It is a day that will mark a turning point in the season for Juventus Turin. She had started it in second place in Serie A, almost certain to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League. She finished it in seventh position, under the double effect of the penalty of ten points imposed by the Italian Federation for accounting fraud and his heavy defeat on the lawn of Empoli, at the end of the 36th day of the Championship (4-1).
The Bianconeri first ed twice in three minutes, on a penalty converted by Francesco Caputo (1-0, 18th) then a goal from Sebastiano Luperto (2-0, 21st). The first offered himself a double from the start of the second period, taking advantage of a decisive p from Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro (3-0, 48th). The narrowing of the gap by Federico Chiesa (3-1, 85th), with Adrien Rabiot in the role of decisive per, not far from expulsion a few moments earlier, was not enough to revive the suspense in a match already folded. The last word even went to Empoli, who is ten points in his last four outings, and Roberto Piccoli (4-1, 90th + 2), scorer for the second time in a row after entering the last five minutes of the game.
After three wins in a row, Juve relapsed and found themselves five points behind AC Milan, their next opponent in the Championship. It will therefore be very difficult for him to grab the Top 4, with only two matches still to go. Which could make him miss the Champions League for the first time since the 2011-2012 season.