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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.

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.

Valverde revisits defeat to prepare for Juventus clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted on Tuesday that he watched last season’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus “over and over” to prepare for their Champions League return to Turin on Wednesday.

Juventus beat Barcelona in the last eight thanks to a three-goal hammering at the Allianz Stadium and a goalless draw at the Camp Nou on their way to the final in Cardiff, where the Italians were beaten by Real Madrid.

Valverde revisits defeat to prepare for Juventus clash

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted on Tuesday that he watched last season’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus “over and over” to prepare for their Champions League return to Turin on Wednesday.

Juventus beat Barcelona in the last eight thanks to a three-goal hammering at the Allianz Stadium and a goalless draw at the Camp Nou on their way to the final in Cardiff, where the Italians were beaten by Real Madrid.

I’m sure Messi will stay: Barcelona’s Rakitic

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic expressed his confidence on Tuesday that Lionel Messi would sign a new contract to stay at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinian’s contract until 2021 - agreed with his father and agent - but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official.

I’m sure Messi will stay: Barcelona’s Rakitic

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic expressed his confidence on Tuesday that Lionel Messi would sign a new contract to stay at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinian’s contract until 2021 - agreed with his father and agent - but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official.

Rocky road for Higuain to resurrect Argentina career

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – On the night Lionel Messi sensationally booted Argentina into next year’s World Cup finals in Russia, Gonzalo Higuain was watching thousands of kilometres away in Turin.

There was a touch of envy as the 29-year-old Juventus player took to Instagram to congratulate the national team: “Thanks a lot guys for taking Argentina where they should be, great effort, congratulations and enjoy.

Immobile brace ends Juventus run

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Milan (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored a second-half brace as Lazio won 2-1 in Turin to inflict a first home defeat in two years on Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday.

Juventus’ top scorer Paulo Dybala missed a late penalty as Juventus lost at home for the first time since against Udinese in August 2015.

Immobile brace ends Juventus run

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Milan (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored a second-half brace as Lazio won 2-1 in Turin to inflict a first home defeat in two years on Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday.

Juventus’ top scorer Paulo Dybala missed a late penalty as Juventus lost at home for the first time since against Udinese in August 2015.

Bad hair day but Khedira set for Juventus return

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Sami Khedira has taken a swipe at the makers of FIFA 18 on Thursday for getting his hair wrong in the latest edition of the popular video game.

While many players such as Chelsea’s Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi and Manchester City’s France defender Benjamin Mendy are unhappy with their FIFA ranking, Khedira is unhappy with his look.

Sorry Italy condemned to World Cup play-offs

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Giorgio Chiellini’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Aleksandar Trajkovski as Italy struggled to a 1-1 draw against Macedonia in Turin on Friday, condemning the four-time champions to the World Cup play-offs.

Gian Piero Ventura’s side were jeered off the pitch at the Stadio Olympico after failing to secure the three points demanded against the modest Macedonians as Spain qualified as Group G winners after beating Albania 3-0.

Sorry Italy condemned to World Cup play-offs

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Giorgio Chiellini’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Aleksandar Trajkovski as Italy struggled to a 1-1 draw against Macedonia in Turin on Friday, condemning the four-time champions to the World Cup play-offs.

Gian Piero Ventura’s side were jeered off the pitch at the Stadio Olympico after failing to secure the three points demanded against the modest Macedonians as Spain qualified as Group G winners after beating Albania 3-0.

Chiellini aims to boost bruised Italy

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini is upbeat ahead of Italy’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Macedonia on Friday despite fears the team could miss out on the tournament.

The Azzurri are in a fragile state mentally and physically after a crushing defeat to Spain last month left them facing the prospect of having to go through the play-offs to book their ticket to Russia next year.

Chiellini aims to boost bruised Italy

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini is upbeat ahead of Italy’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Macedonia on Friday despite fears the team could miss out on the tournament.

The Azzurri are in a fragile state mentally and physically after a crushing defeat to Spain last month left them facing the prospect of having to go through the play-offs to book their ticket to Russia next year.

