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Tuesday April 3 2018
Del Piero: ‘Juventus are stronger now’

Alessandro Del Piero believes there has been too much talk about last year’s Champions League final - ‘Juventus are different now’.

The Bianconeri lost 4-1 to Real Madrid in Cardiff at the end of last season, and the two teams will renew acquaintances in the Quarter-Final first leg tonight.

“I think there’s been too much talk about that defeat,” Del Piero, the club’s all-time top goalscorer told AS.

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Monday April 2 2018
Del Piero: ‘It’s Dybala’s year’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero believes “this could be THE year” for Paulo Dybala.

La Joya is wearing the number 10 shirt this season, a number which is linked to great names such as Michel Platini, Roberto Baggio and the club’s all-time top-scorer, Del Piero.

“Let me tell you, every year he’s moving his level up,” Pinturicchio told Goal.

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Thursday March 29 2018
Buffon: ‘Special rapport with Casillas’

Gianluigi Buffon discusses his friend Iker Casillas, stating that the Porto goalkeeper has “extraordinary quality”.

The Juventus captain did a live Q&A on Facebook this afternoon, where he discussed teammates past and present, as well as rivals.

The 40-year-old has a long-lasting friendship with former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, and he was asked about his fellow ‘keeper.

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Monday March 19 2018
Del Piero: ‘Dybala can surpass me’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero says Paulo Dybala has “all the time” to beat his free-kick record.

The Bianconeri’s all-time top-scorer is third in the all-time list of free-kicks scored in Serie A with 22, behind Sinisa Mihajlovic and Andrea Pirlo, who are tied on 28.

The former forward scored all of his for Juventus, having spent his entire top flight career in Turin.

So far Dybala has hit nine in Serie A, eight for the Old Lady, but Pinturicchio believes the current Juve number 10 can surpass him.

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Tuesday February 13 2018
Chiellini to beat Boniperti record

Giorgio Chiellini will move above Giampiero Boniperti in the all-time Juventus appearance list if he plays against Tottenham Hotspur tonight.

The centre-back has played 459 competitive matches for the Bianconeri, exactly the same number as the former striker.

Assuming that Chiellini starts, as is expected, he will be along in seventh position on the all-time appearance list.

Alessandro Del Piero leads the way on 705, with Gianluigi Buffon behind him on 641.

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Friday January 26 2018
On This Day: Del Piero’s Piacenza goal

On this day in 2003, Alessandro Del Piero scored one of the best goals of his career as Juventus beat Piacenza 2-0 at the Stadio delle Alpi.

The Bianconeri were the defending champions, and had won three matches in a row going into the match.

However, Marcello Lippi’s side were sitting fourth when they kicked off against the Papaveri, the result of a wobble around November and December.

The Old Lady needed a win, and it was their captain who opened the scoring after just nine minutes.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Sissoko: ‘Dybala isn’t Del Piero’

Former Juventus midfielder Mohamed Sissoko warns Paulo Dybala “does not have the character of Alessandro Del Piero”.

La Joya was handed the number 10 shirt this season, and though Carlos Tevez and Paul Pogba have worn it since 2012, the Argentine is seen as the natural heir to club legend Del Piero.

“I always follow the Italian league, because I left there with good memories,” Sissoko told Il Bianconero.

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Friday December 29 2017
Ronaldo: ‘Could have joined Juventus’

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he could have joined Juventus, but Manchester United “offered me the best conditions”.

The Real Madrid forward was linked with a move to the Bianconeri when he was a youngster at Sporting Lisbon, but Marcelo Salas refused to move in the other direction.

Ronaldo eventually joined United, and he spoke with Juve legend Alessandro Del Piero about his aborted move to Turin.

“A lot of clubs were interested in me,” the Portuguese said, in a Sky interview which will be aired in full in January.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Del Piero to be Hall of Famer

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero and Milan hero Ruud Gullit will be inducted into the Italian football Hall of Fame, the FIGC has announced.

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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Friday November 24 2017
Del Piero: Calciopoli an ‘atomic bomb’

Alessandro Del Piero has described Calciopoli as “an atomic bomb”, the effects of which are still being felt in Italian football.

Juve were infamously demoted to Serie B for their role in the refereeing scandal 10 years ao, but Del Piero claimed it also led to football in Italy ‘collapsing’ and other countries moving ahead.

“It was like an atomic bomb: our football broke down,” the former Bianconeri attacker told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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