Juve asks for 2005/06 scudetto return ahead of Derby D’Italia

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The Calciopoli scandal cost Juventus two scudetti and The Old Lady wants one of them back.

Juventus lost the 2005/06 Serie A title due to a (this is grossly over-simplifying) refereeing scandal and it was handed to Inter Milan.

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Juve had won the league by 15 points but the second-place Nerazzurri were bumped into first.

Now Inter Milan is back in first thanks to a red-hot start to the Antonio Conte era, and will be facing Juve this weekend.

And so, in classic Serie A fashion, Juve has launched another bid to get its scudetto back. From Football-Italia.net:

The Bianconeri have tried and failed in years gone by to at least deprive the Nerazzurri of that season’s crown. However, it was confirmed on Monday that the Old Lady had presented a new appeal to the CONI’s Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport tribunal.

Inter’s 18 scudetti are level with rivals AC Milan for second-most in Italian history. Juve have 35.

Inter has the small task of a Wednesday trip to Barcelona in the Champions League before Sunday’s visit from Juve, who has one more day’s rest following a Tuesday visit from Bayer Leverkusen in the same competition.

Really it seems unlikely the titles will ever change hands, but the gamesmanship here is pretty classic.