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UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: Juventus hosts Barcelona, Roma travels to Atletico, and more

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Matchday 5 in the UEFA Champions League continues this week with several mouth-watering fixtures on display.

The premier match comes from Turin as Juventus hosts Barcelona in a rematch of last year's quarterfinals. Barcelona defeated the Old Lady 3-0 earlier this group-stage and is one of the in-form sides in all of Europe.

Dybala Admits He Could Leave Juventus At End Of Season

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Paulo Dybala has admitted he cannot rule out this being his final season at Juventus. The striker is regarded as one of the most lethal forwards in Europe and his concession will have put Manchester United and Barcelona on alert as both clubs hold an interest in the 24-year-old.

Dybala admitted to France Football:

‘I can't promise I will stay at Juventus forever,' Dybala told France Football.

Wednesday Kickoff: Atletico confident of Griezmann stay, Juventus eyes midfielders and more

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Despite rumors linking the club's star forward to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, Atletico Madrid is confident they can hold on.

Atletico Madrid presidentEnrique Cerezo says he believes Antoine Griezmann will remain with the club. (REPORT)

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta confirmed that the club is interested in Leon Goretzka and Emre Can.

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Valverde revisits defeat to prepare for Juventus clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted on Tuesday that he watched last season’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus “over and over” to prepare for their Champions League return to Turin on Wednesday.

Juventus beat Barcelona in the last eight thanks to a three-goal hammering at the Allianz Stadium and a goalless draw at the Camp Nou on their way to the final in Cardiff, where the Italians were beaten by Real Madrid.

Valverde revisits defeat to prepare for Juventus clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted on Tuesday that he watched last season’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus “over and over” to prepare for their Champions League return to Turin on Wednesday.

Juventus beat Barcelona in the last eight thanks to a three-goal hammering at the Allianz Stadium and a goalless draw at the Camp Nou on their way to the final in Cardiff, where the Italians were beaten by Real Madrid.

Juventus crash as Buffon, Barzagli rested

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Milan (AFP) – Captain Gianluigi Buffon and defender Andrea Barzagli were rested by Juventus in the wake of Italy’s World Cup exit as the Serie A champions lost 3-2 at Sampdoria on Sunday.

Juventus were three goals down heading into injury time after Colombian Duvan Zapata, Uruguayan Lucas Torreira and Italian defender Gian Marco Ferrari scored in the second half for the Genoa side.

Juventus crash as Buffon, Barzagli rested

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Milan (AFP) – Captain Gianluigi Buffon and defender Andrea Barzagli were rested by Juventus in the wake of Italy’s World Cup exit as the Serie A champions lost 3-2 at Sampdoria on Sunday.

Juventus were three goals down heading into injury time after Colombian Duvan Zapata, Uruguayan Lucas Torreira and Italian defender Gian Marco Ferrari scored in the second half for the Genoa side.

Sampdoria stun Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Sampdoria ran riot as Serie A champions Juventus lost their both their cool and ground on leaders Napoli in the Italian title race on Sunday suffering a 3-2 setback in Genoa.

Colombian striker Duvan Zapata, Uruguayan Lucas Torreira and Italian defender Gian Marco Ferrari all found the net in the second half as Sampdoria maintained their perfect home record in Genoa this season.

Allegri and Spalletti not interested in Italy job

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti both distanced themselves from taking up the vacant Italian national team post on Saturday.

“Coaching the national team is one of my ambitions, but not right now,” the 50-year-old told a press conference ahead of Juventus’s game at Sampdoria Sunday.

Allegri and Spalletti not interested in Italy job

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti both distanced themselves from taking up the vacant Italian national team post on Saturday.

“Coaching the national team is one of my ambitions, but not right now,” the 50-year-old told a press conference ahead of Juventus’s game at Sampdoria Sunday.

Italy’s stars fall back to earth in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Italy’s stunned internationals return to the mundane setting of Serie A this weekend days after their star status in world football imploded with a shocking World Cup exit.

Goalkeeping great Gianluigi Buffon was back training with Juventus after his emotional retirement from international duty after two decades, preparing for Sunday’s game at Sampdoria, along with fellow 2006 World Cup winner Andrea Barzagli, and Giorgio Chiellini.

Juventus close gap as Napoli, Inter Milan held

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed the gap at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over bottom club Benevento on Sunday as leaders Napoli were held by Chievo and Inter Milan drew 1-1 against Torino.

Amato Ciciretti’s first-half opener for Benevento stunned Juventus before Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado scored after the break to seal three points for the six-time defending champions.

Juventus close gap as Napoli, Inter Milan held

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed the gap at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over bottom club Benevento on Sunday as leaders Napoli were held by Chievo and Inter Milan drew 1-1 against Torino.

Amato Ciciretti’s first-half opener for Benevento stunned Juventus before Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado scored after the break to seal three points for the six-time defending champions.

Juventus close gap as Napoli, Inter held

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed the gap at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over bottom club Benevento on Sunday as leaders Napoli were held by Chievo and Inter Milan drew 1-1 against Torino.

