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Friday August 31 2018
Del Piero: Juve rapport ‘not personal’

Alessandro Del Piero admits his relationship with Juventus was ‘not personal’ like those Ryan Giggs and Sir Alex Ferguson had with Manchester United.

Del Piero put pen to paper on a ‘blank’ contract with Juve in 2011, but it later emerged that Juve only offered him an extra year and the Bianconeri icon subsequently left the club at the end of the 2011-12 campaign.

“We had numerous experiences together,” the 43-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday August 17 2018
Marchisio's final show of Juve love

Claudio Marchisio could've been a weight on Juventus this season, so because of that love, he let the Old Lady go. Richard Hall salutes Il Principino.

He didn’t have to do it, his contract ran until 2020, yet Claudio Marchisio’s love for Juventus saw him mutually rescind his deal and leave the club which he adores so much. His picture on social media of him as a boy donning a Juventus shirt said: “I can’t stop looking at his photograph and these stripes on which I wrote my life as a man and a footballer”. There ended a 25-year affiliation with The Old Lady, professionally at least. It was a move that anyone involved with football can sympathise with, as it would’ve been heart-wrenching to do.

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Tuesday July 31 2018
Del Piero: ‘CL priority for Juventus’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero sees the Champions League as “a priority” for his former club this season.

The Bianconeri have dominated domestically in recent years, winning Serie A for the past seven seasons in a row and the Coppa Italia for the last four.

However, they lost the 2015 and 2017 Champions League finals, and haven’t lifted that trophy since 1996, when Del Piero was in the team.

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Tuesday July 10 2018
Del Piero: 'Ronaldo suits Juventus'

Alessandro Del Piero believes Cristiano Ronaldo suits Juventus for his “hunger and ambition,” but above all gets Italian football “recognition.”

The transfer from Real Madrid was completed today for €100m plus €12m in formation payments to Sporting CP and Manchester United, while he’ll earn €30m per year net over a four-year contract.

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Wednesday July 4 2018
Del Piero’s Boniperti tribute

Alessandro Del Piero pays tribute to fellow Juventus legend Giampiero Boniperti, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Boniperti was President of the club from 1971 to 1990, and was the club’s all-time top goalscorer until he was surpassed by Del Piero.

“I’ll never forget the day I met you,” Del Piero wrote on his official website.

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Wednesday July 4 2018
On this day: Germany 0-2 Italy

On this day in 2006, Italy beat Germany 2-0 in the World Cup semi-final, in one of the best matches in modern times.

The Azzurri had beaten Australia and Ukraine in the knockout stages, but faced a daunting task in Dortmund against the hosts.

Marcello Lippi’s men had the first chance of the game, but Jens Lehmann smothered the ball at Simone Perrotta’s feet after a clever pass from Francesco Totti.

Bernd Schneider should have put Die Mannschaft ahead, but he fired over Gianluigi Buffon’s crossbar.

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Tuesday June 26 2018
On this day: Italy 1-0 Australia

On this day in 2006, Francesco Totti’s controversial late penalty saw Italy past Australia at the World Cup.

The Azzurri had come through as winners of Group E, defeating the Czech Republic 2-0 in the final round to set up the meeting with the Socceroos.

Alessandro Del Piero replaced Francesco Totti in the starting line-up, and his early left-footed cross was headed wide by Luca Toni at the back post.

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Sunday June 17 2018
On this day: Italy 1-1 USA

On this day in 2006 Daniele De Rossi saw red as Italy drew 1-1 with the United States of America at the World Cup.

The Azzurri had beaten Ghana 2-0 in their first match at the tournament, and Marcello Lippi made just one change from that game, bringing in Gianluca Zambrotta for Fabio Grosso at left-back.

Thing started well for Italy, with Alberto Gilardino heading home from Andrea Pirlo’s free-kick after 22 minutes.

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Sunday June 10 2018
Chiellini: ‘No CL priority’

New Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini says his side will not prioritise winning the Champions League over retaining the Scudetto.

The Old Lady have won Serie A in each of the last seven seasons. However, despite their domestic dominance they have failed to add to European Cups won in 1985 and 1996.

But Chiellini, who replaces Gigi Buffon as captain of the Turin club, insists the Bianconeri’s focus will be on winning everything once the new campaign begins in August.

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Tuesday May 22 2018
On this day: Juventus' last CL

On this day in 1996, Juventus won the Champions League by beating Ajax in a penalty shoot-out.

The knockout stage had seen Marcello Lippi’s side beat Real Madrid and then Nantes, advancing to the final at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Winning the competition for the first time since 1985 would be no easy task, however, against an Ajax side which was defending their crown.

Louis van Gaal could call on the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Edgar Davids, Jari Litmanen and the De Boer brother, Ronald and Frank.

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