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Die beste 11 laut Zlatan Ibrahimović

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Zlatan Ibrahimović wurde von seinem aktuellen Verein Paris Saint-Germain nach der besten 11 aus seiner Sicht gefragt und so sieht sie aus: Gianluigi Buffon im Tor, Maxwell, Fabio Cannavaro, Thiago Silva, Lilian Thuram in de Abwehr, Andrés Iniesta, Patrícia Viera, Xavi, Pavel Nedved im Mittelfeld, Lionel Messi im Sturm und die andere Sturmspitze ist ?

Calcio Confidential: Momentous Moments and Social Media Shenanigans

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A lot can happen over an international break – and this one was no exception. On Tuesday, at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, gli Azzurri defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 to secure their berth to Brazil. The Azzurri have officially qualified for the World Cup (as if there was any doubt)!

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A momentous moment, indeed – and one particular player had two reasons to celebrate.

Juventus

Juventus To Announce New Deals For Giorgio Chiellini And Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus will hold a press conference today where it is expected the Serie A club will announce it has signed new deals with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Giorgio Chiellini. The contracts are expected to keep the players with the Italian champions until 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Various reports believe that Buffon will put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep the 36-year-old shot stopper in Turin until at least 2017, with the possibility of a further extension.

Juventus To Announce New Deals For Giorgio Chiellini And Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus will hold a press conference today where it is expected the Serie A club will announce it has signed new deals with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Giorgio Chiellini. The contracts are expected to keep the players with the Italian champions until 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Various reports believe that Buffon will put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep the 36-year-old shot stopper in Turin until at least 2017, with the possibility of a further extension.

UCL Rewind: Atletico hold off Juventus; Liverpool fall to Basel; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

In a clash between a pair of reigning champions, Atletico Madrid emerged victorious.

The reigning La Liga winners topped Italian champions Juventus, 1-0, via a second-half finish from Arda Turan at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Top 3 Serie A Players Of Matchday 5

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After Serie A matchday 5, Juventus and AS Roma are still watching everyone else from the top of the table, waiting for next week's direct clash.

Juventus won 3-0 in Bergamo against Atalanta, while AS Roma had to wait the last 15 minutes of the game against Verona, to score the vital two goals at the Stadio Olimpico.

Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri Proving His Doubters Wrong

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Massimiliano Allegri spent his last few months with Milan as a dead man walking with rumours circulating about his imminent sack hugging the headlines of Italian newspapers day after day. The results were simply not good enough. The once mighty AC Milan was a mess on and off the pitch.

During Allegri's reign with the Rossoneri, several players including Andrea Pirlo, Mark van Bommel, Filippo Inzaghi, Pato, Gennaro Gattuso, Massimo Ambrossini, Gianluca Zambrotta, Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all left the club, be it to another club or through retirement.

Stange's BIG test against "I Bianconeri"

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(L-R) Llorente, Buffon and Allegri
The Bianconeri arrived in Singapore to conclude the final leg of their pre-season Asian Pacific tour that saw them notched up two victories in Indonesia and Australia prior to their arrival on the sunny island.

Italy Names Its 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Italy has named its 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The most glaring omission is the decision not to selectGiuseppe Rossi for the team due to the striker'slack of match sharpness.

The American-born striker only recently returned from injury. However, the player looked anxious when going into challenges in the friendly against Ireland, which is understandable given Rossi's history of injury problems.

Monday Kickoff: Totti talks up Roma title chances; Riquelme resumes training; and more

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By DAN KARELL

AS Roma may be five points behind Juventus, but that's not letting club legend Francesco Totti dream of winning the Scudetto.

While Juventus slipped up last Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Lazio, Roma secured a crucial road win against top-six side Hellas Verona, winning 3-1.

United blind to let Pogba leave

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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.

Who Is The Best Goalkeeper In Europe?

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That is a question I have been thinking about since research some stats on Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic earlier this week.

The most common measurements used to compare goalkeepers are number of clean sheets and number of goal conceded.

If you look at the top four leagues in Europe combined (Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League) this is how the top goalkeepers stack up against each other

Most Clean Sheets

  • Morgan De Sanctis (Roma) – 9
  • Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) 7
  • Hugo Lloris (Spurs) – 7
  • Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) – 6
  • Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) – 6
  • Artur Boruc (Southampton) – 6
  • Tim Howard (Everton) – 6
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen (West Ham) – 6

The one surprise name on the list is Jaaskelainen as West Ham are the team not in the top half of the table.

Top Italian Club Fancy Newcastle’s Geordie Star

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Juventus are said to be keen on Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul, and the reason is they are trying to prepare for life without Gianluigi Buffon, but Buffon is still only 35, which is not old for a goalkeeper these days, when you think Brad Freidel is 42, and still looking like a very good [...]

Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's Night Against Juventus

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He's just too good isn't he? Cristiano Ronaldo just can't stop scoring for Real Madrid whether it's in La Liga or the Champions League.

