The Munich star threatens to impose a ban due to the black money scandal

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Bayern Munich professionals celebrated victory in the opening match of the season in Frankfurt.Photo: Imago/Kessler Sports Photography


Philip Kay Cobain

football club Bayern you want it all. The record champions are still represented in all three competitions and pay off in league, cup and UEFA competitions Champions League Chances of getting a title.

In particular, Bavarian European Cup ambitions were likely the reason why the Bayern bosses did not want to trust Sven Ulrich after Neuer’s skiing accident and signed Jan Sommer from Gladbach.

With Jan Sommer, Bayern feel ready for the last 16 of the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.

With Jan Sommer, Bayern feel ready for the last 16 of the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.Photo: dpa/Hendrik Schmidt

Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic have already invested over €100m in new players in the summer in order to prepare for the title chase. Now, of all things, the signing of the most expensive new signing threatens to split up shortly before the Champions League last 16.

UEFA is investigating: Did De Ligt collect black money from Juventus?

According to the latest reports, defender Matthijs de Ligt is threatened with a 30-day ban for being involved in a cheating scandal at his former club, Juventus, Turin.

FILE - October 22, 2022, Baden-Württemberg, Sinsheim: Matthijs de Ligt nods in Munich.  (to dpa:

For the services of Matthijs de Ligt, Bayern Munich transferred 67 million euros to Turin in the summer.Photo: dpa/Uwe Anspach

The old lady was sentenced by an Italian assembly court last week It is penalized with a 15-point deduction for falsifying the balance sheet. The Court of Football found that it had established that Juventus had overlooked the market values ​​of their players in order to justify the wage bill.

Meanwhile, allegations emerged that the players should have been paid a portion of their paychecks on the Lions: Accordingly, it will be for professionals They formally signed a salary waiver at the start of the pandemic, but the salary was paid to them in secret anyway.

A chat history leaked by Italian journalist Paolo Ziliani shows how team captain Giorgio Chiellini explains the scam to his teammates and commands silence from the outside.

This is what UEFA is now calling on the scene: The European Union is now examining Turin’s finances. If the allegations are confirmed, the players involved will also face a 30-day ban, Ziliani reports.

Cristiano Ronaldo can also be stopped – De Ligt cooperates

If it were established that the players themselves acted deliberately, it would be completely irrelevant to the club they are currently playing for. This would also be a bitter blow for Bayern: if in doubt, the defender could miss important league, cup or Champions League matches.

Other notable former Juventus players may be affected: Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo He was still playing in Turin at the start of the pandemic. He, too, at least read Chiellini’s Whatsapp messages. However, he may be relatively indifferent to UEFA’s ban – now it’s too late Saudi Go to Al Nasr Club.

Archived - 09/25/2017, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Football: Professional League, Saudi Arabia, Al-Nasr - Al-Ettifaq: Al-Nasr player Cristiano Ronaldo enters the field before his first match with Al-Nasr Club ...

Cristiano Ronaldo is now playing in Riyadh.Photo: AP/dpa

In De Ligt, there is at least a glimmer of hope: According to Zigliani, the Bayern professional is said to have been instrumental in dealing with the scandal. Among other things, he is said to have made Chat’s glowing history now available to the Italian court. However, it is still not clear if this cooperation with the Italian Federation will guarantee him the leniency of UEFA.

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