Amato Ciciretti’s first-half opener for Benevento stunned Juventus before Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado scored after the break to seal three points for the six-time defending champions.

Higuain breaks 100-goal barrier as Juventus bury Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain scored in either half to bring his tally of Serie A goals to 101 as Juventus went top of the Italian league with a 2-0 win that plunged AC Milan further into crisis on Saturday.

Higuain opened after 23 minutes in front of a capacity crowd at the San Siro Stadium and grabbed a second on 63 minutes for the six-time reigning champions.

Higuain breaks 100-goal barrier as Juventus bury Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain scored in either half to bring his tally of Serie A goals to 101 as Juventus went top of the Italian league with a 2-0 win that plunged AC Milan further into crisis on Saturday.

Higuain opened after 23 minutes in front of a capacity crowd at the San Siro Stadium and grabbed a second on 63 minutes for the six-time reigning champions.

Juventus escape punishment in Pogba case – club president

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has told the club’s shareholders that the Italian champions have been “completely acquitted” by FIFA in the transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

World football’s governing body were investigating French international Pogba’s transfer to Old Trafford over suspicions that a payment to agent Mino Raiola could have breached third party ownership rules.

Buffon to retire unless Juve win Champions League

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Milan (AFP) – Italian international goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said Tuesday he will retire at the end of the season, unless Juventus win the Champions League.

The 39-year-old plans to bring the curtain down on his career after the 2018 World Cup, but if Juventus triumph in Europe he could continue on to try to add the Club World Cup to his collection.

Buffon to retire unless Juve win Champions League

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Milan (AFP) – Italian international goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said Tuesday he will retire at the end of the season, unless Juventus win the Champions League.

The 39-year-old plans to bring the curtain down on his career after the 2018 World Cup, but if Juventus triumph in Europe he could continue on to try to add the Club World Cup to his collection.

Khedira hat-trick lifts 10-man Juventus, Milan see red

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Milan (AFP) – Sami Khedira hit a hat-trick as ten-man Juventus kept pace with leaders Napoli and Inter Milan in a 6-2 goalfest at Udinese Sunday as AC Milan’s campaign unravelled further with a goalless draw at Genoa.

Massimilano Allegri’s champions desperately needed to win at Udine after claiming just one point in their previous two league games.

Juventus battle past Sporting in Champions League

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus rallied from a bizarre Alex Sandro own goal to battle past Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday and move second behind Barcelona in Champions League Group D.

The Portuguese visitors surged ahead after 12 minutes in the Allianz Stadium when the ball accidentally bounced off the Brazilian left-back and into his own net after Gianluigi Buffon had saved from Gelson Martins.

Juventus battle past Sporting in Champions League

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus rallied from a bizarre Alex Sandro own goal to battle past Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday and move second behind Barcelona in Champions League Group D.

The Portuguese visitors surged ahead after 12 minutes in the Allianz Stadium when the ball accidentally bounced off the Brazilian left-back and into his own net after Gianluigi Buffon had saved from Gelson Martins.

Juventus not in crisis, insists Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri insisted Tuesday that the Serie A champions were not in crisis despite recent setbacks.

Italian title-winners in the last six seasons, Juventus lost to Lazio on Saturday - a first home defeat in over two years - to trail leaders Napoli by five points.

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Juventus Fans Vote Alessandro Del Piero’s ‘Impossible Volley’ Against Fiorentina In 1994 As Greatest Goal In Club’s 120-Year History (Video)

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As part of their ongoing 120th anniversary celebrations, Juventus tasked their fans with voting for what they believe to be the greatest goal ever scored in the Bianconeri shirt.

The winner, by a country mile, was this little over-the-shoulder number, effortlessly tucked away by a 20-year-old Alessandro Del Piero in December of 1994 the last-minute winner in a 3-2 victory over Fiorentina.

‘We Must Stay Away From Tiki-Taka’ – Giorgio Chiellini Blames ‘Guardiolanism’ For Ruining Entire Generation Of Italian Defenders

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Giorgio Chiellini is a man peturbed at the lack of traditional Italian defensive nous he sees being instilled in the young defenders currently coming up through the ranks.

The Juventus stalwart, one of the last remaining bastions of the classical art form, has blamed Pep Guardiola and his myriad copy-cats for systematically diluting the noble defensive creed, with their obsessive insistence on fostering ball-playing backlines above all else.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Juventus Hold Mock Press Conference To Welcome ‘Two New Signings’ On Board (Video)

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As modern professional football and vapid commercial endeavour continue to stride merrily hand-in-hand toward complete and hopeless saturation, Juventus have gone ahead and filed their latest offering.

Indeed, the Serie A giants have press-ganged Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi and Rodrigo Bentacur into staging a mock press conference to help unveil a pair of new signings signings famous for their "perfect shape" and "delicious skills".

Most Valuable Squads Now Belong To Premier League Clubs

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The most expensive squads in no longer belong in La Liga as a new report has concluded that Manchester City have supplanted Real Madrid and Barcelona as the most valuable squad in world football.

The Premier League leaders are only one of four club sides in the world with a squad valued at over €1billion in the study commissioned by the CIES Football Observatory.

