Court temporarily halts 15-points penalty handed down to Juventus

A view shows the logo of the Juventus Italian Serie A football club on April 21, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. - Italian champions Juventus, one of the driving forces behind the the new European Super League said on April 21, 2021 the project could not go ahead as planned after the withdrawal of most of the 12 founding teams. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Juventus received positive news ahead of their Europa League showdown tonight against Sporting.

Italy’s highest sporting court, The Italian Olympic Committee’s (CONI) Collegio di Garanzia, announced on its website that it has temporarily paused the 15-points penalty that was levied against Juventus in January for multiple financial violations related to the club’s transfer-related accounting practices.

The Committee determined an appeals court should hear the case before any final punishment is handed down to the Bianconeri.

As a result, Max Allegri’s men are now third in the table with 59 points, dropping Roma to fourth. Juve’s appeal is expected to be heard sometime over the next month.