Champions League: The most successful countries and cities - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This year's Champions League will obviously go to Germany and it will be the seventh time a German club will be crowned the champions of Europe. Which makes one wonder, how many Champions League trophies have gone to the other top European football nations.
The avalanche of Arsenal transfer rumours over the last month has been led by the news that the arrival of Stevan Jovetic is expected to be named as an Arsenal player as soon as the season finishes, and we are all waiting expectantly despite rumoured interest from Juventus as well.
But yesterday the Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has told the Italian press that a decision on his future will not announced until after Jovetic has had a meeting with the Viola owner Diego Della Valle.
Until Arsenal know for sure whether it will be the Champions League or the Europa League next season, Arsene Wenger will be keeping his powder dry, but Arsenal fans are hoping for a good summer in the transfer market, we have certainly waited long enough.
It was thought that Stevan Jovetic was the main target for the Gunners, assuming we finish in the top four of course, but that may have changed to the Argentinean hit-man Gonzalo Higuain.
As the end of domestic seasons loom all around Europe, the summer transfer window and all of its wonderful rumors and tidbits of news swarm and pellet every surface of social media outlets. One of the freshest chunks of news links two heavyweights of Europe: Real Madrid and Arsenal.
To be honest, Arsenal fans should be taking any transfer rumours at the minute with a pinch of salt. The transfer window is not open yet, but footballers and their agents are jostling for position, while clubs want to buy players for as little as possible and extract every last penny out of any player they sell.
There is plenty of rumour and speculation in the English media about Arsenal and Stevan Jovetic and much of it seems to suggest that the Gunners are already in talks with the Montenegrin international and his Italian club Fiorentina. Depending on who you believe, the talks have just begun, are at an advanced stage or even completed.
There is a lot of news surrounding our German striker Lukas Podolski today, both for good and bad reasons. It has almost been a year since Lukas Podolski's transfer to Arsenal was announced, with the deal being struck months before the summer transfer window and he has since become one of the more important players on our team.
Arturo Vidal of Juventus (Google Creative Commons)
Arturo Vidal, the 25 year-old Chilean, has been the most important player for Juventus this season, leading the side in goals and the assists. Vidal is considered by many the main man responsible for the club retaining the Scudetto this term.
Juventus 2013-14 home kit revealed by Nike - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Juventus have successfully defended their Serie A crown this season. They will be hoping for their next season to bring in more trophies as they will definitely be reinforcing this summer to present a tougher challenge in the Champions League.
Juventus Miss Chance To Set New Record Points Total is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus Miss Chance To Set New Record Points Total is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus missed the chance to set a new record points total as a great solo goal from Victor Ibarbo held the Champions to a 1-1 draw in Turin.
Juventus vs Cagliari 1-1 Highlights 2013 Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Juventus vs Cagliari 1-1 Highlights 2013 Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Juventus vs Cagliari 2013 ( Juve Cagliari VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Juventus vs Cagliari 1-1 ( Vucinic/ Ibarbo) Juventus Stadium, Turin- 11 May, 2013- 17.
Juventus New Jersey 2013-14- Nike unveil 2013-2014 Juventus FC Home Kit is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Juventus New Jersey 2013-14- Nike unveil 2013-2014 Juventus FC Home Kit is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Juventus will be sporting a retro look next season after Nike unveiled their new 2013/14 kit, greatly inspired by the playing uniform worn by the Bianconeri during the 1980′s, when they dominated Italy [.
Last week, Juventus clinched their second consecutive Serie A title with their win over Palermo. They have established themselves as one of the best clubs in Europe with their stellar season. However, with their unfortunate exit from the Champions League, manager Antonio Conte doesn't believe that his team has been given the resources to compete with the top teams in Europe, Germany, and Spain.
Atalanta vs Juventus 2013 Highlights 0-1 Matri Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Atalanta vs Juventus 2013 Highlights 0-1 Matri Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Atalanta vs Juventus 2013 ( Atalanta Juve VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Atalanta vs Juventus 0-1 ( Matri) Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia- 8 May, 2013- 19.
Join us Wednesday May 8th at 7:00pm EST as SWOL hosts our second Serie A based hangout. Host Aaron West will once again be speaking all things calcio and Italian football with an all-star cast. Tune in to listen to the panel discuss upcoming matches, the final weeks of the league, and transfer speculation.
Serie A 2012-13 Week 35 Review: Juventus crowned Champions is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A 2012-13 Week 35 Review: Juventus crowned Champions is a post from: Serie A Weekly Almost a year ago to the day Juventus have claimed back to back titles. Last season it was in Trieste away to Cagliari, this season in front of the home fans at home to Palermo.