On Tuesday night in Turin, the Spanish giants needed a special performance from Ronaldo and they got one after they went down a goal. Early in the second half, Ronaldo was played through but still had a bit of work to do against Gianluigi Buffon.

UCL Rewind: Real Madrid beat ten-man Juventus; Ibrahimovic scores four for PSG; and more

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By DAN KARELL

As he seems to do so often these days, Cristiano Ronaldo provided all the goal-scoring that Real Madrid needed on Wednesday in a matchup against defending Italian champions Juventus.

The Portuguese star opened his scoring account in the fourth minute after rounding Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon before finishing from the penalty spot in the 29th minute to give Real Madrid a lead they wouldn't relinquish as they won their third UEFA Champions League match in a row, 2-1, against ten-man Juventus.

Galaxy Stun Juventus While Madrid Beats Everton

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Juventus's tour of the USA has gone from bad to worse and they followed up their defeat by Everton in San Francisco to shockingly lose 3-1 to the Los Angeles Galaxy last night.

With Donovan, Keane and Robbie Rogers working in concert, the Galaxy played probably their best game of the season, repeatedly controlling play and possession against the Italian champions.

Juventus: Antonio Conte relects on UCL exit and looks to remainder of Serie A compaign

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With this statement Juventus manager Antonio Conte said good-bye to the Uefa Champions League. But he also mentioned that he wants to regroup with his squad and finish strong at the top in Serie A for a second title in a row, according to Yahoo!

Bayern Munich vs. Juventus: Players To Watch Wednesday In Turin

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Bayern Munich will travel to Turin, Italy on Wednesday to take on Juventus in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals with a two-goal advantage in hand.

The first leg in Munich saw Bayern score one of the fastest goals in Champions League history (26 seconds), and would later add another thanks to a Thomas Muller tap-in in the 63rd minute.

Bayern Munich vs Juventus: Players To Watch in Champions League Quarter Final Clash

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Bayern Munich vs Juventus

The quarterfinal round of the UEFA Champions League kicks off Tuesday with two fantastic matches right off the bat.

First, Barcelona will visit Parc des Princes Stadium to face Paris Saint-Germain in a match many expect Barca to win coming off a dominant performance in the second leg of the round of 16 against AC Milan.

Italy

Good Player Guide #27 – Mattia Perin

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by Sam Carney

Mattia Perin
(Genoa/Italy)
Twitter: @MattiaPerin

In a way, Mattia Perin cannot win. When he finally does make his debut for Italy, comparisons will inevitably be drawn with the achievements of some his predecessors; Dino Zoff, the World Cup-winning captain; Walter Zenga, the man who still holds the record for the longest amount of time without conceding a goal at a World Cup; and Gianluigi Buffon, record appearance holder for Gli Azzurri and Perin's own childhood hero.

Strengths and Weaknesses Of Italy’s World Cup Team

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After the 2010 South African World Cup sham, Italy arrives at the World Cup as the Euro 2012 runners-up and one of the most talented teams in the tournament. The Azzurri will play into the group D, together with England, Costa Rica and Uruguay.

On the eve of the first game against England, Italians have been debating a lot over Cesare Prandelli's choices.

Italy captain Buffon out of England game, with uncapped youngster in line to start

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Gianluigi Buffon has failed to recover in time to be selected for Italy's opening Group D match against England, with the 36-year-old injuring his ankle in training yesterday.

Italy – 2014 World Cup squad

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Italy rarely fail to deliver at major tournaments, and this squad, though perhaps not one of their finest, balances a mix of youth and an abundance of experience. That said, only three of their players ply their trade outside Serie A, a league which has struggled over the last few years on the European scene.

Italy back-ups fail to impress vs Ireland

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Italy's winless streak is continuing at the worst possible time.

On Saturday evening at Craven Cottage, two weeks on the dot from their World Cup opener versus England, Italy made it six games without a win as they settled for a 0-0 draw againstIreland. Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli opted to rest his starters in favor of young, up-and-coming talent and fringe players just one day before the deadline to name his 23-man roster for Brazil.

’2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil’ game set for April release

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With 121 days still to go before the start of the World Cup, EA Sports have announced the impending arrival of the official '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' video game, with fans able to get their teeth into the action as soon as April.

The Ballon d’Or and Goalkeepers – Will a keeper ever follow in Lev Yashin’s footsteps?

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So that's it is it? It's finally over? On Monday morning/afternoon/evening depending on your location Cristiano Ronaldo was finally confirmed as the Ballon d'Or winner in yet another anticlimactic affair.

Here’s Gigi Buffon’s hat-trick of shootout saves to give Italy third place at the Confederations Cup

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Coming off an exhausting shootout loss to Spain in the semifinals, Italy and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in particular were eager to end their Confederations Cup experience by washing out that bitter taste in the third-place game against Uruguay. A pair of second-half Edinson Cavani goals kept Italy from finishing off the 2011 Copa America winners in regular time, and once again, extra time only provided another 30 minutes to wear the players out even more.

