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Milan Lawyer: We Want Last Season's Scudetto

Juventus, Milan, and Lazio have now presented their cases to an Italian Olympic committee (CONI) Arbitration Court in hopes of getting their Calciopoli penalties reduced, and Milan lawyer Leandro Cantamessa is so confident his client's points penalty will be eradicated, that he says the 2005-06 Scudetto should be reassigned to the Rossoneri. "The only certainty I have is that Milan is innocent and that is why I have asked for our eight-point deduction to be cancelled," Cantamessa said. "In any case, who told you that we have not asked for the last Scudetto to be reassigned to us?" Regardless of the decision, which is expected tomorrow, Cantamessa said Milan would not appeal the matter further. Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina were each docked 30 points last season for their part in a match-fixing scandal. These clubs were additionally docked points to begin this season. Juventus, meanwhile, was sent straight to Serie B, and deducted an additional 17 points to begin this season. Inter Milan, which finished third last season, was later assigned the 2006 Scudetto after Juventus and Milan were handed their penalties. However, Inter was recently accused of spying by former referee Massimo De Santis and former striker Christian Vieri; the latter is seeking revenge by calling for the Nerazzurri to be stripped of its title.

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