Lazio Rise to Fourth After Juventus’ 15-Point Deduction

Lazio have moved up to fourth in the Serie A table after the FIGC court handed Juventus a 15-point deduction.

FIGC prosecutor Giuseppe Chine requested a nine-point penalty for the Bianconeri for their usage of falsified capital gains, requesting a second trial due to new information stemming from the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Prisma investigation.

The decision came on Friday evening (via TMW) to hand Juventus a 15-point penalty, putting them in 10th spot with 22 points. As a result, Lazio have climbed into the top four, although they’re still tied on points with Atalanta and Roma.

Juventus have announced their intention to appeal the decision and updates are expected in the coming weeks and months. Various current and former directors, including Andrea Agnelli and Fabio Paratici, were handed bans.

The ruling gives Lazio a greater chance of qualifying for the Champions League, but they’ll still need to fight off Atalanta and Roma, who are equally keen to take part in Europe’s premier club competition.

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