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Juventus handed 10-point deduction amid transfer dealings case

Juventus have been handed a 10-point deduction in a new ruling by an Italian court investigating the club's transfer dealings.

Before the new ruling, Juventus were in second place behind Serie A champions Napoli with 69 points, but drop down to seventh place as a result, five points off a Champions League place.

The decision was announced within moments of the club's Monday night game at Empoli kicking off. Victory would take them back within two points of the top four with two Serie A games remaining.

During a three-hour hearing on Monday, federation prosecutor Giuseppe Chine requested an 11-point penalty for Juventus. He had asked for nine back in January.

Chine also requested eight-month bans for seven former Juventus directors, including Pavel Nedved, but all were exonerated by the Federal Court of Appeals. The ex-Juve winger and the rest of the club's board had resigned en masse in November amid the allegations

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