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Juventus played Rimini in their first Serie B game. Players such as Pavel Nedved and Giorgio Chiellini appearing in the second division became a familiar sight for supporters during the course of the 2006-07 season.Tucked away in north-west Italy in September 2006, Italy greats Gianluigi Buffon and Alessandro del Piero step out in front of 10,000 fans for the opening league game of the season.Juventus are embarking on their first campaign in Serie B, Italy’s second tier, and the 1-1 draw against minnows Rimini was another low point in a scandal that shook European football.”That humiliation quickly became anger and we had the desire to show we were stronger than what had happened to us,” Juve season ticket-holder Maurizio Giovannelli tells BBC Sport.”It ultimately gave us the power to build a fantastic winning era which is not yet finished today, to be playing in Champions League finals and become, once again, one of the top five teams in the world.”The main driving factor for this amazing winning cycle is definitely that sense of humiliation we felt going down to Serie B.”Part of that humiliation was having two first-place finishes stripped from them – including the 2006 Serie A title, which was handed to Inter Milan, the team they face on Sunday. This week, Juventus made another appeal to have that trophy taken away from the Nerazzurri.So, how did the 35-time Italian and two-time European champions end up being relegated 13 years ago?
Alongside AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio, Juventus were one of the biggest clubs in Italian football to face allegations.In scenes which would not look out of place in a gangster movie, transcripts fro
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