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Chat with dad Diego inspired Giovanni Simeone Juve double

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Milan (AFP) Genoa's Giovanni Simeone said a pre-match talk with his dad, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, spurred him on to a brace that laid the foundations for a shock 3-1 win over Serie A champions Juventus.

Simeone, starting in place of injured striker Leonardo Pavoletti, was on hand to get the hosts off the mark after just three minutes when Gianluigi Buffon spilled shots from Luca Rigoni and Lucas Ocampos.

Chat with dad Diego inspired Giovanni Simeone Juve double

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Milan (AFP) Genoa's Giovanni Simeone said a pre-match talk with his dad, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, spurred him on to a brace that laid the foundations for a shock 3-1 win over Serie A champions Juventus.

Simeone, starting in place of injured striker Leonardo Pavoletti, was on hand to get the hosts off the mark after just three minutes when Gianluigi Buffon spilled shots from Luca Rigoni and Lucas Ocampos.

Higuain strikes but Lyon keep Juve waiting

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain struck a first-half penalty but dominant Juventus failed to book their Champions League last 16 ticket after being stunned by Corentin Tolisso's late leveller in a 1-1 draw with Lyon on Wednesday.

The Italian champions looked to be heading for a 1-0 win after Higuain stepped up to beat Anthony Lopes from the spot before the quarter hour.

Lyon defiant ahead of Juventus challenge

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Maxime Gonalons said sightseeing is off the menu when Lyon face Juventus in Turin looking to salvage their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

Lyon went down 1-0 at home to 10-man Juve two weeks ago after Alexandre Lacazette had a penalty saved by Gianluigi Buffon, with Juan Cuadrado scoring the winner for the visitors.

Lyon defiant ahead of Juventus challenge

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Maxime Gonalons said sightseeing is off the menu when Lyon face Juventus in Turin looking to salvage their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

Lyon went down 1-0 at home to 10-man Juve two weeks ago after Alexandre Lacazette had a penalty saved by Gianluigi Buffon, with Juan Cuadrado scoring the winner for the visitors.

Ronaldo, Bale on Ballon d’Or longlist

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Paris (AFP) Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take on Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale for the Ballon d'Or.

Both were on the 2016 longlist announced Monday which also featured Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ronaldo, Bale on Ballon d’Or longlist

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Paris (AFP) Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take on Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale for the Ballon d'Or.

Both were on the 2016 longlist announced Monday which also featured Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ronaldo, Bale on Ballon d’Or shortlist

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Paris (AFP) Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take on Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale for the Ballon d'Or.

Both were on the 2016 shortlist announced Monday which also featured Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Dzeko still on top as Roma, Milan nudge Juventus

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Milan (AFP) Edin Dzeko took his Serie A scoring lead to eight goals in nine games as Roma outclassed Palermo 4-1 to reclaim second spot and move to within two points off leaders Juventus on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third after AC Milan stunned champions Juventus 1-0 on Saturday when teenaged midfielder Manuel Locatelli beat Gianluigi Buffon with a second-half scorcher.

Kalinic hat-trick gets Fiorentina firing

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Milan (AFP) Nikola Kalinic struck a hat-trick and Federico Bernardeschi hit a brace as Fiorentina's stuttering Serie A season finally took flight with a classy 5-3 win at Cagliari on Sunday.

Elsewhere, 10-man Napoli added to the woes of basement side Crotone with a 2-1 win that reduced their gap on leaders Juventus to four points.

Kalinic hat-trick gets Fiorentina firing

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Milan (AFP) Nikola Kalinic struck a hat-trick and Federico Bernardeschi hit a brace as Fiorentina's stuttering Serie A season finally took flight with a classy 5-3 win at Cagliari on Sunday.

Elsewhere, 10-man Napoli added to the woes of basement side Crotone with a 2-1 win that reduced their gap on leaders Juventus to four points.

Cuadrado strikes as 10-man Juve sink Lyon

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Lyon (AFP) Juan Cuadrado came off the bench to score a late winner as 10-man Juventus beat Lyon 1-0 in France in Champions League Group H on Wednesday.

The Italian champions saw Gianluigi Buffon save a first-half Alexandre Lacazette penalty and then had Mario Lemina sent off early in the second period.

