It’s a real blow for Juventus. Accused of accounting fraud during player transfers, the Piedmont club was stripped of fifteen points in the league this Friday evening by Italian sports justice. Juventus had been acquitted with eight other clubs in this case in the spring of 2022, but the Federation Court of Appeal accepted the federal prosecutor’s request to reopen the case, in view of the elements transmitted by the Italian justice which also investigates the accounts of the Bianconeri
While the other clubs (note: Sampdoria, Genoa, Empoli, Pescara, Pisa, Parma, Pro Vercelli and Novara) have been acquitted, the Old Lady (third with 37 points before Friday evening) has been severely sanctioned and thus finds herself in tenth position in Serie A. The proceedings went beyond the requisitions of the prosecutor who had requested a withdrawal of nine points. The Bianconeri have 30 days to appeal the sanction, which can either be confirmed or removed altogether.
The former leaders of Juventus Turin have also been heavily sanctioned. Former President Andrea Agnelli
was suspended for two years from all football activity, compared to two and a half years for ex-sporting director Fabio Paratici. For their part, the 2003 Ballon d’Or and former vice-president of Juventus, Pavel Nedved, and Maurizio Arrivabene, ex-director general, received eight months and two years of suspension.