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Monday December 10 2018
Benatia out of Young Boys-Juve

Juventus have confirmed that Medhi Benatia suffered a knee injury just two days before their Champions League match at Young Boys.

A statement on Juve’s official website noted Benatia had to stop training on Monday morning ‘because of inflammation in his right knee’.

The Bianconeri have already lost Andrea Barzagli to a long layoff, so Daniele Rugani could get a run-out in Switzerland.

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Monday November 19 2018
‘Benatia decision subjective’

VAR chief Nicola Rizzoli explains the decision not to send off Juventus’ Medhi Benatia against Milan is “explicitly subjective”.

The defender was on a booking when Gonzalo Higuain’s touch struck his hand in the penalty box.

After a VAR review, referee Paolo Mazzoleni awarded a penalty.

It was argued that if the official had deemed the handball to be deliberate, as he must have to give a penalty, then it should have resulted in a second yellow card.

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Sunday November 18 2018
Koulibaly and Benatia up for award

Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Juventus defender Medhi Benatia are two of the five candidates for BBC African Footballer of the Year.

There are two Serie A representatives in the shortlist announced this weekend.

Napoli centre-back Koulibaly has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months, going close to the Scudetto with a new club record Serie A points total and impressing in the Champions League.

He also shone with Senegal at the 2018 World Cup and his price-tag is now well above €100m.

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Saturday November 10 2018
Bonucci dropped for Milan-Juventus?

There are reports Juventus could leave Leonardo Bonucci on the bench against his old club Milan, while Gonzalo Higuain can start.

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Wednesday November 7 2018
Benatia: Come back, Pogba!

Medhi Benatia has asked Paul Pogba to ‘come back home’ ahead of Juventus-Manchester United on Wednesday.

Pogba took to Instagram on Tuesday to write ‘the emotional Pogback to Turin’, referencing the hashtag United used at the time of the midfielder’s return in 2016 and the Red Devils’ trip to Juve in the Champions League.

However, the Frenchman has been linked with a move back to the Bianconeri in recent times and Benatia replied ‘come back home, my brother’ on the post.

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Monday November 5 2018
Benatia: ‘I want to play more’

Juventus centre-back Medhi Benatia admits “I’m struggling playing a game every now and then” and “we’ll see what happens” in January.

The Moroccan played 90 minutes against Cagliari on Saturday, but he’s played only four Serie A games so far this season.

“I’m struggling playing a game every now and then,” Benatia told La Stampa.

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Friday October 12 2018
Benatia: ‘Juventus have two teams’

Medhi Benatia confirms “it’s disappointing” to be left out in certain games but “here at Juventus we have two teams of the same level”.

The Moroccan international has made only three appearances in the Bianconeri’s 10 games so far this season, as he competes with Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Daniele Rugani for a place.

“I’m playing a little less than last year,” Benatia acknowledged in an interview with Juventus TV.

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Wednesday October 3 2018
Benatia: Only Juve can stop Juve

Medhi Benatia claims ‘only Juventus can stop Juventus’ and that Leonardo Bonucci is a ‘very important’ player for the club.

Benatia partnered Bonucci in Juve’s defence during their 3-0 win against Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday, which extended the Bianconeri’s 100 percent start to the season.

“In the Champions League it’s always difficult, we faced a physical team, but with our goal everything became easier,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday September 9 2018
Benatia to retire from Morocco?

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia is considering retiring from international duty with Morocco, it’s reported.

According to RMC Sport, the 31-year-old is ready to follow in the footsteps of teammate Mario Mandzukic and focus solely on his club football.

Although he was born in France, Benatia has represented Morocco since he was a teenager and now has 58 senior caps for his country.

He took part in the 2018 World Cup with Morocco, exiting in the group stage.

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Monday August 27 2018
Benatia: ‘Strootman spoke of Marseille’

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia confirms he spoke to Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman about Marseille - “I told him what was waiting for him”.

The Dutchman is ready to move to Stade Velodrome for a fee in excess of €25m, with L’Équipe reporting that OM will pay €25m plus €5m in bonuses.

The newspaper spoke to a former teammate of Strootman’s about the move, and the Bianconeri defender reveals he offered advice to the Roma man.

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