The FIGC Federal Court of Appeal has overturned Juventus Football Club’s 15-point penalty in relation to the capital gains controversy. However, the bans on Andrea Agnelli, Maurizio Arrivabene, Federico Cherubini, and Fabio Paratici remain in place. A new trial will now take place to clarify the situation further, potentially involving other clubs.
IMPACT ON JUVENTUS
The ruling will see Juventus move up to third place in Serie A with 59 points, pushing Roma, Milan, and Inter down the table. Pavel Nedved and several other board members have been cleared of any wrongdoing.
The decision to impose a 15-point penalty has caused confusion. As the prosecutor had only requested nine points in January. The court has been asked to explain the “causal nature” behind the punishment for behaviour that did not directly influence results. This will be the third time that the Federal Court of Justice has had to decide on the matter concerning Juventus.
The ruling has raised questions as to why only Juventus saw their verdict overturned. Despite all 11 clubs and 59 individuals being cleared of artificially inflating transfer fees in April 2022. Only Juventus had their verdict overturned due to new evidence provided by the Prisma police investigation.
The latest ruling means that Juventus will not face any points deduction this season. However, the case will be re-evaluated, and any punishment will apply to the 2023-24 season. Juventus’ lawyers had hoped to have the entire verdict revoked. But this new trial means that the situation will need to be litigated again. With more evidence potentially involving other clubs.