Friday November 22 2013
Juve ban stands, Andelkovic cleared

Juventus have seen their appeal against a two-match Curva Sud ban rejected, while Palermo’s Sinisa Andelkovic had his video evidence decision revoked.

The Disciplinary Commission today turned down an appeal to reduce the two-game suspension for anti-Neapolitan chants and banners.

It means the Juventus Stadium will have the Curva Sud area – the end where the hardline ultras sit – locked down for the next two Serie A rounds.

The club’s fine of €50,000 has also been upheld. Juve have floated plans to fill the Curva Sud with children during this suspension.

Meanwhile, Palermo defender Sinisa Andelkovic has won his appeal against an historic one-match ban.

The suspension hit headlines because it was the first decided using video evidence for an incident that had been viewed and judged in the match situation by referees.

He was caught on camera performing a goalline clearance with his arm, though at the time opponents Reggina were only awarded a corner.

Palermo won their appeal, pointing out this was beyond the remit of the current video evidence rules.