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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.

Lazio, Inter keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Ciro Immobile scored a brace as Lazio crushed Sampdoria 4-0 to return joint third with Roma who warmed up for next week’s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool with a 3-0 win at SPAL on Saturday.

Lazio, Inter keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Ciro Immobile scored a brace as Lazio crushed Sampdoria 4-0 to return joint third with Roma who warmed up for next week’s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool with a 3-0 win at SPAL on Saturday.

Ronaldo thanks Juventus fans for ovation after video-game goal

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Juventus fans for their generous applause for his overhead bicycle kick which helped Real Madrid gain a three-goal advantage over the Italians in the Champions League.

“For me it was an unbelievable moment,” said Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the two-time holders’ 3-0 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg win in Turin.

Ronaldo thanks Juventus fans for ovation after video-game goal

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Juventus fans for their generous applause for his overhead bicycle kick which helped Real Madrid gain a three-goal advantage over the Italians in the Champions League.

“For me it was an unbelievable moment,” said Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the two-time holders’ 3-0 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg win in Turin.

Record-breaker Ronaldo lauded after ‘most beautiful goal’ buries Juve

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s Champions League final.

Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games after just as Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin, but it was his second goal that everybody will remember.

Record-breaker Ronaldo lauded after ‘most beautiful goal’ buries Juve

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s Champions League final.

Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games after just as Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin, but it was his second goal that everybody will remember.

Ronaldo magic fires Real past 10-man Juventus

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg.

Ronaldo grabbed the opening goal in Turin after just three minutes and added a second on the hour with a sensational overhead bicycle kick, taking him to 14 goals in this season’s competition.

Ronaldo magic fires Real past 10-man Juventus

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg.

Ronaldo grabbed the opening goal in Turin after just three minutes and added a second on the hour with a sensational overhead bicycle kick, taking him to 14 goals in this season’s competition.

‘Chameleon’ Ronaldo amazes Juve coach Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Monday he was amazed by the extraordinary ability of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to change his style of play in his thirties.

“I have to congratulate Ronaldo as a player at 33 years he’s changing his playing style, it is something extraordinary,” Allegri said ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg clash between the two teams in Turin.

‘Chameleon’ Ronaldo amazes Juve coach Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Monday he was amazed by the extraordinary ability of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to change his style of play in his thirties.

“I have to congratulate Ronaldo as a player at 33 years he’s changing his playing style, it is something extraordinary,” Allegri said ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg clash between the two teams in Turin.

Forget Cardiff, warns Zidane as Real face ‘complete’ Juventus

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned that last year’s final win over Juventus in Cardiff will count for little in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against the Italians in Turin.

Real Madrid lifted their 12th Champions League crown - and second under Zidane - with a 4-1 win last May, but the Frenchman insisted “ten months ago was a completely different situation”.

Forget Cardiff, warns Zidane as Real face ‘complete’ Juventus

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned that last year’s final win over Juventus in Cardiff will count for little in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against the Italians in Turin.

Real Madrid lifted their 12th Champions League crown - and second under Zidane - with a 4-1 win last May, but the Frenchman insisted “ten months ago was a completely different situation”.

Juventus pull clear as Napoli’s title dreams hit

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Leonardo Bonucci scored on his return to Juventus but could not stop the Italian champions’ march towards a seventh straight title with a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Saturday.

Paulo Dybala opened the scoring after eight minutes with Juan Cuadrado marking his comeback from injury with the second and Sami Khedira adding a third late on as Juventus moved four points clear of Napoli whose hopes were hit by a 1-1 draw at strugglers Sassuolo.

Juventus pull clear as Napoli’s title dreams hit

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Leonardo Bonucci scored on his return to Juventus but could not stop the Italian champions’ march towards a seventh straight title with a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Saturday.

Paulo Dybala opened the scoring after eight minutes with Juan Cuadrado marking his comeback from injury with the second and Sami Khedira adding a third late on as Juventus moved four points clear of Napoli whose hopes were hit by a 1-1 draw at strugglers Sassuolo.

