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Thursday October 3 2019
France call Matuidi, but not Rabiot

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi is in the France squad to face Iceland and Turkey, but not his club teammate Adrien Rabiot.

Coach Didier Deschamps named the side that will take on Iceland on Friday October 11 and host Turkey on Monday October 14 in their Euro 2020 qualifiers.

There is only one Serie A based player and it is veteran midfielder Matuidi, who seems to have found a new lease of life under Maurizio Sarri in Turin.

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Saturday September 28 2019
Sarri: 'I haven't watched Inter'

Maurizio Sarri acknowledged Juventus had to move the ball quicker against SPAL, with special praise for Emre Can and Blaise Matuidi, but claims he hasn’t watched Inter at all.

The Bianconeri won 2-0 this afternoon with goals from Pjanic and Cristiano Ronaldo, although only a series of Etrit Berisha super saves prevented a rout.

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Saturday September 28 2019
Probable line-ups: Juventus-SPAL

Blaise Matuidi and Juan Cuadrado are expected to be the Juventus full-backs in today’s Serie A encounter with SPAL, while Gigi Buffon makes history.

It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri find themselves in an injury crisis, particularly focused around the wide areas of the team, as Mattia De Sciglio, Douglas Costa, Danilo and Giorgio Chiellini are out of action.

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Friday September 27 2019
Matuidi 'becomes Juve left-back'

Juventus will reportedly use midfielder Blaise Matuidi as a left-back against SPAL in Serie A tomorrow.

Juve have a crisis in the position as Alex Sandro is in Brazil following the tragic death of his father, while Danilo and Mattia De Sciglio remain injured.

Therefore, Corriere della Sera claims Maurizio Sarri will play Matuidi on the left of his back four when SPAL visit on Saturday.

The 32-year-old is left-footed and had a stint as a left-back with St Etienne, prior to joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2011.

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Friday September 20 2019
Matuidi: Never wanted Juve exit

Blaise Matuidi insists he was never close to leaving Juventus over the summer and that they “only have a small problem with set-pieces.”

Matuidi was heavily linked with a move away from Juve but ended up staying and has been an ever-present so far this season.

“You were convinced that I’d leave in the summer, but I never considered this opportunity,” the midfielder told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Thursday September 19 2019
Dead balls an issue, but Juve are alive

There were more positives than negatives in Madrid, as Juventus showed Elio Salerno what they are capable of once set plays are sorted.

Juventus frailty at set-pieces cost them a memorable win away to Atletico Madrid, as Group D of the Champions League kicked off in style. The group’s top ranked teams took a while to warm-up at the Wanda Metropolitano, but after subdued first half, the fans were treated to a scintillating second.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Matuidi in Juve renewal talks

In the space of a few weeks, Blaise Matuidi has seemingly gone from Juventus outcast to negotiating a new contract.

The 32-year-old midfielder had been on the outskirts of the squad when Maurizio Sarri took over from Max Allegri this summer, but rejected potential moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

He started Serie A games against Parma and Napoli, with reports in Calciomercato.com that Matuidi is now in talks over an extended deal.

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Thursday September 5 2019
Matuidi: 'Happy at Juventus'

Blaise Matuidi had a message for Romelu Lukaku after racist abuse from Cagliari fans, but insists he never considered leaving Juventus for PSG.

The incident at the Sardegna Arena during Inter’s 2-1 win was no surprise to Matuidi, as he and Juve teammate Moise Kean were given the exact same treatment here last season.

“I too had this problem in the same stadium, this time it happened to Lukaku,” said Matuidi in a Press conference while on international duty with France.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Tactical Analysis: Juventus 4-3 Napoli

Matthijs de Ligt received a baptism of fire, writes Elio Salerno, as Juventus and Napoli showed their best and worst sides in a Saturday night thriller.

Juventus v Napoli was expected to be an open and entertaining affair. It most certainly did not disappoint.

Dutch centre-back Matthijs De Ligt was handed his Italian top flight debut in place of captain Giorgio Chiellini, who suffered a serious knee injury and could be out for six months. It proved to be a baptism of fire for the 20-year-old.

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Thursday August 29 2019
Inter 'consider Matuidi & Matri'

Inter are reportedly considering late moves for Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Sassuolo striker Alessandro Matri.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter have turned to Matuidi after encountering problems for Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal.

The 32-year-old was called up to the France squad for their September internationals but is no longer a first pick for the Bianconeri.

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