Wednesday December 14 2011
Calciopoli peace talks begin

A meeting with the intention of archiving Calciopoli for good has begun in Rome on Wednesday morning.

The summit was organised by Gianni Petrucci, the head of the Italian Olympic Committee, after Juventus recently filed compensation claims for damages against their punishment back in 2006.

The Old Lady were stripped of two Scudetti and demoted to Serie B with a point deduction after a rapid sporting inquiry.

Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina were also hit by point penalties, but they were allowed to remain in Serie A.

The second of the two titles taken away from the Bianconeri was handed to Inter. Juventus, following revelations at the Napoli criminal trial, now claim that Inter’s title should be handed back.

Amongst those at today’s ‘peace table’ are Juventus President Andrea Agnelli and Inter counterpart Massimo Moratti.

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani, Fiorentina patron Diego Della Valle, Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis and Italian Football Federation President Giancarlo Abete are also present.

“I’ve come to listen and contribute,” stated Moratti on his arrival. “We’ll look to take things one step at a time.

“A handshake with Agnelli? I don’t know. We’ll see…”

De Laurentiis noted: “I hope Juve and Inter make peace. You are calling this the table of peace, I prefer to call it a table for a restart.

“We’ve had enough of the talk, Italian football needs credibility.”

Della Valle stated: “I don’t know if the table is round or square... I’ve come to hear what Petrucci has to say. I don’t know what will be discussed.”

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