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Ex-Juventus chief Moggi says Calciopoli still happening

Disgraced former Juventus director Luciano Moggi says Calciopoli is still happening in today's Serie A.

"Since 2006, when this whole scandal erupted, there have been more refereeing errors than between 2000-06," insisted the transfer guru.

"If there was a plot before, then there must be one now, too. In reality, I don't think there was a plot then or now.

"There is no such thing as referees who have been bought off. They feel intimidated by the big clubs and perhaps because of that give a few extra penalties, maybe when it's handy and a team is 2-0 or 3-0 up.

"They want to become international referees and for that you just need a club with a Federation consultant, such as at Milan and Inter.

"Yes, it happened with Juventus too, it would be stupid to deny it, but Juventus did not seek out these favours, or should I say involuntary errors," continued Moggi.

"However, Juve did raise the ire of the others because they won too much. For 10 years we won everything and did so with limited financial resources.

"I will not deny that these things happened to Juve, but they were not as obvious as when Inter scored and won at Siena with five players offside."

The incident he refers to was in the last Serie A game before Christmas when Douglas Maicon's late offside strike handed Inter a 2-1 victory.

"That whole Calciopoli scandal was a joke and today I regret tending my resignation. The two Scudetti belong to Juve and should be given back.

"What is happening now with Milan and Inter is worse than what went on in the past. Last season Roma did not win the Scudetto because they were not allowed to.

"On the final day Inter were losing it at Parma and Roma had made an incredible comeback to take the title. The trouble is, they were not allowed to complete the task."

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