Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus went 10 points clear at the top of Serie A on Friday with a 4-1 win over struggling Palermo in a perfectly-timed boost ahead of their Champions League trip to Porto next week.
Former Palermo star Paulo Dybala played a pivotal role as the Argentina international pushed his former employers closer to the drop by scoring twice, creating another and also seeing a free-kick come back off the woodwork.
Milan (AFP) Fit-again Claudio Marchisio could be restricted to starting on the bench as Massimiliano Allegri's new-look Juventus bid to stretch their 27-game unbeaten run at home against Inter Milan on Sunday.
Allegri has both midfielder Marchisio and key defender Andrea Barzagli back from injury lay-offs that have hampered their bid for a record sixth straight Serie A title.
Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla were left fuming at English referee Mark Clattenburg as Juventus came from behind to win 3-1 in Spain and seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.
The hosts made the perfect start through Nico Pareja's ninth minute opener, but were reduced to 10 men after just 36 minutes when Franco Vazquez was shown a second yellow card by Clattenburg.
Antonio Conte will be forced to get creative this summer as he will head to the Euro's without the services of one of Italy's key players.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, capped 54 times by Italy, was stretchered off the pitch in the Bianconeri's 4-0 victory over Palermo on Sunday and it has been confirmed that the Italian has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ruling him out of Euro 2016.
Juventus is on a roll at the present moment. Dating back to a late October road loss to Greek giants Olympiakos in the Champions League that jeopardized the team's chances in Europe, the Bianconeri have reeled off five straight wins. However, the last two victories are the most impressive Juve pulled out a 3-2 win over the same Olympiakos and thumped Parma 7-0 over the weekend.
Dating back to the summer transfer window, Arturo Vidal's name has been mentioned more than most in transfer speculation columns. Juventus refused to sell the Chilean midfielder in the summer, but may follow a different line of thinking during the January transfer window. Claudio Marchisio's re-emergence as well as the fact that the Chilean was involved in a nightclub brawl could lead the Bianconeri to sell.
Manchester keep Juventus dynamo at the top of their summer wishlist - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have not given up hope in the pursuit of Juventus midfielderClaudio Marchisio, with the Red Devils expected to pick up the chase this summer.
According to talkSport (via TuttoMercatoWeb), the 28-year-old remains at the top of David Moyes' summer wish list, and United have already begun the process of bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford at the end of the season, with Ligue 1 side Monaco also said to be sniffing around.
They might be bitter rivals, but that will not get in the way of Inter and Juventus doing a deal to swap Fredy Guarin for Mirko Vucinic. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport a deal has already been reached between Inter Milan and Juventus and that it will be a straight swap between the clubs, with no cash paid from either party.
Juventus goalkeeper and World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon has claimed that neither he nor his teammates can understand how Manchester United allowed a talent such as Paul Pogba to leave on a free transfer and claimed that United were blind to part ways with the Frenchman.
Pogba arrived in Turin in 2012 and despite being only 19 at the time, he quickly developed into a crucial figure for Juventus, ousting Claudio Marchisio ironically, another midfielder on United's radar from the starting XI and becoming one of Europe's best midfielders.
Claudio Marchisio scored this screamer as Juventus came from behing to beat Cagliari 4-1 tonight and although Manchester United manager David Moyes was in attendance and Marchisio was one of his transfer targets the players goal celebration gave me the impression that he's not ready to quit the Juventus Stadium for Old Trafford anytime soon!
Arsenal & Manchester United chase â‚¬31m Italy midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal and Manchester United are targeting Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio in the January transfer window.
According to reports from Metro, who are citing Italian newspaper Il Sussidiario as the source, both the Premier League heavy weights are looking to bolster the squad in winter and have earmarked the 27-year-old to make difference for them in the second half of the season.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has warned his players that they will face a one-month ban if, upon being substituted, they do anything other than return to the bench and watch the remainder of the game.
