NEWS
Wednesday January 15 2020
Paratici: 'Juve don't need defenders'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici assures they “don’t need” any replacements for injured Merih Demiral, as Giorgio Chiellini will be back soon.

Turkey international Demiral had made a strong impact recently, pushing Matthijs de Ligt on to the bench for six games in a row, even scoring his first goal in the 2-1 win at Roma.

However, he suffered a serious knee injury during that game and has been ruled out for six-seven months following ACL and meniscus surgery.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Demiral out for 6 to 7 months

Juventus have confirmed that Merih Demiral is out for the next six to seven months after a successful surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament.

The Old Lady reports on their official website that the Turkey international’s intervention at the Hochrum clinic in Innsbruck was perfectly successful.

The statement claims that Demiral “underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and suture of the lateral meniscus of the left knee”.

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NEWS
Monday January 13 2020
Mother: 'Zaniolo wants Euro 2020'

Nicolò Zaniolo’s mother has thanked everyone for their support after the Roma star’s serious injury. “He wants Euro 2020 at all costs, but knows it’s a long shot.”

The 20-year-old was stretchered off in tears during last night’s 2-1 defeat to Juventus and tests confirmed the worst, as he will require surgery for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament with additional meniscus damage.

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NEWS
Monday January 13 2020
Demiral season over with torn ACL

Juventus defender Merih Demiral has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament with additional meniscus damage.

The Turkey international had scored the opening goal in last night’s 2-1 Serie A victory over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

He then landed heavily after jumping for a header and limped off the field.

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NEWS
Monday January 13 2020
Zaniolo 15th ACL tear for Roma

Nicolo Zaniolo will have surgery today, and becomes the 15th Roma player to rupture his anterior cruciate ligament in the last six years.

The Giallorossi have had a nasty relationship with knee injuries in recent years. Since Kevin Strootman's ACL rupture in 2014, the list has grown exponentially.

The list of players reads as follows:

Kevin Strootman: March 9 2014

Elia Capradossi: September 14 2015

Ezequiel Ponce: November 24 2015

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BLOG ITALIA
Monday January 13 2020
Sarri wins tactical clash with Fonseca

It was one for the football hipsters, as Maurizio Sarri out-witted Paulo Fonseca at the Olimpico. Elio Salerno analyses the Roma-Juventus tactical battle.

A fascinating game unfolded at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening, as Juventus edged out Roma to clinch the Winter Champion crown. Capitalising on Inter’s Saturday night draw with Atalanta was paramount, although the Bianconeri looked increasingly shaky as the game developed.

The battle on the side-lines was one for the football hipsters. Progressive Roma coach Paulo Fonseca attempting to outwit Maurizio Sarri.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Sarri: 'Demiral injury serious'

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri admits Merih Demiral “might have a serious injury” after landing awkwardly on his knee.

The defender had scored the opening goal in a 2-1 win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

He was then stretchered off within 20 minutes of the Serie A match, having jumped for a header and landed heavily.

“Demiral has a sprain and we won’t know any more until tomorrow morning,” said Sarri in his press conference.

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NEWS
Sunday January 12 2020
Juve crowned Winter Champs at Roma

Juventus stunned Roma with an early couple of goals to secure their Winter Champion status, but Nicolò Zaniolo suffered a serious injury.

Click here for the full match report.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Paratici: 'Rugani underrated'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici assures there will be no reinforcements in January, while excluding Daniele Rugani’s sale. “He is underrated.”

The Bianconeri visit Roma this evening at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

Merih Demiral is again in the starting XI rather than Matthijs de Ligt, but Paratici explains it calmly.

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NEWS
Saturday January 4 2020
Juve reject every Demiral offer

Juventus are turning down €40m proposals for Merih Demiral, as it’s reported Manchester City, Bayer Leverkusen, Leicester, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund want him.

The defender only arrived from Sassuolo over the summer for €18m and barely played in his first three months at the club, but started the last four games of 2019.

According to Tuttosport and Sky Sport Italia, among others, the offers have been pouring in for the 21-year-old Turkey international centre-back.

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