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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.
Bruno Fernandes has billed Cristiano Ronaldo as “the most skilful player [he has] ever seen”, while the Manchester United midfielder has also recognised the “amazing” qualities of club-mate Marcus Rashford.

Bruno Fernandes: Cristiano Ronaldo the most skilful player I’ve ever seen

Bruno Fernandes has billed Cristiano Ronaldo as “the most skilful player [he has] ever seen”, while the Manchester United midfielder has also recognised the “amazing” qualities of club-mate Marcus Rashford.
Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against Torino.

Juventus legend Buffon makes long-term pledge to Serie A champions

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon plans to keep playing until he is at ‘least 43’ after setting a new Serie A appearance record.
Moreno Longo’s men were much improved after the break, creating some decent opportunities which they just couldn’t convert and were punished on the hour mark as Cristiano Ronaldo curled in his first free-kick since moving to Italy.

Juventus extend derby domination as Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo star

Despite not being at their brilliant best, Juventus still had enough to crush Torino’s derby hopes once more with a 4-1 win at the Allianz Stadium.
Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against Torino.

Gianluigi Buffon breaks Paolo Maldini’s Serie A appearance record

Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against Torino.

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon ‘reliving youth’ after agreeing contract extension at 42 years of...

Gianluigi Buffon has committed to another 12-month contract at Juventus, with the 42-year-old claiming to be relieving his youth as he keeps a “fire burning inside”.
Barcelona has slapped an eye-watering buyout clause of nearly $450 million (400m euros) on new signing Miralem Pjanić.

Barcelona slaps $448 million buyout clause on new signing Miralem Pjanić

Barcelona has slapped an eye-watering buyout clause of nearly $450 million (400m euros) on new signing Miralem Pjanić.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Kylian Mbappe speaks on two PSG departures that hit him hardest

Kylian Mbappe says the departures of Lassana Diarra and Gianluigi Buffon from Paris Saint-Germain had a big effect on him.
Gennaro Gattuso hailed the ‘God of football’ after he lifted his first coaching trophy as Napoli beat Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Italian Cup for the sixth time on Wednesday.

Gennaro Gattuso: There’s a God of football

Gennaro Gattuso hailed the ‘God of football’ after he lifted his first coaching trophy as Napoli beat Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Italian Cup for the sixth time on Wednesday.
Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo set an unwanted record in Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia final defeat to Napoli played behind closed doors inside the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Cristiano Ronaldo sets record in Coppa Italia final defeat to Napoli

Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo set an unwanted record in Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia final defeat to Napoli played behind closed doors inside the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Juventus transfer chief confirms Barcelona talks following Arthur-Pjanic swap deal news

Juventus' chief football officer Fabio Paratici has confirmed that the Serie A champions are in open dialogue with Barcelona following the revelation that the Turin side were interested in a swap deal involving midfielders Arthur and Miralem Pjanic.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo donates five ventilators, accepts pay cut

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has donated five ventilators and has also agreed to a pay cut amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Ronaldo has returned to Portugal to self-isolate as COVID-19 has taken a devastating toll in Italy with 86,498 cases and 9,134 deaths confirmed.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been honoured with a place in the Serie A Team of the Year for the fourth time in a row.

Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly makes fourth consecutive Serie A Team of the Year

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been honoured with a place in the Serie A Team of the Year for the fourth time in a row.
Cristiano Ronaldo was upset with Maurizio Sarri after he was substituted during the closing stages of Juventus’ victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.

Antonio Cassano: Juventus covering up Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘big problem’ with Maurizio Sarri

Cristiano Ronaldo looks to have “a big problem” with Maurizio Sarri, claims Antonio Cassano, with a Portuguese superstar left irritated by recent decisions from the Juventus coach.
Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri slams Juventus stars after Sassuolo draw

Maurizio Sarri accused Juventus of lacking ‘brain and soul’ and making ‘daft errors’ as the reigning champions lost top spot in Serie A with a 2-2 draw at home to midtable Sassuolo, adding that he spoke to the team ‘for 30 seconds’ in the dressing room afterward.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against Sassuolo. Marco Bertorello-AFP via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo rescues a point for Juve against Sassuolo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot to rescue a 2-2 draw for Juventus at home against Sassuolo to leave the way open for Inter Milan to claim top spot in Serie A later on Sunday.
Golden Eaglets depart Nigeria to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup, which takes place from October 26 to November 17. 1

FIFA promises fans 50% discount for U-17 World Cup match tickets

World football governing body, FIFA, has promised to give out 50% discount to fans who purchase match tickets for the Under-17 World Cup event in Brazil.

Juventus to offer Wojciech Szczesny new deal following Manchester United interest

Juventus are set to open talks with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny as they look to tie the Poland international down following a summer in which Manchester United showed an interest in signing him.

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Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

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Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

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Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

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