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Friday July 31 2020
Howedes retires at 32

Former Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes has left Lokomotiv Moscow and decided to retire from football at the age of 32.

The German defender played one season on loan at Juventus in 2017-18, before moving to Russia on a permanent deal from Schalke 04.

“I loved playing football until the end,” he told Der Spiegel. “It’s difficult to give up on this but maybe the coronavirus and the games behind closed doors were the messages I was waiting for to quit.

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Wednesday January 9 2019
Kalinic voted worst signing

Former Milan striker Nikola Kalinic has won the Bidone d’Oro as worst signing of 2018, dominating the vote ahead of Patrik Schick and Andre Silva.

The ‘Golden Bin’ award is handed out to the player who has most disappointed following a Serie A transfer.

Handed out by the website Calciobidoni.it, over 13,000 people voted from a short-list of candidates including Juve-owned Marko Pjaca, Henrique Dalbert of Inter, his Nerazzurri teammate Joao Mario, ex-Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes and Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.

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Tuesday September 25 2018
Bonucci and Howedes in Worst XI

Marca drew up their Worst XI of 2018, including Leonardo Bonucci, Benedikt Howedes and current Rossoneri man Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Spanish paper published the list of their most disappointing performers for last season in world football.

These included two figures who were in Serie A, as Bonucci made the grade for his one-year stint as captain of Milan, which culminated in his swift return to Juventus.

Also in the defence was Howedes, the German international who spent the season on loan at Juventus from Schalke 04.

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Sunday May 27 2018
Howedes: ‘Juventus? We’ll see…’

On-loan Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes doesn’t know what his future will be, but concedes it would be “emotional” to return to Schalke.

The German international joined on a €3.5m loan last summer, and the Bianconeri have the option to make it permanent for €13m.

That would appear unlikely though, as injuries restricted the 30-year-old to only three appearances this season.

“Returning to Schalke? I can’t rule that out,” Howedes admitted, speaking to Bild.

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Friday May 4 2018
Mandzukic, Howedes out for Juventus

Juventus have named their squad to face Bologna tomorrow night, with no Mario Mandzukic or Benedikt Howedes.

The Bianconeri can take a big step toward the Scudetto with a win tomorrow night, and would even win it this weekend if they take all three points and Napoli lose to Torino.

This evening Coach Massimiliano Allegri has named his squad for the match, and Mandzukic is out after his injury against Inter last weekend.

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Thursday May 3 2018
Howedes 'struck by Juve mentality'

Benedikt Howedes was “struck by the Juventus mentality, as the slogan ‘Fino alla fine’ – to the end – is omnipresent.”

The 30-year-old defender is still on loan with Juve undecided whether to activate their option to buy from Schalke 04 for a total €15.5m.

The option would become mandatory after 25 appearances, but he has made only three, scoring one goal.

“The thing that struck me about Juventus is the mentality,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday April 22 2018
Allegri considers Juve alternatives

Max Allegri is keeping Napoli on their toes with several potential changes to the Juventus line-up and tactical system this evening.

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

Going into the title fight, only four points separate these sides at the top of the table, meaning a Napoli victory would close the gap to one point with four rounds to go.

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Monday April 16 2018
Rugani hails Juve & Howedes

Daniele Rugani hailed Juventus for beating Sampdoria ‘with rage and quality’ and Benedikt Howedes, who ‘deserved’ his goal.

Rugani played alongside Howedes in a second-string back four, but Juve nonetheless managed a 3-0 victory over Samp, which was rounded off by Howedes’ first goal for the Bianconeri.

“Solid, compact and with a common objective: that’s what we are!” wrote on Instagram.

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Sunday April 15 2018
Allegri: 'Thanks, Pjanic!'

Max Allegri jokingly thanked Miralem Pjanic for getting injured against Sampdoria and tried to calm speculation on his Juventus future.

Douglas Costa came off the bench for Pjanic just before half-time and went on to provide three assists in the 3-0 victory.

“I have to thank Miralem Pjanic, as his injury allowed me to make the change,” smiled Allegri on Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday April 15 2018
Line-ups: Juventus-Sampdoria

Juventus aim to put their Champions League heartache behind them with Juan Cuadrado and Benedikt Howedes against Sampdoria.

It kicks off in Turin at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).

Follow the build-up and action as it happens from all today’s Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

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