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Serie A: Sassuolo field ineligible player, Pescara awarded victory

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 11:37 Last update: about 6 years ago

Sassuolo's victory over Pescara has been reversed to a 3-0 loss.

Sassuolo won Sunday's Serie A match 2-1 but the league now says it fielded an ineligible player.

The league says the paperwork for the signing of Antonino Ragusa, who played the final 25 minutes, had not been filed by noon the day before the match — as its rules demand.

Sassuolo says it followed the rules and will appeal.

The club was one of four teams to win both its opening matches, along with Genoa, Juventus and Sampdoria.


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