Mauro Camoranesi fined for injuring opponent 16 years ago

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Juventus midfielder Mauro Camoranesi has been ordered to pay over 200,000 pesos ($50,000) to a player whose career he brought to an end during a match in Argentina 16 years ago.

Camoranesi was playing for Mar del Plata club Aldosivi in a local derby taking place on August 14, 1994, when the Argentina-born launched a reckless challenge on Alvarado player Roberto Pizzo.

The challenge left Pizzo with torn cruciate ligaments, a broken kneecap and an almost severed femoral artery, all of which left the player unable to play football again professionally.

After suing Camoranesi for the damage and loss of earnings incurred, Pizzo has been rewarded as the court ruled in his favour.

The Mar del Plata Civil Court ruled: "Although the action cannot be confirmed as intentional, it did demonstrate a notable negligence and an abnormal and avoidable excess in the practice of the sport."

Watch video of Mauro Camoranesi's tackle on Roberto Pizzo 16 years ago

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