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Tuesday May 5 2020
Benatia: 'Betrayed by Allegri'

Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia ‘felt betrayed’ by Max Allegri and saw ‘something strange’ in the Champions League exit to Real Madrid.

The 33-year-old Morocco international is currently playing for Al Duhail in Qatar after leaving the Bianconeri in January 2019, but he is still bitter about the way things ended.

“The week after the defeat to Napoli with that Kalidou Koulibaly goal was horrible for all Juve fans, but especially for me,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday April 17 2020
Benatia: 'Allegri took me for a ride'

Medhi Benatia has hit out at Max Allegri for ‘taking me for a ride’ at Juventus and warned Pep Guardiola ‘did not impress me’ with his man-management.

Benatia left Juve for Qatari side Al-Duhail in January 2019, having fallen out of favour under Allegri, and he accused the ex-Milan boss of making him ‘broken promises’.

“He’s a great coach and good person. I had no problems with him or anyone else. He simply made me broken promises,” the defender told Goal.com.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Benatia predicts great future for young duo

Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia has praised both Merih Demiral and Matthijs de Ligt, predicting a great future for the defensive duo at the Allianz Stadium.

The Dutch starlet arrived at the Allianz Stadium last summer and has played 20 games in Serie A after replacing an injured Giorgio Chiellini in the defence.

“De Ligt has everything it takes to stay ten years in Turin,” Benatia told Tuttosport. “He is one of the best around and, since he arrived in Turin, he has developed in training next to many great champions.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Benatia: 'Pjanic wants to stay at Juve'

Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia has claimed Miralem Pjanic wants to 'stay in Turin' and that the forced 'break will do him good', admitting 'he was really tired'.

The former Morocco international left Juventus in January 2019 but revealed that he is still in touch with his former teammates at the Allianz Stadium.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Mandzukic having Al-Duhail medical

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has reportedly been spotted in Qatar undergoing his medical with Al Duhail, the club he almost joined in the summer.

This would allow him to reunite with former Bianconeri teammate Medhi Benatia.

There had been strong reports the Croatia international was heading out to Qatar over the weekend to finalise his transfer.

Sky Sport Italia claim Juve will pocket €5m from the deal, while Mandzukic will earn €7.5m per season for 18 months.

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Monday September 2 2019
Chiellini set for ACL surgery

Giorgio Chiellini will have knee surgery tomorrow and is expected to be out for at least six months, so Juventus are considering last-minute replacements.

The defender only turned 35 a couple of weeks ago and had scored Juve’s opening goal of the Serie A season against Parma.

He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session on Friday and is expected to have surgery in Innsbruck with Professor Christian Fink on Tuesday.

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Friday June 7 2019
Juve consider Benatia return?

Juventus are reportedly considering a shock deal to bring defender Medhi Benatia back from Qatari side Al-Duhail.

According to La Stampa, Juve have weighed up a possible return for Benatia as they seek a defender with his qualities.

The former Roma stopper spent two-and-a-half years in Turin, winning two Scudetti and reaching a Champions League Final.

However, he left for Qatar in January after a feud with then-Coach Max Allegri.

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BLOG ITALIA
Thursday May 9 2019
Juventus should pursue Manolas

With an ageing backline, Juventus should target Roma’s Kostas Manolas to resolve the club’s crippled centre-back positions, writes Anthony Barbagallo.

Juventus fans were conscious of the Bianconeri’s midfield problems going into the 2018-19 campaign, but little did they know that their side’s defence would be so disjointed throughout the season. The Italian giant, priding itself on impeccable defending, has never looked so wounded in the backline, especially in the centre-back positions.

With a significant player overhaul expected for the Old Lady this summer, swooping in on Roma’s star centre-back Kostas Manolas could prove to be an intelligent reinforcement for Juve’s defensive crisis.

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Thursday April 11 2019
Benatia talks up Roma return

Medhi Benatia has revealed that he could return to Roma one day but questioned Juventus boss Max Allegri. “Maybe he had problems with me…”

Benatia left Juve for Qatari side Al-Duhail in January, having fallen down the pecking order after Leonardo Bonucci’s return, and he suggested Allegri’s man-management left much to be desired.

“Allegri is a very good Coach if you talk about his career,” the defender told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
'Benatia thinks Ajax can win'

Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech has revealed that Medhi Benatia thinks the Dutch club can beat Juventus on Wednesday.

Ajax moved top of the Eredivisie at the weekend after PSV dropped points, but Ziyech made it clear the Champions League was his side’s priority.

“Right now we’re only focused on tomorrow’s game,” he said at a Press conference.

“We’ll see how it goes against Excelsior on Sunday, but right now we must concentrate on Juve.

“I hope Ronaldo plays. We want to challenge the best.”

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