Juventus have been handed a new 10-point deduction in Serie A which has seen them drop down to seventh place in the table from second. Their previous 15-point deduction was reversed which saw them move back up to second. But, the ruling body has imposed another deduction based on their transfer dealings.
The prosecutors asked for eight month bans to be handed to the club’s board members. However, they have been absolved of the charges. Their former sporting director, Fabio Paratici, however, remains sidelined with a ban from involvement in the sport.
Juventus handed new 10 points deduction in Serie A
“The Federal Court of Appeals hereby absolves Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti, Assia Grazioli Venier, Caitlin Mary Hughes, Daniela Marilungo, Francesco Roncaglio, and Enrico Vellano from the alleged offences and imposes a 10-point deduction on Juventus in the standings, to be applied for the current season,” an official statement read.
The Bianconeri might miss out on European football altogether next season, as they are currently out of the qualifying spots in the table. They also released a counter statement in response to the deductions, saying:
“What was established by the fifth instance of judgement in this matter, which began more than a year ago, arouses great bitterness in the club and in its millions of supporters who, in the absence of clear rules, find themselves extremely penalised with the application of sanctions that seem to take into account the principle of proportionality.
“While not ignoring the need for urgency, which Juventus has never shied away from during the proceedings, it is emphasised that these are facts that still have to be evaluated by a judge.”