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Friday March 20 2020
Confusion over Juventus coronavirus isolation

There is confusion and controversy over why Juventus allowed Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira to leave the country only a week into their coronavirus-related self-isolation.

Juve have seen two players test positive for COVID-19, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi, so 121 members of the club including staff and President Andrea Agnelli were isolated.

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Thursday March 19 2020
Juventus 'let stars leave' after quarantine

Juventus assure Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira have all been given permission to leave quarantine after testing negative for coronavirus.

La Repubblica’s online edition had claimed this afternoon that Higuain was stopped at the Caselle Airport in Turin trying to board a private jet on his way to Argentina, breaking the self-isolation rules.

La Gazzetta dello Sport then added that teammate Rodrigo Bentancur was with him, accompanied by their respective families.

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Thursday March 19 2020
Higuain leaves quarantine

According to La Repubblica and La Gazzetta dello Sport, Gonzalo Higuain 'escaped' quarantine and flew to Argentina, despite two Juventus teammates testing positive for coronavirus.

La Repubblica’s online edition claims that police stopped Higuain at the Caselle Airport in Turin as he tried to board a private jet, where he showed them a test that confirmed he was negative for COVID-19.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Coronavirus case Rugani's girlfriend is pregnant

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first Serie A player to test positive for coronavirus and his girlfriend revealed she is pregnant. “I hope it won’t affect the baby.”

The Italy international is one of two Juve players to have tested positive, along with Blaise Matuidi, sending the whole squad and staff into quarantine in case they will develop symptoms.

There is another concerning aspect to the Rugani situation, as girlfriend Michela Persico revealed she is expecting.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Pogba message for Matuidi

Paul Pogba released a video of his solo training sessions wearing a Juventus jersey, but assured he was just “supporting friends” Blaise Matuidi and Albin Ekdal after they tested positive for coronavirus.

Juve had two confirmed cases so far, Daniele Rugani and Matuidi, while Ekdal is one of several Sampdoria players who have been infected.

Manchester United midfielder Pogba has been repeatedly linked with a return to Juventus and acknowledged as much in his Instagram message.

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Tuesday March 17 2020
Matuidi 'hadn't realised' coronavirus threat

Just one day before he tested positive for coronavirus, Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi recorded a video message about how he “didn’t really get a handle on how bad this disease was.”

The highly-contagious illness has now struck 11 Serie A players, the first of which was Matuidi’s Juve teammate Daniele Rugani.

This evening, the Bianconeri announced that Matuidi had also tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19.

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Tuesday March 17 2020
Juventus: Matuidi has coronavirus

Juventus have announced that Blaise Matuidi is their second player to test positive for coronavirus after Daniele Rugani.

“Blaise Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19,” read a statement.

“The player, as of Wednesday 11 March, has been in voluntary home isolation. He will continue to be monitored and will follow the same regime. He is well and is asymptomatic.”

Matuidi turns 33 next month and only recently extended his contract with Juventus until June 2021.

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Sunday March 1 2020
Juventus just not built for Sarri

Juventus hired a coach like Maurizio Sarri only to provide him none of the players he needed for his football, explains Kaustubh Pandey, so why would Pep Guardiola be any different?

The Maurizio Sarri era was always meant to have a transition period. For a club that has been into playing a more pragmatic brand of football over the previous decade, changing into another extreme was always going to take time. As things stand, it certainly is taking longer than expected for Sarri to get this Juventus side to play how he wants them to.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Bonucci: 'Juventus not switched on'

Leonardo Bonucci admits Juventus had the wrong attitude in a 1-0 defeat to Lyon. “I could tell something wasn’t switched on. We were second to every ball.”

The Bianconeri failed to get a single shot on target at the Groupama Stadium this evening, as the only time they did with Paulo Dybala, he was offside.

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Tuesday February 25 2020
Matuidi: 'I was never in doubt'

Blaise Matuidi has revealed that he thought about his family when he extended with Juventus and admitted he has had his “ups and downs” this term.

The Bianconeri triggered an option in the 32-year-old’s previous deal and he has revealed that he was “never in doubt” about his future with the Old Lady.

“I’m very happy to continue for another season here,” he told Le Figaro. “I feel the trust from everyone, and I was never in doubt.

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