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Wednesday May 9 2018
Benatia: 'This is Juventus'

Medhi Benatia admits scoring a brace against Milan in the Coppa Italia Final helped make up for his Napoli error. “This is Juventus.”

The Bianconeri ran riot at the Stadio Olimpico this evening in a 4-0 victory.

“It’s pleasing to see our fans so happy, so proud of us. It was an important objective for this year, once again we gave an incredible response,” the defender told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday April 25 2018
Buffon: 'Juve would congratulate Napoli'

Gigi Buffon denied reports of a clash with Juventus teammate Medhi Benatia and insisted they’ll “have no problems congratulating” Napoli after a fascinating campaign.

The rumours emerged after the 1-0 home defeat to Napoli, which cut the gap at the top of the table to just one point, that Buffon had blamed Benatia for a last-minute error in a heated locker room row.

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NEWS
Tuesday April 24 2018
Buffon: ‘No argument with Benatia’

Gianluigi Buffon insists reports he had a row with Juventus teammate Medhi Benatia are “patently invented”.

There were multiple reports this morning that the captain had stern words for his teammates after the Napoli defeat, but the goalkeeper insists that’s not the case.

“It’s the kind of gossip, patently invented, that comes when teams like Juventus who don’t have an Achilles Heel lose,” Buffon told JTV.

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NEWS
Saturday April 21 2018
Allegri: 'Decisive only for Napoli'

Massimiliano Allegri insists the Scudetto showdown in Turin is “decisive for Napoli, but not for Juventus” and Gonzalo Higuain will make the difference.

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

You can read the entire Press conference as it happened on the LIVEBLOG.

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Tuesday April 17 2018
Allegri: ‘Crotone matters more’

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists “of the two games we have this week, the most important and the most decisive is tomorrow” at Crotone.

The Bianconeri face their Scudetto rivals Napoli in Turin on Sunday night, but first they travel south for a midweek clash with the Squali.

“Of the two games we will have to face this week, I think the most important and the most decisive is tomorrow,” Allegri insisted in his pre-match Press conference.

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Tuesday April 17 2018
Benatia in rape slur storm

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia is in a war of words with an Italian comedian, after he allegedly compared the penalty against Real Madrid to rape.

The Moroccan international was incensed when Lucas Vazquez was awarded a penalty in the Bernabeu in the 93rd minute, reportedly comparing it to a rape in the mixed zone after the final whistle.

This understandably caused great offence, and comedian Maurizio Crozza responded on his late night show.

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NEWS
Thursday April 12 2018
Benatia: ‘Disgusted by football’

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia says he’s “more and more disgusted by the world of football” after Real Madrid’s penalty last night.

The centre-back was penalised for a challenge on Lucas Vazquez, with Michael Oliver pointing to the spot and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring to knock the Old Lady out.

“I’ve seen it in the match, I’ve seen it on the TV, you can’t whistle for a foul on this kind of action,” Benatia fumed, speaking to BeIn Sport France.

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Thursday April 12 2018
Madrid 1-3 Juventus: Italian reaction

The Italian media has reacted to Juventus’ Champions League elimination, with most condemning referee Michael Oliver for awarding a last-minute penalty against Real Madrid.

The Bianconeri were 3-0 up with the match heading to extra-time, but Medhi Benatia was adjudged to have fouled Lucas Vazquez in the box and Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty.

This morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport leads with “the rage and the pride”, and its match report continues on that theme.

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BLOG ITALIA
Thursday April 12 2018
Borderline at the Bernabeu

That last-gasp penalty for Real Madrid proved interpretation goes more along party lines than ever. Susy Campanale understands both sides

Italian football earned back some pride in Europe this week with Roma’s magnificent comeback and Juventus were about to repeat it 24 hours later. Leading 3-0, they certainly deserved to go to extra time and it was heart-breaking to see it all end on a debatable spot-kick 30 seconds from the final whistle. Unfortunately, what followed is tarnishing the memories of this performance.

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Thursday April 12 2018
Vazquez: 'Benatia ran me down'

Lucas Vazquez assures Medhi Benatia “ran me down,” but Juventus protests at the last-gasp Real Madrid penalty were “normal.”

The Bianconeri were 3-0 up, having lost the first leg 3-0, and 30 seconds away from forcing extra time in the Champions League quarter-final when the decisive incident occurred.

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