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Juventus missed the chance to join Milan at the top of Serie A after being held to a 1-1 draw by Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Wednesday. Juve went in to this rescheduled clash having drawn the past two matches and Antonio Conte surprisingly started Marco Borriello in a trident attack with Mirko Vucinic and the returning Simone Pepe. However, it was Bologna who took the lead in the 17th minute when Marco Di Vaio beat the offside [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 8 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus left Milan with a point on Saturday, but not before a drama-filled 90 minutes that still has fans and the media debating. From phantom goals to offside calls, punches to scuffles, the match kept the moviola busy and threw in some decent football too. Both sides can feel rightly aggrieved over a goal disallowed by linesman Roberto Romagnoli, but the fallout now appears to surround Gianluigi Buffon’s honesty in saying that had he known Sulley Muntari’s header crossed the [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 1 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It will not decide the fate of the Scudetto; the season is still too young for that. However, this Saturday’s Milan versus Juventus showdown is undoubtedly the game of the season. Milan holds a one point advantage over their adversary. Juve still has a game in hand to make up in March. The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza has been a happy hunting ground for the Bianconeri this campaign, with a League win over Inter and triumph in the Coppa Italia semi-final [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Feb - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Parma and Juventus played out a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Wednesday night in their rescheduled round 21 match, postponed at the start of February due to heavy snowfall. The result means Juve failed to leapfrog Milan and reclaim first place in Serie A, but moved to within one point of the Rossoneri with another game in hand still to play. Juventus created the better chances and almost struck immediately, but Giorgio Chiellini’s header hit the base [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Feb - 16 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus took an important step towards reaching the Coppa Italia final as a returning Martin Caceres scored a brace to ensure a 2-1 semi-final first leg win over Milan at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Antonio Conte made changes as noted in the pre-match press conference, with Marco Storari, Caceres, Simone Padoin, Alessandro Del Piero and Marco Borriello all starting in the 3-5-2 formation. Each goal arrived after the interval, as Caceres tapped home the opener after fellow new signings Padoin [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Feb - 9 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Eighteen matches into the season and Juventus are undefeated and sitting in first place. Everything seems rosy red, or pink (like their away shirt), in Turin. While Juventus find themselves in an ideal situation heading into the second half of the season, their rise to the top has been much due to their own good work as it has been to many of their rivals’ failure to truly assert themselves as Scudetto contenders, aside from Milan. This is evident by [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Jan - 20 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Andrea Barzagli believes Juventus were unlucky not  to claim all three points against Cagliari on Sunday. Mirko Vucinic’s opener was cancelled out by Andrea Cossu’s strike early in the second half, but, after peppering the Cagliari goal, Juve could not find a winner. “It’s a shame not to have won. We created many opportunities without being able to make the most of them,” said the central defender. “Cagliari played a great game from a defensive point of view. We lacked [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Jan - 16 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus will be at home for the first time in 2012 on Sunday when they welcome Cagliari to the Juventus Stadium. Starting the New Year off with more of a whimper than a bang, Juve did manage to take home the three points from Lecce even if it was a struggle. As Antonio Conte stated afterwards, they will look to build from that match and improve their performance. Match-winner Alessandro Matri is expected to start after the injury suffered by [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Jan - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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