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Monday November 25 2019
Simeone: 'Ronaldo makes Atleti suffer'

Diego Simeone has urged Atletico Madrid to be wary of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, who “always makes us suffer”.

The two sides lock horns tomorrow night with Juve already through, although Atleti will want to make sure they qualify for the last 16 too with a win.

However, the Spaniards will face a familiar foe in Ronaldo, who has scored 22 times against them in all competitions with Real Madrid and the Old Lady.

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Monday November 25 2019
Sarri: 'Good Ronaldo rapport'

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has assured that he gets on just fine with Cristiano Ronaldo. “If someone gets angry about being substituted, it’s a positive thing.”

After Ronaldo left the pitch in anger during Juve’s 1-0 win against Milan before the international break, he went on to score three goals for Portugal and was again left out for the trip to Atalanta.

However, Sarri made it clear there was nothing to add to the ongoing media circus.

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Monday November 25 2019
Higuain: 'Not stealing CR7's throne'

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain insists he is not out to “steal” Cristiano Ronaldo’s place in the team, despite impressing in his absence.

Higuain scored his fifth goal of the season on Saturday against Atalanta, winning praise for his performance alongside Paulo Dybala in Juve’s attack while Ronaldo sat out.

“I feel happy,” assured the 32-year-old at a press conference.

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Sunday November 24 2019
Douglas Costa out for two weeks

Douglas Costa will be out for two weeks with a thigh strain, confirmed Juventus, while Matthijs de Ligt dislocated his shoulder.

The Bianconeri fought back to beat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday, but it came at a price with new injury problems.

Douglas Costa only came on as a substitute in Bergamo, but still managed to suffer a new lesion to the right thigh.

It was confirmed by today’s tests at the J-Medical centre and a statement confirmed he will be out of action for circa 15 days.

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Sunday November 24 2019
Refs for Juve and Atalanta games

English referee Anthony Taylor will officiate Juventus-Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, with Sergej Karasev for Atalanta-Dinamo Zagreb.

UEFA have assigned the referees for next Tuesday’s European matches.

Juve and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head for supremacy in Group D and Anthony Taylor of England will be wielding the whistle.

He is assisted by Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn, fourth official Craig Pawson and VAR Stuart Attwell.

Taylor’s record with Italian clubs and nations is of four wins, a draw and four defeats.

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Sunday November 17 2019
Roma to send Kalinic back?

Roma could cut Nikola Kalinic’s loan spell short and return him to Atletico Madrid in January, claims Spanish paper Marca.

The forward turns 32 in January and probably won’t play again in 2019 due to a fracture at the top of the fibula, suffered last month.

He made only five appearances in a Giallorossi jersey, three in Serie A and two in the Europa League, for a grand total of 182 minutes of football.

According to Marca, Roma are getting ready to cut the season-long loan short and return Kalinic to Atletico Madrid.

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Sunday November 17 2019
Juve and Atletico Madrid eye Tonali

Juventus and Atletico Madrid are rumoured to be preparing bids for Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Tonali has risen to fame in the last year, as the 19-year-old was a key component in Brescia's promotion to Serie A last season, and has taken to life in the top flight with aplomb.

The Corriere di Torino newspaper reports that the Italian champions and Atleti are chasing the Italy international.

Juve reportedly had a €15m bid rejected last year, and Brescia President Massimo Cellino is demanding at least €40m for his prized asset.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Cellino: 'Tonali worth €300m!'

Brescia President Massimo Cellino claims Sandro Tonali “is worth €300m” and he already received offers from “all the big Italians, Atletico Madrid, PSG and Man City.”

The midfielder is only 19 years old, but has made his senior Italy debut and impressed in his maiden Serie A season.

“His talent is clear for all to see, but the truly special thing about Sandro is his smile. He loves to play football and the rest is of no real interest to him,” Cellino told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday October 10 2019
Agent: 'Hysaj price will drop'

Elseid Hysaj’s agent confirmed he will “probably” leave Napoli in January and Roma can try to lower the €25-30m price-tag.

The Albania international is not part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and his contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

He had been close to Atletico Madrid and Roma over the summer, but they baulked at the €25m asking price.

“Hysaj will probably leave in January, seeing as his contract is running down,” agent Mario Giuffredi told Rete Sport.

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Saturday October 5 2019
Ronaldo v Godin, the endless duel

Inter v Juventus will see Diego Godin face off against Cristiano Ronaldo for the 32nd time at club and international level.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

There will be a very familiar battle at the heart of the Derby d’Italia, as Godin is expected to mark Ronaldo.

This will be their 32nd encounter in all competition, representing several different clubs and even their countries at the World Cup.

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