Posted on July 25, 2006
The big four Italian clubs smacked around by the punishments handed down from the match-fixing scandal just five days after Italy won the World Cup have used appeals to soften the blows.
Juventus will remain in Serie B to start the season, but the Old Lady had her 30-point deduction to start the season reduced to 17 points.
Fiorentina and Lazio were the biggest winners. Both clubs were Serie B-bound until the appeals; now they have been reinstated to Serie A. Fiorentina will start the new campaign with a 19-point deduction, while Lazio have been hit with an 11-point deduction.
AC Milan were never relegated to Serie B as an outcome from the match-fixing verdict, and now the Rossoneri have seen their 15-point deduction to start the season nearly halved to just eight points. However, Milan fans will be disheartened by the news that the decision to ban the club from European competitions this season has been upheld.