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Italian FA investgates Atalanta - Piacenza

Last Saturday\'s Serie B encounter between Atalanta and Piacenza has caught the attention of the prosecutor of the FIGC (Italian football association), La Repubblica reports.

An unusual amount of bets were placed on the league clash between the two sides and the Monopoli di Stato reported the irregular betting patterns to the FIGC. Italian football\'s governing body has consequently opened an investigation into the match.

A large number of bets were placed on a home win for Atalanta, who currently sit atop the Serie B table, while there were also more bets than usual predicting the half-time score and final outcome of the match.

The game eventually ended in a 3-0 win for the Bergamo side, as an unusually large percentage of the gamblers had predicted.

The referee in charge awarded Atalanta two spot-kicks in the dying stages of the first half, which were duly converted by Cristiano Doni. Francesco Ruopolo netted his side\'s third goal.