Juventus docked 10 points to drop them out of Champions League spots in Serie A

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    Juventus have been docked 10 points in Serie A following a fresh investigation into their transfer dealings.

    The Old Lady were given a 15-point deduction earlier this season but later had that overturned. The new ruling in Italy's highest sporting court drops them from second to seventh, five points off the Champions League spots.

    Juve have responded with a statement which reads: “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.

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    “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.”

    They're under investigation for financial irregularities and false accounting in regards to past transfers, with accusations that they inflated fees to increase their capital gains.

    Lengthy bans have been handed to a number of former senior figures, including ex-sporting director Fabio Paratici, who was forced to leave his role at Tottenham as a result.

    Juve's loss is AC Milan's gain. Stefano Piolo's side were set to miss out on Champions League qualification but now sit in the final spot with two games remaining.

    The two sides meet at the Allianz Stadium in Turin next weekend. Juve could yet qualify for the Europa League and Europa Conference League if they fail to make Europe's premier competition.


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