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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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Wednesday August 14 2019
Juve: De Ligt out, Dybala in

Matthijs de Ligt is out of Juventus’ in-house friendly with a blister, but Danilo, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala all start.

De Ligt joins Cristiano Ronaldo as a late casualty and will therefore watch the clash in the Turinese comune of Villar Perosa from the stands.

Taking his place alongside Leonardo Bonucci is Merih Demiral.

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Wednesday July 31 2019
Ronaldo & De Ligt up for FIFA award

Juventus pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt have been nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2019.

Ronaldo helped Juve win their eighth straight Scudetto following his Italian-record €112m transfer from Real Madrid last summer, scoring 28 goals in all competitions.

He also captained Portugal to glory at the inaugural edition of the Nations League.

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Tuesday July 30 2019
Ronaldo: 'Juve will win Champions League'

Cristiano Ronaldo is certain Juventus will win the Champions League “within the next two seasons,” hails ‘GOAT’ Gigi Buffon and reveals that Matthijs de Ligt message.

The Portugal international returned to Madrid on Monday to pick up the Marca Leyenda award, representing his legendary status in La Liga.

“I left Real Madrid last year because I needed fresh motivation to my career, having won everything here,” he told Marca.

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Monday July 29 2019
Nedved: 'De Ligt deal a struggle'

Juventus director Pavel Nedved praised Maurizio Sarri for his “different” approach to Max Allegri and confessed signing Matthijs de Ligt was “a real struggle.”

The Bianconeri Vice-President spoke to Sky Sport Italia ahead of the draw for the 2019-20 Serie A season and was asked how new Coach Sarri is settling in.

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