Juventus has been hit with a 15-point deduction by the Italian Football Federation (FGIC) for the Plusvalenza scandal.
The points deduction serves as a punishment for Juventus inflating transfer values and lying to financial officials in an attempt to save money.
This latest development changes things in the Serie A, not just for Juventus but the rest of the league as well, especially Victor Osimhen’s Napoli and Ademola Lookman’s Atalanta.
As a result of the massive deduction, Juventus have now dropped from 3rd place, with 37 points, to 10th on the log with 22 points.
The Old Lady were putting together an unlikely title charge, 10 points behind table-topping Napoli until the deduction which now puts them 25 points behind.
This effectively ends Juventus’ already faint title hopes and confirms the Bianconneri will not be champions of Italy for the third consecutive season.
For Osimhen and Napoli, the title is certainly far from secured, this just means they have one less title contender to worry about.
The Neapolitans still remain favourites to win the league as they currently sit nine points ahead of AC Milan in second and 10 ahead of Inter who are now fourth following Juventus’ demotion.
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