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Thursday December 19 2019
Alex Sandro to miss Supercoppa?

Juventus are sweating over the fitness of Alex Sandro, three days before the Supercoppa against Lazio on Sunday.

Alex Sandro came off towards the end of Juve’s 2-1 win at Sampdoria last night, and the club announced this afternoon he was undergoing physiotherapy.

It now remains to be seen whether the left-back will recover in time for the trip to Riyadh.

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, meanwhile, did gym work instead of training with the squad.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Ronaldo: 'I am in good shape now'

Cristiano Ronaldo assures his injury concerns are behind him after a great goal to beat Sampdoria. “I want to help Juventus win titles.”

CR7 jumped 71cm off the ground to nod in Alex Sandro’s cross and win the game, after a Paulo Dybala volley and Gianluca Caprari strike.

It was calculated he reached 2.56 metres when he made contact with the ball and was hanging in the air for a full second.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Lotito: 'Lazio reputation needs repair'

Lazio President Claudio Lotito says he is trying to restore the club's global reputation. "We've been damaged by past history."

Lazio are flying high in Serie A and won the Coppa Italia last season, but their ultras continue to court controversy for acts of hooliganism and far-right links.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Inzaghi's chance to end Sarri curse

Simone Inzaghi has never beaten Maurizio Sarri, but Elio Salerno believes that could change as Lazio host Juventus in third against second.

Contrasting styles clash at the Stadio Olimpico this coming weekend as third-place Lazio welcome reigning champions Juventus in what promises to be an intense encounter. Simone Inzaghi’s on form Biancocelesti will be relishing the chance to take on Maurizio Sarri’s under-performing Bianconeri.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Pjanic: 'Juve not 10 points behind!'

Miralem Pjanic has warned Inter that Juventus “are a point behind, not 10” in the race at the top of Serie A.

Juve remain unbeaten this season but fell to a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday, allowing Inter to leapfrog them into first place as they beat SPAL 2-1.

“We are not even halfway through the season, we have faced so many strong teams,” Pjanic said from the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan last night.

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Tuesday November 5 2019
Supercoppa set for December 22

The Saudi capital of Riyadh will host the Supercoppa between Juventus and Lazio on December 22, it has been confirmed.

The fixture will be a 17:45 GMT kick-off (19:45 local time) and will be held at the King Saud University Stadium.

Saudi Arabia also played host to the Supercoppa last season, when Juventus beat Milan 1-0 in Jeddah at the start of this year.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports there will be no gender barriers on the premises in Riyadh “for the first time”.

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Friday June 14 2019
Supercoppa stripped from Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s plans to host the next Supercoppa are up in the air after Serie A took legal action over TV piracy in the country, explains Anthony Harwood.

The next edition of the Italian Super Cup is set for August between Scudetto holders Juventus and Coppa Italia winners Lazio.

Luigi De Siervo, the new boss of the top Italian league, said illegal transmissions by the rogue channel BeoutQ were putting a third of its international TV rights, worth about €450m, at risk.

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Friday March 22 2019
Gravina: 'No Serie A in China'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina slammed the door on reports Serie A are negotiating to play a game in China, as it’d probably be the Italian Super Cup.

The rumours emerged today that the Lega Serie A were in talks to host a fixture of the regular season on Chinese soil next season.

“No, Serie A will be played on Italy, that is why it is called the Italian league,” Gravina told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday January 23 2019
Serie A goes Info-VARs

Social media campaigns like #JuveOut serve only to obscure the real issues in Serie A, writes Gaby McKay.

Last week, following the Supercoppa between Juventus and Milan, the hashtag #JuveOut began trending in Italy.

The social media campaign appears to have been started by an Inter fan in the wake of the Bianconeri’s controversial win in Jeddah. “I’m trying to launch a hashtag which will serve to organise a widespread protest for a country which loves football and can no longer tolerate certain tricks: #JuveOut,” Interismo Cosmico wrote. “We ask Serie A to remove Juventus from our league”.

 

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Sunday January 20 2019
Allegri: 'Juve must finish opponents'

Max Allegri told Juventus not to “rest on our laurels” as they host bottom of the table Chievo. “When opponents are clinging on, you need to finish them.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“It’s Juventus-Chievo and we need to take it very seriously indeed,” warned the Coach in his Press conference.

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