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Real must heed Juventus lesson to beat Bayern – Zidane

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, return leg.

Real took a step closer to a third straight European title after Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 first-leg come-back victory in Munich on Wednesday.

Angry Buffon blasts talk of Benatia rift

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Milan (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon on Tuesday blasted talk of a row with Juventus teammate Medhi Benatia as “invented gossip” to try and unnerve the champions in the title race.

Buffon, 40, was reported to have let rip at centre-back Benatia after Kalidou Koulibaly scored in the final minute in Turin as Napoli beat Juventus 1-0 on Sunday, cutting Juve’s lead to just one point at the top of Serie A with four games to play.

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend’s clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.

The news is a blow for the six-time defending champions after Napoli reignited the title race with a last-gasp 1-0 win in Turin on Sunday night to cut Juventus’ advantage to just one point.

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend’s clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.

The news is a blow for the six-time defending champions after Napoli reignited the title race with a last-gasp 1-0 win in Turin on Sunday night to cut Juventus’ advantage to just one point.

Napoli keep Serie A title hopes alive as Juventus held

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 4-2 win over Udinese on Wednesday as champions Juventus’ path to a seventh consecutive Serie A title was stalled 1-1 at Crotone.

Napoli came from behind twice to cut the gap on Juventus to four points with five games remaining including next Sunday’s top of the table clash between the two teams in Turin.

Napoli keep Serie A title hopes alive as Juventus held

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 4-2 win over Udinese on Wednesday as champions Juventus’ path to a seventh consecutive Serie A title was stalled 1-1 at Crotone.

Napoli came from behind twice to cut the gap on Juventus to four points with five games remaining including next Sunday’s top of the table clash between the two teams in Turin.

I have no problem with Bale – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane insists he has no problem with Gareth Bale despite substituting him at half-time during Real Madrid´s Champions League clash against Juventus last week.

Sources have told AFP that Bale was surprised and angry at Zidane´s decision to take him off at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Real trailing 2-0 in a match they went on to lose 3-1.

I have no problem with Bale – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane insists he has no problem with Gareth Bale despite substituting him at half-time during Real Madrid´s Champions League clash against Juventus last week.

Sources have told AFP that Bale was surprised and angry at Zidane´s decision to take him off at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Real trailing 2-0 in a match they went on to lose 3-1.

Napoli hopes hanging as Serie A reaches boiling point

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli’s dwindling Serie A title hopes are hanging on a win over Udinese on Wednesday before this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash against Juventus which could seal a seventh-straight title for the champions.

The Italian league is approaching its epilogue with two rounds of matches this week but the final word on who will lift the Scudetto could be decided on Sunday evening, at the end of the big match between Juventus and Napoli at the Allianz Stadium.

Real Madrid drama made Buffon ‘feel alive’

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon conceded Monday that sometimes he gets it wrong but that the dramatic Champions League game against Real Madrid had made him feel alive.

The 40-year-old goalkeeper was sent-off by referee Michael Oliver after his furious reaction to a last-minute penalty at the Bernabeu Stadium which dumped Juventus out of the Champions League.

Five talking points in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed in on a seventh straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, pulling six points clear of Napoli whose ambitions were dented by a goalless draw at AC Milan.

The champions could secure the 34th Scudetto in their history by next Sunday when Juventus and Napoli go head to head in a top-of-the-table clash in Turin.

Juventus close in on seventh straight title as Donnarumma dents Napoli ambitions

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus galloped towards a seventh straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, pulling six points clear of Napoli whose dwindling championship ambitions were dented by a goalless draw at AC Milan.

The title could be tied up by next Sunday when Juventus and Napoli go head-to-head in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Juventus close in on seventh straight title as Donnarumma dents Napoli ambitions

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus galloped towards a seventh straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, pulling six points clear of Napoli whose dwindling championship ambitions were dented by a goalless draw at AC Milan.

The title could be tied up by next Sunday when Juventus and Napoli go head-to-head in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Juventus pull clear as Donnarumma dents Napoli ambitions

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus galloped towards a seventh straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, pulling six points clear of Napoli whose dwindling title ambitions were dented by a goalless draw at AC Milan.

The title could be tied up by next Sunday when Juventus and Napoli go head-to-head in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Last-gasp Donnarumma holds Napoli

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Milan (AFP) – A dramatic last-gasp save from AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma further dented Napoli’s Serie A title ambitions with a goalless draw at the San Siro on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Italian - who became the youngest player to reach 100 Serie A appearances on Sunday - dived to keep out Arkadiusz Milik’s goal-bound effort two minutes into added-on time as Napoli lost further ground on champions Juventus.

