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Court imposes point deduction on Juventus


Italy’s highest sports court has suspended the deduction of 15 points against record champions Juventus Turin for the time being.

The judges at the National Olympic Committee CONI ruled that the case must be reassessed. This means that Juve has jumped back to third place behind SSC Napoli and Lazio Rome in Serie A, at least temporarily, and can hope for a return to the Champions League.

However, the Turinese must now await the new decision of the Appeal Court of the Italian Football Association FIGC, which imposed the original penalty.

The old lady Juventus was penalized with a point deduction at the end of January. The club is said to have used transfers to artificially improve its balance sheet.

According to several Italian media outlets, Thursday’s decision paves the way for a possible reduction in the points being deducted from Juve. Without a deduction, the traditional club would be on course with 59 points behind Naples (75) and Lazio (61) – with a deduction, however, only in seventh place.

UEFA is also investigating against Juventus Turin

Juve had previously called for the sanction to be lifted in full. But that didn’t happen: the long-standing bans of former club president Andrea Agnelli, former manager Maurizio Arrivabene and sporting directors Federico Cherubini and Fabio Paratici were upheld.

Juventus are also currently facing problems from UEFA. The European Football Union is also examining the Italians’ finances.

The suspicion is that the club paid some of its professionals black in the corona pandemic and thus did not properly book millions of euros more.

The fans had recently reacted outraged to the punishment. Violent whistles were blared against the Serie A anthem ahead of the first home game after the sanction was imposed.

Banners criticizing the club president Andrea Agnelli, who has since resigned, were also rolled out. Agnelli gave up leadership of the club in January after 13 years.

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