Juventus respond to 10-point Serie A deduction with hint at another appeal

Juventus have publicly responded to the 10-point penalty that has seen them drop out of Serie A's top four. They do not appear to be ruling out another appeal.

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Juventus have publicly responded to the 10-point Serie A penalty they were handed by the FIGC Federal Court of Appeal on Monday evening by hinting that they may appeal the decision yet again.

The decision from the authorities meant that the prosecution did not quite get what they were pushing for, which was an 11-point deduction. The 10-point penalty means that the Bianconeri are now out of the Champions League qualification spots with two games left to play.

Their chances of getting into the top four are not over as before kick-off of the Matchday 36 fixture away at Empoli, Juventus were five points behind AC Milan in fourth.

Juventus’ Allianz Stadium. (@sampdoria_en)

Juventus’ response to points penalty

The capital gains scandal has been rumbling on for more than a year and they spent a large part of the season in mid-table after being deducted 15 points initially. That was later suspended after an appeal, meaning they lept into the top four, in the knowledge that the final hearing was yet to happen.

That ruling has now been passed and there is actually a route for Juventus to appeal the decision once again. The wider understanding is that given they have been found guilty once again of breaking various financial codes, any future appeal would be unsuccessful.

Despite that, their statement on Twitter on Monday night suggests that they will explore the possibility.

Juventus Football Club takes note of what was decided by the FIGC Court of Appeal and reserves the right to read the reasons to evaluate a possible appeal to the Guarantee Board at CONI,” the statement began.

“What was established by the fifth instance of judgment 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.”

Serie A table after Juventus points deduction

A 10-point deduction would again see Juventus fall dramatically down the Serie A table. Their previous punishment saw them fall as low as mid-table earlier in the season, though this time it will not be as extreme as the top seven sides have built up sufficient breathing room to separate themselves from the chasing pack.

Having been deducted 10 points, the Bianconeri fall to seventh in the Serie A table. This would mean that each of InterLazioAC MilanAtalanta and AS Roma would move up a place.

  • The Champions League places would then consist of Napoli, Inter, Lazio and AC Milan;
  • Lazio’s place in the Champions League is assured
  • Atalanta would occupy the Europa League place;
  • AS Roma would be sitting in the Europa Conference League qualification place.

It should be noted that even in the event of Juventus occupying one of the European qualification places on offer in Serie A, their participation in any UEFA competition for 2023/23 is in doubt. UEFA have opened their own parallel investigation into the Bianconeri, and many expect them to be banned from taking part in the Champions League, Europa League or Europa Conference League irrespective of their Serie A finish.

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