Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has had his ban for failing to report match-fixing increased to nine months.
Lazio lost 4-0 to Juventus in the Italian Super Cup two weeks ago and tonight Vladimir Petkovic wants to prove “the gap is not that big.”
Title holders Juventus look set for further dominance as Serie A kicks off at the weekend against an ugly backdrop.
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri will miss the Italian Super Cup against Juventus after a court delayed a ruling on his appeal.
Prosecutor Stefano Palazzi claims “Stefano Mauri is guilty of match-fixing and there is a wealth of evidence” in his appeal hearing.
Stefano Mauri was cleared of sporting fraud, but the prosecutor insists “it’ll go differently in the civil court.”
The Italian Football Federation’s disciplinary commission has banned Lazio’s Stefano Mauri for six months.
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The prosecutor in the latest match-fixing probe has called for Stefano Mauri to be banned for over four years.
Lazio have backed captain Stefano Mauri after it was confirmed he will face charges relating to Calcioscommesse.
Lazio, Genoa, Lecce and eight players including Stefano Mauri will face charges relating to the Calcioscommesse scandal.
Daniele de Rossi appealed to fans to "leave their knives at home" before the Coppa Italia final between Roma and Lazio.
Lazio have named an almost full strength squad to travel out to Inter this midweek, welcoming back Giuseppe Biava from suspension.
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