Atalanta's Masiello questioned at length in match-fixing probe

Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello has been questioned for more than three hours in the ongoing Italian probe into match-fixing.
In this May 15, 2011 file photo, Bari's defender Andrea Masiello reacts during the Serie A Bari vs Lecce soccer match. Masiello was arrested Monday and questioned for hours on Wednesday about a match-fixing scandal involving his former team. (Donato Fasano/Associated Press)

Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello was questioned for more than six hours on Wednesday 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. He spent four hours in the morning being questioned before being further interrogated by Bari prosecutor Antonio Laudati and his deputy.   

Several of Bari's 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 C180,000.   

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.   

ANSA also reported Wednesday that Chievo's 1-1 draw against Siena this season is being looked into after Cremona prosecutors were notified of suspicious betting patterns. According to betting company Planet Win 365, more than 50 per cent of the bets received correctly predicted the scoreline.