Following the hearing this week, the decision for the 15-point deduction of Juventus has been reversed. As a result, the Turin giants have now lifted themselves from the seventh position on the Serie A table to third, behind league leaders Napoli and Lazio in second. Back in January, the club was hit with the punishment for false accounting capital gain violations with transfers for about 62 players.
However, the appeals to overturn the bans on Fabio Paratici, Andrea Agnelli, Federico Cherubini and Mauricio Arrivabene involved in the case were rejected. Their sanctions are definitive and continue to be in place. Although Pavel Nedved and the rest saw their appeal upheld by the Federal Court of Appeals. Fabio paratici has also resigned from his managing director role at Tottenham following the decision.
The investigation took place in 2021 with the club officials raided by the finance regulators CONSOB responsible for observing club dealings in the stock market. It forced the members of the Juventus board to resign including Agnelli and Nedved.
Gaining the points back, Juventus have now climbed to third position on the table with 59 points in the bag. That means Maximiliano Allegri's side has a great chance to qualify for the Champions League. During the punishment, they only could have gotten into Europe's premier competition next season by winning the Europa League this season.
Juventus are involved in the quarterfinals of the Europa League against Sporting CP. Should they advance to the semifinals, a tie with Manchester United or Sevilla posed a tough challenge to reaching the final. But now, the Old Lady of Turin will not depend solely on that route to stay in Europe for at least another season.
Are Juventus safe?
For now. A new trial will be called to clarify the case. 30 days have been given for a new hearing in the Court of Appeal. In the event of only a fine being decided for the punishment, the matter will be closed within May. If there is a new penalty, Juventus will have 30 days to appeal it with the hearing of it expected to be fixed within two months of the decision taken. Hence, whatever punishments Juventus could face in the future will impact the 2023/24 season rather than the current one.
For now, the Serie A giants will focus on pushing Lazio for the second spot. Juventus will face Napoli next on Sunday night in their next league encounter which is expected to be a huge one on the occasion of the points restoration. They will also face Atalanta and Milan in the remaining games as the other top-four rivals in Serie A.