Cuadrado strikes as 10-man Juve sink Lyon

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Lyon (AFP) Juan Cuadrado came off the bench to score a late winner as 10-man Juventus beat Lyon 1-0 in France in Champions League Group H on Wednesday.

The Italian champions saw Gianluigi Buffon save a first-half Alexandre Lacazette penalty and then had Mario Lemina sent off early in the second period.

‘Work to do’ for outclassed Italy, says Ventura

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Italy coach Giam Piero Ventura admitted there's work to do after an outclassed Azzurri stumbled to a 1-1 World Cup 2018 qualifying draw with Spain on Thursday.

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi levelled from the spot eight minutes from time as Italy grabbed a lucky point after Sevilla forward Vitolo had given La Roja a 55th minute lead after pouncing on a rare blunder from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

‘Work to do’ for outclassed Italy, says Ventura

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Italy coach Giam Piero Ventura admitted there's work to do after an outclassed Azzurri stumbled to a 1-1 World Cup 2018 qualifying draw with Spain on Thursday.

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi levelled from the spot eight minutes from time as Italy grabbed a lucky point after Sevilla forward Vitolo had given La Roja a 55th minute lead after pouncing on a rare blunder from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

De Rossi saves outclassed Italy against Spain

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi levelled from the spot eight minutes from time as Italy grabbed a lucky point in a 1-1 World Cup 2018 qualifying draw with dominant Spain on Thursday.

Italy's 2-0 defeat of La Roja in the last 16 of the European Championships this year ended Spanish hopes of challenging for a record third consecutive title.

De Rossi saves outclassed Italy against Spain

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi levelled from the spot eight minutes from time as Italy grabbed a lucky point in a 1-1 World Cup 2018 qualifying draw with dominant Spain on Thursday.

Italy's 2-0 defeat of La Roja in the last 16 of the European Championships this year ended Spanish hopes of challenging for a record third consecutive title.

Get feet on the ground Juve, orders Allegri

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Milan (AFP) Coach Massimiliano Allegri ordered Juventus to get their feet on the ground after a chastening 2-1 'Derby d'Italia' defeat to Inter Milan came hot on the heels of a stale Champions League draw with Sevilla.

Juventus travelled to the San Siro looking to make amends after a goalless stalemate against the Europa League champions in Turin on Wednesday.

Perisic winner stuns Juve, boosts De Boer

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Milan (AFP) A second-half winner by Ivan Perisic boosted Frank De Boer's survival prospects as Inter Milan fought to a deserved 2-1 'Derby d'Italia' win over Juventus in Serie A on Sunday.

De Boer, who succeeded Roberto Mancini at Inter two weeks before the start of the season, was rumoured to be facing the sack after a midweek defeat to Hapoel Beer Sheva followed a run of poor results in the league.

Donnarumma debuts as Ventura begins with France loss

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Milan (AFP) Italy coach Giampiero Ventura handed teenaged AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma his debut but began his reign with a 3-1 defeat to France in Bari on Thursday.

Ventura replaced Antonio Conte last month and pledged to carry on the good work of the current Chelsea manager following the Azzurri's impressive march to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Brady heroics take Ireland into Euro last 16

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Lille (France) (AFP) Robbie Brady struck with just five minutes remaining as the Republic of Ireland claimed a dramatic 1-0 win over Italy in Lille on Wednesday to reach the knockout phase of Euro 2016.

Brady's goal arrived just when it looked as if Ireland were heading out due to a combination of Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan.

Brady heroics take Ireland into Euro last 16

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Lille (France) (AFP) Robbie Brady struck with just five minutes remaining as the Republic of Ireland claimed a dramatic 1-0 win over Italy in Lille on Wednesday to reach the knockout phase of Euro 2016.

Brady's goal arrived just when it looked as if Ireland were heading out due to a combination of Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan.

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Ballon d’Or Shortlist Unveiled: All The Usual Suspects Plus Light Smattering Of Total Frauds

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It's that time of year again. The annual creep towards the Ballon d'Or gala officially begins today with the announcement of the 2016 long-short-list.

For reasons of their own, award administratorsFrance Football decided to leak the list in five-player increments over the course of the entire day, milking the whole thing for all it was worth.

