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Sunday July 5 2020
Dybala and De Ligt miss Milan

Paulo Dybala and Matthijs de Ligt are suspended for Juventus against Milan, while Sassuolo, Torino and Lecce also have bans.

Following Saturday’s Serie A games, the Disciplinary Commission gave its verdict on the latest round of cards.

Both Dybala and De Ligt were booked during Juve’s 4-1 win over Torino and are therefore suspended for the next clash with Milan.

That kicks off on Tuesday at San Siro at 20.45 UK time (19.45 GMT).

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Thursday July 2 2020
De Ligt: 'In a much better place'

Matthijs de Ligt says he is now in ‘a much better place mentally’ and that Juventus are in a three-horse race for the Scudetto with Lazio and Inter.

De Ligt was criticised for his early performances in a Juve shirt, but the defender has gone on to more than hold his own alongside Leonardo Bonucci in Giorgio Chiellini’s absence.

“I feel much better physically, but mentally I’m in a much better place and this is crucial for things to go well,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday June 22 2020
Sarri: 'Criticism of Juventus excessive'

Maurizio Sarri insists ‘criticism was excessive’ of Juventus, Federico Bernardeschi and Matthijs de Ligt, so he was pleased with the response against Bologna.

The Bianconeri had come under fire after their two goalless Coppa Italia draws with Milan and Napoli, but got back on track with this evening’s 2-0 Serie A victory at the Dall’Ara.

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Wednesday June 17 2020
De Ligt: 'Ronaldo will be twice as good'

Matthijs de Ligt is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will make up for the penalty error in tonight’s Coppa Italia Final. ‘His next game will be twice as good!’

It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

“I think it’s really important, it’s a Final and when there’s a Final, you want to win,” the Dutchman told RAI Sport.

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Tuesday June 9 2020
De Ligt learning 'Juve Style'

Matthijs de Ligt is learning all sorts of things about the Juventus Style from his teammate Juan Cuadrado, including how not to ‘eat like Hulk.’

The Dutch defender was shamed by Cuadrado on Instagram Stories when eating a salad at the Bianconeri dinner table.

“You eat like Hulk!” wrote the Colombian with a cartoon of the angry green creature.

 

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Tuesday June 9 2020
De Ligt most valuable Serie A player

The CIES Football Observatory analysis claims Kylian Mbappé is the world’s most valuable player, with Matthijs de Ligt, Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku and Fabian Ruiz top in Serie A.

The numbers were crunched to come up with an algorithm of the players who would command the highest fee on the transfer market right now.

Lionel Messi only came in 21st place at €100.1m, while Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is only 70th on €62.8m.

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Sunday June 7 2020
Capello: 'Sarri is Total Football'

Fabio Capello agrees with the Matthijs de Ligt suggestion that Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri is ‘the closest Italian equivalent to Dutch Total Football.’

Former Ajax defender De Ligt made the comparison this week, praising Sarri for the tactical approach to the sport.

“If De Ligt says it, then who am I to contradict him?” noted Capello in Tuttosport newspaper.

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Saturday June 6 2020
De Ligt loving Juve life

Matthijs de Ligt assures he is ‘very happy’ at Juventus, reveals three teammates have ‘struck me’ and calls Maurizio Sarri ‘Italy’s answer to Total Football’.

De Ligt was again linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United earlier in the coronavirus lockdown, but the defender reiterated his desire to stay at Juve for the long haul.

“My first feeling was happiness: Juventus bought me, one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he told Tuttosport.

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Wednesday May 27 2020
Juventus ask Barca for De Jong

With Arthur Melo refusing to leave Barcelona, Juventus have asked for Frenkie de Jong in the exchange deal with Miralem Pjanic instead.

Multiple sources stated today that Arthur will not accept any transfer away from Camp Nou this summer, scuppering the planned swap with Pjanic.

As the two clubs and Pjanic are still fully agreed on the deal, they are trying to find an alternative name who can make the switch to Turin.

According to RMC Sport, one of the contenders is former Ajax midfielder De Jong.

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Thursday April 30 2020
De Ligt: 'Trying to learn from Juve'

Matthijs de Ligt is ‘trying to learn’ from Juventus teammates Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, but reveals he didn’t want to be a defender at first.

The 20-year-old centre-back came through the legendary Ajax academy and earned himself a €85m transfer to Turin last summer.

“It is important to know for yourself if you’re mentally right; if you’re ready, nobody can stop you,” he told Champions Journal.

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