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Serie C club Pro Piacenza expelled from league after 20-0 loss

Serie C club Pro Piancenza were beaten 20-0 after only being able to field seven players against Cuneo.

Crisis club Pro Piacenza have been expelled from the Italian third division after fielding just seven players in a 20-0 defeat at Cuneo on Sunday.

The disciplinary committee of the Lega Pro said in a statement on Monday that the result would be revised to a forfeited 3-0 defeat for failing to observe league rules.

It was the club's fourth forfeited game of the season, leading to their expulsion. They have been fined €30,000, with their results this season cancelled and no longer taken into...

Serie C crisis club Pro Piacenza lose 20-0 with only seven players

Pakistan played their first match in over three years
Pro Piacenza were down 16-0 at half-time.

Serie C crisis club Pro Piacenza were beaten 20-0 at Cuneo on Sunday after being able to field only seven players to start the match, the minimum number needed for a game.

Six of Pro Piacenza's players, including their captain and coach for the day, Nicola Cirigliano, were under 18, while the seventh player to take to the field -- to ensure the game could go ahead -- was their 39-year-old kitman, since one of the youth players had reportedly left his identity papers at home and could not start the...

Silvio Berlusconi returns to football with purchase of Serie C club Monza

Former AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi will return to Italian football by buying third division club Monza.

Berlusconi, 81, sold his controlling stake in Milan for €740 million last April after 31 years at the San Siro, saying a single family could no longer bear the costs of running a leading European club.

He will now purchase Serie C club Monza, the city in which his main residence is located, through his Fininvest company with the aim of taking them into Serie A within two or three years.


Silvio Berlusconi's holding company reportedly set to buy Serie C club Monza

Silvio Berlusconi is getting back into football with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting the former AC Milan owner will buy Serie C club Monza.

The report says that Berlusconi's family holding company Fininvest has reached an agreement to purchase the Milan-based club in a deal worth between €2.5-3 million.

The 81-year-old Berlusconi, a three-time Italian prime minister, sold AC Milan to a Chinese-led consortium for $800 million last year. U.S.-based hedge fund Elliott Management then took...

Michael Essien's wife purchases Italian club Como at an auction

Como stadium
Como were relegated from Serie B last season.

The wife of former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien has bought Italian third-division side Como at an auction.

Akosua Puni Essien bought the club for €237,000. The price does not include the training centre or the Calcio Como brand, and the team will now be known as FC Como.

A club statement said Puni Essien will return to Como soon and that she is "honoured to be part of a club which has 110 years of history.''

Como were relegated from Serie B last season and are...