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Wojciech Szczesny: Max Allegri was the perfect match for Juventus

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has paid a glowing tribute to departing Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri ahead of his final game in charge.
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved said the Italian champions have not decided who will replace outgoing head coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Max Allegri’s Juventus successor not yet decided amid Maurizio Sarri, Simone Inzaghi links

Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved said the Italian champions have not decided who will replace outgoing head coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Juventus’ Italian forward Federico Bernardeschi, both with their head covered in foam, joke and celebrate after Juventus secured its 8th consecutive Italian 2018/19 “Scudetto” Serie A championships, after winning the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Fiorentina on April 20, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Isabella BONOTTO / AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo the future but Juventus need more to conquer Europe

Massimiliano Allegri insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo was the future of Juventus and the Portuguese superstar said he was “1,000 percent committed to staying” but despite sealing an eighth consecutive Serie A title the Turin giants need to find more if they want to conquer Europe next season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his immediate future to Juventus in the wake of their eighth straight Serie A title.

Five things that helped Juventus win eighth straight Serie A crown

Italian giants Juventus claimed an eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday after a 2-1 win at home against Fiorentina.
Bayern’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, western Germany, on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Six things we learned in European football this weekend

While Real Madrid are ominously finding form ahead of the return of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain’s first Ligue 1 loss of the season will have encouraged their future European opponents Manchester United.
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Cristiano Ronaldo chases first Juventus goal before Champions League return to Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo faces Sassuolo on Sunday still chasing his maiden competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus before he returns to Spain for the first time in the Champions League.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s son begins training with Juventus’ under-9s

Cristiano Ronaldo's son has participated in his first training session for Juventus' under-9s.
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Cristiano Ronaldo set for Serie A debut amid mourning in Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his much-anticipated Serie A debut for Juventus who open their campaign for an eighth straight Italian league title on Saturday against a sombre backdrop of a country in mourning following the Genoa bridge disaster.

Focus on Neymar-Kylian Mbappe partnership as PSG kick off title defence

Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain 12 months ago in a bid to move out of Lionel Messi’s shadow and confirm his status as one of the world’s best players, but the Brazilian may have to share the mantle of talisman with teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappe this season.

Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo lauded after ‘most beautiful goal’ buries Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year's Champions League final.

Juventus face AC Milan test before Real Madrid blockbuster

Napoli can stake a claim to the Serie A title against strugglers Sassuolo this weekend, with champions Juventus facing a stiff test against AC Milan before next week's Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi send Juventus through

Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi scored in either half as Juventus sealed a berth in the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Olympiakos in Piraeus.

Real Madrid, Barcelona eye progress as Atletico Madrid fear exit

Holders Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United headline a selection of teams who can secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League this week.

Five reasons why Italy failed to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Italy is picking through the wreckage after the national team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. Here are five things that led to the Azzurri’s historic exit.

Italy won’t be at World Cup for first time since 1958

Players from both teams slumped to the ground, the Swedes in exhausted ecstasy, the Italians in losers’ agony.

Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Daniele De Rossi retire from international football

Legendary Italian goalie, Gianluigi Buffon, has announced his retirement from international duty after Italy’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Gianluigi Buffon says ‘no panic’ as Italy on brink of World Cup disaster

Italy must not panic as they bid to avoid missing a World Cup for the first time in 60 years, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said after a 1-0 playoff defeat to Sweden pushed them to the brink of disaster.

Italy face ‘do-or-die’ 2018 World Cup play-off against Sweden – Roberto Di Matteo

Italy face a "do-or-die" World Cup showdown with Sweden but Gian Piero Ventura's side has the experience to qualify for Russia 2018, according to Roberto Di Matteo.

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Flying Eagles star to be loan out after Galatasaray signing

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Manchester United makes decision on Real Madrid target

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Senator Ahmed Lawan emerges Nigeria’s Senate President

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Serie A giant to complete €10 million deal for Super Eagles star

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