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Monday November 11 2019
Milan almost there with Juventus

Milan will be disappointed their tactical masterstrokes forced Juventus to play badly, writes Elio Salerno, but not enough to stop them winning again.

For regular viewers of calcio, it was a game that had an all too familiar feel about it. Paraphrasing a certain Gary Lineker, Italian football is a simple game, two teams chase a ball for 90 minutes and in the end, despite being second best, Juventus always win.

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Sunday November 10 2019
Sarri: 'Juve thank Ronaldo'

Maurizio Sarri said Juventus “can only thank” Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing through pain to play and explained the on-going knee injury.

The Bianconeri needed a victory to go into the break for international duty as Serie A leaders, following Inter’s win at Hellas Verona, and they achieved it with substitute Paulo Dybala’s moment of magic against Milan.

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Sunday November 10 2019
Paratici: 'Higuain close to new deal'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirmed Gonzalo Higuain is “very close” to signing a new contract, as he faces his old club Milan.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“We’ve always created a lot of chances and had many shots on goal, but we’re still adapting and more goals will come with time,” the director told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday November 9 2019
Sarri: 'Higuain motivated with Milan'

Maurizio Sarri trusts Gonzalo Higuain will be highly-motivated against Milan, has Cristiano Ronaldo concerns, but Juventus cannot do without Leonardo Bonucci right now.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Milan are a good team, they haven’t done their best yet this season, but anything can happen in a one-off match,” warned Sarri in his press conference.

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Saturday November 2 2019
Pjanic and Rincon available

Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain are back in the Juventus squad for tonight’s Derby della Mole, while Tomas Rincon is available for Torino.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri are missing Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia Perin, Marko Pjaca and suspended Adrien Rabiot.

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Thursday October 31 2019
Pjanic spared against Torino

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic will not be risked against Torino, as Gonzalo Higuain returns to training before the Derby della Mole this weekend.

Both players picked up injuries against Lecce and were forced to miss the 2-1 win over Genoa this week.

Pjanic is still sore from a muscle problem in his thigh and will not be risked against the archrivals, to prevent aggravating the issue.

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Thursday October 31 2019
Sarri: 'Juventus missed Higuain'

Maurizio Sarri maintains Juventus missed Gonzalo Higuain more than Miralem Pjanic in their hard-fought 2-1 win over Genoa. “Higuain is the only real centre-forward.”

The Bianconeri were held 1-1 by Lecce at the weekend and almost repeated the result here against 10-man Genoa, until a stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty saved their blushes.

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Tuesday October 29 2019
Sarri: 'Juve don't score enough'

Maurizio Sarri confirmed Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain could miss the Genoa game, but wants Juventus to “be more determined in front of goal.”

It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Serie A leaders retained their spot despite a 1-1 draw at Lecce, as Inter also stalled with Parma and Napoli were held by SPAL.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Higuain taken to hospital for tests

Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain has been taken to hospital for tests and given stitches after a nasty head injury during the 1-1 draw with Lecce.

The incident occurred during the final minutes of today’s Serie A stalemate at the Stadio Via del Mare.

Goalkeeper Gabriel jumped to punch away a corner and accidentally caught Higuain’s forehead with an elbow.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Sarri: 'Juve took it too easy'

Maurizio Sarri reassured fans after Gonzalo Higuain’s head injury, but felt Juventus “took it a bit easy” in the 1-1 draw with Lecce and assumed they’d win.

After the final whistle, Higuain felt dizzy and was stretchered off, as he played the last few minutes with a bandaged head after a collision with goalkeeper Gabriel.

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