Date:12th August 2015 at 10:30am
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Catania could be set for demotion to the Lega Pro for the 2015-16 season and deducted five points for their involvement in the latest match-fixing scandal.

The Sicilian side has been under investigation after owner Antonino Pulvirenti confessed to attempting to fix five matches during the 2014-15 Serie B season in order to avoid relegation.

FIGC prosecutor Stefano Palazzi publicly announced his recommendations on August 11 after a trial that also called for Pulvirenti to be banned from football for five years.

The FIGC are still to decide whether to impose Palazzi’s recommendations or opt for different punishments.

Former Catania forward Aldo Cantarutti has since claimed he is relieved by the sporting recommendation as he believes that it is a soft punishment.

“It is a weak punishment so as a former player I am happy,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.

“Given that we are still just talking about requests from Palazzi, it is possible that the points penalty could be reduced.

“Even with minus five points, the team surely still has the chance to have their say.

“The handicap is slight and with two wins they can get back in the running right away.”