Juventus got what they deserved?

Juventus got what they deserved?

Turinese Juventus lost 15 points in the standings of Serie A for financial fraud! In the near future, the club plans to appeal, but its punishment could be much more severe.

The media learned about Juventus' problems with the law for the first time just at the height of the World Cup in Qatar. Even then it became clear that it’s serious. The Old Lady owner Andrea Agnelli, the club's sports director Pavel Nedved and other administrative officials resigned, while head coach Massimiliano Allegri kept his job.

This is not the first such case in the history of Juventus. In 2006, the club got into the Calciopoli scandal and was relegated to Serie B. From there, it quickly returned to the elite division, but the Bianconeri were able to regain their greatness closer to the mid-10s, when they reached the Champions League final twice in three seasons. In Serie A from 2012 to 2021, Juventus were consistently champions, and Andrea Agnelli allowed himself not the most honest financial deals.

One of those directly concerned Cristiano Ronaldo, whose contract terms with Turin are still classified. Against the backdrop of sanctions for Juventus, CR7 sued the club. Allegedly, the Old Lady did not pay the Portuguese 19.5 million euros for contractual obligations. Given the weight of Ronaldo in world football and the damaged reputation of the Bianconeri, the suit is likely to be granted.

It should be noted that in addition to the Juventus case, the court also considered involvement in foul play performed by more than fifty football officials, as well as the clubs of Sampdoria, Empoli, Novara, Genoa, Parma, Pro Vercelli, Pisa and Pescara. All of them were acquitted, and only the Turinese received the most severe sentence. The prosecutor demanded to remove nine points from Bianconeri, and the court stopped at 15. Andrea Agnelli has been banned from any football activity for two years. Other functionaries also received their terms of disqualification - Paratici, Arrivabene, Cherubini and Nedved.

There is no doubt that Juventus will appeal and try to reduce the punishment. We wouldn't be surprised if he succeeds. In any case, the reputation of the most titled Italian club has once again deteriorated, and we will not see them at the highest level in the next few years.