Massimiliano Allegri Claims Juventus Must Regroup After 15 Points Reduction

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri claims the club needs to get its act together and regroup after the 15-point reduction for the violation of capital gains tax laws.

The Serie A giants were accused of fixing their balance sheet for artificial gain on club transfers.

Massimiliano Allegri giving instructions to his players

Allegri, who is in no panic mood, assured the Juventus fans that he will continue to support the team and continue as the manager even after the passing of the 15-point reduction.

Allegri wants to take the club back to the top, where it belongs. He claims he can only leave Juventus if the club sends him away.

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The final court decision comes in two months, and the manager has summoned his players to fight with the club with their last breath.

Massimiliano Allegri in the press conference

He wants to ignore the noise on the pitch ahead of Juventus’ match against fifth-placed Atalanta. The good news is that Paul Pogba, Duan Vlahovi, and Juan Cuadrado are set to be available for selection against Atalanta.

Allegri revealed that not all were lost, as they face French side Nantes next month in the Europa League play-off.

Juventus is also in the Italian Cup quarterfinals. They will face Lazio on February 2, 2023. 

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Massimiliano Allegri in action for Juventus

Allegri learned that all situations can turn into opportunities. They are still in three different competitions and can fight for 60 points at the end of the season.

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Allegri with Napoli manager Spaletti

However, Juventus can appeal the Italian soccer court’s decision, but if it does not go through, Juventus will be closer to the relegation zone than Champions League football next season.

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Not only does the club want to appeal against point reduction, but they are also looking forward to appealing the sanction imposed on Tottenham Hotspur’s sporting director Fabio Paratici, current sporting director of Juventus Federico Cherubini.

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Massimiliano Allegri in the press conference

Former chairman Andrea Agnelli and ex-CEO Maurizio Arrivabene were banned for two years.

What Happened The last time Juventus Got Sanction By Italian Soccer Court

The last time Juventus were sanctioned was due to the match-fixing scandal in 2006. The most successful Italian football club suffered a humiliating relegation to the second tier.

The old lady got a nine-point reduction for the match-fixing case.

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Juventus football club

The team was stripped from the 2004–05 and 2005–06 leagues. At that time, Juventus had a lot of big names, with Fabio Capello as its manager.

After the relegation issue, many clubs came around to price players away from the club. That season, Juventus‘ entire board resigned after the incident.

The Italian Football Federation also penalized Inter Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina, and Reggina with a point reduction.

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Also, Fiorentina and Lazio were relegated to Serie B after they were found guilty for match fixing. Serie B teams like Atalanta and Torino were promoted to Serie A as they were not affected by the sanctions.

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