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Thursday November 16 2017
Marchisio: ‘I dream of CL’

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio confirms his dream is “to win the Champions League”.

The Bianconeri reached the final in both 2015 and 2017, but were beaten by first Barcelona and then Real Madrid.

Today the Italian international met with young fans for a Q&A session, and he was asked about his dreams.

“The most beautiful was playing for Juventus and I succeeded,” Marchisio replied.

“Then I dream of always seeing my family happy. Sportingly… to win the Champions League.”

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Monday November 13 2017
Del Piero: No problems in attack

Alessandro Del Piero is confident Italy have “no problems in attack” for Sweden on Monday, explaining Giampiero Ventura “has real options” at his disposal.

Italy are considered to have less firepower than in the past, with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile yet to replicate his prolific club form for Italy, while Manolo Gabbiadini is expected to partner him at San Siro, despite a return of just three goals for Southampton this season.

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Monday November 13 2017
Pirlo: the legend who almost wasn't

As the football world stands to applaud Andrea Pirlo on his retirement, Emmet Gates points out this legend of the sport almost fell through the cracks.

Time waits for no man, not even for one as nonchalantly exquisite as Andrea Pirlo. Following his announcement that he had played his last match as New York FC got eliminated from the MLS play-offs by Columbus Crew, the tributes poured in.

Legends of the game, ranging from Zinedine Zidane and Fabio Cannavaro to Gigi Buffon and Kaka, all posted messages on social media, toasting to a legendary career. European aristocrats, such as Pirlo’s former clubs Juventus and Milan to Bayern Munich, did likewise.

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Monday November 13 2017
Del Piero eyes Conte return

Alessandro Del Piero admits he ‘hopes’ former Juventus teammate Antonio Conte can return to Italy after his spell with Chelsea.

Calls are mounting for Conte to replace Giampiero Ventura, with Italy 90 minutes away from a possible no-show at the World Cup next summer, and Del Piero admitted his country would ‘love’ him back.

“Conte? He did great with Juve of course and a great job with the national team,” the ex-Azzurri attacker told Sport360.

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Thursday November 9 2017
Happy birthday, Del Piero

Today is the 43rd birthday of Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero, a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006.

Born in Conegliano on November 9, 1974 the forward grew up in Saccon in the commune of San Vendemiano.

Del Piero’s father, Gino, was an electrician while his mother, Bruna, implored the young Alessandro to play in goal for the local youth team, reasoning that if he sweated less he’d be less likely to get ill.

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Thursday November 9 2017
Farewell, Maestro Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo stood out above all others because he never put himself above all others, argues Andrea Tallarita.

You will never understand Andrea Pirlo, the latest of the Italian World Cup winners in 2006 to hang his boots, if you see him as anything but part of a greater whole.

The former Inter, Milan and Juventus midfielder played after an idea of football that was entirely based on being part of a team. He was a director of play, a student of opportunity, someone whose brilliance emerged by extracting the brilliance out of his fellow teammates.

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Thursday November 2 2017
Del Piero: ‘When I joined Juventus…’

Alessandro Del Piero recalls his “total euphoria” after joining Juventus, and reveals Giampiero Boniperti told him “cut your hair”.

The former striker is a Bianconeri legend, having made more appearances and scored more goals for the club than anyone else.

Pinturicchio joined the Old Lady from Padova in 1993, and he recalled his beginnings in Turin while talking to Sky.

“My first night in Turin I couldn’t close my eyes, regardless of the fact I was a Juventus fan,” Del Piero recalled.

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Happy 120th birthday, Juventus

Today marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of Serie A’s most successful club, Juventus.

The club was founded on November 1, 1897 by students from the Massimo D'Azeglio Lyceum school, and initially wore pink and black kits.

It was in 1903 that the famous Bianconeri kits were adopted, with then Juve player Tom Gordon Savage sourcing black and white kits from his hometown side, Notts County.

Savage had met his wife, Sarah, in Turin and had two children in the city, Ettore and Richard Savage.

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Tuesday October 10 2017
Buffon picks five-a-side team

Gianluigi Buffon offers some names for a five-a-side team but admits “I’m very friendly with defenders, and I hate the strikers!”

The Juventus and Italy goalkeeper gave a long interview to Copa90, and he was asked to name a five-a-side team.

“I’m very friendly with defenders and I hate the strikers!” Buffon joked.

“I’d say the strongest I’ve played against are Ronaldo - the Brazilian -, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane.

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Monday October 9 2017
Insigne: 'Del Piero is my hero'

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne reveals an unexpected name for his football hero – Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.

“I have always said, even if it upsets the Neapolitans, that my hero is Del Piero, because for me he was a great player and is a great man,” Insigne told Dugout.

“The first team I played for was Olimpia Grumese, then from there I went to Napoli. The first trophy I won was as best player in a youth tournament in Turin. The trophy was bigger than me! I was very proud.

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