Juventus are ready to appeal against the 15-points deduction that was handed to them on January 20th and Sky Sport report that the club will present all the documents on March 1st.
The Bianconeri have been punished by FIGC’s Federal Court of Appeals for fictitious capital gains registered in their books between 2018 and 2021.
Juventus were originally declared not guilty for these allegations but FIGC Chief Prosecutor Giuseppe Chinè asked for the case to be reassessed due to the wiretaps collected by Turin’s Public Prosecutor’s Office during the Prisma investigation.
The appeal will be presented by Juventus to CONI’s Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport, the last degree in Italian sport’s justice.
Former president Andrea Agnelli was sentenced too with a 16-months inhibition alongside former vice-president Pavel Nedved (12 months), former CEO Maurizio Arrivabene (12 months) and former Football Chief Officer and current Tottenham General Director Fabio Paratici (20 months and 10 days).
Before this deduction, Juventus were in third place and on par with Inter, one point behind Milan and ten points away from Serie A leaders Napoli. Now they’re eighth, 13 points far from the fourth place with a game in their hands.
Regardless of the appeal’s outcome, Juventus are facing another possible point-deduction as the FIGC is looking into the salary manoeuvres made by the club in 2020.
Also, on March 27th there will be the preliminary hearing in Turin as part of the Prisma investigation and a judge will rule whether to dismiss the case against Juventus or go on with the trial.
Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN