 win.
"I've spoken to the chairman and he is very determined to
defend himself and explain what happened," the club's lawyer,
Mattia Grassani, told ANSA.
Cellino has been in a long dispute with the local
authorities over his team's home ground.
Cagliari played a number of games in Trieste at the end of
last season because of problems with its long-standing home, the
Stadio Sant'Elia.
The team moved to the Is Arenas Stadium in the outskirts of
the Sardinian city this term but the ground is not ready to host
fans despite recent renovation work.
Italian Soccer Federation prosecutors are investigating the
scrapping of Sunday's match and Cagliari could face further

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