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The entire Juventus financial scandal explained: Why the Bianconeri have been kicked out of Europe

It's happened again. Some 17 years after Calciopoli, Juventus find themselves at the centre of a scandal that has resulted in them being banned from competing in Europe next season. This latest scandal isn't about influencing match officials, though. This is about 'plusvalenza', and quite a bit more.

The club were hit with an initial 15-point deduction by the the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in January for "financial irregularities" and "false accounting" in relation to past transfer dealings. Those points were restored on appeal in April, pending a new trial, but the Bianconeri eventuallyhad 10 points taken away, which resulted in Massimiliano Allegri's side dropping out of the top four, thus depriving them of a place in the 2023-24 Champions League.

Juve's seventh-placed finish still entitled them to a Europa Conference League spot but, on Friday, it was announced that the club had accepted a €20 million (£17m/$22m) fine and a one-year ban from competing in UEFA competitions for breaching the organisation's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

So, how has it come to this and is the saga finally over? GOAL explains all below...

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