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Higuain, Kane spearhead Juventus v Tottenham clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain will lead Juventus’ attack in their Champions League last 16, first-leg clash against Harry Kane’s Tottenham Hotspur in Turin on Tuesday.

Massimiliano Allegri returned to a 4-2-3-1 formation in the absence of Blaise Matuidi with Douglas Costa between winger Federico Bernardeschi on the right and Mario Mandzukic on the left.

Higuain, Kane spearhead Juventus v Tottenham clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain will lead Juventus’ attack in their Champions League last 16, first-leg clash against Harry Kane’s Tottenham Hotspur in Turin on Tuesday.

Massimiliano Allegri returned to a 4-2-3-1 formation in the absence of Blaise Matuidi with Douglas Costa between winger Federico Bernardeschi on the right and Mario Mandzukic on the left.

Higuain, Buffon put Juventus on brink of Cup final

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Bergamo (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain scored after three minutes and Gianluigi Buffon saved a penalty as Juventus stayed on track for a fourth straight Italian Cup on Tuesday with a 1-0 semi-final, first leg win at Atalanta.

Buffon - making his first appearance in goal since turning 40 and after a two-month layoff with a calf injury - showed he was back at his best as he made his first Cup appearance since 2012.

Higuain, Buffon put Juventus on brink of Cup final

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Bergamo (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain scored after three minutes and Gianluigi Buffon saved a penalty as Juventus stayed on track for a fourth straight Italian Cup on Tuesday with a 1-0 semi-final, first leg win at Atalanta.

Buffon - making his first appearance in goal since turning 40 and after a two-month layoff with a calf injury - showed he was back at his best as he made his first Cup appearance since 2012.

Juventus keep pressure on Napoli in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Champions Juventus kept pace with Serie A leaders Napoli on Saturday after a hard-fought 1-0 win over title-rivals AS Roma with Inter Milan suffering a second consecutive defeat.

Moroccan Medhi Benatia scored the only goal against his former club after 18 minutes in Turin.

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.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Blames ‘Cursed Orange Juice’ For Gabon’s World Cup Qualification Failure

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Those of you playing World Cup qualification failure bingo have already seen 'inferior genetics' plucked out of the ether and now, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, you can also go ahead and put a big inky cross through 'cursed orange juice' as well.

Gabon had their fate sealed after slumping to a 3-0 defeat against Morocco over the weekend, with Aubameyang subsequently speculating that a batch of tainted orange juice provided by their hosts before the match had left "half the team and the staff" suffering with stomach pains.

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer Makes Outstanding Triple Save To Deny Medhi Benatia In Training (Video)

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You know who's good at this goalkeeping lark? Manuel Neuer.

Bayern Munich have been quick to trumpet their stopper as the best in the world after capturing a snippet of footage during a recent training session that saw Neuer transmogrify into a human wall to deny poor old Medhi Benatia from scoring not once, not twice, but thrice in the space of a fewseconds.

Real Madrid Prepare €30 Million Offer for Juventus Defender Leonardo Bonucci

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With reports out of the Santiago Bernabeusuggesting the exodus of center back Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid are exploring contingency plans in central defense.

According to Mediaset Sport in Italy, the Spanish giants have approached Juventus with a€30 million bidfor 28-year old Leonardo Bonucci.