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Wednesday January 16 2019
Can anyone stop SuperJuve?

The Juventus juggernaut keeps on rolling, as Milan were barged out of the way in Jeddah for the Supercoppa, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.

Italian football, to paraphrase Gary Lineker, is a simple game. You can play it when you like, where you like, but in the end Juventus win. They became the most successful side in the history of the Supercoppa outright without even having to be anywhere near their best. Whenever, wherever, the Bianconeri and this trophy were meant to be together.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Gattuso: 'Higuain did have a fever'

Gennaro Gattuso was irritated at officials after Milan lost the Supercoppa to Juventus and insisted Gonzalo Higuain had a fever, but wouldn’t discuss the Chelsea rumours.

Cristiano Ronaldo got the only goal in Jeddah with a glancing header, although Franck Kessie was later sent off via a VAR review for his stamp on Emre Can.

“We have to compliment the team, as I said in the Press conference we had to climb a mountain and we tried,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Allegri: 'Juve got CR7 to be decisive'

Max Allegri admits Juventus “signed Cristiano Ronaldo because he is decisive and scores big goals” after the Supercoppa victory over Milan.

The trophy was decided by the Ballon d’Or winner’s glancing header, while Franck Kessie then saw red.

“It was an entertaining game with several chances. We were up against a good Milan that caused us problems, but after the red card we could’ve done better to score a second goal.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Micciche' hails 'historic' Supercoppa

Lega Serie A President Gaetano Miccichè maintains the first Supercoppa to be staged in Saudi Arabia was “an historic event.”

Juventus beat Milan in Jeddah thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo glancing header this evening.

“We hope it can be the first international trophy Juventus can win this season, that is what we hope for them and for Italian football,” Miccichè told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Ronaldo: 'Happy with first Juve trophy'

Cristiano Ronaldo was “happy to have scored the winning goal and start 2019 with my first Juventus trophy” after deciding the Supercoppa against Milan.

His header was the only goal of the game in Jeddah, which saw Franck Kessie sent off for a stamp on Emre Can.

“It was a very difficult match, it’s very warm and hard to play in these conditions,” he told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Supercoppa: Juve squeeze past Milan

Juventus have become the first club to win the Supercoppa eight times, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s header was decisive, but Milan were furious about two refereeing decisions.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Morata-Atleti, Higuain-Chelsea

Chelsea are on the verge of selling Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid, but only want to take Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus via Milan, it’s reported.

Higuain ramped up rumours of his imminent exit from Milan, as he is only on the bench for tonight’s Supercoppa clash with Juve in Jeddah, officially due to a ‘fever.’

However, with Gennaro Gattuso’s comments over the last few days and reports from various sources, it’s evident Higuain is pushing for a reunion with his former Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Supercoppa Liveblog: Juventus v Milan

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Supercoppa showdown between Juventus and Milan in Jeddah.

It kicks off at 17.30 GMT at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Mandzukic: 'Back in a couple of weeks'

Mario Mandzukic has denied reports he could be out for three to four months, insisting he’ll return for Juventus “in a couple of weeks.”

The striker is struggling with a muscular problem that forced him to miss tonight’s Supercoppa clash with Milan in Jeddah.

There were reports that the thigh tear was more serious than previously thought, which could require surgery and a lengthy lay-off.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
Nedved: 'Respect Milan on Higuain'

Juventus director Pavel Nedved refused to discuss Gonzalo Higuain’s potential move to Chelsea “out of respect for Milan.”

The two sides face off in the Supercoppa in Jeddah this evening, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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