Allegri’s Juve avoid Barca but face ‘favourites’ Real

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Massimiliano Allegri was relieved at avoiding another quarter-final clash against Barcelona but instead Juventus meet Real Madrid, a team be believes are favourites, in the last eight.

Allegri’s side lost 4-1 to record 12-time champions Real Madrid in last season’s final after eliminating five-time winners Barcelona 3-0 on aggregate at the quarter-final stage.

Juve coach Allegri makes up with shirty Benatia

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has made up with Medhi Benatia despite ordering the player to “shut up” when his shirt was ripped off in a mid-match bust-up with Atalanta’s Marten de Roon.

The 30-year-old Benatia tussled with midfielder De Roon shortly after Blaise Matuidi added a second goal to Gonzalo Higuain’s first-half strike in Turin on Wednesday night.

Juve coach Allegri makes up with shirty Benatia

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has made up with Medhi Benatia despite ordering the player to “shut up” when his shirt was ripped off in a mid-match bust-up with Atalanta’s Marten de Roon.

The 30-year-old Benatia tussled with midfielder De Roon shortly after Blaise Matuidi added a second goal to Gonzalo Higuain’s first-half strike in Turin on Wednesday night.

Juventus face AC Milan for fourth Italian Cup title in row

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Holders Juventus booked their ticket to the Italian Cup final for the fourth year in a row to set up a meeting with AC Milan after a 1-0 win over Atalanta in a semi-final second leg tie played in the snow in Turin on Wednesday.

The first leg ended 1-0 in Bergamo thanks to an early Gonzalo Higuain goal, and Juventus also won the second when Miralem Pjanic slotted in a 75th-minute penalty awarded after Blaise Matuidi was fouled in the box.

Juventus face AC Milan for fourth Italian Cup title in row

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Holders Juventus booked their ticket to the Italian Cup final for the fourth year in a row to set up a meeting with AC Milan after a 1-0 win over Atalanta in a semi-final second leg tie played in the snow in Turin on Wednesday.

The first leg ended 1-0 in Bergamo thanks to an early Gonzalo Higuain goal, and Juventus also won the second when Miralem Pjanic slotted in a 75th-minute penalty awarded after Blaise Matuidi was fouled in the box.

Pjanic sends Juventus into fourth successive Italian Cup final

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Holders Juventus booked their ticket to the Italian Cup final for the fourth year in a row after a 1-0 win over Atalanta in a semi-final second leg tie played in the snow in Turin on Wednesday.

The first leg ended 1-0 in Bergamo thanks to an early Gonzalo Higuain goal, and Juventus won the second when Miralem Pjanic slotted in a 75th-minute penalty awarded after Blaise Matuidi was fouled in the box.

Juventus Serie A game snowed off as blizzard hits Turin

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Sunday’s Serie A game between champions Juventus and Atalanta in Turin was postponed because of blizzard-like conditions in northern Italy.

Snow covered the pitch at Allianz Stadium with referee Maurizio Mariani and captains Gianluigi Buffon and Rafael Toloi deciding to call off the game.

Juventus Serie A game snowed off as blizzard hits Turin

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Sunday’s Serie A game between champions Juventus and Atalanta in Turin was postponed because of blizzard-like conditions in northern Italy.

Snow covered the pitch at Allianz Stadium with referee Maurizio Mariani and captains Gianluigi Buffon and Rafael Toloi deciding to call off the game.

Juventus Serie A game snowed off

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Sunday’s Serie A game between champions Juventus and Atalanta in Turin was postponed because of heavy snow in northern Italy.

Snow covered the pitch at Allianz Stadium with the referee and team officials deciding to call off the game.

“It’s possible to play in these conditions, but would not be a spectacle worthy of the top flight.

Juventus Serie A game snowed off

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Sunday’s Serie A game between champions Juventus and Atalanta in Turin was postponed because of heavy snow in northern Italy.

Snow covered the pitch at Allianz Stadium with the referee and team officials deciding to call off the game.

