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Sunday September 1 2019
Juve talks for Boateng?

Juventus are reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng after Giorgio Chiellini’s serious knee injury.

There are even reports in Bild that Boateng skipped training and a photoshoot today, so could fly out to Turin within hours.

Chiellini tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training and is expected to be out for around six months.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Tactical Analysis: Juventus 4-3 Napoli

Matthijs de Ligt received a baptism of fire, writes Elio Salerno, as Juventus and Napoli showed their best and worst sides in a Saturday night thriller.

Juventus v Napoli was expected to be an open and entertaining affair. It most certainly did not disappoint.

Dutch centre-back Matthijs De Ligt was handed his Italian top flight debut in place of captain Giorgio Chiellini, who suffered a serious knee injury and could be out for six months. It proved to be a baptism of fire for the 20-year-old.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Martusciello: 'Juve don't give up'

Juventus assistant manager Giovanni Martusciello admits they “felt sated after going 3-0 up” against Napoli, but “this squad does not give up.”

He was once again on the bench, as Maurizio Sarri is still recovering from pneumonia, and oversaw a bizarre 4-3 victory.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Bonucci: 'Set example for De Ligt'

Leonardo Bonucci said Juventus must “each give more in the absence of Giorgio Chiellini and I must set the example for Matthijs de Ligt.”

The Bianconeri host Napoli at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-up and LIVEBLOG.

Bonucci is joined by De Ligt making his Serie A debut in defence, as Giorgio Chiellini tore his anterior cruciate ligament and is out for approximately six months.

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Saturday August 31 2019
De Ligt: 'Juventus perfect teachers'

Matthijs de Ligt described his education at Juventus, both on and off the field, with “perfect teachers” like Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri.

The former Ajax defender expressed disappointment at being on the bench for the win at Parma, but looks like he’ll be pushed into the starting XI for his debut tonight against Napoli, because Giorgio Chiellini is out for possibly six months with a torn ACL.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Probable line-ups: Juventus v Napoli

Matthijs de Ligt is expected to step in for injured Giorgio Chiellini, as Juventus host Napoli with a revamped defence this evening.

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

The Bianconeri were dealt a devastating blow on Friday with news Chiellini had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session.

It means the 35-year-old will require surgery and could be out for at least four to six months.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Szczesny's cunning Champions plan

Wojciech Szczesny describes Maurizio Sarri methods and jokes Juventus can win the Champions League "now Matthijs de Ligt and Cristiano Ronaldo can’t knock us out.”

There is immediately a Scudetto showdown on Saturday when Napoli visit the Juventus Stadium.

“It’s not a problem going up against Napoli straight away, as we have to face everyone twice anyway,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.

“Napoli caused us a lot of problems over the last few years, but we can’t wait to play this game.”

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Monday August 26 2019
Koeman warning for De Ligt

Ronald Koeman is ‘not worried’ about Matthijs de Ligt but will consider the defender’s Netherlands place if he does not start playing for Juventus soon.

Juve splashed out an initial €75m for De Ligt, beating the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich to the former Ajax captain.

However, the 19-year-old was benched for the Old Lady’s Serie A opener against Parma and he later confessed his surprise at not starting.

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Sunday August 25 2019
De Ligt: 'Didn't expect Juve bench'

Matthijs de Ligt “didn’t expect” to be benched when Juventus visited Parma. “Naturally I would’ve preferred to play and I didn’t get any clues.”

The 20-year-old completed a transfer worth €85.5m from Ajax this summer, but he watched on from the sidelines at the Stadio Tardini in the 1-0 opening Serie A victory.

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Wednesday August 14 2019
Chiellini: 'Inter and Napoli can't hide'

Giorgio Chiellini confessed Juventus are “a work in progress” under Maurizio Sarri, but Inter and Napoli “can’t pretend they’re not expected to win.”

The Bianconeri are beginning pre-season with their new Coach after five years of Max Allegri.

“Every Coach has his characteristics. Allegri was different to Antonio Conte, just as Sarri is different to Allegri,” Chiellini told Tuttomercatoweb.

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