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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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Friday November 24 2017
Del Piero: Juve’s moment of truth...

Alessandro Del Piero believes Juventus’ “moment of truth” awaits them when they face Napoli, Olympiacos and Inter in two weeks’ time.

Juve will sit the biggest tests of their Scudetto credentials against Napoli and Inter at the start of December, with a Champions League decider at Olympiacos sandwiched in-between, and Del Piero feels the run of matches are a ‘jolt’ that his former club need.

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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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