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Allegri Replaces Pirlo as Juventus Manager
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Allegri Replaces Pirlo as Juventus Manager

Juventus have appointed Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager after sacking Andrea Pirlo, according to respected transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Juventus sacked Pirlo on Friday morning. Fabrizio disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday. According to him, Allegri has signed his contract with Juventus that will keep him at the club until 2025. “Massimiliano Allegri has signed his contract until June 2025 as new Juventus manager, done and completed. “Salary around €9m net per season. He’s back after he decided not to wait for Real Madrid – official statement in the next hours, here we go confirmed,” Romano’s tweet read. Juventus finished in the fourth position on the Serie A table this season under Pirlo....
Pirlo Sacked as Juventus Manager
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Pirlo Sacked as Juventus Manager

  Andrea Pirlo has been fired as manager of Juventus on Friday. Juventus made the announcement in a statement via their Twitter handle on Friday morning. Pirlo took charge of Juventus last year, replacing Maurizio Sarri. Juventus are now expected to appoint a new manager ahead of next season. Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with a return to the Serie A giants. Juventus finished in the fourth position on the Serie A table this season.
Bologna vs Juventus: Why I Benched Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A Final day – Pirlo
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Bologna vs Juventus: Why I Benched Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A Final day – Pirlo

Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo, has explained why he benched Cristiano Ronaldo in his side’s Serie A final day 4-1 victory against Bologna on Sunday. Ronaldo was an unused substitute as Juventus defeated Bologna to qualify for the Champions League ahead of Napoli, who played a 1-1 draw with Verona. Goals from Federico Chiesa, Adrien Rabiot and Alvaro Morata (2) ensured Pirlo’s men defeated Bologna at Renato Dall’Ara. But Pirlo is now insisting that he didn’t feature Ronaldo against Bologna because the Portugal captain was tired after playing Juventus’s Coppa Italia final 2-1 win against Atalanta last Wednesday. “For me, it was important to finish the job, winning the Coppa Italia and qualifying for the Champions League, which was a very important target,” Pirlo told DAZN. “...
Ronaldo Benched for 90minutes as Juventus Qualify for Champions League
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Ronaldo Benched for 90minutes as Juventus Qualify for Champions League

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, was an unused substitute as his team beat Bologna 4-1 to qualify for the Champions League. Andrea Pirlo’s men scraped into fourth place on the final day of the Serie A season without their star player. Sky Sport Italia claimed Ronaldo was “too tired” to play in the match. However, his teammates got the job done, with Napoli drawing 1-1 at home to Hellas Verona. Federico Chiesa and Adrien Rabiot struck, adding to an Alvaro Morata brace as Juve went 4-0 up. Ronaldo stayed on the bench throughout the match alongside the likes of Aaran Ramsey and Gianluigi Buffon, despite Pirlo being able to use five substitutes, with the veteran remaining on the sidelines.
Juventus vs Inter Milan: Pirlo Comments on Serie A 3-2 win, Reveals how Ronaldo Reacted
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Juventus vs Inter Milan: Pirlo Comments on Serie A 3-2 win, Reveals how Ronaldo Reacted

  Inter Milan boss, Andrea Pirlo, has reacted to his side’s Serie A 3-2 victory against Inter Milan on Saturday evening. Pirlo also revealed that forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, was happy after the Old Lady defeated Inter Milan at home. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Juan Cuadrado and Rodrigo Bentancur gave Juventus all three points against the Serie A champions at home. “How did Cristiano react? He was happy,” Pirlo said at his post-match press conference. He added, “It was important for us to win this so that we can keep hoping. We had a duty to secure three points tonight and we managed it despite the difficulties. “If we would show the same desire and determination as in our last few games, we would be in a different position. However, if we are going into the fin...
Juventus have no plans to axe Pirlo before end of season
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Juventus have no plans to axe Pirlo before end of season

The Serie A club lost their title to Inter and are in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification Juventus have no plans to make a decision on coach Andrea Pirlo’s future before the end of the season. The former Italy international has presided over Juve’s worst season since 2011, as they have come up well short in their bid to win a 10th Serie A title in a row. Defeat to AC Milan on Sunday has cast doubt on their ability to secure a place in the top four, and with it Champions League qualification, but Pirlo’s position is safe for now.  
Pirlo Insists he won’t Resign after Milan Hammering
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Pirlo Insists he won’t Resign after Milan Hammering

