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Juventus off the hook! Bianconeri set to have 15-point deduction overturned to propel them into Serie A top four

  • Juve docked 15 points
  • Club appealed verdict
  • Reportedly likely to get points back

WHAT HAPPENED? In a testimony in front of the Collegio di Garanzia, the CONI prosecutor general of sport Ugo Taucer said the Turin club's punishment for alleged financial irregularities and false accounting "has a lack of clarity in the motivation that must be appreciated and evaluated by a new judgment.” In particular, he said: "The penalty in points to the team, there is a deficiency to be evaluated in a new judgment of the federal court."

That could lead to a new trial, and in the interim period, a the return of 15 points in Serie A to Juventus. As of Wednesday, that increase would catapult the club into third place ahead of Roma.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Juventus being allowed to finish in the top four and thus qualify for next year's Champions League would be extremely controversial and likely receive backlash from rival clubs.

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WHAT NEXT FOR JUVENTUS? A final resolution could now hit a significant delay given the latest developments, but Taucer's surprise admission is a major boost for the club's hopes of knocking back the points deduction.