Promotion-chasing Bologna deducted one point

A one-point deduction has dealt a blow to Bologna's Serie B promotion hopes, while president Albano Guaraldi has been suspended.

Bologna's hopes of winning promotion back to Serie A at the first time of asking have been dented by a one-point deduction.

The sanction comes as a result of income tax irregularities, and also sees president Albano Guaraldi suspended for three months.

Lega Serie B and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed the penalties in a statement on Tuesday.

Bologna sit second in the second tier, but the deduction sees them fall seven points behind current leaders Carpi.

Third-placed Livorno are now just a point behind Bologna in the race for promotion to Serie A.

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