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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 boss Allegri fears video ref turning soccer into baseball

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Bergamo (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri fears the use of video refereeing is turning football into a long-drawn out American sports extravaganza after the Serie A champions drew 2-2 at Atalanta.

Sunday’s game in Bergamo was dominated by the use of VAR - video assistant referee - once to cancel a Mario Mandzukic goal for Juventus and the second awarding the Turin side a contentious penalty after a handball.

Juventus boss Allegri fears video ref turning soccer into baseball

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Bergamo (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri fears the use of video refereeing is turning football into a long-drawn out American sports extravaganza after the Serie A champions drew 2-2 at Atalanta.

Sunday’s game in Bergamo was dominated by the use of VAR - video assistant referee - once to cancel a Mario Mandzukic goal for Juventus and the second awarding the Turin side a contentious penalty after a handball.

Quite Right: Mario Mandzukic Wins UEFA 2017 Goal Of The Season Award For Stupendous Overhead Kick Against Real Madrid In Champions League Final

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After Mario Mandzukic was controversially pipped to the 2017 Champions League Goal of the Season award, UEFA have bestowed their overall 2017 Goal of the Season trinket to the Juventus striker for his superb overhead effort against Real Madrid in the final.

Despite the ball not touching the ground in the build up and being scored against Real Madrid in the final and all, Mandzukic was beaten to the Champions League goal of the season award byBesiktas striker Cenk Tosun, whose similarly acrobatic effort against Benfica in the group stages took 41% of UEFA's online poll.

Buffon saves VAR penalty as Juventus overrun Cagliari

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Milan (AFP) – Goals from Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain handed Juventus a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday, as the Italian champions defied a video assistant referee (VAR) penalty decision to open their Serie A campaign in commanding fashion.

Juventus, who sealed a record sixth consecutive Serie A title last season but lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid, take a familiar spot at the top of the fledgling table.

Buffon saves VAR penalty as Juventus overrun Cagliari

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Milan (AFP) – Goals from Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain handed Juventus a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday, as the Italian champions defied a video assistant referee (VAR) penalty decision to open their Serie A campaign in commanding fashion.

Juventus, who sealed a record sixth consecutive Serie A title last season but lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid, take a familiar spot at the top of the fledgling table.

Football: Juventus top Roma on penalties in International Champions Cup friendly

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New York (AFP) – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.

Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.

Football: Juventus top Roma on penalties in International Champions Cup friendly

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New York (AFP) – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.

Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.

Champions League: Besiktas Striker Cenk Tosun Pips Mario Mandzukic To Land ‘Goal Of The Tournament’ Award (Video)

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The votes have been tallied and the results are in: Mario Mandzukic's absolutely incredible overhead kick against Real Madrid has not been named as the best goal scored during the 2015/16 Champions League tournament.

That honour has instead gone to Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, whose similarly acrobatic effort against Benfica in the group stages took a whopping 41% of UEFA's online poll.

Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid crushed Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff on Saturday to become the first team to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era.

The Portugal superstar’s opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid’s third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total.

Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid crushed Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff on Saturday to become the first team to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era.

The Portugal superstar’s opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid’s third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total.

Champions League: Dani Alves Scores Thumping Volley To See Off Monaco As Juventus Storm Into Final (Photos & Video)

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Juventus secured themselves a secondChampions League final berth in threeyears with 2-1 homevictory over Monaco in the Tuesday night's semi-final second leg.

Already leading 2-0 from the first leg, Juve were as well marshalled as you'd expect as they nullified and eventually quashed Monaco's ever-present threat.

Juventus Reach Champions League Final

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Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus have the required quality to win the Champions League after swatting aside Monaco 4-1 to reach the final.

Goals from Mario Mandzukic and the star of the tie Dani Alves were enough to see off the Ligue 1 leaders 2-1 at Juventus Stadium, backing up their win in the principality last week.

Juventus 2-1 Monaco – 5 key talking points as Juve reach Champions League final

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With goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves, Juventus cruised into the Champions League final courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco. Two years since losing to Spanish opposition in the 2015...

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Allegri to reshuffle for Chievo as Juventus await Barcelona

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Milan (AFP) – Mario Mandzukic is set to be rested but treble-chasing Juventus were warned to focus on Chievo despite the looming visit of Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Croatia international Mandzukic trained apart from the rest of Juve’s squad this week as he recovers from an injury niggle, and with compatriot Mark Pjaca sidelined due to a serious knee injury, coach Massimiliano Allegri is set to reshuffle the pack.

