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Wednesday November 13 2019
De Ligt 'happy' with Juve progress

A defiant Matthijs de Ligt tells his Juventus critics, "I had a very good game against Milan and scored the winner against Torino."

De Ligt is currently on international duty with Netherlands, and he spoke to NOS Voetbal about his start to life in Serie A.

The defender was at fault for some early goals against Juve in the opening weeks of the season, including several incidents where the ball hit him on the arm, but he feels he has turned a corner.

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Tuesday November 12 2019
Szczesny: 'Role changed at Juventus'

Wojciech Szczesny discussed having Gigi Buffon as an understudy, his changing role at Juventus under Maurizio Sarri and Matthijs de Ligt “stealing his place” between the sticks.

The goalkeeper has started eight games in the League this term and has claimed the starting position in front of veteran Buffon.

“I admit it is very strange to have Gigi Buffon as my back-up," the Poland international told Tuttosport. “A few years ago, it would have seemed crazy to even think of such a scenario.

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Saturday November 9 2019
Capello: 'De Ligt better with Chiellini'

Fabio Capello believes Matthijs de Ligt would've enjoyed a better start to his Juventus career had he played alongside Giorgio Chiellini.

De Ligt was signed from Ajax for €75m last summer, but has been scrutinised for several mistakes made during the opening months of his Juve career.

The defender was initially supposed to bide his time and be eased into the first team, however the injury to Chiellini after the first game of the season catapulted the Dutchman straight into the side, alongside Leonardo Bonucci.

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Friday November 8 2019
Ronaldo & De Ligt to face Milan?

Juventus are increasingly confident that Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt will both be fit to play Milan on Sunday.

Ronaldo was replaced for the final 10 minutes of Juve’s 2-1 win against Lokomotiv Moscow midweek, which coach Maurizio Sarri put down to prevention.

De Ligt, meanwhile, missed the trip to Russia with a sprained ankle, picked up in the Derby della Mole with Torino last weekend.

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Wednesday November 6 2019
Paratici: 'Juve room for improvement'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici notes the team “is growing consistently, but there are huge margins for improvement.”

Their Champions League trip to Lokomotiv Moscow kicks off at 17.55 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Tuesday November 5 2019
De Ligt out of Lokomotiv-Juventus

Matthijs de Ligt is out of the Juventus squad travelling to Lokomotiv Moscow for the Champions League game due to a sprained ankle.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 17.55 GMT, valid for the group stage of the tournament.

Defender De Ligt has not made the trip, as he sprained his left ankle during the victory over Torino on Saturday, where he scored the winner.

It is only a light sprain and he should be available for this weekend’s Serie A clash with Milan.

The candidates to replace the Dutchman are Daniele Rugani and Merih Demiral.

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Sunday November 3 2019
De Ligt makes history

Matthijs de Ligt made history, becoming the first foreign player to score his debut Juventus goal in the Derby della Mole.

The Dutchman became the first foriegn player in Juve's 122-year history to score their first goal for the club against city rivals Torino.

De Ligt, signed for €75m in the summer from Ajax, volleyed home in the 70th minute following a Gonzalo Higuain cut back from a corner.

The goal will take a weight off the young player's shoulders, as he's struggled in his opening months in Bianconeri colours.

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Sunday November 3 2019
Highlights: Torino 0-1 Juventus

Matthijs de Ligt was certainly the key figure in the Derby della Mole, as his handling offence prompted Torino penalty appeals and then he scored the Juventus winner.

The Dutch defender has repeatedly been at the centre of borderline decisions in his debut Serie A season and this was no different, as the ball struck his arm on a corner.

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Sunday November 3 2019
Belotti: 'Assumed it was a penalty'

Andrea Belotti was stunned Torino didn’t receive a penalty for Matthijs de Ligt’s handball in the defeat to Juventus. “I assumed he’d award it.”

The Granata were eventually beaten by a goal from De Ligt in the second half, but there was controversy before the break when his header bounced off the Dutch defender’s arm.

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Saturday November 2 2019
Torino: 'No handball consistency'

Torino director general Antonio Comi was pleased with their performance against Juventus, but wants more “consistency” on handball.

The Granata remain in crisis after six defeats in the first 11 Serie A rounds and were beaten by a Matthijs de Ligt effort from a corner.

“We wanted to see a performance with determination and character, which we certainly got this evening,” Comi told DAZN.

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