Back in 2006, the club were relegated as part of the Calciopoli scandal, in which they were accused of trying to influence the Italian FA to get more favourable refs.
Now Italian lawyer Mattia Grassani, an expert in sport law, has revealed that the current investigation is ‚more serious‘ and could result in a similar punishment.
„This I think is the heaviest investigation in the history of Juventus, even heavier than that of Calciopoli in 2006. The unlawful behaviour they’re accused of has no precedent,“ Grassani told radio station Rai1.
"On a sporting level they risk more than the fine or a modest penalty. All this could lead to a heavy penalty because the rule states that if there is alteration of documents, such as private papers, it can lead to consequences greater than a simple penalty.
The rule states that if the club has entered the season thanks to these expedients, they can be excluded from it, it can lead to relegation and even the loss of Scudetti."
Juve won the title in 2019/20, the first season that was affected by Covid and saw the league paused part way through for two months, before it returned.
Grassani’s claim is that they could lose that title, as happened in 2006, when they were stripped of both the 2004/05 and 2005/06 titles.
On the current investigation being worse that Calcoppoli, Grassani added, "Then the Juventus system was to pollute the refereeing system from the top. Today, the fact that the same protagonists speak of a situation worse than Calciopoli, shows an awareness of even more serious behaviour than in 2006
It is one thing to approach referees, it is another to drug the club’s accounts. This violates competition with other clubs and distorts the regularity of the league. I cannot put capital into the club through Panini stickers or Monopoly cards to alter my situation."