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Tuesday November 24 2015
Juventus stars get Team of the Year nod

Six Juventus players have been nominated for UEFA’s Team of the Year, including goalkeeper Gigi Buffon.

The Bianconeri reached the Champions League final last season, eventually losing 3-1 to Barcelona in Berlin.

Buffon was snubbed when the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or was drawn up, but has been named as a candidate for the team of the season.

Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini have also been given a nod, as well as Claudio Marchisio, Alvaro Morata and Paul Pogba.

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Tuesday November 24 2015
Chiellini: ‘Crucial to go through early’

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini admits “it’s important to go through early” in the Champions League.

The Bianconeri can secure qualification and go top of the group with a win over Manchester City tomorrow, and the Italian international is keen to secure progress as soon as possible.

“We have match point at home,” Chiellini explained, speaking to Mediaset.

“We could go through on Wednesday, and it’s important to get there early to avoid the top teams in the Last 16.

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Monday November 23 2015
Chiellini: ‘Juventus can’t talk Scudetto’

Giorgio Chiellini admits that Juventus “can’t talk about the Scudetto”, targeting a Champions League place instead.

The Bianconeri have won three Serie A games in a row, but remain nine points adrift of leaders Inter, after a poor start to the season.

“I think in our position we can’t talk about the Scudetto,” Chiellini told Sky.

“We have to take it game-by-game. We’ve recovered some places in the last few games. The important thing is to be consistent between now and Christmas.

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Monday November 23 2015
‘City dangerous after defeat’

Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini warns Manchester City will be more dangerous after their defeat to Liverpool this weekend.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side were thrashed 4-1 at home by the Reds, and the defender worries that they’ll have a point to prove when they visit Turin in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“I’d have preferred to see a more peaceful and secure Manchester,” Chiellini told Sky.

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Monday November 23 2015
Serie A Team of Week 13

With Inter going back top, the same four sides are monopolising the available Champions League places this season as Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 13.

Federico Marchetti [Lazio]

Was severely tested several times and his alertness and positioning saw him in the right place at the right time including stopping two strong Ivaylo Chochev efforts. He also pulled off a superb save from a Luca Rigoni volley. Aware.

Jeison Murillo [Inter]

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Tuesday November 17 2015
Chiellini: 'Italy hoped for better'

Giorgio Chiellini said Italy “had hoped to do better in these friendlies” after defeat to Belgium and a 2-2 draw with Romania.

The defender is now in the top 10 of Italy players in terms of caps.

“I am happy, it’s an important step, but the most important thing is to win with this jersey,” he told Rai Sport.

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Monday November 16 2015
‘Euro 2016 can bring joy’

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini hopes Euro 2016 can provide “joy” after terrorist attacks in Paris.

The European Championships have been confirmed for France next summer, despite the horrific attacks on the capital city which left over 100 dead on Friday night.

“We started to get the news after the game against Belgium,” Chiellini recalled in a Press conference ahead of the Romania friendly.

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Sunday November 15 2015
'Italy lack alternatives in defence'

Ciro Ferrara and Daniele Adani believe Italy’s problems are focused on Juventus defenders, “but there are no alternatives.”

The Azzurri were beaten 3-1 by Belgium on Friday and host Romania in another friendly on Tuesday night.

“Tactically, technically and in terms of character, the defenders used by Antonio Conte are the most talented and reliable,” ex-Juventus centre-back Ferrara told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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Thursday November 12 2015
Juventus need penalty area improvement

Juventus were amongst the goals at Empoli last Sunday, but were far from convincing. Luca Cetta says the Bianconeri must improve in both penalty areas.

Massimo Maccarone’s strike must have brought back memories of Sassuolo. And the game against Empoli to that point followed a similar pattern: a sluggish opening punished by a goal. Juventus’ first half at Mapei Stadium was deemed ‘unacceptable’ by captain Gianluigi Buffon, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat. Where the matches differed is that last Sunday the Bianconeri managed to recover. 

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Wednesday November 11 2015
Chiellini: 'Juve can win Scudetto'

Giorgio Chiellini is confident “Juventus can still win a fifth consecutive Scudetto” and doubts Andrea Pirlo will join Inter.

The defender is on international duty for Italy’s friendlies against Belgium and Romania.

“I think this Italy squad has everything it takes to become great. The first two years with Cesare Prandelli were very positive thanks to a fine group.

“Unfortunately, some mistakes were made and with great regret the World Cup in 2014 was not up to standard.

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