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Wednesday September 4 2019
Bonucci: 'Armenia are always tough'

Leonardo Bonucci warned Armenia are “always tough” and the 2-2 draw effectively ruined their World Cup campaign, while revealing Henrikh Mkhitaryan memories.

The Euro 2020 qualifier kicks off on in Yerevan on Thursday at 17.00 UK time.

There is only one Italy player left in the current squad who faced Armenia in both previous Euro qualifier games in 2012-13.

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Tuesday September 3 2019
Chiellini out for six months

Juventus have confirmed that captain Giorgio Chiellini will be out for ‘around six months’ after successful knee surgery.

Chiellini tore the ACL in his right knee last week and went under the knife in Austria on Tuesday.

A statement released by Juve this evening confirmed the defender’s operation was ‘perfectly successful’.

As for a recovery time, the Bianconeri expect to have him back in early March.

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Tuesday September 3 2019
CL: Juve omit Emre Can & Mandzukic

Juventus have omitted Emre Can, Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini from their squad for the 2019-20 Champions League group stage.

Juve had a selection dilemma on their hands after they failed to trim their squad sufficiently over the summer.

As a result, Emre Can and Mandzukic are the biggest names to have been left out by boss Maurizio Sarri.

Their places are filled by Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain, the latter of whom has fought his way back into contention.

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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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Sunday September 1 2019
Italy: D'Ambrosio in for De Sciglio

After Giorgio Chiellini, now his Juventus teammate Mattia De Sciglio has also pulled out of the Italy squad, replaced by Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio.

The Azzurri go into Euro 2020 qualifiers against Armenia and Finland.

Coach Roberto Mancini has already been forced into one change after Chiellini tore his ACL in training, an injury that will keep him out for around six months.

The veteran made way for Lazio centre-back Francesco Acerbi.

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Sunday September 1 2019
Juve talks for Boateng?

Juventus are reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng after Giorgio Chiellini’s serious knee injury.

There are even reports in Bild that Boateng skipped training and a photoshoot today, so could fly out to Turin within hours.

Chiellini tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training and is expected to be out for around six months.

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Sunday September 1 2019
Chiellini: 'Thank you, destiny'

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini took a positive approach to his devastating knee injury. “It will remain a memory of another challenge won!”

The defender tore his anterior cruciate ligament during training on Friday and will require surgery, which is likely to keep the 35-year-old out of action for six months.

He attended Juve’s 4-3 thriller against Napoli last night, hobbling to his seat on crutches, and posted an Instagram message to fans.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Bonucci: 'Set example for De Ligt'

Leonardo Bonucci said Juventus must “each give more in the absence of Giorgio Chiellini and I must set the example for Matthijs de Ligt.”

The Bianconeri host Napoli at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-up and LIVEBLOG.

Bonucci is joined by De Ligt making his Serie A debut in defence, as Giorgio Chiellini tore his anterior cruciate ligament and is out for approximately six months.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Probable line-ups: Juventus v Napoli

Matthijs de Ligt is expected to step in for injured Giorgio Chiellini, as Juventus host Napoli with a revamped defence this evening.

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

The Bianconeri were dealt a devastating blow on Friday with news Chiellini had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session.

It means the 35-year-old will require surgery and could be out for at least four to six months.

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Friday August 30 2019
Italy: Acerbi replaces injured Chiellini

Italy have called up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi for games against Armenia and Finland after Giorgio Chiellini’s serious knee injury.

Juventus captain Chiellini sprained his knee in training today and tests confirmed a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament.

It will require surgery and this type of injury usually means at least three to six months out.

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