Tuesday September 22 2020
Official: Roma defeat to Verona over Diawara

Roma have been penalised for irregularly fielding Amadou Diawara in the 0-0 draw with Verona, so Hellas receive a 3-0 victory.

The midfielder turned 23 in July, so was no longer eligible for the Under-22 list that he had been on last season.

However, Diawara was not registered on the senior player list, even after the Lega Serie A informed Roma of the error.

As a result, the precedents in this situation confirm Roma are penalised by defaulting the game, losing 3-0 to Verona.

It had ended 0-0 at the Stadio Bentegodi last Saturday, the opening round of the 2020-21 season.

Roma had argued it was not an error that influenced the game, because there were still four empty slots in the senior squad list that Diawara could’ve taken up if he’d been in the correct section.