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Paratici details Rabiot ban confusion

Sun 03 January 2021 | 21:21

Juventus managing director Fabio Paratici gives further details on Adrien Rabiot's ban confusion and talks about the possibility of a reunion with old friends.

Bianconeri decided to leave


out of their matchday squad against


, but his one-match ban applies to this game with



he should have served the ban in


’ game against Napoli in Week 3 fixture but the Partenopei didn’t honor that game and it was initially awarded to Juventus as a 3-0 win.

However, the decision of CONI to overturn the 3-0 win and ask for the match to be played on another date changed everything, which meant Rabiot’s ban was never completed.

Paratici told DAZN,

“It’s very disappointing for the lad, but seeing as the ruling from the CONI was released hours before the last game and there are two conflicting interpretations of the rules, we decided to err on the side of caution to avoid Fiorentina lodging an appeal.

“We have a very competitive squad, so we’ll see what happens tonight.”

Paratici was asked about the possible return of some old players to Turin.

“We love the players who were here with us, they gave us a great deal and we are always glad to see them again.”

Fernando Llorente


Mario Mandzulic

, and

Paul Pogba

have been linked with a return.

source: SportMob