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Andrea Pirlo's Juventus were branded 'clueless and devoid of ideas' as their Champions League last 16 campaign stumbled midweek with a blundering 2-1 first leg defeat at Porto.

Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus under-fire after Porto defeat

Andrea Pirlo's Juventus were branded 'clueless and devoid of ideas' as their Champions League last 16 campaign stumbled midweek with a blundering 2-1 first leg defeat at Porto.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Pele to become second highest goalscorer ever

Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty as Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw, their sixth of the season, by Atalanta at the Allianz Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty as Juventus draw with Atalanta

Andrea Pirlo would’ve been seething with Àlvaro Morata when the Spainard spurned a golden opportunity to give Juve the lead. The former Chelsea striker attempted to back-heel the ball into an empty net, forcing it wide when a simple tap-in would’ve sufficed.
Milestones are just around the corner for Cristiano Ronaldo with almost every game and, on Wednesday, he scored his 750th career goal as Juventus cruised past Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.

Juventus beat Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 as Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 750 goals

Milestones are just around the corner for Cristiano Ronaldo with almost every game and, on Wednesday, he scored his 750th career goal as Juventus cruised past Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo twice netted an equaliser to give Juventus a 2-2 draw away at Roma on Sunday evening.

Manchester United make offer to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Premier League giants Manchester United have made a ‘formal offer’ to re-sign club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports in Portugal.
Roberto Mancini has expressed his sadness at seeing Mario Balotelli go from being Italian football's golden boy to the odd man out.

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli should be playing for Italy

Italy boss Mancini gave Balotelli his Serie A debut for Inter when the striker was just 17 years old, in December 2007, and a first Azzurri cap came before his 20th birthday.
Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo has stressed the importance of signing a striker ahead of the new Serie A campaign.

Andrea Pirlo defines Juventus tactical versatility

Andrea Pirlo has explained his tactical adjustments to Juventus after a 2-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev, including the versatility of Federico Chiesa and Dejan Kulusevski.
Inter Milan fought back with two goals in the last five minutes as they began their Serie A campaign with a 4-3 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.

Inter Milan hits two late goals to beat Fiorentina 4-3

Inter Milan fought back with two goals in the last five minutes as they began their Serie A campaign with a 4-3 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus boss picks positives from Roma defeat

Maurizio Sarri believes “a little fear can do us good” after seeing Juventus prepare for their crucial Champions League tie against Lyon by losing 3-1 to Roma on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
Maurizio Sarri’s first game on the Juventus bench ended with a painful goalless draw at Fiorentina as the Italian champions held on despite losing three players to injury.

Maurizio Sarri returns as injury-hit Juventus suffer in Fiorentina stalemate

Maurizio Sarri’s first game on the Juventus bench ended with a painful goalless draw at Fiorentina as the Italian champions held on despite losing three players to injury.
Rocco Commisso

American billionaire Rocco Commisso completes Fiorentina purchase

American entrepreneur Rocco Commisso has completed his purchase of Serie A side Fiorentina.
Mario Mandzukic

Juventus consider Mario Mandzukic sale as Maurizio Sarri again turns to Gonzalo Higuain

Juventus are open to selling striker Mario Mandzukic and it was reported they will listen to offers this summer for the Croatia international.

Official: Serie A matches will not be played in China for now

Serie A matches are unlikely to be played in China in the near future, although matches in the less prestigious Coppa Italia could be, an official said on Sunday.
Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg on March 9, 2019 in Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE - AFP) - DFL

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Santiago Solari is holding on to his job as Real Madrid coach after the deposed European champions got back to winning ways on what was another good weekend for two prolific Poles.
Gian Piero Gasperini's Atalanta achieved arguably their most impressive result on Wednesday evening as they sent Juventus packing from the Coppa Italia with a dominant 3-0 win in Bergamo.

Atalanta send holders Juventus crashing out of Coppa Italia as Fiorentina maul Roma

Holders Juventus crashed out of the Coppa Italia on Wednesday with a 3-0 defeat at Atalanta, as striker Duvan Zapata scored twice to continue with his electric form.
Portugal's Rui Patricio and Jose Fonte celebrate after the match. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo

Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between Frosinone and Juventus Turin on September 23, 2018 at the Benito-Stirpe Stadium in Frosinone. - AFP PHOTO - Filippo MONTEFORTE

Five things we learned in Italian Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo shook off his Champions League red card by scoring the opener and setting up Federico Bernardeschi for the second as Juventus kept their 100 percent record in Serie A with a 2-0 win at promoted Frosinone.
Italy's Roberto Mancini

UEFA Nations League: Robert Mancini defiant as Italy crisis deepens

Roberto Mancini remains defiant his strategy will reap rewards after a 1-0 defeat to Portugal in the Nations League piled pressure on the Italy coach as the country craves a victory to ease the pain of their World Cup absence.

Italy’s Mario Balotelli set to lose spot as Roberto Mancini defends ‘bad game’

Italy coach Roberto Mancini defended Mario Balotelli from criticism of his performance against Poland on Friday, but he hopes a changed side will deliver their first UEFA Nations League win against Portugal on Monday night.

Roberto Mancini determined to rekindle Italy’s love affair with football

Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the low of their World Cup fiasco.

Nathan Ake strike gives Dutch 1-1 draw against Italy

Nathan Ake headed in a late equaliser as the Netherlands held 10-man Italy 1-1 in Monday’s international friendly in Turin between two heavyweights who failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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