Last-gasp Donnarumma holds Napoli

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Milan (AFP) – A dramatic last-gasp save from AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma further dented Napoli’s Serie A title ambitions with a goalless draw at the San Siro on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Italian - who became the youngest player to reach 100 Serie A appearances on Sunday - dived to keep out Arkadiusz Milik’s goal-bound effort two minutes into added-on time as Napoli lost further ground on champions Juventus.

Real Madrid face Bayern and Liverpool tackle Roma in Champions League semis

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Defending champions Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League while Liverpool play Roma in a repeat of the 1984 final.

Real, who needed a dramatic late penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo to scrape past Juventus in the quarter-finals, will travel to Bayern’s Allianz Arena for the first leg on April 25.

Raging Buffon’s crazy Champions League exit

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon raged late into the night after a wild match in Madrid as the Juventus legend was sent off in what was probably the final Champions League match of an extraordinary career.

The veteran goalkeeper’s frustration spilled over at the Santiago Bernabeu after Juventus beat Real Madrid 3-1 on the night, but were eliminated 4-3 on aggregate in the quarter-final after English referee Michael Oliver awarded the Spaniards a hotly contested 97th-minute penalty.

Raging Buffon’s crazy Champions League exit

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon raged late into the night after a wild match in Madrid as the Juventus legend was sent off in what was probably the final Champions League match of an extraordinary career.

The veteran goalkeeper’s frustration spilled over at the Santiago Bernabeu after Juventus beat Real Madrid 3-1 on the night, but were eliminated 4-3 on aggregate in the quarter-final after English referee Michael Oliver awarded the Spaniards a hotly contested 97th-minute penalty.

Ronaldo dismisses Juve protests as Real survive Champions League scare

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo insists Juventus should have no complaints about the dramatic late penalty he scored to send Real Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals.

Ronaldo held his nerve at the Santiago Bernabeu to score and seal a 4-3 aggregate triumph for Real after Juve had staged a sensational comeback to lead 3-0 on Wednesday and draw the tie level.

Serie A

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Title Race Back On In Italy After Napoli Stun Juventus

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Kalidou Koulibaly headed Napoli back into the Serie A title race with a dramatic last-minute goal to down leaders Juventus 1-0 at Allianz Stadium.

The Senegalese defender left it desperately late to score the goal that fired Napoli to within a single point of reigning champions Juve ahead of the last four games of the season.

Serie A: Napoli Fans In London Go Crazy As Kalidou Koulibaly Nets 90th Minute Winner Against Juventus (Video)

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Napoli kept the Serie A title race very much alive on Sunday, withKalidou Koulibaly's last-gasp winner against Juventus closing the gap between the two sides to just one point at the top of the table.

Napoli had been the better side throughout the game in Turin, with Juve failing to direct a single shot on target.

Mystery surrounding Liverpool’s deal with Juventus for £70k-per-week destroyer

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Juventus gave Liverpool midfielder Emre Can 10 days to sign a pre-contract deal with the Old Lady or officially rebuff their proposal and commit his future to the Reds. That was on April 6, meaning the deadline has expired without any significant update on Can, reports The S*n.

The 24-year-old joined Liverpool from German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and has gone on to make 166 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 26 goals.

Arsenal could agree £35m deal with Juventus for £30k-per-week Shkodran Mustafi replacement

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According to TMW, Arsenal could agree a deal for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger eyeing up a replacement for Shkodran Mustafi. The German international has been guilty of costly errors at the back which could result in him being sold.

Rugani joined Juventus from Empoli in 2015 and has gone on to make 63 appearances in all competitions for the Old Lady.

Serie A in campo: Juventus a Crotone, Napoli in casa contro l’Udinese

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A partire dalle 18 con Benevento-Atalanta scende in campo la Serie A nella 33^ giornata, ultima infrasettimanale di questo campionato. A seguire, poi, alle 20 e 45, le altre gare in programma con la Juventus di scena a Crotone e il Napoli, invece, padrone di casa nella sfida contro l'Udinese. Juventus a Crotone, al San.

Chelsea star linked with Juventus; interest in 25-year-old could scupper Martial's hopes of Serie A move

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move to Juventus.

The 25-year-old has endured a difficult time at Stamford Bridge and Italian media outlet Tuttosport has claimed a return to Serie A could be on the cards.

A two-year loan deal is said to be a possibility for Morata who has scored just 14 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea.

