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Wednesday April 5 2017
Juve opt for Benatia over Chiellini?

Juventus boss Max Allegri will reportedly opt for Medhi Benatia over Giorgio Chiellini in central defence against Napoli this evening.

The Bianconeri take on Maurizio Sarri’s side in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final at 19:45GMT, with Juve 3-1 up from the first leg.

It is to be a repeat of Sunday’s fixture when Napoli came back from a goal behind to secure a 1-1 draw at the Stadio San Paulo.

Neto looks set to replace Gianluigi Buffon in goal, whilst Amadou Diawara may replace Jorginho in the centre of midfield for Napoli.

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Thursday March 30 2017
Juventus to sign Benatia outright

Juventus have reportedly decided to make Medhi Benatia’s loan move from Bayern Munich permanent.

The centre-back joined the Bianconeri on a €3m loan last summer, with the option to make the move permanent for a further €17m.

If they wish to take up that option, the Italian champions must do so by May 30, and Goal is reporting that they have decided they want Benatia permanently.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Benatia injury 'not serious'

Medhi Benatia has avoided a serious injury to his thigh, but Juventus will be monitoring the situation daily.

The defender limped off during Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Porto.

Tests today confirmed there is a slight strain in the adductor region of the right thigh, but is not serious.

A statement from the club noted it will require daily monitoring and prudence ahead of more tests next week.

It’s unlikely Benatia will be risked for this weekend’s Serie A match against Sampdoria.

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Wednesday March 15 2017
Benatia turns down Morocco call

Medhi Benatia has announced that he will stay with Juventus during the next international break, rather than playing for Morocco.

The centre-back has won 42 caps for his country, but will not accept a call-up until he is playing more regularly for the Bianconeri.

“You know the attachment I feel to my country,” Benatia wrote on his Instagram profile.

“So it’s with great emotion that I have decided to give up the next gathering of the national team until the situation at my club evolves.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Allegri: ‘Benatia likely to face Milan’

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri reveals Medhi Benatia is likely to partner Leonardo Bonucci against Milan.

The Rossoneri visit Turin tomorrow night, and the hosts will make at least two enforced changes. Click here for a match preview.

“[Giorgio] Chiellini definitely won’t play,” Allegri confirmed in his pre-match Press conference.

"it's certain Chiellini won't play tomorrow. We'll see against Porto, but it's very difficult.

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Saturday March 4 2017
Rummenigge: 'Bayern avoid Juventus'

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wants to avoid Juventus in the Champions League, then discussed the future of Kingsley Coman and Medhi Benatia.

“In the Champions League, you have to take it one step at a time,” the German legend told Tuttosport.

“The big clubs want to meet each other as late as possible in the competition, so hopefully we won’t run into Juventus for a while yet.

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Saturday February 18 2017
Benatia: 'Porto tough for Juventus'

Medhi Benatia warns Juventus that “there are no easy games in the Champions League” ahead of the clash with Porto.

The first leg in the Round of 16 kicks off at 19.45 GMT on Wednesday.

“There are no easy games in the Champions League and Porto are accustomed to playing at this level and in this tournament,” noted Benatia on Sky Sport Italia.

“We are well aware it won’t be a simple task. There are strong ambitions for this season and we want to go all the way in the Champions League.

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Friday February 17 2017
Pjaca gets No 10 role?

Marko Pjaca will reportedly be Juventus’ No 10 against Palermo on Friday as Medhi Benatia will start in Serie A for the first time since November.

Pjaca started his first League game last weekend against Crotone, but Sky Sport Italia claims Massimiliano Allegri is ready to entrust the Croat as the link between defensive midfield and Mario Mandzukic.

In turn, Miralem Pjanic will be rested for Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Porto.

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Thursday February 16 2017
Allegri: ‘Pjaca must work harder’

Marko Pjaca could start for Juventus tomorrow, confirms Max Allegri, but “to reach certain levels he has to start pedalling”.

The Bianconeri face Palermo tomorrow ahead of their Champions League clash with Porto, and the Coach was asked about rotation.

“I’ll have to evaluate tomorrow and then I’ll decide,” Allegri explained in his pre-match Press conference.

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Tuesday February 7 2017
Allegri: ‘Pjaca could start’

Marko Pjaca could be given his first Juventus start against Crotone, confirms Massimiliano Allegri.

The Croatian winger signed from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer, but a broken leg has limited his involvement and since returning the youngster has been limited to brief cameos.

“We have to start with Crotone,” Allegri said in his pre-match Press conference.



“Crotone are a team which has lost a lot of matches in the final stages of games.

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