It is now official. Following a decision by the Italian Federal Court of Appeal, Juventus’ 10-point deduction has been reinstated.
The Serie A giants have tumbled out of the Serie A European qualification rankings ahead of Monday’s match against Empoli.
The decision to remove points from Juventus due to the capital gains scandal was first reversed midway through the season.
In the immediate aftermath of the ruling, the club declared that they intend to appeal the decision.
Remember that the first judgment was 15 points, and that after Juventus’ appeal a few months ago, CONI was forced to reformulate the sentence.
“Called by the Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport to renew its assessment of the sanction to be imposed on Juventus for the so-called ‘capital gains case’, the Federal Court of Appeal has sanctioned Juventus with 10 penalty points in the standings for the current sporting season,” reads the Italian Football Federation’s statement.
“The Court also acquitted Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti, Assia Grazioli Venier, Caitlin Mary Hughes, Daniela Marilungo, Francesco Roncaglio and Enrico Vellano of the charges brought against them.”
Through one of its directors, Francesco Calvo, Juventus has reacted promptly.
“We are not satisfied with the penalty of 10 points, we will see if there are margins to appeal,” he confirmed.
“This year we are up against everyone and everything.”