Spiking Drinks Part Of Betting Scandal: Cremonese Players Allegedly Drugged

Because allegations of simple match fixing were just not sexy enough for Italian football, they had to go and throw spiked drinks into the mix. That's right, along with accusing Beppe Signori and fifteen others of being involved in a betting scandal, much of which centers around Serie B, prosecutors have also alleged that players from Lega Pro club Cremonese had their drinks spiked.

However, this match-fixing appears to not have gone terribly well. In addition to Inter Milan not managing to beat Lecce by three goals, Cremonese beat Paganese 2-0, despite allegedly having sleeping drugs added to their beverages. Then again, Paganese were relegated, so it probably didn't take all that much to beat them. Cremonese, apparently, could do it with one eye shut.

While the drugged drinks are certainly an intriguing part of this scandal, the clubs to keep an eye on are Siena and Atalanta. Both clubs earned promotion to Serie A this season, and both clubs were allegedly involved in fixed matches.

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