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Champions League last 16: Which teams have qualified & when is the draw?

Matchday five of the 2017-18 Champions League is complete and we already know some of the teams who will progress from the group stage. However, there are still a number of places left in the knockout stage and they will be decided in the next round of fixtures. Thirty-two teams …

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Napoli v Juventus: Attacks to thrive in clash of Serie A heavyweights

Napoli will be aiming to underline their Scudetto credentials when they welcome Juventus to the Stadio San Paolo for Friday’s heavyweight Serie A clash. Top of the table after 14 fixtures, Maurizio Sarri’s men are available at 11/10 (2.10) with Betfair Sportsbook to make a massive statement by coming out …

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Leading Morocco to Russia 2018 ‘my most beautiful moment’ – Benatia

Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia says that leading Morocco to the World Cup is ‘the most beautiful moment’ of his career. The Atlas Lions last featured in the global football showpiece in 1998 when France hosted it. But a 2-0 victory over close contenders Cote d’Ivoire – with the former Bayern …

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‘Modric the best player in the world’ – are these the top 25 footballers of 2017?

Luka Modric the No.1 player in the world in 2017, Lionel Messi only seventh best and not a single Juventus player among the top 25 – those are the controversial views of Goal’s Peter Staunton. As ever, the Goal 50 is already provoking plenty of debate – despite the fact …

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Sporting CP v Juventus Betting: Entertaining clash as both sides look for important Champions League victory

Juventus face a tough trip to Lisbon on Tuesday night, with Sporting Clube having so far acquitted themselves more impressively in the Champions League than their results suggest. The Portuguese outfit conceded late on to lose 2-1 in Turin two weeks ago, while their previous home game in the competition …

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I never should have left Juventus – Morata admits longing to return to Italy

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata admits he misses living in Italy and feels he should never have left Juventus to return to Real Madrid. The Spain international spent two seasons in Turin, winning two domestic doubles and reaching the 2015 Champions League final, before Madrid activated a buyback option in his …

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Ronaldo, Messi, Zidane, Pirlo and Baggio – Buffon struggles to pick five-a-side teams

Gianluigi Buffon has attempted to draw up various five-a-side teams, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Andrea Pirlo making the grade. The legendary Juventus goalkeeper has been fortunate enough to have played with and against some iconic figures down the years. With so much talent from which …

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Ballon d’Or 2017: Neymar, Messi & Griezmann among nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead an illustrious list of 30 players nominated for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award. The full list of top footballers was revealed across Monday by organisers France Football, with Champions League and La Liga winners Real Madrid dominating with seven nominees. Following unprecedented back-to-back Champions League wins, Real Madrid …

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Juventus 2 Olympiacos 0: Higuain back on form as Bianconeri return to winning ways

Gonzalo Higuain inspired Juventus to a 2-0 victory in their Champions League Group D clash with Olympiacos at the Allianz Stadium. Gonzalo Higuain returned to form in timely fashion as he scored one goal and played a key role in another to help Juventus claim a hard-fought 2-0 victory against Olympiacos in …

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Higuain is not a problem for Juventus – Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri insists Gonzalo Higuain remains an “important player” at Juventus despite the striker’s recent struggles in front of goal. The former Real Madrid frontman has scored just twice for his club this season and was surprisingly dropped from the starting XI for the 4-0 Serie A Derby della Mole victory over Torino …

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‘Better late than never’ – Matuidi delighted with start to life at Juventus

Blaise Matuidi says he is adapting well to Italian football after finally making a switch from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus. France midfielder Matuidi joined Serie A champions Juve late in the transfer window having been deemed surplus to requirements at PSG, where he spent six trophy-laden years. 8/1 for Fiorentina …

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Juventus can’t stop Dybala leaving, admits Marotta

Juventus will be powerless to stop Paulo Dybala leaving the club if he decides he wants to move, according to general manager Giuseppe Marotta. The Argentina international has started the season in exceptional form, scoring eight goals in five Serie A appearances, including a spectacular hat-trick in the 3-1 win …

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Higuain challenged by Juventus boss Allegri following Argentina snub

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has urged Gonzalo Higuain to prove a point to Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli by rediscovering top form at club level. The 68-time international was left out of the Albiceleste’s squad for next month’s final round of World Cup qualifiers despite the uncertainty surrounding their qualification chances. …

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Betting: Real Madrid worthy favourites to secure a hat-trick of Champions League titles

Who are you backing for the Champions League this season? Will it be the usual suspects in the finale come 26 May in Kiev? Or will we see a contender emerge from the pack? 888Sport have a huge range of markets available ahead of the tournament, from the outright winner …

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Chiellini in doubt for Champions League opener against Barcelona

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini is in doubt for his club’s Champions League opener against Barcelona on September 12.  Chiellini suffered a right calf injury while on international duty with Italy, and was subsequently ruled out of the Azzurri’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Israel. Juventus 12/1 to win the Champions League Related …

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Ferguson: Real Madrid team to beat in Champions League

Seeking a Champions League three-peat, the former Manchester United boss said it is hard to look past the La Liga champions in Europe this season Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson lauded Juventus’ dominance but believes it will be difficult to dethrone Champions League titleholders Real Madrid this season. Madrid …

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Roma 1 Juventus 1 (4-5 on penalties): Allegri’s side close out International Champions Cup with win

Mario Mandzukic’s goal was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko but Marco Tumminello missed the crucial penalty to allow Juventus to defeat Roma. Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup with a penalty shoot-out win over Roma after a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. A first-half goal from Mario …

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