Juventus HIT With 10-Points Deduction That Ruins Their Champions League Qualification Chances.

 Juventus have incurred a deduction of 10 Serie A points following the verdict by Federal Court of Appeal pertaining to the capital gains scandal and transfer dealings.

As it stands, they drop down to seventh place in Serie A and fallen outside of a European spot with three games remaining, one of which comes on Monday evening at Empoli.

Before the new ruling, Juventus were in second place behind Serie A champions Napoli with 69 points. Though the Bianconeri could still qualify for the Champions League depending on their last two games of the current campaign.

In January, Juventus were deducted 15 Serie A points for alleged financial irregularities and false accounting, but it was later lifted.

The verdict was announced this evening and it’s a big boost for AC Milan, as they are now in the top four, which means Champions League qualification. 

Juventus said in a statement: "Juventus Football Club takes note of what was decided by the FIGC Court of Appeal and reserves the right to read the reasons to evaluate a possible appeal to the Guarantee Board at CONI.

"What was established by the fifth instance of judgment in this matter, which began more than a year ago, arouses great bitterness in the club and in its millions of supporters who, in the absence of clear rules, find themselves extremely penalised with the application of sanctions that seem to take into account the principle of proportionality.

"While not ignoring the need for urgency, which Juventus has never shied away from during the proceedings, it is emphasised that these are facts that still have to be evaluated by a judge."

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