There was relief and a sense of vindication from representatives of Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina, a=fter all three clubs saw their punishments for match fixing reduced on appeal.
The Arbitration Council of the Italian Olympic Committee decreed that Juventus’ punishment was reduced from 17 points to nine. Lazio move out of the Serie A relegation zone after having their punishment cut from 11 points to just three, whilst Fiorentina have seen their penalty reduced to 15 from 19.
The eight point deduction against Milan stands, leaving them 12th in Serie A after eight games.
Juventus welcomed the ruling saying in a statement: “It recognises at least in part the enormous effort and spirit of sacrifice shown by the club in renewing its internal structure and promoting the values of the sport to the benefit of the whole of the national game”.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito, said: “It’s not a total victory because I point out yet again we haven’t seen all the light shone on the truth. But I accept the court’s ruling in good faith.”