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Wednesday August 10 2011
Juve continue Calciopoli fight

Juventus have revealed their next moves as their fight for what they perceive as Calciopoli justice continues.

President Andrea Agnelli and a number of Juve's legal team held a Press conference in Rome today where they outlined their plans.

"Juventus are used to playing their games on the pitch and trying to win," the Bianconero chief stated.

"Seeing that this match will be played in Rome, this is the most suitable place to show you our strategies.

"Since we have understood the possible result of the petition that we submitted to the FIGC 14 months ago, I asked the club's lawyers to think about and devise a strategy about the action to undertake."

Juve were stripped of the 2005 and 2006 championships for their part in Calciopoli. The first of those Scudetti was unassigned, while the second was handed on to the San Siro giants.

However, following revelations from the legal trial in Naples which suggested that there were more widespread attempts to influence referees, including from Inter, Juve asked the FIGC to review the case.

The FIGC's executive committee, after consulting their own lawyers, ruled last month that they had no power to strip the Calciopoli tainted title from the Nerazzurri.

"We'll now file an appeal to TNAS [National Court of Arbitration for Sports]," added Agnelli on Wednesday afternoon.

"We'll also forward our petitions to the Director of Public Prosecutions in Lazio at the Audit Board, to the Prefect in Rome, to the Ministry of Interior, to the Management Control Officer at CONI and to UEFA's Executive Committee.

"This is just the beginning of our actions and can't be comprehensive of all our future undertakings."

Agnelli continued: "We won the 2005-06 Scudetto on the pitch thanks to 91 points, but it was delivered to someone else by an administrative act.

"It was defined as the title of honesty, but, at most, it was a prescribed Scudetto.

"There was a total difference in treatment and this, for us, is unacceptable."

Juventus were demoted to Serie B in 2006, while Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina were handed point penalties.

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