Sunday December 16 2012
Portanova: 'What a comeback'

Daniele Portanova made his comeback tonight after a four-month betting ban and scored Bologna’s winner at the San Paolo.

“I suffered so much and this goal must be dedicated to my family,” said the defender who has always denied the charges of failing to alert authorities to a potential fix.

“Personally, it could not have been a better return, scoring a goal that is decisive for my team.

“I had already said that in terms of performance Bologna were strong. We could’ve lost today, but we fought hard and took the game to Napoli from start to finish. We never lost belief in our abilities.”

Napoli expect the verdict of their betting trial tomorrow, as Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava risk six-month bans.

“I will talk to them, but it hurts so much. I hope they can continue playing with Napoli, because they didn’t do anything.”

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