Juventus suffered a humiliating defeat to Empoli shortly after learning they’d been handed a ten-point deduction following a hearing into their transfer dealings.
It was announced Juve were handed the punishment at a court hearing on Monday afternoon as the latest twist in their false accounting case. It’s understood the deduction could’ve been 11 points but it was settled on ten by the panel.
The Serie A giants were initially given a 15-point penalty linked to alleged financial irregularities and transfer dealings that saw the price of players inflated.
This was quashed on appeal last month which led to Juventus returning to the top four of Italy’s top flight.
Top executives at the club have been suspended for their roles in this case, including Fabio Paratici, who was forced to step down from his role as Tottenham’s managing director of football having been handed a 30-month worldwide ban from football by FIFA.
Paratici, who worked at Juve from 2010 until 2021, failed in his bid to have his suspension overturned by Italy’s highest sports court on April 20.
The 50-year-old has the option to appeal the case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, however, it could be several months before either action is completed.
Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti and Enrico Vellano were all successful in appealing against their charges but Paratici, Andrea Agnelli and Federico Cherubini had their appeals rejected.
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It’s reported by Football Italia that the Old Lady can appeal their latest punishment, however, it’s unlikely this will be successful.
A club statement read: “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.
“What was established by the fifth instance of judgement 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.”
Max Allegri’s men dropped from second to seventh following the ban, putting their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League in jeopardy.
They may not get any European football at all with Juve falling to a 4-1 defeat thanks to a Francesco Caputo double and Sebastiano Luperto’s close-range finish and a stoppage-time strike from Roberto Piccolli. Federico Chiesa scored a consolation goal for the away side.