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Friday September 22 2017
Altafini: Napoli like Pep’s Barca, Juve…

Jose Altafini claims Napoli “remind me of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona”, while Juventus “are only Paulo Dybala” at the moment.

Altafini preceded Gonzalo Higuain in swapping Napoli for Juve back in 1976, and the Italo-Brazilian great also gave his opinion on why the striker had yet to fire for the Bianconeri in 2017-18.

“After 10 years of being in love with Guardiola’s Barcelona, I finally found a team, Napoli, who remind me of them,” he told Corriere dello Sera.

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Thursday September 21 2017
‘Inter & Roma want Lima, but…’

Lucas Lima’s agent claims Inter and Roma both want the Santos midfielder but face competition from Barcelona and Manchester United.

Lima can leave Santos on a free transfer when his contract expires on December 31, while Inter were heavily linked with the Brazil international over the summer.

“Inter, Roma and Barcelona are watching Lucas closely, but Manchester United also want him,” Luccas Badia told Haberturk.

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Wednesday September 20 2017
Napoli lead scoring charts

Napoli are leading Europe’s scoring charts, with an average of 3.75 goals per game so far this season.

The Partenopei thrashed Benevento 6-0 at the weekend, and take on Lazio tonight at the Stadio Olimpico.

Ahead of the game, Gazzetta dello Sport has crunched some numbers, with Maurizio Sarri’s side coming out as the top attacking side across the top leagues in Europe.

Napoli have scored an average of 3.75 goals so far this season, beating Paris Saint-Germain’s 3.5 and the 3.25 achieved by Juventus.

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Tuesday September 19 2017
Allegri: ‘No problem with Higuain’

Coach Massimiliano Allegri assures Gonzalo Higuain “is very important for Juventus”.

The striker has two goals and an assist in four Serie A games so far, but was criticised for his performance against Barcelona in the Champions League, and for his showing against Sassuolo on Sunday.

“As far as Gonzalo is concerned, he’s played four games and scored two goals,” Allegri pointed out in his Press conference ahead of the Fiorentina game.

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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
Milan: Aleix Vidal in for Conti?

Milan are looking towards Barcelona outcast Aleix Vidal for January after Andrea Conti was ruled out for six months.

The former Atalanta defender was one of their most important signings over the summer, but tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training yesterday.

Conti is expected to undergo surgery over the next 24 hours and will be out for four to six months.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Crespo: 'Icardi after Messi and CR7'

Hernan Crespo declares Inter hitman Mauro Icardi is “the striker I like the most after Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. He is complete.”

The Nerazzurri are set to give Icardi a new and improved contract with extra clauses to lock him down for the future.

“After Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, who are from another planet, Icardi is the striker I like the most. At the age of 24 he is already a champion and can become truly world class,” fellow Argentine Crespo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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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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