A 3-0 loss at the hands of the San Siro club leaves Juve in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season. Andrea Pirlo says that he will not stand down from his role as Juventus head coach despite another major setback against AC Milan on Sunday. Rookie boss Pirlo watched from the sidelines as the Bianconeri were dismantled 3-0 at home by their rivals. The heavy loss came just a week after Juventus had officially relinquished the Serie A crown for the first time after nine successive titles. What was said? Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Pirlo said: “Resign? No, I won’t step aside. I took this role with a great deal of enthusiasm amid certain difficulties. I am at the disposal of the club, there are still three games to go, so I will continue doing my wo...
Juventus coach Pirlo: Donnarumma one of the five best goalkeepers in the world
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Juventus coach Pirlo: Donnarumma one of the five best goalkeepers in the world

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo insists he has no problem facing AC Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma today. Donnarumma is being linked with a move to Juve. “It's not a problem for me, he is a Milan player, so it's their issue," said Pirlo when asked about the situation. “I consider him to be one of the five best goalkeepers in the world. He's an exemplary professional." The Bianconeri coach also shrugged off questions about the future, including his own role in Turin. “This is the time to focus on the present and remain concentrated on our objectives. There are four rounds to go plus the Coppa Italia Final with Atalanta."
Serie A: ‘You and Your Father Must Die’ – Juventus Fans Send Death Threat to Pirlo’s Son
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Serie A: ‘You and Your Father Must Die’ – Juventus Fans Send Death Threat to Pirlo’s Son

Juventus fans have issued a death threat to manager Andrea Pirlo and his teenage son, Nicolo. Apart from the death threats, they were also abused on social media. Old Lady is now fourth in the Serie A standings, with only five games remaining. Seventeen-year-old Nicolo Pirlo shared the threat on his Instagram account where he also told the club’s supporters that he understands he is the son of a coach who may “not be liked by some,” and urged people to put themselves in his shoes “for just a second.” The young man then included a screenshot of a message that he received from someone which read, “You and your father must die.” Nicolo, who is the eldest of Pirlo’s four children, wrote: “Every day I receive messages of this kind… I receive messages of death threats and vari...
Juventus vs Parma: Pirlo Reacts to Ronaldo’s Failure to,Jump,Block Free-kick
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Juventus vs Parma: Pirlo Reacts to Ronaldo’s Failure to,Jump,Block Free-kick

  Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has reacted after Cristiano Ronaldo again faced criticism for an apparent reluctance to commit fully to blocking dangerous free-kicks. The Bianconeri boss admitted he has a decision to make on Cristiano Ronaldo after seeing the Portuguese fail to perform blocking duties in Juventus’ 3-1 win against Parma on Wednesday night. Ronaldo’s presence is often needed in defensive walls during free-kicks, given his height and frame. But the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner has, however, faced criticism of late over his reluctance to perform this role. FC Porto fired beyond the 36-year-old during their Champions League game to claim a notable scalp and Parma also drilled over Ronaldo’s head in a Serie A outing on Wednesday. Juventus later won the ma...
Andrea Pirlo puts up Ronaldo, De Ligt, 4 other Juventus top players for sale
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Andrea Pirlo puts up Ronaldo, De Ligt, 4 other Juventus top players for sale

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has put up to six players for sale this summer. They include Superstar forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey, Matthijs de Ligt, Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala and Adrian Rabiot, Daily Mail reports that Ronaldo could leave Juventus if the Old Lady fails to qualify for the Champions League. Juventus is going through a difficult period under Andrea Pirlo, sitting fourth in the Serie A table, 12 points behind league leaders Inter Milan. Juventus started the current season with high hopes after appointing Pirlo but they now face a huge fight to secure Champions League qualification. And the Daily Mail claims the Italian giants have put Ronaldo, who is the club’s highest-earner, up for sale. The 36-year-old’s departure would help the cl...
Juventus Midfielder set to Join Chelsea
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Juventus Midfielder set to Join Chelsea

  Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, is set to join Chelsea after he emerged as a possible transfer target for the Blues. Rabiot has featured 72 times for Juventus since leaving Paris Saint-Germain for the Serie A champions on a free transfer in 2019. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Juventus in recent times as Andrea Pirlo’s side needs to reduce their wages. According to Tuttomercato, Chelsea is interested in signing Rabiot this summer and is willing to exploit the circumstance by launching a bid for the France international. The report added that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to bolster his midfield options ahead of next season. Chelsea will have to battle Barcelona, Everton and Manchester United for Rabiot’s signature.
Pirlo Names two areas Juventus Must Improve after 2-2 Draw with Torino
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Pirlo Names two areas Juventus Must Improve after 2-2 Draw with Torino

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo, has identified two areas his team must improve after their 2-2 derby draw against Torino in the Serie A on Saturday. Pirlo, who was not happy his team did not win against Torino, said Juventus must improve on occupying the space better and finding more options between the lines against their opponent. Goals from Federico Chiesa, Cristiano Ronaldo and a brace from Antonio Sanabria gave both teams a point each at the Stadio Olimpico Grande. The result against Torino means Juventus are now in the 4th position on the Serie A table with 56 points from 28 matches. “Obviously, I am not happy when we don’t win, and we are dropping lots of points,” Pirlo told a post-match press conference after the game. “We have to work hard on occupying th...
Torino vs Juventus: Pirlo Criticizes Cristiano Ronaldo, Others after Failing to Win Serie A match
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Torino vs Juventus: Pirlo Criticizes Cristiano Ronaldo, Others after Failing to Win Serie A match

  Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side’s Serie A derby 2-2 draw against Torino on Saturday. Pirlo explained that Juventus players suffered lapses in concentration against Torino, adding that they made things hard for themselves against the host. Federico Chiesa gave Juventus an early lead, but Antonio Sanabria’s double turned the tables. Ronaldo then equalized for the Bianconeri in the second-half as both teams shared a point each at the Stadio Olimpico Grande. “Unfortunately, we keep making things hard for ourselves. We started off well and took the lead, but then we let them back in it. We wanted to come out and play a different second half, but we fell behind, and the rest of the match was difficu...
Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club
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Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club

  Juventus has taken a final decision on the teams manager, Andrea Pirlo and forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving the club. Recall that call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy earlier this month after Juventus crashed out from the Champions League against FC Porto, while Ronaldo was linked with a return to Real Madrid. However, Juventus vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved, has now decided that Pirlo and Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions at the end of the season. According to Nedved, Pirlo will continue his role as Juventus coach, while Ronaldo will see out the rest of his contract. “For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched,” Nedved told DAZN. “He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen. “Cristiano, both technically...
Cristiano Ronaldo Doing Juventus More Harm than good – Antonio Cassano
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Cristiano Ronaldo Doing Juventus More Harm than good – Antonio Cassano

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is doing the club more harm than good and has created a ‘big problem’ for manager Andrea Pirlo. This claim was made by former Italy and Real Madrid striker, Antonio Cassano. According to Cassano, Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid to win the Champions League, and they failed. Juventus are enduring a difficult season with Ronaldo at the heart of the team. Pirlo’s men are currently in the third position on the Serie A table with 10 points behind leaders InterMilan. The Serie A champions were recently eliminated from the Champions League by FC Porto. “Juventus got rid of a coach [Max Allegri] who, in the last 20 or 30 years, has produced the best football in Italy and his big problem was one: Cristiano Ronaldo. It was ...
Juventus vs Benevento: Pirlo criticizes Ronaldo, others after Serie A 1-0 defeat
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Juventus vs Benevento: Pirlo criticizes Ronaldo, others after Serie A 1-0 defeat

  Juventus gaffer, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, following his side’s Serie A 1-0 home defeat against Benevento on Sunday evening. Pirlo explained that Juventus players performed poorly against Benevento, adding that they lacked attitude and technique against the visitors. Benevento defeated Juventus at Allianz Stadium, thanks to Adolfo Gaich’s second-half goal. Juventus is now in the 3rd position on the Serie A table with ten points behind leaders Inter Milan. “We needed to turn in a better display, but we performed poorly in every aspect of our game,” Pirlo told a post-match press conference after the game. “Everything was off today, in our attitude and in technical situations. “We knew this would be tough because Ben...
Pirlo Opens up on Ronaldo’s Future at Juventus
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Pirlo Opens up on Ronaldo’s Future at Juventus

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has opened up on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in Turin. The Bianconeri manager said that the former Real Madrid star will remain with the Italian giants and honour the final year of his current contract. Pirlo remains optimistic Ronaldo will be at Juventus next season despite speculation linking the 5 times ballon d’Or winner with a return to Real Madrid “We aren’t thinking about it, he has one year left in his contract and we are happy he can continue playing for us,” Pirlo told reporters when asked about the Portuguese future. “We are focused on this season and we want to conclude it best way possible. “He’s having a great season and last year he had a truly great campaign.”
Cristiano Ronaldo Removed From Juventus’ ‘Untouchable’ List
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Cristiano Ronaldo Removed From Juventus’ ‘Untouchable’ List

  Cristiano Ronaldo has been removed from Juventus’ list of untouchable players. The Serie A champions are planning a major overhaul this summer and Ronaldo is not a concrete part of those plans. Following their embarrassing exit from the Champions League on Tuesday, Juventus are currently drawing up elaborate plans for their squad. The Serie A champions trailed 2-1 from the first leg in Portugal but were eventually beaten on away goals (4-4 on aggregate) Romano said that Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has already decided that he would like to stay in charge next season. He said that the Old Lady want to build their team around four names, with Ronaldo left off the untouchables list. “Juventus are planning to rebuild the team,” Romano tweeted. “[Weston] McKennie,...
I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss
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I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has responded to the speculations that he might be sacked after a disappointing Champions League result on Tuesday night. The call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy on Tuesday after Juventus failed to take advantage of Porto being reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half of the game. Porto had Mehdi Taremi sent off in the 54th minute after a second yellow card for kicking the ball away in frustration. Porto made it to the quarter-finals after a dramatic match that went to extra time. The Portuguese side opened scoring after 19 minutes with Sergio Oliveira firing in from the spot. Federico Chiesa equalised for the home side 4 minutes into the second half with a curling shot from a tight angle down the left flank. The ...
Champions League: Pirlo Reacts as Ronaldo, Others Jump Over Free-kick against Porto
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Champions League: Pirlo Reacts as Ronaldo, Others Jump Over Free-kick against Porto

  Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has spoken about the goal that saw his team crash out of the Champions League against 10-man Porto on Tuesday. With the tie level at 3-3 on aggregate in extra time, Sergio Oliveira’s free kick from distance went under a Juve wall that included Cristiano Ronaldo. The goal meant Adrien Rabiot’s late header was merely a consolation. Juventus were eliminated on a 4-4 aggregate, having lost 2-1 in Portugal. Speaking about Oliveira’s free kick, Pirlo said: “We choose the players to go in the wall. It had never happened before that they’d turn around, maybe they felt it was so far out that they didn’t sense the danger. “It was a mistake, it usually doesn’t happen, the players didn’t feel it was a dangerous situation and conceded a goal....
Michael Owen Predicts Juventus vs Porto, Dortmund vs Sevilla
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Michael Owen Predicts Juventus vs Porto, Dortmund vs Sevilla

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Juventus to beat FC Porto when both sides clash in tonight’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture in Turin.   Owen also predicted Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla to play a draw at Westfalenstadion, Germany. Recall that Porto defeated Juventus 2-1 in the first-leg last month, while Dortmund won 3-2 against Sevilla. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Despite Juventus suffering defeat in the first leg, they came away from Portugal with a vital away goal. With so much firepower, I just can’t see past the Old Lady adding to their goal tally. “The jury may still be out on whether Andrea Pirlo is the right man for the job in the long term, but I do feel this tie is set up fo...
Juventus vs Lazio: Pirlo Criticizes Morata, Others after Serie A Victory
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Juventus vs Lazio: Pirlo Criticizes Morata, Others after Serie A Victory

  Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Alvaro Morata, following their Serie A 3-1 win against Lazio on Saturday. Pirlo said his players started bad and made a mistake with a back pass against Lazio. A goal from Andrien Rabiot and two goals from Morata gave Juventus all three points against Lazio in Turin. “We got off to a bad start by making a mistake with a backpass, but we didn’t let our heads drop,” Pirlo said at a post-match press conference after the game. “We upped the tempo and fought back, and that’s the most important thing. “It’s never easy to come back after going behind, especially against a team like Lazio, but I was really happy with our reaction tonight. “Now we can focus on Porto – another decisive match we can’...
Juventus vs Spezia: Pirlo Criticizes Ronaldo, Others, hails Morata after Serie A win
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Juventus vs Spezia: Pirlo Criticizes Ronaldo, Others, hails Morata after Serie A win

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, for not making a brilliant start during their Serie A 3-0 win over Spezia on Tuesday night at Allianz Stadium. He said that his players tried to manage the game against the visitors during the first half. Pirlo also hailed Alvaro Morata for being the ‘key’ for Juventus against Spezia. Juventus defeated Spezia at home, thanks to goals from Morata, Federico Chiesa and Ronaldo. “We didn’t make a brilliant start, which is normal when you are playing every three days,” Pirlo said at his post-match press conference. “We tried to manage the game and also created some chances in the first half. In the second half, thanks to some fresh faces, we were able to be more threatening and cha...
Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona
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Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona

  Andrea Pirlo has blamed his inexperienced players for their 1-1 draw against Hallas Verona in their Serie A game on Saturday. Juventus missed the opportunity to close the gap and mount pressure on Inter and AC Milan who take each other later today. Pirlo said after the game that his side lacked the experience required to close out the game with Verona. Addressing the press after the disappointing draw, Pirlo said that Juve are in an “emergency situation” when asked if they are too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo for goals. Ronaldo netted his 19th goal of the Serie A season to fire Juve ahead, but the Old Lady were pegged back by an Antonin Barak header in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. The draw leaves Juve seven points adrift of leaders Inter, and Pirlo pointed to a lack...
Napoli vs Juventus: Pirlo’s Squad for Serie A Clash Confirmed
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Napoli vs Juventus: Pirlo’s Squad for Serie A Clash Confirmed

  Juventus’s squad to face Napoli in today’s Serie A fixture has been confirmed. Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, released a 22-man squad to face Gennaro Gattuso’s side at the Stadio San Paolo. Pirlo announced the squad in a post via Juventus’s official website. Juventus head to the game after eliminating Inter Milan from the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg tie on Tuesday. The Bianconeri are currently in the 3rd position on the Serie A table with 42 points from 20 games. Juventus’s squad against Napoli: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Buffon, Chiellini, De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Cuadrado, Bonucci, Demiral, Di Pardo, Frabotta, Mckennie, Chiesa, Rabiot, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Fagioli, Kulusevski, Peeters, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata The kick-off time for...
Coppa Italia: Pirlo Reacts as Juventus Qualify for Final, Names Best Player
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Coppa Italia: Pirlo Reacts as Juventus Qualify for Final, Names Best Player

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has reacted after his team qualifies for the Coppa Italia final ahead of Inter Milan on Tuesday night. Pirlo also identified goalkeeper, Samir Handanovic, as the best player on the pitch following his side’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg 0-0 draw against Inter Milan at Allianz Stadium. Juventus qualified for the final of the Coppa Italia for the 20th time after a 2-1 aggregate against Inter Milan. The Old Lady had won the first leg 2-1 against Antonio Conte’s men at San Siro last week. Pirlo’s side will face the winner between Napoli and Atalanta, who are locked at 0-0 ahead of Wednesday’s second leg in Bergamo, in May’s final in Rome. “I hoped to get to this stage of my debut campaign and be in the last 16 of the Champions League, ha...
He is a humble guy’: McKennie must improve, says Juventus boss Pirlo
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He is a humble guy’: McKennie must improve, says Juventus boss Pirlo

The 22-year-old midfielder has made 22 appearances for the Bianconeri since joining from Schalke and the coach sees plenty of room for growth Andrea Pirlo says Weston McKennie needs to improve if he is to become a star at Juventus. The midfielder joined the Serie A side in August from Schalke on an initial loan that will become permanent at the end of the season. McKennie, 22, has started 14 of the 22 appearances he has made for the Italian champions, scoring four goals and registering two assists.  
Szczesny: Juventus showed how hungry for trophies we are with Supercoppa Italiana win
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Szczesny: Juventus showed how hungry for trophies we are with Supercoppa Italiana win

The former Arsenal goalkeeper helped his side to their first piece of silverware under Andrea Pirlo with a 1-0 win over Napoli Wojciech Szczesny says Juventus proved their hunger to win trophies with their Supercoppa Italiana victory over Napoli on Wednesday. Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty with Cristiano Ronaldo’s close-range finish proving enough to win the first silverware of the Andrea Pirlo era. Juve have been off the pace in Serie A so far this season, currently finding themselves 10 points behind leaders AC Milan – though they do have a game in hand.  
What Andrea Pirlo Said after Wining First Trophy at Juventus
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What Andrea Pirlo Said after Wining First Trophy at Juventus

Juventus Coach, Andrea Pirlo, has said that he was a great joy after winning his first trophy at the club on Wednesday. Pirlo won his first trophy as a Juventus manager on Wednesday night following his side’s 2-0 win over Napoli in the Italian Super Cup final. Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata gave Juventus the victory over Napoli at Stadio Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia, Italy. “Winning a first title (as a coach) is a great joy, different from that felt as a player, it’s even more beautiful,” Pirlo, who lifted the trophy three times as a player with Juventus and AC Milan told reporters after the match. “I am sorry for Gennaro Gattuso [Napoli manager], but we wanted to react after the defeat against Inter Milan,” Pirlo added. “We bet a lot on the pri...
Pirlo stresses the importance of Juventus DNA in late Torino win
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Pirlo stresses the importance of Juventus DNA in late Torino win

The Turin derby was a real battle with the Serie A giants ultimately prevailing after having to dig deep Andrea Pirlo insists Juventus' never-say-die spirit was to thank for their late 2-1 comeback win over Torino in Saturday's Derby della Mole clash. Juve trailed to Nicolas Nkoulou's ninth-minute strike at the Allianz Stadium and would have been two down had Simone Zaza beat Wojciech Szczesny from a one-on-one. But the hosts rallied late on and scored two headed goals from Juan Cuadrado crosses – Leonardo Bonucci netting an 89th-minute winner after Weston McKennie had equalised 12 minutes earlier.
Pirlo praises ‘more mature’ Morata as Juventus claim comfortable Champions League win
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Pirlo praises ‘more mature’ Morata as Juventus claim comfortable Champions League win

The Spaniard has enjoyed a strong return to Turin with his manager thoroughly impressed with what he's seen Andrea Pirlo says Alvaro Morata is playing "free of pressure" after another impressive display from the on-loan striker in the Champions League on Wednesday. Morata, who returned to Juve on a temporary basis from Atletico Madrid in September, took his tally in this season's competition to six goals with the third in the Bianconeri's 3-0 win over Dynamo Kiev. Juve – who had already secured their last-16 spot after three wins from their opening four games – had earlier gone ahead thanks to Federico Chiesa's first Juve strike and Cristiano Ronaldo's 750th career goal.
Pirlo defends Dybala’s attitude as Juventus star withdraws from Argentina squad
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Pirlo defends Dybala’s attitude as Juventus star withdraws from Argentina squad

The Argentine attacker has struggled to get going this campaign and will use the upcoming international break to rest Andrea Pirlo backed Paulo Dybala, defending the playmaker's attitude after Juventus were held by Lazio. Dybala came off the bench as Juve were pegged back late in a 1-1 Serie A draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo had put Pirlo's men ahead, but Felipe Caicedo scored a 95th-minute equaliser after a tremendous run by Joaquin Correa.
Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority
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Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo is delighted with the return of Alvaro Morata. Pirlo insists bringing Morata back from Atletico Madrid was always a priority. He said, “We were waiting for a striker to come in and he's here now. I know Morata well, I was lucky enough to play with him: he was one of our priorities. “On a technical and tactical level, he's the player we were looking for. Pellegrini went to Genoa to get more game time, also in light of next year's European Championship. “De Sciglio's available like he was last week."
Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid
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Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid

The 27-year-old enjoyed two productive seasons in Turin and is now set to join former team-mate Andrea Pirlo's rebuild at the club Alvaro Morata is on the verge of completing a return to Juventus from Atletico Madrid, sources have confirmed to Goal. The 27-year-old, who played for Juve from 2014-16, should undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of an initial loan move. Juventus are set to pay a loan fee of €9 million (£8m/$11m), with an option to buy for €45m (£41m/$53m).
Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated
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Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated

Juventus have decided to terminate the contracts of Gonzalo Higuaín and Sami Khedira. New Juventus, manager, Andrea Pirlo, has not included Higuain and Khedira in his plans for next season. This was revealed by respected Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter handle on Friday night. Romano tweeted: “After Matuidi deal with Inter Miami completed for free, Juventus have also decided to terminate contracts of Higuain and Khedira. They’re out of the Pirlo project. “Talks on to find an agreement on the payout (both have still 1year contract left with Juve).” DAILY POST had reported that both Higuain and Khedira are among the six players Pirlo put up for sale this summer.
New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale
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New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale

Juventus new manager, Andrea Pirlo, is reportedly ready to sell at least six players this summer transfer window, as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season, Mirror UK reports. Pirlo was appointed as Juventus new manager over the weekend following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. Juventus have seen their revenue streams hit hard because of the coronavirus pandemic and will have less money to spend this summer following their Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon. Pirlo has put Aaron Ramsey “among six players” he wants Juventus to sell this summer. Ramsey only moved to the Old Lady last year, but the Welsh international is not wanted by Pirlo, and he is free to find another club this summer. The former Arsenal star is now seen as surplus to requirement...
New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately
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New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately

Former Bayern Munich striker, Luca Toni, has urged new Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, to sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba this summer transfer window. Pogba played alongside Pirlo during their team at Juventus. But Toni believes the France World Cup winner would be the “ideal gift” for Pirlo to start building Juventus midfield ahead of next season. “Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” Toni told Tuttosport. “The ideal gift would be Pogba. I do not know if that is possible, but it would certainly be the best option. “Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. “He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team. “I do not know what system he will use, and I do not think it matte...
Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager
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Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager

I can confirm that Juventus have named Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach, just hours after-sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named the club's Under-23 head coach last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match. It will be a major challenge for the 41-year-old, who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level.
Juventus and Inter target Tonali has ‘no limits’, says Brescia coach Lopez
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Juventus and Inter target Tonali has ‘no limits’, says Brescia coach Lopez

The subject of high praise from Andrea Pirlo, the young defensive midfielder has received more acclaim from his manager Sandro Tonali is reportedly on Juventus' and Inter's radar and Brescia coach Diego Lopez believes the in-demand midfielder has "no limits". Tonali, who played a key role in Brescia's promotion from Serie B last season, has again starred for the club despite their position at the bottom of Serie A. Nine points adrift of safety when the coronavirus pandemic brought the season to a halt back in March, Brescia look doomed to an immediate return to the second tier. However, Tonali appears likely to remain in the top-flight with one of the league's elite and is said to prefer Inter over Juve.
Pirlo Identifies Ronaldo as Reason for Dybala’s Struggle at Juventus
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Pirlo Identifies Ronaldo as Reason for Dybala’s Struggle at Juventus

Italy legend, Andrea Pirlo has claimed that Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is the reason why forward, Paulo Dybala has been struggling for Max Allegri’s side this season. Pirlo, a former AC Milan and Juventus midfield maestro, claimed that the Portuguese international is behind the reason why Dybala’s value has decreased, adding that it was a psychological problem for the Argentine international since Ronaldo joined Juventus. Dybala, who is now out of action for three weeks and is set to return for the last three games of the season, has been struggling at Juventus since the arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer. Speaking on why Dybala has been struggling this season, Pirlo said on Sky Sport: “Dybala’s value has decreased and that’s not Juventus’ fault. “I ...
‘I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A leader,’ Says Pogba
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‘I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A leader,’ Says Pogba

