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Thursday December 12 2019
Bentancur back against Udinese?

Maurizio Sarri will reportedly have Rodrigo Bentancur back when Juventus face Udinese in Serie A this Sunday, to replace the banned Miralem Pjanic.

According to Tuttosport, Bentancur has recovered from the knee injury he sustained during the match against Lazio last weekend.

Therefore, the newspaper expects he will be back in contention to face Udinese, in a boost for Sarri who has lost Pjanic to suspension.

The former Napoli boss is also without Sami Khedira and Aaron Ramsey in the middle of the park.

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Tuesday December 10 2019
De Ligt left out of Leverkusen trip

Juventus travel to Germany for the final Champions League group game against Bayer Leverkusen without Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey or Douglas Costa.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT and the Bianconeri are already qualified top of their group.

With this in mind, De Ligt is left at home along with injured Ramsey, Douglas Costa, Giorgio Chiellini, Sami Khedira and Rodrigo Bentancur.

Emre Can is not registered on the Champions League squad.

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Monday December 9 2019
Cassano: 'Waited months for Sarri'

Antonio Cassano claims “we have waited four months” for Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus to take shape and Leonardo Bonucci can’t help Matthijs de Ligt.

Juve lost 3-1 to Lazio on Sunday and Cassano warns time is running out for the ex-Chelsea and Napoli boss to find his feet at the Allianz Stadium.

“Everyone keeps saying we need to be patient with Sarri, but we have waited four months now,” he told Tiki Taka.

“As soon as they faced a team as strong as Lazio, he lost.”

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Saturday December 7 2019
De Ligt: 'Not just Immobile'

Matthijs de Ligt warns Ciro Immobile is “not the only one to be worried about” when Juventus visit Lazio this evening.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

The danger man is inevitably Immobile, the current Capocannoniere with 17 Serie A goals in just 14 games.

“Immobile is not the only one to be worried about, because Lazio are full of great players,” the defender told DAZN.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
De Ligt: 'If I wasn't a player...'

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt jokes had he not become a professional footballer, he would’ve become an agent “to beat Mino Raiola”.

The Dutchman was interviewed by France Football after he won the Kopa Trophy for best under-21 player in Europe of 2018-19.

“If I hadn’t become a footballer, I would’ve become an agent to try and beat Mino Raiola! Or I would have tried to recruit him myself.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Chiellini praises 'smart' De Ligt

Giorgio Chiellini has praised “smart” new boy Matthijs de Ligt and urged Juventus to “get used to being courageous” under Maurizio Sarri.

De Ligt has received both praise and criticism in his first few months with Juve, but Chiellini says the former Ajax defender has proved to be a quick learner.

“I talk to him every day, he’s smart, he wants to learn and is doing so quickly,” the 35-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.

“He was only born in 1999 and he has been catapulted into a new way of playing.”

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Monday December 2 2019
De Ligt wins Kopa award

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has won the Kopa Trophy for best under-21 player of last season.

De Ligt reached the Champions League semi-finals with Ajax last season, eliminating Juve along the way, and won a domestic double.

Those exploits earned him a move to Turin over the summer for a reported €75m.

The Kopa Trophy was introduced last year, with Kylian Mbappe winning the inaugural award, beating the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma and Patrick Cutrone.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Sarri: 'Ronaldo not like the others'

Maurizio Sarri admits Cristiano Ronaldo “is not a player like all the others” at Juventus, reveals the key to Matthijs de Ligt’s development and admires Sassuolo’s approach.

It kicks off on Sunday at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The first question was somewhat inevitably about Ronaldo and whether he would be rested in Serie A after the midweek Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
Paratici: 'Juve not interested in Rakitic'

Juventus are not interested in Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, assured director of sport Fabio Paratici, but he believes Matthijs de Ligt "will become the best defender in the world."

The Croatian international has fallen down the pecking order at the Camp Nou this season and has been repeatedly linked with moves away, specifically to Juve and Inter.

“We have a great team and are not looking for reinforcements at the moment. We are strong in every position,” Paratici told ESPN.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
Joao Felix wins Golden Boy Award

Atletico Madrid and Portugal starlet Joao Felix has won the Golden Boy 2019 Award for the best Under-21 player in European football.

He was a landslide winner with 332 points, followed by England’s Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, 175 points) and Bayer Leverkusen’s German talent Kai Haverts (75 points).

Out of 40 votes, 25 put Joao Felix in first place.

The trophy is organised by Italian newspaper Tuttosport and decided by 40 high-profile writers from around the continent.

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