By Chima Azu
Italian giants Juventus have had their 15 point deduction in Serie A overturned, that has taken the Old Lady of Turin up to third on the league table.
A new trial will be called for further clarification on the capital gains controversy, leaving the FIGC Federal Court of Appeal to reexamine the issue.
The former Italian champions were accused of false corporate communications, false communications to the stock market and obstruction of watchdog agencies. The club’s offices were raided by CONSOB – the finance regulator responsible for monitoring club dealings on the stock exchange in November 2021 to seize documents relating to the transfers under scrutiny.
The investigation last year made virtually the entire board including the likes of Pavel Nedved and Andrea Agnelli to resign from their post.
However, the points deduction has been revoked, meaning Massimiliano Allegri’s team now stand a great chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Both Milan sides (AC Milan and Inter) which are due to face each other in the semi-final of this year’s tournament; drop down to fifth and sixth respectively in the Serie A table. Napoli are already on the verge of winning the Scuddeto needing just four more points, but the Bianconeri could steal second from Lazio with a good run of form and with just 7 games left to play.