The entire Juventus financial scandal explained: Why the Bianconeri have been docked 15 points

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So, here we go again then.

Some 17 years after Calciopoli, Juventus find themselves at the centre of a scandal that has the potential to devastate the club, and rock Italian football to its very core.

This isn't about influencing match officials, though. This is about 'plusvalenza', and quite a bit more.

Indeed, on Friday evening, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) dramatically announced that the Bianconeri had been docked 15 points for "financial irregularities" and "false accounting" in relation to past transfer dealings.

The decision means Massimiliano Allegri's side suddenly dropped from third in the Serie A standings, to 10th.

Their already slim hopes of winning the Scudetto are undoubtedly over but they also face an uphill task to finish in the top four, given they're now 12 points behind fourth-placed Lazio.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League would have serious sporting and economic consequences for Juve, who have been beset by financial issues in recent years.

However, there is still a long way to run in this latest saga, as GOAL outlines below...