Allegri to reshuffle for Chievo as Juventus await Barcelona

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Milan (AFP) – Mario Mandzukic is set to be rested but treble-chasing Juventus were warned to focus on Chievo despite the looming visit of Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Croatia international Mandzukic trained apart from the rest of Juve’s squad this week as he recovers from an injury niggle, and with compatriot Mark Pjaca sidelined due to a serious knee injury, coach Massimiliano Allegri is set to reshuffle the pack.

Mandzukic inspires Juve to easy Empoli win

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Milan (AFP) – Mario Mandzukic overcame a wasteful first half to inspire Juventus to a 2-0 home win over Empoli that edged the Turin giants closer to a record sixth straight Serie A title.

Juventus, claiming their 22nd win in 26 games, moved 10 points clear of closest challengers Roma ahead of their visit to Inter Milan late on Sunday.

Mandzukic inspires Juventus to easy Empoli win

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Milan (AFP) – Mario Mandzukic overcame a wasteful first half to inspire Juventus to a 2-0 home win over Empoli that edged the Turin giants closer to a record sixth straight Serie A title.

Juventus, claiming their 22nd win in 26 games, moved 10 points clear of closest challengers Roma ahead of their visit to Inter Milan late on Sunday.

Mandzukic inspires Juventus to easy Empoli win

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Milan (AFP) – Mario Mandzukic overcame a wasteful first half to inspire Juventus to a 2-0 home win over Empoli that edged the Turin giants closer to a record sixth straight Serie A title.

Juventus, claiming their 22nd win in 26 games, moved 10 points clear of closest challengers Roma ahead of their visit to Inter Milan late on Sunday.

Pjanic penalty helps Juve into Italian Cup quarters

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Milan (AFP) A late penalty from Miralem Pjanic saw holders Juventus scrape through to an Italian Cup quarter-final clash with either AC Milan or Torino after a nervous 3-2 win over high-flying Atalanta.

Atalanta travelled to Turin looking to cause an upset as they enjoy their best season in years under Gianpiero Gasperini, who has steered the Bergamo side to within 10 points of Juve's lead in Serie A at the halfway point.

Pjanic penalty helps Juve into Italian Cup quarters

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Milan (AFP) A late penalty from Miralem Pjanic saw holders Juventus scrape through to an Italian Cup quarter-final clash with either AC Milan or Torino after a nervous 3-2 win over high-flying Atalanta.

Atalanta travelled to Turin looking to cause an upset as they enjoy their best season in years under Gianpiero Gasperini, who has steered the Bergamo side to within 10 points of Juve's lead in Serie A at the halfway point.

Situm can’t wait for Juventus date

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Dinamo Zagreb striker Mario Situm described meeting Juventus as a "dream date", even if the Croatians risk another heavy defeat by the Italian champions on Wednesday.

Giants in Croatia Dinamo are playing for pride in Europe, having lost all five games and failing to even score a single goal.

Situm can’t wait for Juventus date

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Dinamo Zagreb striker Mario Situm described meeting Juventus as a "dream date", even if the Croatians risk another heavy defeat by the Italian champions on Wednesday.

Giants in Croatia Dinamo are playing for pride in Europe, having lost all five games and failing to even score a single goal.

Juve warm up for Dinamo with cagey win at Palermo

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Milan (AFP) Dani Alves's deflected strike kept Juventus top of Serie A as they warmed up for a Champions League clash at Dinamo Zagreb with a cagey 1-0 win at Palermo on Saturday.

Juventus travelled to Sicily looking to protect a one-point lead on Napoli but with one eye on claiming a win in Croatia on Tuesday after a scoreless draw at home to Sevilla in their Group H opener.

Juve warm up for Dinamo with cagey win at Palermo

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Milan (AFP) Dani Alves's deflected strike kept Juventus top of Serie A as they warmed up for a Champions League clash at Dinamo Zagreb with a cagey 1-0 win at Palermo on Saturday.

Juventus travelled to Sicily looking to protect a one-point lead on Napoli but with one eye on claiming a win in Croatia on Tuesday after a scoreless draw at home to Sevilla in their Group H opener.

Juventus and Roma bosses clash as De Rossi accused of racism

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Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi was accused of racially abusing Juventus's Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in Sunday's stormy 1-0 win for the Turin giants.

A late Paulo Dybala strike secured a 1-0 win and an 11th consecutive league victory for Italian champions Juventus, who closed to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli.

