Napoli has won its appeal against the decision to hand it a 3-0 defeat and deduct one point for failing to play its Serie A match at Juventus in October amid confusion over Italian football’s COVID-19 rules.

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed on its official website that its Guarantee Board, the highest tribunal in Italian sport, had accepted Napoli’s appeal and ordered that the match be played.

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Tuesday’s decision left Napoli and Juve level on 24 points from 12 games, the same total as AS Roma which, like leaders AC Milan (31) and Inter Milan (30), has played 13.

Previously, Juventus – which is chasing a 10th successive title — had been third with 27 points.

There was no immediate comment from Napoli or Juve on the decision.

Napoli did not travel to Turin for the Juve game on Oct 4., saying…

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