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Three matches and three rivals vanquished (even if Adriano Galliani does not completely agree) – Juventus enjoyed a successful week which rejuvenated their Scudetto bid and saw them reach the Coppa Italia final. The week-capping victory over Inter made Juve forget the provincial struggles which has threatened to ensure a potentially unbeaten season likened more to Perugia 1978/79 than Milan 1991/92. It had appeared the January yips which were prevalent in recent campaigns made the shift to February following a [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 29 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

If one were to view the rosters for each of Italy’s four World Cup triumphs, one would notice a pattern; the core of the team was comprised of Juventus players. Not only that, but Juventus players made key contributions in each of these championship winning sides, names such as Orsi, Monti, Rossi, Gentile, Buffon, and Del Piero spring to mind. Juventus also has the distinction of being the club that has produced the most Italian internationals as well as being [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Mar - 29 - 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

Following Italy’s shock 1-0 loss in Genoa to the USA on Wednesday night, Gigi Buffon told reporters, “there’s no need to get worried” and that “we absolutely did not deserve defeat tonight”. The Juventus ‘keeper was absolutely correct. The Azzurri dominated proceedings at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris from start to finish and as Giorgio Chiellini opined, “we deserved at least a draw from this performance.” Still, with any loss, no matter the significance, questions will always be raised.  But, Italy’s [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Mar - 1 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Saturday evening will be a strange one for Andrea Pirlo. This time last season he had fallen out of favor with his manager as his Milan teammates charged through Serie A en route to their 18th scudetto. Twelve months later he has become an integral part in orchestrating Juventus’ offense as they make their own charge for the league title. The midfield maestro was extremely important in the way Milan played in the early to mid 2000s; with the rossoneri [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Feb - 24 - 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 were crowned Serie A Winter Champions after one of their most controlled performances of the season on Saturday night. Atalanta have proven to be tough opposition for any team, especially at home where their only defeat prior was to champions Milan. But, the Bianconeri overcame early frustration to eventually overcome the Nerazzurri with relative ease. Giorgio Chiellini took Leonardo Bonucci’s place at centre-back in the only change from the XI that disappointed against Cagliari one week prior. Atalanta, meanwhile, [...]

Posted by Andrew Murray On Jan - 27 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

We are now half way through the Serie A season and the main performance of the week 19 weekend was Roma’s 5-1 win over Cesena on Saturday evening. The Luis Enrique project now seems to be taking shape. Later that night Juventus won away at Atalanta and with that win were crowned winter champions. Inter Milan now have won eight games in a row in all competitions after beating Lazio 2-1 in the big Sunday night game. Saturday 21st January [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Jan - 24 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Just several weeks into the summer transfer window Juventus sealed the deal for Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Lazio for a fee of 10 million euros. Although the other summer signing, Andrea Pirlo, has received most the praise so far this season, Lichtsteiner has arguably been the more consistent of the two. An incredible worker who just turned 28-years-old, Stephan Lichtsteiner has been so effective that his work down the right has become one of Juventus’ biggest weapons, both in [...]

Posted by Matthew Coccoluto On Jan - 20 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Joint leaders atop Italian Serie A going into this weekend, managers Edy Reja and Antonio Conte both knew this was going to be a huge test of their scudetto potential. Juve’s Andrea Pirlo passed a last-minute fitness test to start, and the Olimpico audience welcomed back ex-Roma star Mirko Vucinic just like old derby days. Lazio were missing Stefano Mauri, Libor Kozak, Andre Dias and Francelino Matuzalem, while Djibril Cissè, as Tommasi Rocchi eventual replacement, kept things warm on to [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Nov - 27 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Two title contenders will be squaring off this Saturday in Rome as Juventus travel to Lazio. The two clubs are currently sitting at the top of the table with 22 points a side, and they are arguably the two most in form clubs at the moment in Serie A. Coming into this match, Juventus are the only unbeaten side in Italy with 6 wins and 4 draws. Lazio have the same record with the inclusion of one loss, a 2-1 [...]

Posted by Matthew Coccoluto On Nov - 26 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

by serieaweekly writer Matthew Coccoluto With the international break over, means it’s time for the European domestic leagues including Italian Serie A to get back in action. Juventus will welcome Palermo on Sunday with the hosts coming off of an extended break. Due to their last game against Napoli being postponed, it has been an astonishing 21 days since Juventus beat Inter at the San Siro. Palermo return to action after a solid 3-1 home win again Bologna prior to [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Nov - 18 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

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