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Sassuolo must do without Domenico Berardi when hosting Athletic Club Bilbao in their historic first Europa League group game.
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‘Refs among biggest Euro threats’
Dino Zoff has warned Italy’s European representatives that referees are among their biggest threats. “They’re very touchy”.
Berardi out of Sassuolo-Athletic
Sassuolo named their squad for the Europa League clash with Athletic Bilbao, as Gregoire Defrel is back, but not Domenico Berardi.
‘No Sassuolo-Juve special relationship’
Sassuolo boss Eusebio Di Francesco insists there is no special relationship with Juventus ahead of Thursday’s Europa League opener against Athletic Bilbao.
Defrel: ‘Cesena saved me’
Sassuolo forward Gregoire Defrel admits “I was about to say goodbye to football” before joining Cesena.
Cuadrado: ‘Did everything for Juventus’
Juan Cuadrado admits he “did everything” to secure his return to Juventus from Chelsea.
Dybala: 'Juve top European team'
Paulo Dybala is impressed by the new-look Juventus and believes “this team is on the same level as Europe’s top clubs.”
Bologna squeeze past Cagliari
Bologna just about got the better of 10-man Cagliari with Federico Di Francesco’s debut Serie A goal after Marco Storari saw red.
Pjanic: 'I can play anywhere'
Miralem Pjanic “can play anywhere the Coach wants” after scoring on his Juventus debut and looks ahead to Sevilla.
Matri wants more determination
Sassuolo’s Alessandro Matri says the Neroverdi did not show enough determination in the defeat to Juventus.
‘Sassuolo beaten by better team’
Eusebio Di Francesco admits his Sassuolo players came across a better team in Juventus.
Allegri: 'Praise is bad for Juve'
Max Allegri tried to bring Juventus back down to earth after a 3-1 victory over Sassuolo, warning “all this praise is damaging.”
Higuain: 'Happy to be at Juve'
Gonzalo Higuain is “happy to be here” at Juventus and warns he’s just getting started with friend and teammate Paulo Dybala.
Higuain and Pjanic inspire Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain’s brace, including a stunning volley, and Miralem Pjanic saw Juventus sweep Sassuolo aside 3-1.
Marotta happy with Paratici stay
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta describes himself as ‘pleased’ that Milan made an approach for sporting director Fabio Paratici.
Duncan: 'Sassuolo don't fear Juve'
Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan assured they “fear nobody and will play our style of football” against Juventus.
Lemina: 'Sassuolo very tough'
Mario Lemina expects “a tough game” against Sassuolo and thanked Juventus for putting their faith in him.
Juventus debut Miralem Pjanic, while Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala get their first start together when hosting a reshuffled Sassuolo.
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