Manchester United deal with Juventus close as £60k-per-week outcast ‘gives the all clear to the transfer’

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According to Tuttosport, Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is nearing a move to Juventus after ‘giving the all clear to the transfer’. The £60k-per-week outcast has struggled for playing time this season and could return to Italy in the coming months as a result.

Real Madrid

Thursday Kickoff: Arsenal interested in Benzema, Juventus open to bringing back Pogba and more

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The transfer futures of two French stars headline Thursday's news.

Arsenal is reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. (REPORT)

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says he isn't a fan of resigning former players, but the club would make an exception for Paul Pogba or Alvaro Morata.

Who has the most to lose in Europe?

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By J Hutcherson (Apr 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's an off week for the Champions League and Europa League while we wait for the semifinals in both of Europe's club tournaments. With eight clubs still in position to lift a trophy, it's worth remembering what happened last season.

Remarkable List Of Participants For 2018 International Champions Cup

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If you thought that The International Champions Cup would take scale back this year due to this summer's World Cup, guess again as tournament is shaping up to be the biggest one yet.

The annual showcase of European teams as they go through their preseasons will feature 18 teams from six leagues.

Power ranking the UEFA Champions League semifinalists

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After a scintillating two weeks of UEFA Champions League quarterfinal action, we have our four semifinalists in Europe’s premier club competition.

Real Madrid inexplicably blew a 3-0 lead against Juventus, but were saved by Cristiano Ronaldo’s 95th minute penalty after a thrilling, controversial and heartbreaking sequence of events that saw legendary Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon get sent off in his final Champions League match.

Thursday Kickoff: Gianluigi Buffon reacts, Mohamed Salah 'at home' with Liverpool and more

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Following Wednesday's controversial call, Gianluigi Buffon and Juventus remain the focus across world soccer.

Gianluigi Buffon says referee Michael Oliver has a "garbage bin instead of a heart" following the Englishman's decision to award a penalty kick and dismiss the Italian goalkeeper in Wednesday's Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos May Have Got Himself Suspended For First Leg Of Champions League Semi-Final Without Even Playing

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There's a chance Real Madrid might have to do without Sergio Ramos for the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals after the perma-suspended centre-back

Ramos was forced to sit out of last night's quarter-final duel against Juventus through suspension and, despite not setting foot on the pitch, it looks like the perma-banned defender may have still managed to incur yet another disciplinary sanction.

‘He Has A Garbage Bin For A Heart’ – Gianluigi Buffon Lambasts Referee Michael Oliver For Ending Champions League Dream By Applying Laws Of Football

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As you may be aware, Juventus saw their Champions League voyage brought to a shuddering halt in the most dramatic of circumstances on a fateful Wednesday evening at the Bernabeu.

After losing 3-0 to Real Madrid at home in the first tie, Juve fought their way back to parity on enemy soil in a thrilling second leg only to see it all dashed by a 93rd-minute penalty call.

Juventus Chief Andrea Agnelli Calls UEFA Anti-Italian

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Juventus president Andrea Agnelli blasted Michael Oliver after the English referee awarded Real Madrid a stoppage-time penalty on Wednesday evening.

Two goals from Mario Mandzukic and another by Blaise Matuidi had put Juventus 3-0 up on the night and heading for extra-time after levelling the two-legged Champions League quarter-final at 3-3 on aggregate.

Ronaldo Saves Real Madrid Once Again

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They had battled back from a three-goal deficit and were dreaming of a Miracle in Madrid. Then, deep into added time, Cristiano Ronaldo broke Juve's hearts.

In scenes of high drama, even by the standards of one of football's greatest stages, Real were awarded a last-gasp penalty by English referee Michael Oliver, Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off for his full-throated protest and Ronaldo nailed the winner from the spot.

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo Fires Real Madrid Into Semi-Finals After Thrilling Clash With Juventus At Bernabeu (Photos & Video)

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Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved to be the match-winner for Real Madrid on Wednesday night, with the striker's injury-time penalty firing his side into the Champions League semi-finals after a dramatic clash with Juventus.

Taking their cue from fellow countrymen Roma last night, Juve pegged back Real's 3-0 advantage from the first-leg, with Mario Mandzukic starting the comeback via a headed goal from a Sami Khedira centre after just two minutes.

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Since returning to the Rose City, however, the Timbers have won two in a row – and their coach believes they're heading in the right direction, as underlined by Sunday's impressive defeat of league leaders New York City FC.

Pogba, Martial, Darmian and Blind to be sold by Man Utd

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Manchester United are ready to sell midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, according to the Daily Mail. The club record £89m buy from Juventus will be...

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