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Former Bari player gets suspended sentence

Updated: October 3, 2012, 6:50 AM ET
Associated Press

BARI, Italy -- Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello has reached a plea deal for a 22-month suspended sentence for match-fixing after admitting that he scored an own-goal to help Lecce stay in Serie A.

Local media reported that two betting friends of Masiello received 17-month suspended sentences from a Bari court.

The trio was accused of fixing four matches involving Bari two seasons ago.

In May 2011, Masiello's own-goal helped Lecce win a southern derby 2-0 to avoid relegation ...

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