Fußballer-Netzwerk um die Kapitäne der Euro 2016

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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If AC Milan is going to turn its surprising start to the Series A season into a full-blown title challenge, then the Rossoneri will need to beat Juventus to close the gap.

The Italian rivals square off in Milan, with Juventus currently holding a five-point lead atop Serie A. The match will feature the old guard and new guard, as Gianluigi Buffon and Gianluigi Donnarumma face off.

Champions League 2016/17: Updated Standings, Top scorers, Results & Talking Points

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Leicester City extended their winning streak in the Champions League to three matches as matchday three of Europe’s biggest competition served up its usual dose of drama and entertainment. There were eight games played on Tuesday night as groups E, F, G and H took shape at the halfway point of the group stage.

Shit Football Ink: Juventus Fan Gets Terrifying Tattoo Of Gianluigi Buffon Silently Screaming Into Infinity (Video)

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Seeking to pay humble tribute to his favouritest goalkeeper in the whole wide world, one ardent Gianluigi Buffon fanatic decided to have the Juventus stopper's likeness tattooed about his person.

While the skill of the tattoo artist responsible, one Ronald Horta, cannot be denied, the actual image of Buffon silently screaming, eyes bulging, face contorted is another matter entirely.

Germany vs Italy, Euro 2016: Buffon vs Neuer – Gladiator vs Revolutionary

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When Gianluigi “Gigi” Buffon was included in the final 23-man Italy squad eyebrows were raised about his selection. Many wondered why Italy are still sticking with a 38-year-old player while a new player is not being given an opportunity.

Or is age just a number? As long as you’re performing at the highest level, age is not a barrier.

From Berlin to Balotelli through gloom and glory: The 10-year evolution of the Italy national team

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Gigi still making the difference for Italy at 38

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Milan (AFP) His trademark stubble shows the odd fleck of grey, but the advancing years are having no effect on the reflexes, and ambition, of evergreen Italy and Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon.

At 38 years old, Buffon's status as one of the greatest goalkeepers ever means he is a key figure for a redemption-seeking Italy side at Euro 2016.

Gigi still making the difference for Italy at 38

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Milan (AFP) His trademark stubble shows the odd fleck of grey, but the advancing years are having no effect on the reflexes, and ambition, of evergreen Italy and Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon.

At 38 years old, Buffon's status as one of the greatest goalkeepers ever means he is a key figure for a redemption-seeking Italy side at Euro 2016.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Gigi Buffon salutes Juventus’s ‘crazy, incredible’ season

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It took some time to splutter to life but Juventus's "crazy, incredible" rollercoaster ride towards a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title was the "best" of the lot, said goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon.

A hard-fought 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Sunday allowed Juventus to stretch their lead over closest rivals Napoli to 12 points.

Gigi Buffon salutes Juventus’s ‘crazy, incredible’ season

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It took some time to splutter to life but Juventus's "crazy, incredible" rollercoaster ride towards a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title was the "best" of the lot, said goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon.

A hard-fought 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Sunday allowed Juventus to stretch their lead over closest rivals Napoli to 12 points.

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‘Other Than Neuer And De Gea, Nobody Is Better’ – Gianluigi Buffon Has Some Very Nice Things To Say About Joe Hart

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You'd think that Pep Guardiola was publicly birching him in the streets given the hysterical outcry, but no Joe Hart has not been driven naked through the city streets by Man City's new coach quite yet. He's simply been dropped for the first few games of the season.

While Pep has been accused by members of the press of "humiliating" and "mistreating" England's sainted No.

"Conte is a big coach and I’m convinced he will be an excellent one at Chelsea."

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Gianluigi Buffon has spoken to the media of Antonio Conte and believes that he will be an "excellent" coach at Chelsea after Euro 2016. He has also spoken of his methods and the way he interacts with his players.

We are all looking forward to the new season and to Conte's arrival after the nightmare that we all had to witness last year.

Gianluigi Buffon Falls Flat On His Backside While Celebrating Italy’s 2-0 Win Over Belgium (Video)

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Having just kept his 60th clean sheet for Italy in their 2-0 win over Belgium last night, Gianluigi Buffon, the Azzurri's grand old man, suddenly looked very doddery on his feet while attempting an athletic celebration.

The aim was to leap and swing on the bar. The result was a sore backside and an acute case of the embarrassments.