Pescara handed 3-0 victory over Sassuolo

Allowing Antonino Ragusa to play looks to have cost the Neroverdi three points

Pescara handed 3-0 victory over Sassuolo
Ragusa joins his teammates in celebration soon after joining the action | Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Pescara have been granted a 0-3 win over Sassuolo, whom they lost 2-1 to in the second Serie A match day over the weekend after it has been found out that the Neroverdi may have fielded an inelegible player.

The findings from the Lega Calcio are likely going to be subject to an appeal from the MAPEI Stadium outfit who are adamant that they done nothing wrong in fielding Antonino Ragusa.

Ragusa joined Sassuolo the day after their squad for the game was submitted and for him to play, Sassuolo would've had to send a revised squad list replacing one of the original 25 squad members but appear not to have done so.

The 26-year-old winger came on for the last 25 minutes of the encounter with the home side already 1-0 up. Moments after getting on the pitch Domenico Berardi doubled the lead for the hosts. With ten minutes to go Rey Manaj pulled one back for the visiting delfini and although Ragusa played no direct part in any of the goals, the clubs negligence is likely going to cost them the three points.

Good news for Berardi regarding injury

Yesterday, the club could confirm that the 22-year-olds injury that made him leave the pitch in the Pescara game isn't as bad as first feared.

Berardi had to be helped off the pitch | Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images
Berardi had to be helped off the pitch | Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Giovanni Carnevali, the chief executive said "I unfortunately think he’ll be out for a few weeks" in an interview with Radio Uno.

He went on to say that "he’s a big loss for us" and will "miss Juventus and also the game against Athletic Bilbao."

Meanwhile, Sassuolo president Giorgio Squinzi has hit out at national team coach Giampiero Ventura over his exclusion of Berardi.

Ventura came under scrutiny for suggesting Berardi may not fit in his desired position and "Why should the formation represent an obstacle? It seems absurd to me" Squinzi is quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport.