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Europe: Juventus Edge Five-goal Inter Thriller
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Europe: Juventus Edge Five-goal Inter Thriller

Juan Cuadrado scored a double as Juventus kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Serie A champions Inter Milan on Saturday despite spending most of the second half with 10 men. The result lifted Andrea Pirlo's side into fourth place with one game remaining, level on 75 points with AC Milan in third. However, Napoli will knock the Turin club back into fifth if they beat Fiorentina on Sunday and Milan will be assured of a top-four finish if they beat Cagliari, thanks to their better head-to-head record against Juve. "It was a difficult game against a great team like Inter. Even with a man down, we had to get the job done, make sacrifices, and I think that we got the result as a team," Cuadrado told Sky Italia. Both sides were awarded first-hal...
Juventus Identify Cristiano Ronaldo’s Replacement
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Juventus Identify Cristiano Ronaldo’s Replacement

  Juventus is preparing to make a shock move for Everton striker, Moise Kean, to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Tuttosport. Ronaldo’s future with the deposed Serie A champions was thrown into doubt after it became mathematically impossible for them to retain the Scudetto. The Portugal captain could choose to end his time in Turin if Juve, who are currently fifth on the league table miss out on Champions League football. The club’s top brass are already preparing for life without the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, by lining up a bid for Kean. They will look to sign two new strikers if Ronaldo departs. Juventus sold Italy international Kean to Everton two years ago for an initial fee of £25 million.
Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on Player’s ”Return” to Sporting CP
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Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on Player’s ”Return” to Sporting CP

  Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes has dismissed the player’s mother’s claim that the Juventus star will rejoin Sporting CP this summer. Ronaldo started his football career at Sporting before moving to Manchester United in 2003 where he developed into a big star and later left Old Trafford for Real Madrid. Ronaldo, 36, scored his 100th Juventus goal on Wednesday, but there are growing speculations that the Portugal captain could leave this summer after a difficult season with the Italian giants, who are at risk of not playing in the Champions League next season. Following Sporting claiming of their first Portuguese title since 2002, Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro declared she will try to convince the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner to return to his boyhood club. “...
Gremio closing in on deal for Juventus attacking midfielder Douglas Costa
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Gremio closing in on deal for Juventus attacking midfielder Douglas Costa

The Brazilian is on the brink of sealing a return to his boyhood club after an unsuccessful loan spell back at Bayern Munich Brazilian side Gremio are closing in on a deal to sign attacking midfielder Douglas Costa from Juventus, Goal can confirm. An agreement is expected to be reached in the next two to three days that will see Costa's Juventus contract terminated a year early, freeing him up to return to his homeland. The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at Juventus and has endured an unsuccessful spell on loan at Bayern Munich this season, with the German side already announcing their intention not to seek a renewal or permanent move.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mother Confirms his next club
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mother Confirms his next club

  Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has said she will talk to her son and “try to convince” him to return to Sporting CP. Sporting have emerged champions of Portugal for the first time in 19 years. Ronaldo’s mother is now keen for the 36-year-old to return to the club he started his professional career. It was from Sporting that Ronaldo moved to Manchester United in August 2003. The player is currently on the books of Juventus, who are struggling to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Ronaldo is believed to be eyeing an exit from Italy and has been linked with United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. But Dolores told TVI 24: “I will talk to him and try to convince him to return next year. “To the Alvalade Stadium and to wear the colour...
Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus
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Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper has not made a decision on his future yet, but retirement plans could be put on hold once more Gianluigi Buffon has offers to prolong his playing career at the age of 43, with the World Cup winner preparing to sever ties with Juventus at the end of the season. The legendary goalkeeper has revealed that he will be leaving Turin for a second time when the 2020-21 campaign comes to a close. He has stopped short of announcing his retirement, and moves are being made to ensure he has his gloves back on next term.
UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
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UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus for their involvement with the European Super League project. The three clubs are the only teams of the original 12 Super League clubs who signed up for the breakaway competition not to have formally renounced the competition and renewed their commitments to UEFA. The trio could be expelled from the Champions League for two years as a consequence. UEFA released a statement on Wednesday which read: 'In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Ethics, and Disciplinary Inspectors have today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework by Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC in connection w...
‘I want to play with Ronaldo’ – Neymar eager to link up with Juventus star amid PSG rumours
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‘I want to play with Ronaldo’ – Neymar eager to link up with Juventus star amid PSG rumours

The Brazilian says he would like to add the Portuguese star to his list of illustrious team-mates at some point in the future Neymar has revealed that he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been strongly linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent months. PSG paid a world-record fee of €222 million (£190m/$269m) to sign Neymar in 2017 from Barcelona, where he had established himself among the best players of his generation. The Brazilian shone alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, and has also thrived in a world-class squad at Parc des Princes, but still harbours ambitions to play alongside a five-time Ballon d'Or winner currently plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.
Ghanaians react as Stephen Appiah snubs Asamoah Gyan in top five Black Stars list
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Ghanaians react as Stephen Appiah snubs Asamoah Gyan in top five Black Stars list

Many have reacted to the former Juventus man’s list of top five Black Stars players Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has been trending on Twitter after former Juventus midfielder and national team captain Stephen Appiah omitted the striker from his list of top five Ghana players. The roster included Appiah himself, three-time African Footballer of the Year, Abedi Ayew Pele, Chelsea legend Michael Essien, ex-Leeds United frontman Tony Yeboah and former Blackpool goalkeeper Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston. Undoubtedly a Ghana legend, Gyan currently holds the record as the West Africans’ all-time top scorer and most capped player, having netted 51 times in 109 internationals.
Pioli delivers positive update on Ibrahimovic’s injury as AC Milan striker looks to make Euros
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Pioli delivers positive update on Ibrahimovic’s injury as AC Milan striker looks to make Euros

The enigmatic Swedish striker is nursing a knee complaint at present and will not figure in the Rossoneri's next two Serie A fixtures AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has delivered an encouraging update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's latest injury, with the Swedish striker nursing only a "slight sprain" to his knee. The 39-year-old frontman was forced off after 66 minutes of a 3-0 win for the Rossoneri over Juventus. He has undergone medical tests since then and, while he has been ruled out of Milan's next two fixtures, Pioli has suggested that he could return before the 2020-21 season comes to a close.
Juventus Faces Threat of Expulsion from Serie A
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Juventus Faces Threat of Expulsion from Serie A

  President of the Italian football federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, has said Juventus face being kicked out of Serie A if they don’t withdraw from the European Super League. AC Milan and Inter Milan have backed out of the breakaway competition, leaving Juventus as the only Italian club persisting with the plans. “The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A. “I would be sorry for the fans but rules are rules and they apply to everyone. I hope this holdout ends soon,” Gravina told Naples radio station Kiss Kiss. Juventus won Serie A for the ninth straight year last season, but have since relinquished the title to Inter.
Diaz Makes AC Milan History with Juventus Goal
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Diaz Makes AC Milan History with Juventus Goal

The Spanish youngster of Moroccan descent becomes the youngest Red and Blacks scorer at the Juventus Stadium since 2008. Brahim Diaz made AC Milan history on Sunday after a finely taken goal which inspired his team to a 3-0 away win over Juventus in a Serie A encounter. The Spain youth international found the net in the 45th minute to open the scoring at the Juventus Stadium to give Hakan Calhanoglu’s free-kick fell to the far post for Diaz, who took a touch to get past Juan Cuadrado before unleashing a curling effort that nestled into the roof of Wojciech Szczesny’s net. With that strike, he became the youngest player to score for AC Milan on Juventus ground at the age of 21 years and 279 days. Alexandre Pato – who now represents Orlando City in the Major League Soccer ...
AC Milan Hammer Juve to Boost Top-four hopes
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AC Milan Hammer Juve to Boost Top-four hopes

AC Milan pushed Juventus out of the Serie A top four with a 3-0 win in Turin on Sunday which increases their hopes of Champions League football for the first time since 2014. Brahim Diaz put Milan ahead just before the break with Anton Rebic and Fikayo Tomori adding two more in the second half after Franck Kessie had missed a penalty. Milan move up to third, equal on 72 points with second-placed Atalanta, with Napoli a further two points behind in fourth and the final Champions League berth. Juventus are now fifth, one point behind the top four with three games left to play, including next weekend’s clash with newly-crowned champions Inter Milan. The breakthrough came just before half time with Diaz scoring on the rebound after Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny cleared ...
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."
Zidane insists he won’t dig in heels at Real Madrid amid Allegri rumours
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Zidane insists he won’t dig in heels at Real Madrid amid Allegri rumours

Zinedine Zidane says he won't dig in his heels if it's decided he must leave Real Madrid. He has a contract at the Bernabeu until June 2022, but told the media today that it was irrelevant. “What I can say is that I will make things simple for the club, because they have given me everything," said Zidane in his press conference. “I don't want to cause problems for the club. I will concentrate on the final four games and we'll see about the rest later on." There's claims in Italy that Real have already settled on terms with former Juventus coach Max Allegri.
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Ramsey admits to Juventus frustration amid exit talk as Welshman reflects on injury struggles

The 30-year-old midfielder has struggled to make the desired impact in Italy since leaving Arsenal as a free agent in 2019 Aaron Ramsey admits to enduring a "frustrating couple of years" at Juventus, with the Welshman generating transfer talk in Italy amid ongoing struggles for form and fitness. The 30-year-old midfielder move to Turin as a free agent in the summer of 2019, with an 11-year spell at Arsenal brought to a close. He is tied to a contract through to 2023, but is seeing another move mooted after failing to make the expected impact at the Serie A giants.
Ronaldo lives for goals & has always been a champion’ – Kjaer remains a big fan of Juventus superstar
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Ronaldo lives for goals & has always been a champion’ – Kjaer remains a big fan of Juventus superstar

The AC Milan defender is preparing to face the Portuguese superstar in Serie A on Sunday and expects another tough test Simon Kjaer says Cristiano Ronaldo has "always been a champion" and "lives for goals", with Juventus preparing to face AC Milan on Sunday. A Portuguese superstar will head into that contest one effort short of reaching a century of strikes for the Bianconeri and with questions being asked of his ongoing presence in Turin. Kjaer is hoping to keep the 36-year-old quiet in a heavyweight Serie A encounter, but admits to being a big fan of a five-time Ballon d'Or winner that has raised the bar of individual excellence over the course of a remarkable career.
Super League: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus react as UEFA Announces Punishment
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Super League: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus react as UEFA Announces Punishment

  Three clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus from the original 12 breakaway European Super Leagues teams, have penned a joint communique after UEFA confirmed its plan to prepare disciplinary action against them. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, in a joint communique issued via their websites simultaneously on Saturday morning, complained about external ‘pressure’ and ‘threats’. UEFA had said on Friday that the nine clubs who withdraw from the plan had signed a ‘Club Commitment Declaration’ as well as a series of “reintegration” steps. The six Premier League clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal – along with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atlético Madrid, all signed the agreement. The issued by the three club reads...
Super League teams face financial penalties as all except Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus reaffirm commitment to UEFA
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Super League teams face financial penalties as all except Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus reaffirm commitment to UEFA

The majority of the teams have renounced the Super League idea which collapsed just days after its announcement Nine of the 12 Super League teams have confirmed their commitment to UEFA and renounced the plan to form a new competition, but face financial penalties from European football's governing body. The three remaining sides - Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus - have refused to be reintegrated to UEFA and face further punishment. The plot to form a new Super League fell apart just days after the announcement of its creation, with the majority of teams pulling out following threats from football associations and fan protests.
Ancelotti rejects Szczesny to Everton rumours as Borussia Dortmund ask questions of Juventus keeper
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Ancelotti rejects Szczesny to Everton rumours as Borussia Dortmund ask questions of Juventus keeper

The Toffees boss says he is not in the market for another shot-stopper this summer, but German giants are keen on the Poland international Carlo Ancelotti has sought to distance Everton from talk of a move for Wojciech Szczesny being made, but Goal has learned that Borussia Dortmund are asking about the Juventus goalkeeper. The Poland international is seeing questions asked of his future in Turin after four years with the Bianconeri. A return to England has been speculated on for the former Arsenal keeper, but Ancelotti is happy with his options between the sticks and has no intention of lodging a bid for an experienced 31-year-old with three Serie A titles to his name.  
Cristiano Ronaldo sends a signed Juventus jersey to help 8yr old Gavril get treatment
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Cristiano Ronaldo sends a signed Juventus jersey to help 8yr old Gavril get treatment

  A month ago, Ronaldo’s captain’s armband was sold at a charity auction for 64,000 euros to help raise money for the treatment of eight-month-old Gavrilo Djurdjevic from Serbia who is suffering from spinal muscular atrophy. The medicine costs 2,5 million euros and the little boy still needs around one million euros for the most expensive medicine in the world. After the charity auction at which Serbian betting company Mozzart bought Ronaldo’s captain’s armband, the Portuguese decided to send his signed Juventus jersey with the message “para Gavrilo”! The black and white Juve jersey arrived at Mozart’s headquarters from Turin, and the company immediately put it on auction at Serbia’s Limundo e-commerce platform, with a starting price of one million dinars (8,500 euros)! ...
Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him
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Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him

  Nigeria International, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has lamented Cristiano Ronaldo’s refusal to exchange shirts with him after Crotone’s Serie A game with Juventus. Simeon, simply called Simy, who plays for Crotone, said he was disappointed after the Portuguese super star turned down his offer to swap shirts. The Super Eagles star wanted to have Ronaldo’s shirt but the former Real Madrid star gave the jersey to his compatriot Pedro Pereira. Simy said he is now looking forward to having the shirts of Argentinian superstar, Lionel Messi and that of Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski. “I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” the Nigerian was quoted by Tribuna. “I would like those of Messi...
Rabiot Juve’s Midfielder Attracting Interest From Chelsea, Barca
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Rabiot Juve’s Midfielder Attracting Interest From Chelsea, Barca

Chelsea have reportedly joined Barcelona in the race to sign Juventus French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The former PSG star, who has played 41 times in all competitions for the Italian giants this season, would be available for around £17million in the summer transfer window. According to Calciomercato, Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique has already begun negotiations with Barcelona, but Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is also interested in bringing him to Stamford Bridge. The 14-cap international, 26, signed for Juventus on a free transfer from Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain side in July 2019. Tuchel said back in 2018: “For me he is a great player and can become a top player,” and although Rabiot was frozen out due to contractual reasons, the German is still keen on a reunion....
Pirlo unfazed by Juventus exit rumours afters speaking with club owners
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Pirlo unfazed by Juventus exit rumours afters speaking with club owners

The World Cup winner has faced some uncomfortable questions this season, but he remains fully committed to a demanding post in Turin Andrea Pirlo remains unfazed by the rumours suggesting that his days as Juventus manager may be numbered, with the Bianconeri boss holding talks with the club's owners. The World Cup winner has faced a baptism of fire in his first managerial role, with the 41-year-old finding out the hard way how tough life at the top in coaching circles can be. With Juve about to lose their grip on the Serie A title, while also bowing out early in the Champions League, questions have been asked of how long Pirlo will stick around in Turin.
Inter Milan Could Clinch Serie A title this Weekend
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Inter Milan Could Clinch Serie A title this Weekend

  Inter Milan could be Italian champions this weekend for the first time in over a decade. Antonio Conte’s men are away to bottom club Crotone on Saturday. Victory there would see them put one hand on a title they last won in 2010. If they win and second-placed Atalanta fail to claim all three points at Sassuolo on Sunday, Inter will clinch their 19th Serie A crown with four games to go. Inter could also be crowned champions with a draw if Atalanta lose. But other results would have to go their way. Nezazzuri finished one point behind Juventus last year and also lost the Europa League final to Sevilla.
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Eyeing Transfer To One Of Two Clubs’ If Juventus Fail To Qualify For Champions League
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Eyeing Transfer To One Of Two Clubs’ If Juventus Fail To Qualify For Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo is considering a potential transfer to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain this summer if Juventus fail to reach the Champions League, according to reports. Juventus' Serie A title defence appears to be effectively over as they trail league leaders Inter Milan by 13 points with five matches to play. And the Old Lady could even miss out on a top-four finish as AC Milan are hot on their heels in the Champions League qualification race. Juventus are currently fourth in Serie A and are level on points with third-place Napoli and fifth-place Milan. Ronaldo's future in Turin remains in doubt as his current Juventus deal will expire next summer. According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the 36-year-old Portuguese superstar could make an early exit if Juven...
UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  
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UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned
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Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has threatened to ban the Spanish and Italian teams still adamant about the European Super League from the Champions League. Although plans for the Super League fell apart this week, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan have still not left the project. “It’s crystal clear that the clubs will have to decide if they are Super League or they are a European club,” Ceferin said in a telephone interview with the AP. “If they say we are a Super League, then they don’t play Champions League, of course … and if they are ready to do that, they can play in their own competition.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who was to chair the Super League, continues to defy Ceferin by vowing to keep working on reviving the Super Leag...
Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’
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Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’

Former Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that he thought talk of a breakaway Super League being formed was "a joke". Twelve leading clubs from across Europe, including six from the Premier League, announced plans on Sunday to put a new European tournament in place that would allow them to compete among themselves. Ancelotti's current employers at Everton were among those to speak out against the proposals and the "preposterous arrogance" of those involved, with much-maligned plans ripped up within 48 hours.
Juventus, AC Milan Issue Statements On The European Super League Project
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Juventus, AC Milan Issue Statements On The European Super League Project

With reference to the press release published by Juventus Football Club S.p.A. on 19 April 2021, relating to the proposed creation of the Super League, and the ensuing public debate, the issuer clarifies to be aware of the request and intentions otherwise expressed by certain clubs to withdraw from this project, although the necessary procedures envisaged by the agreement among the clubs have not been completed. In this context, while Juventus remains convinced of the soundness of the project’s sport, commercial and legal premises, it believes that at present there are limited chances that the project be completed in the form originally conceived. Juventus remains committed to pursuing the creation of long-term value for the Company and the entire football industry. We accepted th...
Agnelli confirms new Super League  cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw
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Agnelli confirms new Super League cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw

Andrea Agnelli, who is also the current president of Juventus, no longer believes it is possible for the competition to come to fruition Super League chairman Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the competition cannot go ahead after the withdrawal of all six Premier League clubs involved in the breakaway. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all pulled out of the plans for the new European tournament amid intense pressure from fans, players and pundits across the footballing community. AC Milan, Inter, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are still on board as it stands, along with Juventus, but the Italian champions' club president now expects the Super League to disband completely. What's been said? Asked whether the formati...
Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League
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Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League

There is plenty of money set to be up for grabs in the European Super League though most owners of the clubs involved are already billionaires. Twelve giants of the European game have launched a proposal for a breakaway division with six of them coming from the Premier League. The ‘big six’ as they are cumulatively known are already backed by mega-rich owners with the likes of the Glazers and Roman Abramovich not short of a few bob. But there are plenty of other wealthy names involved in the new set-up with Daily Star Sport looking at who runs each club… Chelsea - Roman Abramovich Abramovich has owned Chelsea since 2003 and is worth over £10billion. He took Chelsea from a club chasing the Champions League places to a regular in Europe’s top competition. The Russian sti...
Andrea Agnelli Resigns As Juventus President
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Andrea Agnelli Resigns As Juventus President

Andrea Agnelli has resigned as the president of Juventus after the backlash over the European Super League. Andrea Agnelli �� has reportedly resigned from his role as President of Juventus. � [sky] #SuperLeague.
Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved
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Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved

The Premier League has "unanimously and vigorously rejected" proposals for a Super League and is planning to take action against the six sides from the English top-flight that have signed up for the new European competition. Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City announced on Sunday that they intend to form part of a new breakaway competition involving members of the continental elite. They have been joined in that venture by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan - with the intention being to welcome others on board - but opposition to the project is threatening to undermine their efforts. What has been said? The Premier League has responded to the plans by announcing in a statement: "The Premier League, alo...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Return Does not Make Sense – Real Madrid President, Perez
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Return Does not Make Sense – Real Madrid President, Perez

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has said Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club “does not make sense”, as he has a contract with Juventus. Perez stated this while making an appearance on El Chiringuito TV on Monday night. “Cristiano Ronaldo will not come back to Real Madrid. “It does not make sense, he has a contract with Juventus,” Perez said. Ronaldo has been continuously linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Portugal captain has a contract with Juventus until 2022, but the Serie A champions are believed to be considering cashing out on him. Reports have claimed Juve will offload the 36-year-old, in order to accelerate the progression of the likes of Federico Chiesa and Dejan Kulusevski.
Arsenal, Man Utd, Barcelona all Signed Contracts – Real Madrid President, Perez
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Arsenal, Man Utd, Barcelona all Signed Contracts – Real Madrid President, Perez

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has claimed all the 12 clubs involved in the European Super League (ESL), have signed a “binding” contract last Saturday. According to him, no team can leave now and they have to work together towards plans of a breakaway league. “The contract of the Super League is binding. Nobody can leave, we will work all together. “All the clubs signed the contracts last Saturday, there’s no problem,” Florentino Perez told El Chiringuito. Perez also confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich were not invited to join the Super League. “We have not invited PSG yet. We’re gonna talk with many clubs and explain to them about the Super League project. “If Bayern refuses to join it won’t cancel, don’t worry. We also will hire...
UEFA Can’t Stop Semi-finals,Ban Players from World Cup – Real Madrid Chief, Perez
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UEFA Can’t Stop Semi-finals,Ban Players from World Cup – Real Madrid Chief, Perez

  Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez has waved aside any possibility of UEFA imposing sanctions on the 12 clubs in the European Super League. Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United alongwith Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan had on Sunday evening, announced a breakaway from UEFA. They set up a new competition to rival the Champions League and Europa League with none of the founding members able to be relegated and just five ‘open’ slots for other clubs. UEFA had warned that any player from the Super League would be banned from playing international games, insisting that FIFA is also against the new league. However, Real Madrid chief, Perez, who is appointed as the first Chairman...
Real Madrid Leads Early Power Rankings Of The European Super League
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Real Madrid Leads Early Power Rankings Of The European Super League

On Sunday, AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur were announced as the 12 founding clubs in a new European Super League. A start date for this proposed Super League hasn't been announced yet, but we're not going to wait to figure out how these teams stack up. Given the teams' current form in domestic and European competitions, here's a look at how the squads rate: 1. Manchester City Under the careful direction of Pep Guardiola, Man City is cruising toward its third Premier League title in four years. Man City also eliminated Borussia Dortmund in UEFA Champions League play to reach the semifinals. If Man City can pull it off, a Premier League-Cha...
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has stated that clubs and players involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League could be banned 'as soon as possible' from all of its competitions and the World Cup. Addressing an emergency meeting on Monday, April 19, after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the European super league the European Super League, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plan, which could change the game of football forever. Ceferin has now refused to rule out that players could be banned from the Euros. When asked about when the ban would begin, he said: 'I do not know when.' 'We're still assessing with our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,' he said. 'My opinion is that as soon as pos...
British media blast clubs leading European Super League breakaway
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British media blast clubs leading European Super League breakaway

Plans for a breakaway European Super League provoked a furious reaction from the British media on Monday as the six English Premier League clubs involved were universally condemned. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among 12 teams to sign up to the plan, also featuring Spanish trio Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, as well as Italy's Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan. The breakaway clubs have been lured by a 3.5 billion euro ($4.2 billion, £3 billion) pot to sign up to the competition which would take them out of the Champions League but not their domestic leagues. The British media were quick to turn their guns on the greed-motivated owners of the Premier League teams involved. The Guardian's Jonathan Liew said: "H...
European Super League: Man United Give Reasons for Breaking away From UEFA
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European Super League: Man United Give Reasons for Breaking away From UEFA

Manchester United’s Co-Chairman Joel Glazer has defended the club’s decision to join others in a breakaway from UEFA. According to Glazer, the new Super League will “open a new chapter for European football”. Manchester United are one of 12 founding members of the new breakaway league, which many pundits have described as a declaration of war on football. The group of renegade European giants announced on Sunday that they had created a new competition to rival the Champions League. Other Premier League clubs in this new league are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid joining from Spain and Juventus, AC Milan and Inter representing Serie A. Despite threats from UEFA, Premier League, FA, Serie A, and LaLiga...
BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition
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BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition

  The creation of the European Super League has been officially announced. Twelve of football’s biggest clubs in Europe confirmed defied threats from their league and UEFA, announcing they have formed a new breakaway league, with each side set to immediately receive a share of £3billion. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham had all declared as members of the new league. In Spain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all joined while Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan joined from Italy. Yesterday, managements of the Serie A, Premier League and LaLiga met with UEFA to release a statement where they vowed to do everything in their power to block the breakaway, including banning clubs from playing in domestic competiti...
EPL Told to Deduct Points From Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea over Super League Plans
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EPL Told to Deduct Points From Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea over Super League Plans

  Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has urged the Premier League to punish the ‘big six’ clubs who are planning to join a breakaway European Super League. According to him, all the teams involved should be docked points. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are all believed to have signed up to the new breakaway league. The other clubs include Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan. “In the wake of Covid, it’s an absolute scandal,” Neville said on Sky Sports. “Manchester United and the rest of the big six clubs who have signed up for it should be ashamed of themselves. “The European Super League – are Arsenal in that? They’ve just drawn with Fulham! “And Manchester United are drawing...
Inter Miami broke MLS rules over Blaise Matuidi signing
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Inter Miami broke MLS rules over Blaise Matuidi signing

David Beckham's Inter Miami broke Major League Soccer (MLS) rules with the signing of France midfielder Blaise Matuidi from Juventus last year. The MLS said Matuidi had been paid more than was allowed, effectively giving the team four "designated players" last season rather than the permitted three. Designated players' wages do not count towards the MLS salary cap. Known as the "Beckham rule", it was introduced when the ex-England captain joined Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. At that time, Beckham was given an option to purchase an expansion franchise, later becoming co-owner of Inter Miami, who played their first MLS game in March 2020. In a statement, the MLS said World Cup winner Matuidi, 34, had been wrongly categorised as a "targeted allocation money" (TAM) player. ...
Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean
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Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean

Juventus is so desperate to re-sign former striker Moise Kean and will offer Everton four first-team players, according to Tuttosport. It is understood that the four players Juventus will offer Everton to force the deal are Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Merih Demiral and Douglas Costa. Kean is currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain from Everton. The 21-year-old is a product of Juventus’ academy, but the Serie A champions sold him to Everton for €30million in 2019. The Italy international left Goodison Park after just one season to join PSG on a loan deal. The forward is expected to return to Everton at the end of the season. However, PSG remains interested in making Kean’s move permanent.
UEFA Champion League: Porto 0-2 Chelsea : Mason Mount and Chilwell give London club hard fought victory
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UEFA Champion League: Porto 0-2 Chelsea : Mason Mount and Chilwell give London club hard fought victory

Chelsea football club of England played out a hard fought 2-0 win over Portuguese side FC Porto on Wednesday night April 7. Porto who removed Juventus in the previous stage of the Champions league came into this game as non-favorites but bamboozled Chelsea with intricate passing for large periods of the match but their lack of accuracy in front of goal was their undoing. Mount opened the scoring shortly after the half-hour mark. He drimbled Nigeria's Zaidu Sanusi after controlling Jorginho's pass before finishing into the far corner. Defender, Chilwell followed in Mount's footsteps with a stunning first Champions League goal as he drove into the penalty area, after intercepting a loose pass and rounded the Porto goalkeeper five minutes from time. The victory and two away goals ...
Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool
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Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has responded to the speculations linking him to a return to Juventus as manager. The Frenchman refused to rule himself out of a return to the Italian champions. There have been speculations that the former Juventus midfielder could return to the club as replacement for Andrea Pirlo. Zidane played for five seasons for Juve before moving to Real Madrid to become the most expensive player in the world with a £47.5million move to the Bernabeu in 2001. Zidane’s position as Real Madrid manager is already under scrutiny heading into the summer with constant pressure at the Bernabeu – particularly as rivals Atletico Madrid are currently top of La Liga. This has led to rumours that the World Cup winner could return to Turin in a bid to ...
Champions League: Pepe Predicts Club to Win Trophy this Year
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Champions League: Pepe Predicts Club to Win Trophy this Year

  FC Porto defender, Pepe, has predicted his team to win the Champions League this year. Pepe believes Porto can eliminate Chelsea from the Champions League last-8 and win the Europe top-flight trophy this season. The former Real Madrid star said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Porto’s Champions League quarter-final, first-leg tie with Chelsea on Wednesday night in Seville. Recall that Bayern Munich is the reigning champions after beating PSG 1-0 in the final last season. Pepe said, “If I did not believe it [that Porto can win the Champions League], I would not wake up every day to come and train at Olival [Porto’s training ground] with the passion I have for football. “I always believe that it’s possible to win the Champions League...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final’s first-leg tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that has the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount to lead the midfield for the Blues against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had knocked Atlético Madrid out from the Champions League last-16 in March, while Porto eliminated Juventus. Tuchel’s side head to the game after losing 5-2 to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy C...
Zinedine Zidane Wants Juventus job
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Zinedine Zidane Wants Juventus job

  Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane wants to join Italian giants, Juventus from Real Madrid. The Frenchman is said to be seriously considering leaving Real Madrid at the end of this season, according to Todofichajes. Zidane has been dropping hints about leaving Santiago Bernabeu and has not committed himself with a new deal. The former midfielder is one manager being considered for the Juventus bench. Juventus have so far kept faith with Andrea Pirlo but he has seen his side struggle for form and they could fire him. Juventus crashed out of the Champions League to FC Porto and are struggling in the league, dropping points in two consecutive games that they should have won against Benevento and Torino. Andrea Pirlo’s side face Napoli in their next match and the...

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