Victor Osimhen missed the opportunity of playing against Cristiano Ronaldo on October 4 after Napoli failed to travel to Turin for the game against Juventus and that decision has cost them three goals and four points, Serie A announced today.
The win earns the Old Lady three points plus one-point deduction handed to Napoli for failing to turn up for the game at Allianz Stadium.
The Naples side had wanted the match rescheduled, but a judge from Serie A has ruled that “force majeure”, the legal term for an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond any party’s control, did not exist in this case.
“In the opinion of this sports judge, the case of force majeure is not proven,” a statement read.
According to report on Football-Italia.net, it read: “The judge would go on to indicate that Napoli’s impediment from travelling to Turin was evident only on the day of the match, but that the club had already decided in the days leading up to the game that they would not be heading to Turin.
“Napoli have indicated that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and then to CONI, the highest Italian sports authority.”