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Wednesday August 9 2017
Del Piero hands Juventus 10 to Dybala

Alessandro Del Piero handed over the Juventus Number 10 jersey to Paulo Dybala and they reiterated their pledge to have a free kick duel.

This evening, the Bianconeri announced that Dybala would be wearing the iconic Number 10 jersey this season.

Del Piero congratulated his heir via social media, writing this message on Twitter.

“Best of luck, Paulo Dybala. Enjoy it like a real Juventino. And entertain us!”

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Thursday August 3 2017
Del Piero: ‘Exciting Scudetto race’

Alex Del Piero hopes to see “an even more exciting” Serie A this year, and hints he could return to Juventus.

The Bianconeri legend captained them to the first of their six consecutive Scudetti, and sat down with Radio Deejay to discuss this year’s title race.

“For me [Coach Max] Allegri’s team remain a step above the others because of what they’ve done in recent years,” Del Piero said.

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Friday July 28 2017
Juventus and the number 10

Federico Bernardeschi confirmed today that he won’t take the Juventus number 10 shirt this season.

Having worn that number at Fiorentina, it was rumoured that he could inherit the iconic shirt in Turin, but Bernardeschi will instead wear 33.

The Italian international admitted that he didn’t feel he’d earned the number yet, and there are certainly some iconic boots to fill for the next wearer…

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Friday July 28 2017
Berna: ’Fiorentina reaction unhealthy’

Federico Bernardeschi believes the reaction of some Fiorentina fans to his Juventus move is “part of an unhealthy society”.

The Italian international completed a €40m move to the Bianconeri this week, sparking a furious reaction from a minority of Viola supporters.

“I think this is a bit of a delicate subject,” Bernardeschi cautioned at his official presentation.

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Friday July 28 2017
Bernardeschi: ‘I have to earn 10’

Federico Bernardeschi explains why he won’t wear number 10 for Juventus - “I have to prove I deserve it”.

The Italian international wore that number for Fiorentina, and with the shirt free in Turin it was suggested that he could take it over.

Previous wearers include Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero and Michel Platini, and Bernardeschi doesn’t feel he’s ready to wear it yet, as he's chosen 33.

“There’s a lot of respect for this shirt,” the forward explained in his presentation Press conference.

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Wednesday July 19 2017
Del Piero eyes ‘very big’ Juve signing

Alessandro Del Piero says he is expecting “a very big signing” from Juventus but applauds Milan for “pulling off a huge coup” with Leonardo Bonucci.

Bonucci’s sudden sale to Milan has left a huge void in Juve’s defence, and Del Piero believes it is imperative that the Bianconeri replace the defender with someone equally valuable and charismatic.

“Bonucci leaving Juve? It’s a transfer that surprised me a lot,” the Old Lady’s former attacker said at an event in Rome, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday July 14 2017
ADP: ‘Bonucci? I thought it was a joke…’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero admits “it seemed like a joke” when he heard Leonardo Bonucci would join Milan.

The centre-back will complete his switch to the Rossoneri today, having won six Scudetti in a row with the Old Lady.

Juve legend Del Piero was captain for the first of those triumphs, and admits he’s stunned that the transfer is happening.

“I’m surprised, it seemed like a joke when the news came through,” Pinturicchio told Sky.

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Thursday July 13 2017
Del Piero: ‘Juventus still favourites’

Alessandro Del Piero believes “Juventus are favourites for next season” but expects more competition for the Scudetto.

The Old Lady has lifted the title for the past six seasons in a row, with the club legend captaining them to the first of those triumphs in 2012.

“I don’t think the Bianconeri have to change much,” Del Piero told Ltv.

“The competition will be difficult now though, as Milan and Inter are buying so many players to bridge that gap.

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Wednesday July 5 2017
Del Piero: Dybala for Juve No 10

Alessandro Del Piero says it is “strange” to see Juventus’ No 10 jersey vacant but would like to see it filled by Paulo Dybala.

Juve played without a designated 10 last season due to the departure of Paul Pogba, but while they have been linked with a self-proclaimed ‘fantasista’ in Federico Bernardeschi, Del Piero feels there is only one Bianconeri player currently worthy of the shirt.

“It’s strange not to see that jersey, even if the world has changed so much,” the iconic attacker told Calciomercato.com.

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Tuesday July 4 2017
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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