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Friday April 20 2018
Del Piero: ‘Buffon can inspire Italy’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero says Gianluigi Buffon can help Italy to recover from the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup.

The goalkeeper is expected to retire at the end of the season, but his former teammate doesn’t think he should hang up the gloves just yet.

“Who can inspire Italy to get back the glory days? Buffon,” Del Piero said in an interview with the FDFC YouTube channel.

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Saturday April 14 2018
Del Piero: 'I'm not against Buffon'

Alessandro Del Piero hit out at Juventus fans who claimed he was “going against Gigi Buffon or even happy that Juve were eliminated.”

The club legend is now a television pundit following his retirement and commented on Wednesday’s 3-1 win away to Real Madrid, which saw the Bianconeri eliminated by a last-gasp penalty.

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Thursday April 12 2018
Del Piero: ‘Buffon was wrong’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero doesn’t agree with Gianluigi Buffon’s criticism of Michael Oliver - “I found it hard to understand, honestly”.

The English referee awarded Real Madrid a last-gasp penalty in the Champions League quarter-final last night, knocking the Bianconeri out and possibly condemning Buffon to end his career without lifting that trophy.

After the match the goalkeeper was scathing in his assessment, calling Oliver “an animal” and claiming he has “a trash can in place of a heart”.

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Tuesday April 10 2018
Del Piero: ‘Genuinely emotional’

Alessandro Del Piero says it was “genuinely emotional” to be inducted into Italian football’s Hall of Fame yesterday.

The Juventus legend, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, was admitted yesterday in a ceremony in Florence, and he reflected on the day on his official website.

“When I arrived at Coverciano for the lunch that preceded the ceremony for the entrance to the FIGC’s Italian football Hall of Fame, I reflected of how I dreamed with those two shirts: one black and white, the other blue,” Del Piero wrote.

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Monday April 9 2018
Del Piero: ‘Juventus and Roma can do it’

Alessandro Del Piero insists “going through is still possible” for Juventus and Roma in the Champions League.

Both Italian sides face huge uphill tasks this week, with the Bianconeri trailing Real Madrid 3-0 and the Lupi 4-1 down to Barcelona.

“Juventus and Roma are great teams and going through is still possible,” Del Piero told RMC Sport.

“Anything can happen, even against great teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona. The psychological aspect and the desire for redemption could be crucial.

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Monday April 9 2018
Legends inducted to Hall of Fame

Alessandro Del Piero and Ruud Gullit are among the legends inducted into Italian football’s Hall of Fame in today’s ceremony.

Every year since 2011, 10 names have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the categories of Italian player, foreign player, Italian Coach, Italian director, referee, Italian veteran and female Italian player.

There is also an ‘In Memoriam’ category featuring names such as Valentino Mazzola, Artemio Franchi and Cesare Maldini.

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Monday April 9 2018

Del Piero: ‘Never turn down Italy’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero insists players should never turn down Italy - “it’s a call you always have to answer”.

Pinturicchio won 91 caps for the Azzurri, scoring 27 goals, and was a part of the squad which won the World Cup in 2006.

“It’s a call you always have to answer, yes, that’s my opinion,” Del Piero said as he was inducted into the Italian football Hall of Fame.

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Wednesday April 4 2018
Del Piero questions Allegri tactics

Alessandro Del Piero has questioned Max Allegri’s approach to Juventus’ 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid. “He could’ve changed something, having seen the Final…”

Del Piero’s former club were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at home in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Madrid, and the legendary forward reflected on the result, as well as touching on Gianluigi Buffon and his own future in football.

“Real Madrid have the best midfield in the world,” the iconic ex-forward told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday April 3 2018
Del Piero: ‘Juventus deserve more in CL’

Alessandro Del Piero believes “for the finals reached and the size of the club, Juventus deserved more in the Champions League”.

The Bianconeri have reached the final of the Champions League or European Cup, but have only managed to win it twice, losing 4-1 to Real Madrid in Cardiff last year.

“As Juventus we’ve never been lucky in the Champions League,” Del Piero, the club’s all-time top-scorer and appearance maker told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Tuesday April 3 2018
‘Buffon, listen to your heart’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero advises Gianluigi Buffon “listen to your body and your heart” before deciding whether to retire.

The 40-year-old goalkeeper may hang up his gloves at the end of this season, and he’s second only to Pinturicchio in terms of appearances for the Bianconeri.

“I hope you decide without being pushed one way or the other,” Del Piero replied, when asked by AS what advice he’d give Buffon.

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