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Wednesday August 14 2019
'Reborn' Barzagli enjoying retirement

Former Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has revealed that he ‘feels reborn’ since retiring as a player.

Barzagli hung up his boots at the end of last season, and the 38-year-old admitted he no longer felt able to keep performing to the best of his ability.

“I decided to retire because I felt I’d given everything I had to give,” he told L’Ultimo Uomo.

“Physically I was not as good as I was in the past, but it’s not just that. Above all, I’d reached a mental limit.

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Thursday August 8 2019
Time's up for Rugani

Daniele Rugani takes one step forward and two back at Juventus, as Wayne Girard warns it’s time to move on.

This was meant to be Daniele Rugani’s year, having learned from the BBC of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini, the best defensive trio of this past generation. Instead, the Italy international finds himself unappreciated at Juventus.

When looking at the defence from a statistical point of view, one sees that not all has been right for the Old Lady, with an aging and jostled backline. This past season, Juventus saw its highest total goals allowed since the BBC trio’s unification.

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Friday July 19 2019
Barzagli: 'I don't miss football'

Andrea Barzagli confessed he was “pushed to the limit” physically in his final season, but hasn’t yet decided if he’ll become a Coach. “I don’t miss football.”

The 38-year-old hung up his boots after winning eight consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus.

“At this moment, I don’t miss football. I am calm and relaxed,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Milan Lab founder set for Juve role

Andrea Barzagli will not join Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus staff yet, but the Bianconeri have hired Milan Lab founder Daniele Tognaccini.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Barzagli has decided to take a little time off after his retirement from playing football and won’t join the Bianconeri management staff at this time.

He could well come in later during the campaign or wait until next season.

However, Juve have decided to hire the founder of Milan Lab, Tognaccini, who left the Rossoneri last summer after 20 years at the club.

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Friday June 14 2019
Barzagli: More fun with Allegri

Former Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has confessed that he had more ‘fun’ playing for Max Allegri than Antonio Conte.

Barzagli retired from professional football at the end of last season, and the 38-year-old believes his playing career reached its natural conclusion.

“I decided it was time to quit during the season,” he told JTV.

“From a physical point of view, it wasn’t a good year for me. Eventually I realised it was time to hang up my boots.

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Friday June 14 2019
Good riddance, Chievo

The Flying Donkeys once won hearts as plucky underdogs, but Emmet Gates saw them become the epitome of mid-table mediocrity and a Serie A eyesore.

There was once a time in which Chievo conquered the heart and minds of football fans. There was once a charm to their story: the team from the northwest district of Verona, with a population of less than 5,000 people, that rose through the Italian football pyramid to make it to the top flight and not just play with the big boys, but beat them.

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Wednesday June 5 2019
Barzagli: 'Guardiola could come to Juve'

Andrea Barzagli warns Maurizio Sarri isn’t the Juventus Coach yet and it could be Pep Guardiola. “Nobody believed it when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived.”

After Max Allegri was dismissed, Chelsea boss Sarri became the hot favourite, but some still maintain Guardiola is trying to secure a release from Manchester City.

“People seem to take Sarri for granted, but a decision hasn’t been made yet and there are still a lot of names being mentioned,” Barzagli said during an awards ceremony in Catanzaro.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Serie A 2018-19 Review: Juventus

Juventus secured an historic eighth straight Scudetto, but disappointed in the cup competitions this year despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo, writes Ciro Di Brita.

You can read the full club analysis as part of our 2018-19 Serie A Season Review HERE.

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Friday May 24 2019
Barzagli confirms Romero arrival

Andrea Barzagli has confirmed that Genoa’s Cristian Romero will join Juventus. “He’ll join up with a group of players who can teach him a lot.”

Romero has long been linked with Juve, and Barzagli – who will retire at the end of the season – believes the Argentine defender has ‘great potential’.

“I hope that Rugani and Romagnoli can become important pillars,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport when asked who his Italy heirs could be.

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Sunday May 19 2019
Probable line-ups: Juventus v Atalanta

Andrea Barzagli is expected to start his final Juventus Stadium match on Max Allegri’s farewell, while Atalanta must change in defence.

It kicks off at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri have already won their eighth consecutive Scudetto, but are waving goodbye to some of the key men who got them there.

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