Conte's declaration comes after Andrea Pirlo wafted straight down the tunnel in a huff after being subbed off for Claudio Marchisio in the 66th minute of the Bianconeri's 1-2 win against Chievo in Verona last night.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has continuously searched for his first marquee signing of the season, linked to multiple center midfielders, but the newest United link is to Juventus' Claudo Marchisio, who says he's glad to be linked to the Manchester giants, according to Goal.com. The report claims that while interest from United has been speculated, there has been no real bid for the player, and the midfielder would be open to a potential switch.
With the continued links of both Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and Luka Modric from Real Madrid, it seems only right that Manchester United have now been linked with a move for one of Italy's top midfielders.
According to Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport, the Red Devils have been listed as the latest club to be interested in making a move for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio of Juventus.
A product of The White Lady's youth system, Claudio Marchisio is to Juventus what Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are to Manchester United. A one-club-man since his teens (bar a season on loan), Marchisio has admitted to being "proud" at reports linking him with United. Although he clearly states that "I have not heard from [.
What can Liverpool learn from Juventus? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool and Juventus are traditionally two of the biggest names in European football, who have fallen from glory somewhat in recent years. The Turin giants were caught up in a scandal domestically and got themselves relegated from Serie A, but most importantly have returned to somewhere near their best.
Serie A Matchday: Vidal Provides The Goals For Juventus is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A Matchday: Vidal Provides The Goals For Juventus is a post from: Serie A Weekly A brace from midfielder Arturo Vidal gave Juventus a 2-0 victory over Lazio in Rome to move another step closer to a second successive Serie A title for the Bianconeri.
Manchester United are almost certain to lose Paul Scholes â€“ for the second time â€“ at the end of the season. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson convinced the former England star to come out of his retirement, but the former United youth team product could take a bow for the final time at the end of this season.
Scott Brown of Celtic (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
If I were to tell you that today at Celtic Park, the home team had in the first-half alone 76 percent of possession of the ball, made Juventus Gianluigi Buffon save six times against just one for the Celtic keeper, Fraser Forster, and had twice as many on target shots, you would almost say the Hoops were having an incredible night at the packed stadium in Glasgow.
England 1-2 Italy: Pirlo leads Italy to victory over England's young lions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Cesare Prandelli's Italian team proved too strong for Roy Hodgson's new breed of lions, despite them putting in a braveperformance. England gave it their all but Italy were inspired to triumph by the sublime Andrea Pirlo, the Azzurri's captain on the night, with his calming influence in midfield critical to his side's 2-1 win in Manaus.
At 35, Pirlo is still playing like the midfield general who helped propel Italy to the World Cup triumph of 2006 and the improbable run to the Euro 2012 Final. In Italy's 2-1 win over England on Saturday in Manaus, Pirlo again failed to show his age as he played a key role in Italy's win over England.
2013 Confederations Cup Brazil Step One Defeat Mexico For Italy is a post from: Serie A Weekly 2013 Confederations Cup Brazil Step One Defeat Mexico For Italy is a post from: Serie A Weekly Italy kick off their 2013 Confederations Cup campaign with a tricky tie against Mexico on Sunday. The Azzurri are coming off two disappointing draws but are still favourites to win their.
Bianconeri Continue Derby della Mole Dominance is a post from: Serie A Weekly Bianconeri Continue Derby della Mole Dominance is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus wrapped up a late win over Torino in the Derby della Mole with goals from Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio. Victory over their city rivals means Juventus only need one more point to clinch their second consecutive Scudetto next.
FIFA have just announced that Louis Suarez has been suspended and fined for bitingItalian center-back Giorgio Chiellini in the final group D game on Tuesday.Uruguay won the game 1-0, after Italy had beenreduced to 10 men after Claudio Marchisio has been dismissed for a dangerous tackle and in truth Suarez should have been sent [.
Italy's Claudio Marchisio was harshly dismissed with 30 minutes left of their crucial World Cup tie with Uruguay which eventually ended up with Suarez sinking his teeth into Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini before Diego Godin sent the Italians packing with a header with 9 minutes left on the clock.