It’s official: Juventus was penalized with the removal of points and their classification to international tournaments is at risk

This Monday is fulfilled juventus suffered a severe setback: the Federal Court of Appeals of the Italian Football Federation sanctioned the club with the removal of ten points from the current Serie A tablefact by which it will descend from second place to seventh, positioning itself in the qualifying place for the Conference League.

In this way, the Vecchia Signora They will have two days ahead (including the classic against Milan on Sunday) to try to play the 2023/2024 Champions League.

The penalty is related to the accusation of having artificially reduced their losses by making capital gains deemed overvalued in the sale of some players between 2018 and 2021. Parallel to this procedure before the sports courts, the juve is the subject of a procedure before the ordinary courts for alleged accounting fraud, linked both to these “fictitious” capital gains and to “maneuvers” to defer the payment of some player salaries.

On April 20, the College of Guarantees of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), had returned to Juventus the 15 points with which it had been punished, although the same body had requested a reassessment of the sentence.

After said procedure, the prosecutor requested 11 sanction units, but the Chamber closed the sentence in ten, while the seven former directors and board members of the institutionfor which the prosecution had requested an eight-month suspension, they were acquitted.

Juventus’ statement after removing points

“Juventus takes note of what was decided a moment ago by the FIGC Court of Appeal and reserves the right to read the reasons to evaluate a possible appeal before the Guarantee Board in CONI”, begins the statement issued by Juventus on its official social networks.

And then he adds: “What is established by the fifth instance sentence in this matter, initiated more than a year ago, arouses great bitterness in the club and its millions of fans that, in the absence of clear rules, are highly penalized with the application of sanctions that seem to take into account the principle of proportionality”.