‘Accounting manipulation’ Juventus docked 10 points, drop to 7th…”Decide once and for all!” outrage
Juventus has lost 10 points and dropped to seventh place. The bianconeri’s chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) have been put on red alert.
“After a hearing in Rome, the Federal Court of Appeals handed Juventus a 10-point deduction,” the BBC and Football Italia reported on March 23 (KST). Juventus drops to seventh place,” the BBC reported.
Juventus was punished with a 15-point deduction in January for cooking the books. An investigation found that Juventus had intentionally inflated transfer fees and cooked the books. However, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) upheld Juventus’ appeal late last month, stating that “a 15-point deduction is excessive,” and sent the case back to court.안전놀이터
A new hearing was held on March 23, and the court decided on a 10-point deduction. Prosecutor Giuseppe Cine had requested an 11-point deduction, but the verdict was 10 points. Seven members of the board, including Pavel Nedved, were also acquitted. Former Tottenham president Fabio Paratici did not escape conviction.
As a result, Juventus dropped from second to seventh place with 59 points. The Bianconeri also lost 1-4 away to Empoli in the 36th round of the 2022-2023 Serie A shortly afterward.
The gap between Juventus and fourth-place AC Milan (64 points) is now five points. A place in the UCL next season is effectively out of the question. However, with only one point separating them from sixth-place AS Roma (60 points), they still have a chance to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri breathed a sigh of relief. “It was a strange situation, with the decision coming 10 minutes before kick-off,” he told DANZ, “Of course, I can’t justify our mental breakdown. But I can’t blame the players because it wasn’t an easy situation. The next few days will not be easy. We have been deprived of points for three months, given them back and taken them away.”
Allegri continued: “I want to point out one thing: we accept everything, but we want the case to be resolved once and for all. Let them decide where they want Juventus to be, let them tell us, let them solve the problem. There is a lack of respect for the people who work, for the players, for the coaches,” Allegri expressed his frustration.