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Wednesday September 9 2020
Van Gaal: 'Loved watching Italy play'

Dutch tactician Louis van Gaal admits the 1-0 win over the Netherlands was ‘the first time I loved watching an Italian team play’ and he turned down a Milan offer.

The Azzurri went to the top of their Nations League group with a 1-0 victory in Amsterdam, sealed by Nicolò Barella’s header, although the visitors did dominate possession and passing statistics too.

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Friday August 14 2020
Pirlo's Juventus revert to three?

Andrea Pirlo is reportedly planning a return to the three-man defence at Juventus, potentially with Alex Sandro and Danilo in more central roles.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pirlo is open to switching back to the system that had proved so successful under Antonio Conte and at times also Max Allegri.

Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 system didn’t work as well as it could’ve done, especially at the back, where the Bianconeri conceded a massive 43 Serie A goals.

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Wednesday August 12 2020
De Ligt out for three months

Juventus announced Matthijs de Ligt will be out of action for circa three months following surgery on his shoulder.

The Dutch defender’s right shoulder was dislocated in late 2019 and continued to cause problems for many months.

He was playing with strong strapping so that he could reach the end of the season and then have the necessary operation.

A statement from Juventus today confirms it was performed in Rome at the UPMC Salvator Mundi clinic in Rome.

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Wednesday August 12 2020
De Ligt in Rome for shoulder surgery

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt will undergo shoulder surgery in Rome today and will miss at least the next three months.

The Dutch defender has struggled since he picked up an issue against Atalanta last year, when he dislocated his shoulder.

The 21-year old decided to play on and postpone the surgery until after the season and now that Juventus are out of the Champions League, he can finally operate.

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Sunday August 9 2020
De Ligt to be out until November

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is not expected back on the field until November, as he confirmed the need for shoulder surgery.

The Dutch centre-back first dislocated his right shoulder back in late 2019 and it has been repeatedly causing him problems ever since.

The operation was postponed until the season had come to a close, but with Juve’s elimination from the Champions League, he can go under the knife.

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Saturday August 8 2020
De Ligt: 'I need shoulder surgery'

Matthijs de Ligt confirms he can finally ‘have that shoulder surgery’ after Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League by Olympique Lyonnais.

The Bianconeri were unable to overturn the 1-0 first leg defeat, as with a 2-1 win in Turin last night, they were eliminated on away goals.

That means the 2019-20 season is over for Juve and De Ligt, who has been postponing an operation practically since November.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Depay: 'Proud of De Ligt, but...'

Memphis Depay is celebrating his return from a torn ACL and the Lyon midfielder hopes to start against Juventus and fellow Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt.

The first leg ended 1-0 for Lyon on home turf and the Champions League Round of 16 decider will be on Friday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“I was out for a long time with injury, but now I am back, I’ve played a few games and I think that I’m in good condition,” said the Dutchman in his press conference.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Ronaldo rested, Demiral returns

Cristiano Ronaldo, Matthijs de Ligt and suspended Miralem Pjanic are out of the Juventus squad to face Roma this evening, but Merih Demiral could make his comeback.

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

The Bianconeri have already secured their ninth consecutive Scudetto and are resting players ahead of the Champions League clash with Lyon.

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Monday July 20 2020
Report: De Ligt decides against stop

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has reportedly made himself available and decided to play through the shoulder problems, ready to contribute during the Serie A run-in and in the Champions League next month.

Tuttosport claims the Dutch centre-back has decided against an operation, as Maurizio Sarri struggles to replace him in the side, should he be absent for the remainder of the season.

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Friday July 17 2020
De Ligt needs operation?

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt may need an intervention to solve the shoulder problems bothering him since November.

The Bianconeri sweat over Matthijs de Ligt’s fitness, as the shoulder continued to give the Dutch defender problems during the 3-3 draw with Sassuolo.

The Corriere di Torino claims the problem has been bothering the young defender for a while and he may require an operation.

An intervention could be necessary to resolve the problem once and for all and the 21-year-old could therefore be out until the start of next season.

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