Max Allegri explained the changes he made as Juventus beat Empoli 2-0, won’t rule out Roma or Napoli for the Scudetto, but “our destiny is in our hands.”
Alex Sandro credited Juventus for maintaining patience in their 2-0 win over Empoli and celebrated with a samba.
Mario Mandzukic – with the aid of the crossbar and Lukasz Skorupski – and Alex Sandro eventually broke Empoli down for a 2-0 Juventus victory.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, as it’s third against fourth with Napoli-Atalanta and leaders Juventus host Empoli.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists Leonardo Bonucci’s row with Max Allegri was “over-emphasised, as these things happen in every family.”
Stefano Sturaro warned Juventus are tired going into the Empoli game tonight, but “nobody can doubt our motivation.”
Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez said Atalanta’s game went to plan conquering Napoli at the San Paolo and they are “on the same level as Inter, Lazio and Milan.”
Juventus make changes as they host Empoli, bringing back Leonardo Bonucci with Miralem Pjanic, Juan Cuadrado and Gonzalo Higuain.
Paolo Maldini still has “the same doubts” on Milan’s Chinese takeover and admits it’s harder for clubs like Juventus to disguise the Leonardo Bonucci-Max Allegri row.
Juventus reportedly have a pact for midfielder Corentin Tolisso, but Olympique Lyonnais only want €40m cash, not Mario Lemina.
Gigi Buffon wishes Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma a happy 18th birthday. “You have what it takes to mark an era.”
Francesco Acerbi has no regrets at rejecting Leicester City, reveals his secret to going through chemotherapy and “I wonder why Domenico Berardi isn’t at Real Madrid.”
Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma turns 18 today and Giovanni Galli assures “a goalkeeper like him is born every 30-40 years.”
There are reports Juventus full-back Dani Alves is preparing a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City next season.
Barcelona are reportedly weighing up Max Allegri’s credentials to replace Luis Enrique as Coach this summer.
Gonzalo Higuain insists he does “not at all” regret his decision to join Juventus as the former Napoli striker prefers the “calmer” way of life in Turin.
Leonardo Bonucci figures in Juventus’ squad for Saturday’s visit of Empoli in Serie A, but Sami Khedira does not.
Empoli Coach Giovanni Martusciello warns “we’re facing one of the best teams in Europe” in Juventus.
Papu Gomez declares Atalanta “believe in Europe” but if so “you have to sign eight or nine players”.
Javier Zanetti says Inter can’t use Juventus for inspiration, and discusses the Derby d’Italia - “compared to ’98…”