Masiello questioned for over three hours

Masiello questioned for over three hours

Published Apr. 4, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello has been questioned for more than three hours in the ongoing Italian probe into match-fixing.

Masiello was arrested on Monday and kept in custody after reportedly admitting his part in the scandal during his time at Bari.

Bari's final nine matches in Serie A last season are being examined, including the derby in which Masiello's own goal helped Lecce win 2-0 to avoid relegation after Bari had already been relegated. Several of Masiello's teammates are also under suspicion.

According to Italian news agency ANSA, Masiello admitted that he scored the own goal on purpose in order to receive €180,000.


Bari's match at Udinese in May 2010 is also under suspicion.

Masiello spent three and a half years at Bari before moving to Atalanta last summer.