“It’s possible to play in these conditions, but would not be a spectacle worthy of the top flight.

Higuain, Bernardeschi blow for Juventus in bruising derby win

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus top scorer Gonzalo Higuain suffered a sprained ankle while winger Federico Bernardeschi took a knock to his left knee in Sunday’s bruising 1-0 derby win over Torino.

Argentinian striker Higuain suffered “a sprain and bruising of his left ankle,” the team said, with Bernardeschi having ligament damage which could rule him out for up to five weeks.

Eriksen grabs Spurs draw to spoil Higuain show

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen pulled Tottenham back from the brink to hold Juventus 2-2 in Turin, spoiling what had looked set to be a Gonzalo Higuain one-man show in the Champions League last 16, first leg in Turin on Tuesday.

Higuain had put Juventus - finalists twice in the past three seasons - two goals up within the first nine minutes at the Allianz Stadium.

Eriksen grabs Spurs draw to spoil Higuain show in Turin

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen pulled Tottenham back from the brink to hold Juventus 2-2 in Turin, spoiling what had looked set to be a Gonzalo Higuain one-man show in the Champions League last 16, first leg in Turin on Tuesday.

Higuain had put Juventus - finalists twice in the past three seasons - two goals up within the first nine minutes at the Allianz Stadium.

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.

Chiellini says it will take all Juventus to stop Kane

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Centre-back Giorgio Chiellini said it will take the entire Juventus team to stop Tottenham striker Harry Kane in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg clash in Turin.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been in fine form in the Premier League recently, taking seven points from matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, with Kane scoring his 101st league goal in the north London derby last weekend.

Spurs stand between Allegri and Champions League grail

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Massimiliano Allegri may be breaking records in Italy but the Juventus coach’s quest for the elusive Champions League grail continues on Tuesday against English side Tottenham Hotspur.

The 50-year-old marked his 200th game in the Juventus dugout with a 2-0 win in Florence on Friday, capping a record breaking three-and-a-half years in Turin.

Costa keeps Juve in hot pursuit of Napoli

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Brazilian Douglas Costa scored the only goal as champions Juventus kept in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli with a 1-0 win against Genoa on Monday.

Napoli stayed top after the first game following the winter break when Dries Mertens ended a long goal drought in a 1-0 victory at Atalanta on Sunday.

Costa keeps Juve in hot pursuit of Napoli

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Brazilian Douglas Costa scored the only goal as champions Juventus kept in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli with a 1-0 win against Genoa on Monday.

Napoli stayed top after the first game following the winter break when Dries Mertens ended a long goal drought in a 1-0 victory at Atalanta on Sunday.

Juventus fly-on-the-wall series set for Netflix airing

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.

‘First team: Juventus FC’, the original docu-series about the Italian giants, with the first three episodes following the club’s key players on and off the pitch, is to be aired from mid-February with the second part available in the summer.

Juventus fly-on-the-wall series set for Netflix airing

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.

‘First team: Juventus FC’, the original docu-series about the Italian giants, with the first three episodes following the club’s key players on and off the pitch, is to be aired from mid-February with the second part available in the summer.

Juventus women ‘liberating passions’ in Italy

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – After 120 years, The Old Lady of Turin has finally opened its doors to an elite women’s team, which is shaking up the world of women’s football in Italy.

Since September, Rita Guarino’s Juventus women have swept aside their rivals with eight wins from eight league games so far, including the last two champions Brescia and Fiorentina.

Allegri confident Higuain can play with broken finger

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said he was confident Gonzalo Higuain can play Friday’s Serie A clash with Napoli despite having surgery on a broken finger this week.

“Gonzalo Higuain’s hand is still hurting, but we’re quietly confident about his chances.

Allegri pleased with Juventus attitude despite stalement

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his side’s attitude against Barcelona despite a 0-0 draw in Turin stalling last year’s finalists’ path to the Champions League last 16.

Five-time European champions Barcelona advanced to the knockout rounds and clinched top spot in Group D after the Turin stalemate.