Napoli have decided to appeal against the ban given to the former Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena following the Supercoppa Italiana loss to Juventus. Napoli were playing against Juventus for the second time in the season and were hoping to repeat the victory they achieved a few weeks ago. However, Napoli were defeated in the final of this competition. More importantly, the club will now have to face the suspension of the defender Andrea Dossena and Goran Pandev. Both these players are extremely influential to the club in terms of the way they play and Walter Materazzi has said that the club will be appealing against the decision to ban the players.
It has been reported that both these players had a verbal argument with the referee, which has resulted in the ban after careful consideration by a committee. It is also thought that Andrea Dossena tried to intimidate the referee with gestures. Now, the club has announced that they feel that the ban is extremely and they will be appealing against the decision. Napoli have made a great start to the season after winning the opening two matches. They now sit top of the table alongside Juventus, who was expected to be one of the challenges for the title this season.
“This morning I spoke to president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who is very disappointed and irritated by the harsh decisions of the disciplinary commission. We have requested a copy of the referee’s report so that we can lodge an appeal to evaluate the individual situations of those who have been banned,” said the club lawyer Mattia Grassani to Sky Sport 24. Napoli managed to beat Juventus 2-0 in the Coppa Italia final last season. However, they were defeated 4-2 by the Italian Serie A Champions in this match.