Zalayeta ban rescinded
New video evidence clears Napoli striker
By Andrew Scurr. Last Updated: October 30, 2007 9:32pm
Zalayeta: No ban
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.