Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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    Juventus win Serie A

Juventus win Serie A

Juventus drew 0-0 at Roma to secure the Serie A title this season ahead of determined and second placed Napoli.Juventus, needing to get at least a point or have Napoli lose at Sampdoria, battled to a goalless draw against 10-man Roma, while Napoli won 2-0 at Sampdoria to try and take the title tussle into the final week.Roma's Radja Nainggolan [...]

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    Referee rant: UEFA charge Buffon

Referee rant: UEFA charge Buffon

European football governing body, UEFA has charged Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon for his expletive-laden rant at referee Michael Oliver during and after the controversial Champions League Quarter final second leg encounter against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu in Spain.The case instituted against the 40-year old Italian, according to UEFA, relates to “general principles of conduct”, following his dismissal earned for [...]

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    Cristiano Ronaldo bails Real Madrid from Champions League disgrace; Bayern advance

Cristiano Ronaldo bails Real Madrid from Champions League disgrace; Bayern advance

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich joined Liverpool and Roma in the semi finals of the UCL after overcoming the challenges of Juventus and Sevilla respectively.Zinedine Zidane's wards were abysmal on the night but were saved by talisman Cristiano Ronaldo's last-minute contentious but clear-cut penalty kick as they suffered a shock 1-3 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu.Juventus, looking to emulate Roma's [...]

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    Ronaldo and Madrid reign supreme in Turin, Bayern subdue Sevilla

Ronaldo and Madrid reign supreme in Turin, Bayern subdue Sevilla

Zinedine Zidane's defending Champions Real Madrid trashed Juventus 3-0. Zidane returned to his old stumping ground in Turin and armed with red-hot Cristiano Ronaldo and left with a well deserved victory.Real Madrid started same team that defeated the Old Lady of Turin 4-1 in last season's final, while Juve handed a surprise start to Uruguayan midfielder, Rolando Bentancur. Cristiano Ronaldo [...]

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    UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

Europe- and the world- welcomes back the premier club competition and it's the round of the big clubs.The usual suspects of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are on a roller coaster ride, but the impressive Manchester City and tricky duo of Roma and Sevilla could put a clog in the big boys' wheels.Juventus vs Real MadridA repeat of last [...]

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    Liverpool to face Man City in Champions League quarter-final

Liverpool to face Man City in Champions League quarter-final

Liverpool and Manchester City will face-off in an all English Champions League quarter-final.The draw for the last eight of the competition took place on Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.Real Madrid, the reigning champions, were drawn against Juventus. Both sides met in last year's final.Zinedine Zidane's charges have won three of the last four UEFA Champions League competition.Barcelona [...]

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    Juventus knock out Tottenham, Manchester City advance to UCL quarter final

Juventus knock out Tottenham, Manchester City advance to UCL quarter final

It was a mixed evening for English clubs in the UCL on wednesday evening as Tottenham Hotspur crashed out to last year's beaten finalist Juventus 2-1 at Wembley stadium, while Manchester City, despite losing 2-1 at home, took the easy street into the quarter finals with a 5-2 aggregate win over FC Basel of Switzerland.Pablo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi, and Giorgio [...]

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    Messi stuns Buffon as Barcelona defeat Juventus 3-0

Messi stuns Buffon as Barcelona defeat Juventus 3-0

Barcelona on Tuesday kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win against last season's finalists, Juventus, at Nou camp.Messi bamboozled Gigi Buffon to score against the Juventus goalkeeper for Barcelona's opener on the stroke of half-time at the Nou Camp.It was his first ever goal against the veteran Italian goalie.The Argentine weaved his way past several Juventus players, [...]

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    Messi finally scores against Buffon

Messi finally scores against Buffon

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on Tuesday scored against Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus goalkeeper, for the first time in his career.Messi scored his first goal just before half time in the Champions League group stage opener at Camp Nou, while the second came in the 69th minute of the match.The Barcelona legend has finally netted against Buffon after over 315 minutes of [...]

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    Claudio Ranieri named manager of French side Nantes

Claudio Ranieri named manager of French side Nantes

Claudio Ranieri, former Leicester City manager, has agreed to a two-year deal to manage Ligue 1 side Nantes.The Italian, who led the Foxes to the Premier League title in 2016, has been without a club since being sacked by the Foxes in February."FC Nantes is pleased to announce the arrival of Claudio Ranieri at the head of his professional group," [...]

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    Ronaldo scores 600th career goal as Madrid win UCL back-to-back

Ronaldo scores 600th career goal as Madrid win UCL back-to-back

Real Madrid has made history as the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles on Saturday, while Cristiano Ronaldo recorded his 600th career goal for club and country. Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 at the 2016/17 Champions League final at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales.The Zinedine Zidane's men has become the first team to retain their status as [...]

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    Juventus win sixth consecutive Serie A title

Juventus win sixth consecutive Serie A title

A 3-0 win over Crotone, courtesy of goals from Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Alex Sandro, earned Juventus the Serie A title.The Old Lady blew the chance to win the league last weekend at the Stadio Olimpico, where they were beaten 3-1 by the Giallorossi.After returning to the same ground on Wednesday to defeat Lazio 2-0 to lift the Coppa [...]

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    Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Defending champions Real Madrid have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League 2016/17 semi-final.The draw took place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.Monaco, after seeing off Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-final, will face Juventus who defeated Barcelona.Real will be at home in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu while the second leg will be played at Atletico's Vicente Calderon.Both [...]

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    Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City, club of Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League.Craig Shakespeare's men are the last remaining English Premier League side in the competition.The Foxes had played Atletico twice before in Europe.Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup.The first-leg ties of the quarter-finals will [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: Ahmed Musa ‘battle ready’ for Wolfsburg

UCL PREVIEW: Ahmed Musa ‘battle ready’ for Wolfsburg

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is looking to start the 2015 UEFA Champions League campaign of CSKA Moscow on a bright note as they tackle Wolfsburg in Germany on Tuesday.With four goals already under his belt in the qualifying rounds, Musa is hoping to score more that will help his Russian side out of Group B.“We’re battle ready and [...]

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    Italy coach Conte may stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

Italy coach Conte may stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

Italy coach, Antonio Conte, could face a criminal trial for his alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2011.Conte, who has already served a ban imposed by the Italian football federation (FIGC) for not reporting alleged match-fixing in two games involving ex-club Siena and has always denied any wrongdoing, was accused of “sports fraud” by the prosecutor in the northern city of [...]

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