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Friday March 22 2019
Chiellini: 'Mancini brings enthusiasm'

Giorgio Chiellini believes Roberto Mancini has brought “a sense of calm, faith and enthusiasm” to Italy ahead of their Euro 2020 match with Finland.

The qualifying campaign opener kicks off in Udine on Saturday at 19.45 GMT.

“There is a great atmosphere, the players get along well, but then that was also true in previous years,” assured the captain in his Press conference.

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Tuesday March 12 2019
Chiellini reaches Juventus 500

Giorgio Chiellini will tonight make his 500th competitive appearance in a Juventus jersey when they host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

The Round of 16 tie kicks off at 20.00 GMT and the Bianconeri must overcome a 2-0 first leg deficit.

It is also a special occasion for the 34-year-old defender, who this evening reaches his 500th match in the Juve shirt.

He made his debut as a late substitute in a 1-0 Serie A win against Messina on October 15, 2005, playing as a left-back.

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Monday March 11 2019
Chiellini: 'Atleti similar to Juventus'

Giorgio Chiellini assured Juventus are accustomed to pressure going into the Champions League showdown with Atletico Madrid, “the European team most similar to ours.”

The first leg ended 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano, but the decider for a place in the Champions League quarter-final is on Tuesday at 20.00 GMT.

“We’re not concerned at the talk of failure, because we have a lot of enthusiasm, are in the Round of 16, so we want to go on to the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final,” said the captain in his Press conference.

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Thursday February 28 2019
Chiellini eyes 'final KO'

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini believes victory over Napoli on Sunday would ‘end the title race’ in Serie A and be ‘the final knockout’.

Juve travel to the San Paolo 13 points clear of Napoli at the Serie A summit, and Chiellini admitted he could not see any of the Old Lady’s rivals catch up with them, providing they beat the Partenopei.

“We still had some waste from Madrid in our heads and legs against Bologna,” the 34-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday February 22 2019
'What Juve need for CL comeback...'

Giorgio Chiellini says ‘belief, balance and an early goal’ will be key to Juventus coming back against Atletico Madrid.

Juve lost 2-0 to Atleti in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday and failed to take an away goal back with them.

Nonetheless, Chiellini told Tuttosport: “The comeback requires belief and balance from us.

“Some incidents hurt us and we’re disappointed, but the isn’t over yet. Did Atletico surprise me? No, we knew what the match would be like.

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Thursday February 21 2019
Morata questions Chiellini conduct

Alvaro Morata suggests Giorgio Chiellini dived to deny him a goal during Atletico Madrid-Juventus. “I’d need much more to throw him to the ground.”

Atleti ended up taking a 2-0 lead in their Champions League last-16 tie with Juve on Wednesday evening, but controversy struck when VAR disallowed Morata’s header, adjudging the striker to have pushed Chiellini in the build-up.

“It’s a very important victory because Juventus are one of the best teams in the world,” the Chelsea loanee told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday February 20 2019
Chiellini: 'Knew of set play danger'

Giorgio Chiellini admits Juventus “should’ve been more focused on set plays,” but believes they can overturn a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid.

The two late goals came from a corner and a free kick that were not cleared effectively and turned in on the rebound, after Atleti already had a penalty revoked and goal disallowed via VAR.

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Tuesday February 19 2019
Chiellini: Juve 'beyond limits' with CR7

Giorgio Chiellini has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for ‘filling the void’ left by Gianluigi Buffon and taking Juventus ‘beyond our limits’.

In the second part of his long interview with Marca on Tuesday, Chiellini also discussed Juve’s captaincy, their season in Serie B and controversial Champions League exit to Real Madrid last term, former teammate Alvaro Morata and his future after football.

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Tuesday February 19 2019
'Atleti more Italian than Spanish'

Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini feels Atletico Madrid are ‘more Italian than Spanish’ in their approach and that Sergio Ramos is the best defender in the world.

Atleti have become renowned for their siege mentalty under Diego Simeone, and Chiellini agrees they come across as more of a Serie A side.

“I think Atletico Madrid are more Italian than Spanish,” the Juve stalwart told Marca ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg at Wanda Metropolitano.

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Sunday February 17 2019
'I am a stronger Emre Can now'

Emre Can described his new life at Juventus, getting used to punishing training sessions, Cristiano Ronaldo and illness. “I am stronger now.”

The former Liverpool midfielder sat down with Tuttosport to discuss his first few months in Turin. You can read the rest of his interview here.

“This is a real family club. It doesn’t feel like just a series of champions put together. Individuality means a lot less than the group dynamic.

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