Napoli face points deduction

Napoli are becoming embroiled in Italian football's betting scandal.

Napoli are becoming embroiled in Italian football's betting scandal.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Napoli could face an automatic two-point penalty as they are ‘objectively responsible’ for the behaviour of Matteo Gianello.

Third choice goalkeeper Gianello claims there was an attempt to fix the game with Sampdoria on May 16 2010, although it did not actually go through.

He maintains he asked teammates Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava to participate, but they turned him down point-blank.

It is believed Gianello will offer a plea bargain, therefore accepting his guilt in the match-fixing scandal for only attempting to rig a game.

This new betting trial begins on Monday.

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