With a 1-0 victory over Palermo Juventus won their second Italian Serie A title in a row. In spite of Napoli defeating Inter Milan 3-1, the runner-ups cannot catch up with Juventus. Great for Juventus, who are cementing their place back at the top of the Italian league after their disgraceful season in the lower Serie B league following the "Calciopoli" match fixing scandal.
Juventus wrapped up their second successive Scuddetto and their 29th Serie A title (thought Juve fans still celebrated their "31st" after the game) in total with a 1-0 victory over Palermo on Sunday afternoon, with the only blot on the afternoon being Paul Pogba's red card for gobbing at Palermo defenderSalvatore Aronica.
Due verdetti definitivi arrivano al termine della 35/a giornata di Serie A. La Juventus conquista il secondo scudetto consecutivo dell'era Conte, il 29mo nella storia del club bianconero (il 31mo sul campo come sostengono societ e tifoseria); gli abruzzesi, invece, giunti in a grazie alla cavalcata targata Zeman, ritornano tra i cadetti dopo solo una [.
Felicitazioni to Juventus fans today! After picking up their 29th Serie A title (or their 31st, depending on how you look at it fans still count the club's stripped away titles in '05 and '06), the 'tifosi' will undoubtedly be celebrating their Scudetto on the streets of Turin tonight.
It has been quite a rollar-coaster of a season for Juventus boss Antonio Conte. He spent the first four months of the season in the stands, due to a ban for failing to report a potential match fixing to authorities while he was at Siena. He always denied the charges, but assistants Massimo Carrera and Angelo Alessio had to take the bench during his suspension.
Juventus are back to back champions on Italy after picking up their 29th or 31st Scudetto title, while both Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona had to put the champagne back on ice. Here is a roundup of all the weekend from the big leagues in Italy.
Italy Juventus won the Serie A title finish with three games remaining thanks to a 1-0 win against Palermo.
Juventus vs Palermo 1-0 Highlights 2013 Vidal Penalty Pogba Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Juventus vs Palermo 1-0 Highlights 2013 Vidal Penalty Pogba Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Juventus vs Palermo 2013 ( Juve Palermo VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Juventus vs Palermo 1-0 ( Vidal pen) Juventus Stadium, Turin- 5 May, 2013- Serie A 5/5/13- Sunday Juventus [.
Juventus needs one point in their last four games to clinch their second straight Serie A title. They will host a very hot Palermo squad, who haven't lost in their last five games. Palermo is currently fighting off relegation, and with this late surge, have positioned themselves in seventeenth place, right out of relegation.
Your favourite trainwreck and overly-ballsy Italian striker, Mario Balotelli has done it again and this time, he's really pushing it!
According to Italian portal, Calcionews24, Balotelli has made a crude offer to all Real Madrid players, should they succeed in overturning the 4-1 battering from Borussia Dortmund at next week's return leg.
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Torino vs Juventus 0-2 Highlights 2013 Vidal Marchisio Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Torino vs Juventus 2013 ( Torino Juve VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Torino vs Juventus 0-2 ( Vidal, Marchisio) Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Turin- 28 April, 2013- Sunday- 14.
Leon Osmsn of Everton attempts to tackle Liverpool's Stewart Downing (Flickr Commons)
Though many of the major leagues are just weeks away from reaching the end of their campaigns, there appears to be no sign of the action slowing down just yet. This weekend plays host to some of the biggest games of the football calendar, with high-profile fixtures featured from right across the globe.
Last weekend saw a number of European football clubs crowned champions of their domestic leagues, securing historic titles and Champions League football for next season. While the English and German title races ended long ago, there was still much to play for across the continent heading into the weekend.
Congratulations to Juventus and Ajax for clinching the Serie A and Eredivisie titles respectively.
Juventus beat Palermo 1-0 for their second consecutive Serie A title. The victory gives the Turin side their 29th Serie A title in the club's history. However, Juve fans unfurled a banner after the game that had the number 31 painted on it.
Juventus are now only a point away from retaining their Serie A title after a weekend of games in which Paris Saint-Germain maintained their nine-point lead in France. The finish line remains in sight for FC Barcelona as well despite a draw on Saturday, while German champions Bayern Munich set a new points record in the Bundesliga.
Following Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to end his 26 year spell at the helm in Manchester, Juventus Football Club recalls the words of admiration spoken by the great man about the Bianconeri.
"Juventus were an example for my Manchester United. I had my players watch videos of Lippi's team and would say, ‘Don't look at the tactics or technique, we have that too, you need to learn to have that desire to win.
Juventus' 1-0 win against Palermo sealed their 29th Serie A title (31st if you count the two stripped from them in the Calciopoli scandal...which they do). To celebrate that latest triumph, they got manager Antonio Conte down to his underpants and tossed him into the ice bath in the dressing room.