Juve drop from UCL spots after 10-point penalty
Juventus had been hit with a recent 10-point penalty on Monday by an Italian court docket — hampering their probabilities of qualifying for subsequent 12 months’s Champions League — Italy’s Soccer Affiliation stated.
The most recent punishment for false accounting within the membership’s switch dealings dropped Juventus from second spot in Serie A to seventh.
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It left the Bianconeri 5 factors behind AC Milan, who moved into fourth place in Serie A and the ultimate qualifying spot for the Champions League.
Juventus are taking part in at lowly Empoli on Monday. There are then two rounds remaining within the Serie A season, together with what might be an important match in opposition to AC Milan.
Max Allegri’s facet was handed a 15-point penalty in January whereas a number of members of Juventus’ former board had been additionally given bans from soccer actions, together with former president Andrea Agnelli.
The factors deduction was suspended final month on an attraction to the nation’s highest sports activities court docket throughout the Italian Olympic Committee and referred again to the soccer federation’s appeals court docket for a brand new trial.
That befell on Monday. Throughout a three-hour listening to, federation prosecutor Giuseppe Chine requested an 11-point penalty for Juventus. He had requested for 9 again in January.
Chine additionally requested eight-month bans for seven former Juventus administrators, together with Pavel Nedvěd, however they had been cleared on Monday.
Agnelli and three others had their appeals rejected final month.
The Juventus board resigned en masse in November following an investigation by Turin public prosecutors into alleged false bookkeeping.
A sports activities trial within the case was then reopened primarily based on data from the Turin prosecutors, resulting in the factors deduction. Juventus had initially been cleared by the sports activities court docket the earlier April.
The prosecutors in Turin have additionally charged Juventus, Agnelli and 11 others with false communications by an organization listed publicly on the Milan inventory change, obstructing watchdog companies, false billing and market manipulation.
Juventus’ authorized troubles deepened nonetheless additional final week after the Italian soccer federation additionally charged the membership and 7 former staff administrators with alleged fraud for the way in which they dealt with participant wage cuts throughout the coronavirus pandemic.