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Thursday May 6 2021
Juve vs. Milan decisive for Ronaldo and Gigio?

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo lives for the Champions League and Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma doesn’t want to miss out. On Sunday the two clash in a direct battle for qualification.

The Rossoneri are still waiting for Donnarumma, who has yet to reach an agreement over a new deal at San Siro.

The Italy international wants to play in the Champions League and, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, qualifying for the prestigious competition could help the club convince the Italy international.

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Thursday May 6 2021
De Roon: 'I want to stay in Bergamo'

Atalanta midfielder Marten de Roon wants to stay in Bergamo. ‘My family and I are very happy here, we are very attached to the city’.

The 30-year-old returned to Atalanta after a one-year stint with Middlesbrough in England and his contract with the Nerazzurri expires in June 2024.

The Dutch midfielder has established himself as an important member of a successful Orobici squad and the former Heerenveen star wants to stay at the Gewiss Stadium.

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Thursday May 6 2021
UEFA to financially punish Super League clubs

UEFA has reportedly decided to punish the Super League sides financially, while those who don’t leave the project will be sanctioned to a greater extent.

ESPN reported there could be ‘severe disciplinary action’ against the Super League clubs and Sky Sport Italia confirms the negotiations with the teams that walked away from the project.

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Thursday May 6 2021
Capello on Juve-Milan: 'Whoever lose are out'

Former coach Fabio Capello believes ‘whoever lose are out’ of the Champions League battle when Juventus host Milan on Sunday.

Juventus and Milan sit third and fourth respectively in the table, with Napoli only two points behind at fifth.

The Bianconeri host Stefano Pioli’s men on Sunday for a direct clash in the battle for top four and Capello believes none of the teams would bounce back from the ‘psychological repercussions of a defeat’ on Sunday.

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Thursday May 6 2021
Szczesny to be sacrificed for Donnarumma?

Juventus could reportedly sell Wojciech Szczesny this summer to make space for Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma at the Allianz Stadium.

Tuttosport reports interest from the Premier League and the German Bundesliga for the former Arsenal goalkeeper and Juventus are prepared to listen to offers.

With revenues reduced to a minimum, a sale could help finance a move for the Italy international Donnarumma, but the newspaper highligts the need to qualify for the Champions League to convince the Milan 'keeper.

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Wednesday May 5 2021
Jorginho's Chelsea into Champions League Final

Italy internationals Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri will be in the Champions League Final after Chelsea saw off Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate.

Thomas Tuchel’s side already had the upper hand after a 1-1 first leg draw in Madrid.

The result rarely seemed in doubt at Stamford Bridge, especially as Chelsea wasted numerous scoring opportunities.

They forced several saves and rattled the frame of the goal twice.

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Wednesday May 5 2021
Sarri key to Kanté’s evolution

Maurizio Sarri was criticised for his use of N’Golo Kante at Chelsea, but Kaustubh Pandey believes the Italian tactician deserves credit for the evolution of the Blues midfielder.

N’Golo Kante’s performance in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final in Madrid last week was very much a reflection of his evolution as a player over the years.

While it wasn’t the first time he put in a complete performance in the middle of the park, the Frenchman’s late, line-breaking runs past the Madrid midfield left Los Blancos reeling constantly. As much as that has become a regular feature of Kante’s skillset, it is tough to forget that perhaps, Maurizio Sarri really got that side of him going.

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Tuesday May 4 2021
Verratti: ‘Referee told PSG players to f…off’
Marco Verratti accused Bjorn Kuipers of telling PSG players to ‘f…off, three or four times,’ during their 2-0 defeat against Manchester City.
 
The Ligue 1 giants were eliminated from the Champions League semi-final as Pep Guardiola’s side qualified for the Final of Europe’s elite competition for their first time in their history.
 
“It’s not easy, we were so close to the Final, and we wanted to go all the way, we are disappointed, it’s difficult to find the right word
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Tuesday May 4 2021
‘He is not a leader,’ Capello slams Neymar

Fabio Capello believes Neymar didn’t act as a leader against Manchester City and adds Angel Di Maria didn’t deserve a red card.

Pep Guardiola’s side qualified for the first Champions League Final in their history after a 2-0 win against PSG at the Etihad Stadium.

“Manchester City players defend well and help each other this season. They are a great team,” Capello told Sky Sport Italia.

“Fernandinho was one of the key players tonight, he stopped everybody. That was a brilliant move from Guardiola,” he added.

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Tuesday May 4 2021
Line-ups: Man City vs. PSG

Former Inter striker Mauro Icardi leads the PSG attack against Manchester City and both Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi get the nod at the Etihad Stadium.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT at the Etihad Stadium.

The Ligue 1 giants need to win by a two-goal margin to qualify for the Champions League Final for the second season in a row.

They lost 2-1 in Paris last week and their star striker Kylian Mbappé starts on the bench due to physical issues.

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