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Lewis Ambrose·17 February 2019

Serie C side lose 20-0 with a team of just seven players

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A quick glance at the scores in Italy’s Serie C this weekend may leave you scratching your head.

Why?

Because Pro Piacenza were on the receiving end of 20 goals against Cuneo.

Let us explain that one.

Currently in a desperate state financial, Pro Piacenza have already forfeited four games this season. Had they forfeited a fifth, they would have been kicked out of the league.

So they managed to field a team of just seven players – the minimum allowed – to play the game. All seven are teenagers and one, just 19, both captained and managed the side on Sunday.

That left them with a pretty unique looking team-sheet.

Needless to say, it didn’t end well.

The club’s senior players and staff have walked out as they have not been paid since August.

Cuneo scored 15 goals before half-time but clearly eased off after the break.

Before Sunday’s game, the hosts had managed just 18 goals in their previous 24 Serie C games this season.

In case you weren’t sure, Pro Piacenza sit bottom of Serie C with just eight points from 20 games. They’ve had eight points deducted already this season and we suspect there more pain is on the horizon.