Verratti ruled out of Italy’s World Cup qualifier

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has been ruled out of Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Macedonia in Turin next week, the Italian football federation announced Sunday.

Coach Giampiero Ventura has called up Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella in his place for the clash on October 6 and a friendly against Albania three days later, the federation said without giving any explanation.

Juve’s Higuain relishes proving doubters wrong

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain said he was relishing proving the doubters wrong after coming off the bench to inspire Juventus to a 2-0 Champions League win over Olympiakos in Turin.

The 29-year-old roared towards the jubilant home fans in delight, pumped his chest triumphantly and threw his jersey into the crowd in the Allianz Stadium after Wednesday night’s win.

Juve’s Higuain relishes proving doubters wrong

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain said he was relishing proving the doubters wrong after coming off the bench to inspire Juventus to a 2-0 Champions League win over Olympiakos in Turin.

The 29-year-old roared towards the jubilant home fans in delight, pumped his chest triumphantly and threw his jersey into the crowd in the Allianz Stadium after Wednesday night’s win.

Fan dies after June 3 football stampede in Turin

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Rome (AFP) – A woman left in a coma after a crowd stampeded in Turin at a screening of the Champions League final on June 3 died overnight, the hospital where she was being treated said Friday.

The patient, identified as Erika, a 38-year-old local woman who had come to watch the match with her boyfriend, was among more than 1,500 people injured in the panic.

Injured tally from Turin stampede rises to 1,000: police

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – At least 1,000 people were injured, seven seriously, after a bomb scare triggered a stampede among Juventus fans assembled to watch the Champions League final in Turin, police said Sunday.

AFP reporters at the scene said chaotic scenes ensued in a packed square 10 minutes before the end of the match on Saturday evening, with the panic apparently triggered by fireworks being let off and one or more people shouting that a bomb had exploded.

200 injured in Juventus fan panic after bomb scare: police

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A bomb scare triggered panic among Juventus fans assembled to watch the Champions League final in Turin on Saturday, leaving some 200 supporters injured, according to local police.

AFP reporters at the scene said chaotic scenes ensued ten minutes before the end of the match, apparently triggered by fireworks being let off and one or more people shouting that a bomb had gone off.

200 injured in Juventus fan panic after bomb scare: police

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A bomb scare triggered panic among Juventus fans assembled to watch the Champions League final in Turin on Saturday, leaving some 200 supporters injured, according to local police.

AFP reporters at the scene said chaotic scenes ensued ten minutes before the end of the match, apparently triggered by fireworks being let off and one or more people shouting that a bomb had gone off.

Mandzukic, Dybala fire Juve to record scudetto

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – First-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, and a late header from Alex Sandro sealed a 3-0 win over Crotone to hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive Serie A title Sunday.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men took a one-point lead over Roma into their penultimate game of the league campaign and needed a win to secure the title.

Mandzukic, Dybala fire Juve to record scudetto

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – First-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, and a late header from Alex Sandro sealed a 3-0 win over Crotone to hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive Serie A title Sunday.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men took a one-point lead over Roma into their penultimate game of the league campaign and needed a win to secure the title.

Monaco cling to hope of miracle in Turin

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Even Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim rates it as only a one in 20 shot.

And most people in football would say that is taking an optimistic view of his young side’s chances as they seek to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Juventus in their Champions League semi-final, second leg here on Tuesday evening.

Monaco cling to hope of miracle in Turin

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Even Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim rates it as only a one in 20 shot.

And most people in football would say that is taking an optimistic view of his young side’s chances as they seek to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Juventus in their Champions League semi-final, second leg here on Tuesday evening.

Dybala hits double as Juve stun Barcelona

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a delightful first-half double to eclipse illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Dybala netted twice before the midway point in the first half and Giorgio Chiellini added the third goal early in the second half in Turin to leave Juve in control of the tie ahead of next Wednesday’s return at the Camp Nou.

Dybala hits double as Juve stun Barcelona

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a delightful first-half double to eclipse illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Dybala netted twice before the midway point in the first half and Giorgio Chiellini added the third goal early in the second half in Turin to leave Juve in control of the tie ahead of next Wednesday’s return at the Camp Nou.