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Coach Max Allegri faces an uncertain future with Juventus. © APA/afp / CRISTINA QUICLER

Juve: Everything points to a heavy point deduction

Because of financial crimes, Juventus Turin should now be punished with a severe point deduction in the current season.

The chief prosecutor of the Italian Football Association FIGC, Giuseppe Chinè, demanded on Monday that eleven points be removed from the record champions. This would mean that Turin, who are currently second in the Serie A table, would slip out of the first four places that entitle them to take part in the Champions League. After the accuser, it was the turn of the Juventus defenders to make their statements before the FIGC Supreme Court. According to media reports, a verdict could be made this evening.

The case is about the allegation that Juventus has falsified the market values ​​of its players for years and thus booked excessive sums in transfers or swap deals with other clubs. The association court sentenced Turin to a 15-point penalty at the beginning of the year. The club took action against this before the highest Italian sports court and was initially successful - it overturned the penalty, but sent the case back to the FIGC chamber for a new verdict.

Pavel Nedved (left) is to be banned. © ANSA / -

It is interesting that Chinè only demanded a deduction of nine points in the first trial - but the court independently increased the penalty to 15 points. The prosecution has now demanded a ban of eight months for former Juve managers who were also accused, such as ex-professional Pavel Nedved. It was precisely because of the first verdicts against those managers that the highest Italian sports court returned the case to the FIGC court. Chinè now maintained his demands below the penalties originally imposed.

Juventus, which wanted to fight for points and thus qualification for the European Cup against FC Empoli on Monday evening (20.45 p.m.), has to answer to a sports court not only because of this matter. Last week, prosecutor Chinè reported the club because it was said to have illegally recorded and concealed salary payments amounting to millions.

Schlagwörter: Soccer Serie A Juventus


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