The Disciplinary Committee of the Italian Football Association decided that Juventus won 3-0 against Naples in the third round of Serie A this season, and 1 league point was deducted from Naples. The Disciplinary Committee believes that Naples has not complied with relevant epidemic prevention regulations.
The match was originally scheduled to take place at the Allianz Arena, home to Juventus, on the evening of October 4, local time, but Naples did not go to Turin because of the two positive cases of new crowns in the first team members of Gerinsky and Elmas. .
The Naples Club stated that they were banned from traveling by the local health department, and the health department required the entire team to self-isolate for insurance purposes. Both Juventus and Serie A pointed out that the existing league epidemic prevention regulations take this situation into consideration, and all clubs have accepted it before the start of the season. There are two positive cases in the team, which cannot be a valid reason to withdraw from the game.
Now the Disciplinary Committee has determined that Naples does not have enough reason to miss the game. In theory, the health department can override the Serie A anti-epidemic regulations, but after investigation, it was determined that the situation this time was not enough to constitute "force majeure" and did not constitute an unpredictable situation that prevented Naples from going out.
According to the epidemic prevention regulations approved by all Serie A clubs and UEFA, as long as a team has at least 13 players (including at least 1 goalkeeper), the game must go on.
Therefore, due to not playing, Naples was fined 0-3 and lost. In addition, Naples was deducted 1 league point because of not playing in the scheduled game. Naples is expected to appeal.