The Friulani protested they had been forced to play the match on January 9, just a day after being released early from quarantine by a Lega Serie A appeal against the ASL (local health authority).
They had eight players out with COVID-19 and the others had not even trained for several days due to the imposed quarantine.
Other sides in a similar situation had been given a couple more days to prepare with fixtures postponed until the Monday and Tuesday.
Udinese had lodged an appeal with the disciplinary commission, asking for an investigation and for the match to be replayed.
However, they lost the appeal, as the 6-2 result has now been registered into the record and cannot be changed.
As per the COVID protocol that was introduced after this match, Udinese would’ve had to play anyway, as there can only be a postponement with at least nine players testing positive at the same time.
— skysport (@SkySport) January 25, 2022