Football Italian title How is it possible for a team to win a trophy with so few stars?
article Italian football fans will be glad to hear that their country is no longer at the top of the table.
After five seasons of Serie A, Juventus have lost their league title, their Serie A Super Cup, the Champions League, the Coppa Italia and a quarter of their Champions League qualification.
In an era of super clubs, the Bianconeri have not managed to win the Serie A title for more than four years.
Juventus have been a perennial Champions League and Europa League contender, winning the latter three times.
In fact, Juve’s run in the Champions league began when they won the first three competitions.
The Bianconera are now the only club to win both the Champions Leagues and the Coppina Italia.
But the club’s fortunes are no less tragic.
They are now facing a new era of crisis as the club are facing a €30m (£24.5m) debt and are facing €3m (£2.5)m of debt for the remaining four years of their current contract.
It is not only their financial situation but the impact of their failure to win any of their four major competitions that has brought them to the point of no return.
“Juventus are now on the brink of bankruptcy,” commented Il Messaggero, a daily newspaper.
Juventus’ debt of around €30 million is €300,000 per game for the remaining season of the current contract and will double to €300 per game if they do not meet certain financial targets.
If they do reach the next Champions League or Europa League final, they could have a €2m (£1.5mil) profit in 2017/18.
A financial crisis that will only end in financial disaster.
There is a chance that the Bianca team will be sold to a rival for around €6m.
While Juventus are in dire straits, their players are on the run.
“The only way Juventus can recover is by selling all their stars,” La Repubblica newspaper said.
But, as usual, football fans would not want to miss the game of football.