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has told AFP in an interview that his international teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team’s leader. Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season. The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho was strictly off the table for the interview at France’s international training base. United’s difficult start in the Premier League all seems a long away from France’s glory in Russia, but reunited again with his France teammates, Pogba was happy to recall that defender Adil Rami had described him as the team’s “real leader” at the World Cup. “It really pleased me to hear Adil say t...
Andrea Pirlo Retires From Football
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Andrea Pirlo Retires From Football

The former Juventus, Milan and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38. Pirlo, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, has called time on an illustrious playing career after his current team, New York City FC, were knocked out of the MLS play-offs. “Last match in MLS. As my time in NYC FC comes to an end, I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city,” Pirlo tweeted. “Not only my adventure in New York comes to an end but my journey as a football player as well. Thank you to the amazing supporters, thank you to the coaching staff … and thank you to my team-mates.” Pirlo began his career at Brescia before joining Inter for £1.8m in 1998. The midfielder failed to hold down a regular sta...
Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football
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Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football

It’s the end of the road for another football great as Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has confirmed he will quit at the end of the current Major League Soccer season. Pirlo’s current contract with MLS side, New York City FC expires in the summer and, according to him, it will be his last as a professional footballer. In a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Pirlo, 38 said he came to the decision because of increased doubts about his physicality at this point in his career. “You just realise that the time has come,” he said. “Every day you have physical problems, you cannot train as you like because you always have some stuff. At my age, that’s enough. It’s not that you can go on forever to 50. I’ll do something else.” The great Italian will leave behind a legacy few can match in the...
Napoli President De Laurentiis: ‘Juventus Should Be Worried’
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Napoli President De Laurentiis: ‘Juventus Should Be Worried’

The Bianconeri have won the Scudetto for the past six years in a row, but the Partenopei currently sit two points ahead of them at the Serie A summit. “Has our start made Juventus nervous?” De Laurentiis considered, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport. “More than nervous, I’d be worried. After six Scudetti, you can’t always be sure you’ll win again. “They’ve lost important players in recent years, and then if someone is scoring less than could be a problem. “Giorgio Chiellini is there, but [Leonardo] Bonucci went to Milan and he was crucial. They didn't replace [Andrea] Pirlo and I’d have kept [Paul] Pogba for the rest of my life.” De Laurentiis also discussed his own side, who have won their first seven games of the Serie A season. “I’m not surprised, but I’m not getting carried away e...
Bonaventura: ‘Winning Scudetto Will Be Very Difficult For Milan This Year’
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Bonaventura: ‘Winning Scudetto Will Be Very Difficult For Milan This Year’

The Rossoneri have spent big this summer thanks to the new Chinese owners, and are targeting at least a place in the top-four.Some have suggested they could even make a title challenge straight away, but Bonaventura is urging caution.“There’s a lot of enthusiasm, also for having so many new signings,” the midfielder told Milan TV, as he answered fan questions.“We’ve started well but we know the league will be long and difficult, and we need to keep feeding this enthusiasm.“The Scudetto? It will be very difficult, there are teams like Juventus, Napoli and Roma who have proven themselves to be ahead of us in recent years.“With work though we can grow and reach that level. We got [Leonardo] Bonucci from Juve, who is a player I didn’t expect we could get here.“He’s a great player and can reall...
Juventus Defender Giorgio Chiellini Claims ‘Bonucci Is A Brother’
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Juventus Defender Giorgio Chiellini Claims ‘Bonucci Is A Brother’

The centre-back completed a shock move to Milan earlier this summer, breaking up the famous ‘BBC’ defence he had formed alongside Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.The trio have all been reunited on Italy duty this week, and there is no ill-feeling over this summer’s transfer.“I was sure Bonucci would stay at Juve,” Chiellini admitted in today’s Press conference.“It’s a pleasure to be back here together, with a person with whom I shared so many beautiful moments and made so many sacrifices.“It’s hard to go forward with a constantly unchanged group. We’re used to changes, and this year there haven’t been big changes.“We expended a lot to reach Cardiff [for the Champions League final] and it’s normal there’s a bit of rust to shake off.“We talked to him [Bonucci] when he left and we still talk to...

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