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Tuesday November 15 2011
Juve claim is ridiculous, say Inter

Inter President Massimo Moratti has branded Juventus’443m Calciopoli compensation claim as ridiculous.

The Turin giants yesterday submitted their request to a Lazio based court in an attempt to net damages from the Italian Football Federation and Inter.

In 2006, Juventus were stripped of two Serie A titles and demoted to Serie B after an investigation into match-fixing was carried out. One of those two Scudetti was handed to the Nerazzurri.

"Juventus intends to prove unfair treatment and illegal behaviour, thus obtaining compensation for the severe damages which are conservatively valued at several hundreds of millions of euros,” a club statement read.

Questioned on the matter, Moratti gave his opinion on the Old Lady’s decision to go down such a route.

“It's a lot of money, but I'm not going to get into that because if I have to be honest I find it quite ridiculous,” he stated.

“Would I be prepared to give up the 2006 Scudetto? I wouldn’t even consider it for a second…”

Juventus, though, insist that their fight for justice has to continue as President Andrea Agnelli has outlined.

“Our action is intended to check the administrative actions carried out by the Federation in 2006 and 2011,” noted Agnelli.

“Inter? I’d like to define them as a side effect.

“Our research is concerned with the equality of treatment and relates to who was judging in 2006 and 2011.

“We require clarity from the FIGC – the Italian Football Federation. There are only two options – mistakes have either been made before or after.”

Other clubs were also punished as part of the Calciopoli scandal, with sides being handed point penalties. However, Juve were the only outfit to be thrown into another Division.

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