Serie A have confirmed Cagliari are to face no punishment after Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi mentioned he “skilled racism” from their supporters throughout the Bianconeri‘s 1-Zero win on Saturday.
Matuidi condemned chants from Cagliari supporters in a Fb publish he posted upon returning to Turin and obtained an official apology from the membership the next day.
However because the chants weren’t talked about within the referee’s report and weren’t heard by any Lega Serie A officers on the Sardegna Enviornment both, Cagliari have escaped punishment.
“We’re unable to take any motion in opposition to Cagliari for the deplorable expressions of a racial method to which the participant Matuidi of Juventus claims to have been subjected, since these expressions weren’t heard both by the referee or by the federal prosecutor or the stadium safety group,” the Lega Serie A’s disciplinary report for the weekend’s matches mentioned.
Juve defender Medhi Benatia has additionally escaped punishment for utilizing his elbow in an aerial problem with Leonardo Pavoletti.
The conflict occurred moments earlier than Juventus took the lead, however whereas it was judged a foul by the referee, who confirmed in an announcement that he had seen the incident, he waved play on and, as such, video proof can’t be utilized retrospectively.
“Within the 73rd minute, I noticed and evaluated an aerial conflict through which Benatia and Pavoletti challenged for the ball as a traditional foul in Cagliari’s favour,” mentioned referee Gianpaolo Calvarese, who was requested to offer an announcement for the disciplinary panel.
“Contemplating that the ball went instantly to one among Pavoletti’s teammates, I waved play on and performed the benefit, which occurred to materialise.”
Calvarese added that he had made a gesture for all to see that he had waved play on and seen the incident.
Cagliari have been infuriated since, after they misplaced possession, Juve scored the one objective of the sport.
Ben Gladwell studies on Serie A, the Italian nationwide staff and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.