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Portanova still angry about ban

December 12, 2012
Daniele Portanova has spoken of his continuing anger as he prepares to make his return for Bologna following a four-month ban.

The defender, 33, was charged with failing to report an incident of match-fixing in 2010 during a game between Bologna and Bari.

Portanova's ban was cut by 40% on appeal but he contested his innocence throughout.

"I have lived with so much anger for the last four months," he told reporters. "That's what happens when you know you're innocent.
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