Juventus and Roma bosses clash as De Rossi accused of racism

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Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi was accused of racially abusing Juventus's Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in Sunday's stormy 1-0 win for the Turin giants.

A late Paulo Dybala strike secured a 1-0 win and an 11th consecutive league victory for Italian champions Juventus, who closed to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli.

Juventus 1-0 Manchester City: Mandzukic goal gives Juve control of Group E [VIDEO]

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A first-half strike from Mario Mandzukic saw last season's beaten finalists Juventus into the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over injury-hit Manchester City.

City, already qualified following their 3-1 win at Sevilla last time out, traveled to Turin looking to secure top spot in Group D as well as avenge their 2-1 defeat to the Bianconeri at the Etihad Stadium in September.

Juventus 1-0 Manchester City: Mandzukic goal gives Juve control of Group E [VIDEO]

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A first-half strike from Mario Mandzukic saw last season's beaten finalists Juventus into the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over injury-hit Manchester City.

City, already qualified following their 3-1 win at Sevilla last time out, traveled to Turin looking to secure top spot in Group D as well as avenge their 2-1 defeat to the Bianconeri at the Etihad Stadium in September.

Manchester City 1-2 Juventus: Late Morata stunner sends Citizens crashing [VIDEO]

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Manchester City suffered familiar a European wobble as they surrendered a lead to lose their Champions League Group D opener 2-1 to Juventus.

City looked in control at the Etihad Stadium after taking a controversial 57th-minute lead when Giorgio Chiellini turned the ball into his own net under pressure from Vincent Kompany.

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Buffon saves VAR penalty as Juve overrun Cagliari

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Milan (AFP) – Goals from Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain handed Juventus a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday, as the Italian champions defied a video assistant referee (VAR) penalty decision to open their Serie A campaign in commanding fashion.

Juventus, who sealed a record sixth consecutive Serie A title last season but lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid, take a familiar spot at the top of the fledgling table.

Buffon saves VAR penalty as Juve overrun Cagliari

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Milan (AFP) – Goals from Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain handed Juventus a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday, as the Italian champions defied a video assistant referee (VAR) penalty decision to open their Serie A campaign in commanding fashion.

Juventus, who sealed a record sixth consecutive Serie A title last season but lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid, take a familiar spot at the top of the fledgling table.

Juve fans wait for Milan fan Kean at Genoa

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Milan (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri could hand teenage starlet Moise Kean his full debut for the injury-hit Turin giants against Genoa on Sunday even if he is secretly an AC Milan fan.

Kean, a powerfully-built striker, joined an elite group of 16-year-old Serie A debutants when he replaced Mario Mandzukic in a 3-0 win over Pescara last weekend.

Juve fans wait for Milan fan Kean at Genoa

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Milan (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri could hand teenage starlet Moise Kean his full debut for the injury-hit Turin giants against Genoa on Sunday even if he is secretly an AC Milan fan.

Kean, a powerfully-built striker, joined an elite group of 16-year-old Serie A debutants when he replaced Mario Mandzukic in a 3-0 win over Pescara last weekend.

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Italian FA asked to punish Daniele De Rossi over gypsy slur

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Italian soccer bosses should punish Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for allegedly calling Juventus midfielder Mario Mandzukic "a shitty gypsy" during a heated Serie A clash, rights groups said Monday. The Associazione 21 lluglio and Popica Onlus, organizations which defend the rights of ethnic Roma and Sinti people in Italy, said De Rossi should be sanctioned as swiftly and severely as Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was last week for homophobic abuse.

Italian FA asked to punish Daniele De Rossi over gypsy slur

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Italian soccer bosses should punish Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for allegedly calling Juventus midfielder Mario Mandzukic "a shitty gypsy" during a heated Serie A clash, rights groups said Monday. The Associazione 21 lluglio and Popica Onlus, organizations which defend the rights of ethnic Roma and Sinti people in Italy, said De Rossi should be sanctioned as swiftly and severely as Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was last week for homophobic abuse.

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Real Madrid seals back-to-back Champions League titles behind second half surge

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Real Madrid became the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles, and it was the team's biggest star that led the way in Saturday's UEFA Champions League Final.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in each half on Saturday as Real Madrid toppled Juventus, 3-1, to win the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal were offered Mario Mandzukic this summer?

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Arsenal fans were hoping that the club was going to sign a new striker all summer long and although we had to wait right until the final days of the window, Arsene Wenger finally got his man. The likes of Morata, Higuain, Lacazette and Vardy were all linked and that's just to name a few. [...]