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Thursday October 29 2020
Juve: Chiellini trained with the group

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has returned to training with the group, as the Bianconeri resume work after the 2-0 defeat to Barcelona last night.

The Blaugrana left with all the spoils and Andrea Pirlo’s men were immediately back in work at Continassa this morning.

Those who played most of the Champions League match against Barca went through a light session, with strength, ball possession and a match at the end for the rest.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Pirlo: 'Juve must sacrifice themselves'

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo waits for Cristiano Ronaldo’s test results and said he will ‘count on the players available to sacrifice themselves’ against Barcelona.

Pirlo said the Old Lady expect the test results from Cristiano Ronaldo’s last swab for coronavirus tonight but doesn’t know if the Portugal international starts even if he tests negative.

“We must wait for the outcome [from Ronaldo’s test], I think the result will come tonight,” Pirlo said at a press conference.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Juve: Bonucci not in group training

Juventus await the result from Cristiano Ronaldo’s decisive swab test and Leonardo Bonucci trained separately from the group.

Coach Andrea Pirlo has defensive problems ahead of the match against Barcelona and reports in Italian media suggest Weston McKennie could be a temporary solution against the Blaugrana in the Champions League.

But Bonucci, who had to leave the pitch against Hellas Verona with muscle problems, couldn’t participate in training with the rest of the group today.

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Wednesday October 21 2020
Chiellini injury not serious

There is good news for Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini, as tests ruled out muscular lesions, so his injury is not serious.

The defender limped off during last night’s 2-0 Champions League victory away to Dynamo Kiev.

There had been concerns he might’ve pulled a hamstring or suffered a thigh strain.

However, a statement released this afternoon by the club confirms there were no muscular lesions.

It means his condition will be evaluated on a daily basis and he is expected to be out for 7-10 days.

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Wednesday October 21 2020
Chiellini injury concerns Juventus

Giorgio Chiellini’s injury is a matter of concern for Juventus as reports in Italy claim the Italian could return to action after the International break with Leonardo Bonucci and Merih Demiral who are the only fit centre-backs at the moment.

Chiellini was replaced by Demiral in the first half of Juventus’ Champions League clash away to Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday with the 36-year-old who will undergo medical tests today.

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Monday October 19 2020
Chiellini: ‘Juve must win in Kiev’

Juventus ‘always aim to win the Champions League’, says Giorgio Chiellini who warns his teammates ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash vs. Dynamo Kiev: 'We must win.'

"Players have changed but I don’t see big differences from the past if not a normal change of players,” the Old Lady’s defender said in the press conference on the eve of the game.

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Tuesday October 13 2020
Mancini: 'Immobile against Holland'

Roberto Mancini confirms Ciro Immobile will start against the Netherlands in the Nations League, but he’s not too concerned at difficulty converting chances.

The top two teams in their Nations League group face off in Bergamo on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

Tonight’s training session was delayed and performed with social distancing, because Stephan El Shaarawy tested positive for COVID-19.

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Tuesday October 13 2020
Chiellini: 'Victory is completing season'

Giorgio Chiellini insists Cristiano Ronaldo is fine after his COVID-19 diagnosis, as Juventus, Italy and everyone ‘must keep going. The real victory will be completing the season.’

The Nations League match between Italy and the Netherlands kicks off on Wednesday at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Saturday October 10 2020
Chiellini doubt for Poland-Italy

Giorgio Chiellini is in doubt for Italy’s Nations League match against Poland tomorrow evening due to a knee problem.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time in Gdansk.

Chiellini had been expected to start alongside his Juventus teammate Leonardo Bonucci in a 4-3-3 formation.

However, coach Roberto Mancini confirmed during his press conference that he still had “a couple of doubts based on the physical condition of some players.”

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Monday September 21 2020
Pirlo orchestrates a perfect Juve debut

Andrea Pirlo’s coaching career kicked off in practically perfect fashion and Vilizar Yakimov is already impressed by Il Maestro and his Juventus symphony.

A breath of fresh air. That’s how their Serie A opener against Sampdoria felt for those who support Juventus, as both fans and players desperately needed a change after the awkward reign of Maurizio Sarri.

From the very beginning of the game it almost seemed like the Bianconeri were just liberated after being held in a cage, as every single player in black and white was brimming with energy, desire and confidence. While those on the pitch performed to a very high level, much of the credit should be given to Andrea Pirlo, who made some bold choices.

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