Juventus' Penalty Reversed: The Bianconeri Regain 15 Points
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The Sports Guarantee Council of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has made a significant ruling in the ongoing legal battle between Juventus Football Club and the Italian Football Federation (IFF). After nearly three hours of deliberation, the panel of judges headed by Gabriella Palmieri Sandulli overturned a 15-point penalty previously imposed on the Turin giants by the IFF Court of Appeal.
Overturned Penalty: Capital Gains Irregularities Proven Unsubstantiated
The overturned penalty was initially imposed due to capital gains irregularities that were found in Juventus' financial reports from 2019, 2020, and the first quarter of 2021 by auditing firm Prisma.
The reports stated that the club fictitiously paid players and used the team during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Juventus' lawyers successfully argued that the club had already been acquitted of the capital gain case by a final judgment on May 22, 2022, and that there was no clear evidence related to "inflated" transfer values.
Juventus Rises in the Rankings and Eyes Champions League Qualification With the returned 15 points, Juventus now has 59 and has jumped to third place in the Serie A table, giving them a real chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
The rest of the season promises to be a thrilling fight for the top spots in the league.
Juventus' 15-point reduction in Serie A has been reversed—they jump up from seventh to third in the league ? pic.twitter.com/IixU4mdsag — B/R Football (@brfootball) April 20, 2023
Board Members Resign, New Leadership Takes the Helm
It is worth noting that on November 28, 2022, Juventus board members Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, and others resigned, and the club welcomed new directors led by Agnelli's successor, Gianluca Ferrer.
Despite the appeals made by Juventus against bans imposed on Fabio Paratici, Andrea Agnelli, and Federico Cherubini being rejected for the time being, appeals for Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti, and Enrico Vellano have been accepted.
In a statement released by CONI, the organization confirmed that Juventus' appeal has been accepted and the 15-point deduction is no longer valid. The ongoing legal battle between Juventus and the IFF continues to make headlines in the world of Italian football.