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Sunday September 17 2017
‘Pjaca would have made CL difference’

Marko Pjaca’s agent believes his client would have made the difference in Juventus’ Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Despite equalising through Mario Mandzukic’s spectacular strike, the Old Lady were eventually beaten 4-1 by Zinedine Zidane’s side in Cardiff.

However, Marko Naletelic reckons Croatian Pjaca could have helped Juve stage a comeback had he been fit to take a place on the bench.

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Sunday September 17 2017
Sarri: 'Mertens among world's best'

Maurizio Sarri set the Napoli ambitions after a 6-0 win over Benevento and called Dries Mertens “one of the best strikers in the world.”

The Belgian bagged a hat-trick in the Derby di Campania thrashing at the Stadio San Paolo.

“Clearly we asked the lads for a very different approach to the one seen in Ukraine,” Sarri told Mediaset Premium just days after a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Sunday September 17 2017
Marotta: 'Final maximum for Juve'

Juventus director Beppe Marotta suggested simply reaching the Champions League Final is “the maximum target a club like ours can aim for.”

The Bianconeri visit Sassuolo in Serie A at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), follow the build-up and action on the LIVEBLOG.

This is the first match since the 3-0 Champions League defeat at the hands of Barcelona at Camp Nou.

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Sunday September 17 2017
Dybala: 'Chance to forget Barca'

Paulo Dybala said Juventus “have the chance to forget what happened” against Barcelona by beating Sassuolo.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), follow the build-up and action on the Liveblog.

This is the first match since their 3-0 Champions League hammering at the hands of Barcelona in Camp Nou.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Allegri: 'Nothing compromised'

Max Allegri insists “nothing is compromised” after the Champions League loss to Barcelona, but Juventus must beat Sassuolo.

It kicks off tomorrow at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Although the Bianconeri have a 100 per cent record in Serie A this season, they lost the Italian Super Cup 3-2 to Lazio and were hammered 3-0 by Barcelona in the Champions League midweek.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Spalletti: 'Inter not tired, but...'

Luciano Spalletti warns having no European commitments “can be an advantage or an extra difficulty” for Inter as they visit Crotone.

It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“This is one of the 35 games where you need to get a result and that is the most important thing,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

It will be played at the Stadio Scida, but Spalletti is not concerned by the passionate home support.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Baselli: 'I dream of Chelsea'

Torino midfielder Daniele Baselli admits he dreams of “playing at Stamford Bridge” against Davide Zappacosta’s Chelsea.

It would be a reunion with Zappacosta, who made the surprise transfer from Toro to London on deadline day and scored a stunning long-range goal on his Champions League debut against Qarabag.

“Watching Zappacosta play in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge was amazing,” Baselli told Tuttosport.

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Friday September 15 2017
Italy fourth in UEFA rankings

Italy remain fourth in UEFA’s association rankings thanks to their victories on the Europa League’s first matchday.

Despite Juventus’ 3-0 defeat to Barcelona and Roma’s goalless draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, wins for Atalanta, Lazio and Milan on Thursday ensure Italy remain among Europe’s top four.

Regarding the club rankings, Juventus, Napoli, Fiorentina and Roma stay in fifth, 12th, 20th and 28th respectively.

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Friday September 15 2017
Buffon ‘frustrated’ by Spanish defeats

Gianluigi Buffon explains why he is frustrated by his Spanish defeats. “I’ve always had to greet the same faces and congratulate them…”

Buffon kept goal during Italy’s 3-0 defeat to Spain a fortnight ago and Juventus’ loss to Barcelona by the same scoreline, as well as the Euro 2012 Final and the Bianconeri’s Champions League failures back in May against Real Madrid and two years ago.

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Thursday September 14 2017
Verratti: ‘PSG can win Champions League’

Marco Verratti believes Paris Saint-Germain “have the means” to win the Champions League this season.

The Ligue 1 side signed both Neymar and Kylian Mbappé in the summer, and got their European campaign off to a flyer by thrashing Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow.

“It was perfect evening,” Verratti told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It was important to win our first match away from home, and we scored a lot of goals. I think we sent a message to ourselves.

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