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Monday December 11 2017
CL draw: Who can Juventus face?

Juventus will learn their Champions League opponents this afternoon, with a high chance they’ll draw an English club.

The Bianconeri cannot face Roma or Barcelona in the Last 16, so there are six possible opponents for the Italian champions.

Here’s who Massimiliano Allegri’s side could face.

Paris Saint-Germain

PSG are leading Ligue 1, and made headlines this summer by signing Neymar from Barcelona for €222m.

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Saturday December 9 2017
Pjanic: 'Juve dropped two points'

Miralem Pjanic assures there was no row with Max Allegri, but Juventus consider their draw with Inter to be “two dropped points.”

The midfielder seemed unhappy as he left the field in the final minutes to make way for Rodrigo Bentancur, seeming to turn and shout something to his Coach.

“No, nothing happened, I just wanted to get off the field quickly to ensure the substitution was completed, as time was running out to win the game,” Pjanic told Mediaset Premium.

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Saturday December 9 2017
Man Utd join Alex Sandro chase

Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Chelsea in their pursuit of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.

According to the Daily Record, Jose Mourinho has targeted the 26-year-old Brazilian as part of a €90m January spending spree.

Their rivals, Manchester City, had already tried to coax Alex Sandro away over the summer and entered into a bidding war with Chelsea.

Juve held firm, but director general Beppe Marotta has repeatedly said “we do not keep a player if he asks to leave.”

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Friday December 8 2017
Taibi: ‘If a goalkeeper scores…’

Massimo Taibi admits Alberto Brignoli’s goal against Milan is symptomatic of their season - “if you’re conceding goals to a goalkeeper…”

The Rossoneri conceded a last-gasp equaliser to Benevento last weekend, and it was scored by the Stregoni goalkeeper after he came up for a free-kick.

Taibi was the last ‘keeper to score in Serie A, and he discussed last weekend’s goal with Sky.

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BLOG ITALIA
Thursday December 7 2017
Napoli too shallow to succeed

Maurizio Sarri’s football depends on consistency, writes Jack Stevens, and that cost him the Champions League, but could it damage Scudetto prospects too?

As rumours circulated that Pep Guardiola texted Maurizio Sarri proclaiming that Manchester City would “do their best” to secure a win against Shakhtar Donetsk, you’d have been hard pressed to find anyone who would have predicted the eventual outcome on bettinglounge. A simple three points for City and a routine dispatching of Feyenoord by Napoli would have seen the darlings of football hipster culture waltz through to the last 16, just as the script set out.

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NEWS
Wednesday December 6 2017
CL: Juventus’ possible opponents

Juventus can face four English sides in the Last 16 of the Champions League, with the other options Paris Saint-Germain or Besiktas.

The Bianconeri qualified from their group yesterday with a win over Olympiacos, and the complete line-up for Monday’s draw has now been confirmed.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side can’t face Roma, as teams from the same country are kept apart at this stage.

In addition, they cannot face Barcelona as they finished behind them in Group D.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Sarri: 'Napoli have lost our way'

Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri admits “we’ve lost our way a little in attack and aren’t making the same movements as usual” after exiting the Champions League.

In order to qualify, the Partenopei needed to beat Feyenoord and hope Manchester City got the better of Shakhtar Donetsk, but both games ended 2-1 for the hosts.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Maggio: 'Napoli regrets in Ukraine'

Christian Maggio hopes Napoli can learn from their Champions League exit to Shakhtar Donetsk. “The regrets are around that first game.”

The Partenopei were beaten 2-1 in Ukraine and it proved decisive, as they went into tonight’s matches needing to beat Feyenoord and hope Manchester City got the better of Shakhtar.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
CL: Napoli enter Europa League

Napoli had the idea start against Feyenoord and it was all downhill from there, as they crashed out of the Champions League to Shakhtar Donetsk.

See how all the action unfolded on the LIVEBLOG.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Liveblog: Feyenoord-Napoli

Join us for all the build-up and action as Napoli visit Feyenoord in their final push for Champions League Round of 16 qualification.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, if you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

The Partenopei have only one chance of progressing in the tournament and that is by winning in Rotterdam, but they also need Manchester City to beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.

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