Juventus 120th Anniversary adidas Home Jersey

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Italian Serie A powerhouse Juventus Football Club have launched a limited edition 120th Anniversary home kit from technical partner adidas. The newBianconerijersey will be worn when the club facesBenevento in 2017/18 Serie Action on Sunday at Juventus Stadium. Accordin to the Juve website: 1897 – the year in which the Bianconeri were founded by a [.

Molto Bello: Juventus To Wear Achingly Gorgeous Retro Shirt This Weekend To Celebrate 120th Anniversary (Photos)

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With a big birthday coming up, Juventus have revealed that they plan to mark turning The Big 1-2-0 by wearing a beautiful anniversary-themed shirt.

Adidas have knocked out a 'fourth strip' for the Bianconeri, that they will wear in their next Serie A match, at home against Benevento this coming Sunday.

On This Day in Football: The Old Lady is born, English amateurs bury France

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On this day in 1897, students from the Massimo D’Azeglio Lyceum School in Turin formed a football club called Juventus.

The young students went through a long list of names which included the likes of ‘Iris Club’, ‘Societ Massimo d’Azeglio’, ‘Societ Polisportiva Augusta Taurinorum’ and ‘Vigore Robur’ among others before settling on ‘Juventus’ which means ‘youth’ in Latin.

Where to find Milan vs. Juventus on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Milan vs. Juventus in Serie A, you’ve come to the right place.

Juventus desperately needs to close the gap near the top of the table so they can make sure they don’t fall further behind. Currently in third place as of writing, they play eighth-placed AC Milan at San Siro.

Il Napoli si riprende la vetta. Vittorie per Juventus, Roma e Lazio, risorge il Milan

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Solo 24 ore di festa per l'Inter, in vetta alla classifica di Serie A. Infatti il Napoli, con la vittoria di Marassi contro il Genoa, ottenuta per 3 a 2, si riprende lo scettro di regina del massimo campionato con 28 punti. Seguono a ruota Juventus e Lazio, entrambe vittoriose. Sorrisi anche in casa Roma, [.

Over And Out: Juventus Leggenda Gianluigi Buffon Announces Plan To Retire At The End Of 2017/18 Season

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Gianluigi Buffon has announced that he is planning to call it quits and retire at the end of the current season.

Speaking to Sky Italia, the Juventus stalwart said that he fully intends on bowing out after representing Italy at the 2018 World Cup in June/July.

Transfer News & Rumours

Juventus hoping to agree deal with Arsenal for £27m star

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is target for Juventus, with the Italian Serie A giants having contacted the player’s representatives over a big-money deal, reports The Mirror. He’s currently worth £27m, but could go for considerably more due to Arsenal’s reticent to let him leave.

Juventus lost Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain last summer and have so far failed to identify a worthy replacement to the Brazilian fullback.

Jose Mourinho has competition from Juventus and Real Madrid in his pursuit for Swiss striker

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According to The Sun, Manchester United are considering a bid for FC Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin. The Swiss u21 international, who is on loan from RB Salzburg, has impressed in the Champions League this season and finds the likes of Real Madrid battling United for his signature as a result.

Oberlin has scored and created four goals from as many games in the prestigious European competition, netting seven in all competitions so far.

Liverpool could lose 23-year-old to Juventus and Bundesliga giants after contract stalemate

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According to The Sun, Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could be on the way out of Anfield next summer with contract talks reportedly stalling.

The German international’s deal with Liverpool expires at the end of the season, and he will be free to talk with foreign clubs in January as a result.

Three Serie A clubs currently tracking £63m Bayern Munich midfielder

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Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan are reportedly monitoring Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez, who could be cutting his loan deal short with the Bundesliga side after struggling for game time and form, says the Mirror.

The 26-year-old has made just one league start for Bayern since his two-year loan move from Real Madrid in the summer, and was an unused substitute in October’s 2-2 draw away to Hertha Berlin and Bayern’s 5-0 win over SC Freiburg on Saturday.

Chelsea

I needed to play and in Chelsea I have got what I wanted - Alvaro Morata.

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Alvaro Morata has scored seven goals in ten Premier League appearances so far and heading back to Spain to play for the national team against Costa Rica, Morata has spoken of the decision to leave Real Madrid.

When Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata for a fee of around £58m in the summer there were plenty of raised eyebrows.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Man United edges Benfica, Roma defeats Chelsea, and more

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Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League saw 16 clubs in action on Halloween, looking to avoid any scares. Manchester United knew a victory paired with other results would see them book a place into the last 16, while Chelsea looked to do the same in Italy.

Elsewhere, Celtic welcomed Bayern Munich to Glasgow, while PSG hosted Anderlecht at the Parc Des Princes.

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‘My Journey Has Ended’ – Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football At Grand Old Age Of 38

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Andrea Pirlo has announced has retired from professional football following his final game in the MLS with New York City FC.

The 38-year-old came on for the final few minutes of New York's 2-0 win over Columbus Crew on Sunday after seeing his involvement dwindle to a trickle over the course of the prevailing season.