Gigi Buffon’s wonderfully animated reaction to Japan’s dubious penalty

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Japan were awarded a dubious penalty and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was booked for the painfully obvious non-foul pictured above. Keisuke Honda then scored from the penalty spot to give Japan a surprising 1-0 lead in the 21st minute and then Shinji Kagawa made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute with a great goal of his own.

Confederations Cup Team Preview: Italy

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After the fiasco in South Africa 2010, Italy has been on a mission to redeem itself. The four time World champion did not get past the Group stage of a World Cup, in which they were supposed to be defending their title.

Italy has been going through a rebuilding process since then. With a dramatic change of their soccer mentality.

Brasil 2014

Italia vs Costa Rica en vivo Junio 20 Brasil 2014

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Sigue la trasmision en vivo de Trasmision en vivo Italia vs Costa Rica Junio 20 Brasil 2014

Italia y Costa Rica se enfrentan en la Arena Pernambuco de Recife el viernes 20 de junio a las 11:00 horas (centro de México) en duelo correspondiente a la primera fecha del Grupo D de la Copa del Mundo de Brasil 2014.

Brasil 2014: Estadísticas.

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236 de los 736 jugadores convocados para Brasil 2014 ya han participado al menos en una Copa Mundial de la FIFA. España encabeza este apartado, con 16 veteranos mundialistas, seguida de Uruguay (15) y Camerún (13). De los jugadores que veremos en tierras brasileñas, Faryd Mondragón tiene el historial más extenso de la prueba, puesto que se estrenó en EE UU 1994.

Champions League

Ranking the Top 5 Goalkeepers in the World

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Goalkeepers are often given far less credit than they deserve. It is one of the hardest positions especially when playing at a top club. This is my list of the 5 best goalkeepers in the world. 1. Iker Casillas - Real Madrid It is surprising to know that Iker Casillas has managed to win World Cups, European Championships, and Champions League titles at the age of just 31.

Will It Be A Treble For Bayern Munich This Season?

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After a 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has thrown in the towel and his gloves, more specifically to say that the Bavarians will win the title at the end of the season.
"I did not think they were so strong they have everything in place to win it.

Franz Beckenbauer mocks Gianluigi Buffon on Sky TV

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Former three-time UEFA Team of the Year goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had a tough time in Munich on Tuesday evening, taking the blame for both goals conceded as his Juventus side were beaten 2-0 by the German Bundesliga leaders. No pundits or journalists were more critical than Der Kaiser himself, Franz Beckenbauer.

The Rest

De Gea: I watched Schmeichel a lot growing up

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David de Gea has spoken to MUTV about his top five goalkeepers of alltime.

Peter Schmeichel: "He was one of the best in the world and an unbelievable goalkeeper. He was admired by everyone who watched him. I watched him a lot growing up and now on MUTV! I enjoyed all his saves it's difficult to pick one out as the best.

Mid-day Ticker: Suarez cleared for El Clasico, PSG extends Sirigu and more

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By CARL SETTERLUND

Luis Suarez's long-awaited debut for Barcelona is set to be a whopper.

The Blaugrana's big-money summer transfer has been cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to return for El Clasico against Real Madrid on Oct. 25.

The Uruguayan forward's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup will end at midnight on Oct.

Better Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon or Manuel Neuer?

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Quite simply, the goalkeeper position is the hardest position to rate when comparing players. Often times goalkeepers can be made or broken by their team's success; unfairly condemned or built up thanks to the players in front of them. There are an abundance of goalkeepers in the game today that are considered "great" players, who have been the product of the team in front of them, while at the same time there are goalkeepers who don't get enough credit because their team makes them look bad.

The Top 10 U-21 Players in Serie A

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The Serie A may be on the decline in recent years as the Italian top flight looks to have, at least in terms of popular opinion, fallen behind the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga when looking at Europe's elite leagues. However make no mistake, the Serie A is loaded with top level talent.

Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi and Mario Balotelli are just a few of the superstars currently plying their trade in Italy, but it's not only these established stars that are lighting up the league, there is an incredibly talented contingent of youngsters coming through the ranks.

Mario Balotelli gives Gigi Buffon a workout in training

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Before Brazil gave Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon a difficult time in their 4-2 win on Saturday, teammate Mario Balotelli tested him in training. Balotelli went one-v-one against Buffon with a lengthy bit of fancy footwork that had the keeper crawling on the ground to try and keep Mario at bay.

Controversial Japan Penalty v Italy

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Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon can feel a bit harshly done by after clearly winning the ball ahead of Japan striker Ryōichi Maeda however the official gave a penalty to Japan but only a yellow card to the Italian keeper despite being last man back?