Juventus received a 10-point deduction in Serie A on Monday after reviewing the original 15-point deduction for engaging in illegal transfer activity.
The Court of Appeal of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has handed down the sentence with the remaining three matches in the current season, reducing Juventus’ chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Naija News reported that the Sports Assurance Commission, Italy’s highest sports court, overturned Juventus’ 15 point deduction in April and resubmitted the case for further review.
In a statement, Juventus said it had the right to ask the Sports Assurance Board to review its latest decision.
The club’s statement read: “Without disregarding the urgent need, which Juventus never hesitated in the proceedings, emphasizing that these are facts that have yet to be judged by the judge. ” . In April, the courts upheld the long-term suspensions of former Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, former CEO Maurizio Arrivabene and sporting director Federico Cheru.
Juventus had hoped that the point deduction would be canceled entirely on Monday, but that wish has gone up in smoke. Thus, the Turin club from 2nd place to 7th in the rankings.
On the night of Monday, May 22, Juventus’ woes piled up when Empoli knocked out the Italian giants 4-1 in a Serie A match at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.
The loss means Juventus is now five points behind fourth-placed AC Milan with only two matches left in the league. On Sunday, May 28, the struggling Italian giants will host AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium. They need to win the match to keep their hopes up for a return to the top four in their final game against Udinese on June 4.
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