BREAKING NEWS: Juventus’ 15-Point Reduction In Serie A Has Been Reversed
On a Thursday in mid-April in which there was a whole lot riding on it both on and off the field, Juventus got its first bit of good news before even arriving Estádio José Alvalade.
The FIGC announced Thursday night — and just a couple of hours before the vital Europa League quarterfinal tie against Sporting in Portugal — that Juventus’ appeal of the FIGC’s 15-point penalty from January has been successful. At least temporarily, that is.
That means that Juve will get their 15 points back, but will see a new trial take place at some point in the near future. But considering that it could be a month or stretch into the summer (or even next season), Juventus will continue to play with some sense of uncertainty over their heads.
The successful appeal sees Juventus jump back into third place of 59 points, three points ahead of fourth-place Roma. Juve getting their 15 points back also means that both of the Milan clubs — who will meet in the Champions League semifinals — are now suddenly out of the Champions League spots for next season.
Another part of the successful appeal: Former Juventus directors Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, Maurizio Arrivabene and Fabio Paratici (now at Tottenham) have seen their bans revoked on a temporary basis in line with Juventus’ 15-point penalty.