Zalayeta ban rescinded
Napoli have successfully appealed against striker Marcello Zalayeta's two-match ban.
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 30/10/07 9:32pm
Napoli have successfully appealed against striker Marcelo Zalayeta's two-match ban handed to him by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
Zalayeta was suspended on Monday after officials felt he dived to win a penalty which resulted in the third goal for Napoli in their 3-1 win over Juventus at the weekend.
Replays showed the Uruguayan forward was not touched by Gianluca Buffon, although he claimed he was pushed from behind by Nicola Legrottaglie.
Napoli, citing video evidence of contact between Legrottaglie and Zalayeta, appealed against the suspension and the FIGC have overturned the two-match ban.