The punishment came down in the Italian match-fixing scandal and Juve got rather effectively rag-dolled, especially in comparision to AC Milan who escape relegation in favor of receiving a just 15 point handicap to begin the season.
A brief glance at the names of players most likely being released from their contracts (Buffon, Cannavaro, Viera, Nedved, Toni, Zambrotta, Ibrahimovic, and whoever plays for Lazio other than Di Canio) is enough to cause an outbreak of mass-salivation amoungst Europe’s top clubs.
The long term effects will be interesting, particularly if plucky Torino – who will be in the Serie A next season – can poach at least a few of the Turin based players and perhaps turn around their fortunes to bring back the successes of a bygone era.
Berlusconi invokes the powers of a personal friend to ensure AC Milan escapes relegation
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