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Was it all down to Antonio Conte? Did signing Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal make all the difference? Could the contribution of the Juventus Stadium have been the key? Whatever your answers to all these questions, there is no doubt the Bianconeri were a team transformed when they picked up the Scudetto last season. And it set me wondering if their revival was the greatest ever seen in Serie A? So out came the almanacs to look at the biggest [...]

Posted by Giancarlo Rinaldi On Sep - 3 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Unbeaten during their triumphant 2011-12 Serie A campaign, can Antonio Conte’s men defend their crown as they also set their sights on making a positive return to the Champions League? What a difference a year makes. At the beginning of last season uncertainty hovered around Juventus. Antonio Conte had replaced Luigi Delneri and promising purchases were made, yet after a second successive seventh-placed finish in 2010-11, fans were just hoping for a Champions League return. Now Juventus goes into this [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Aug - 24 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Saturday’s Italian Super Cup match between Juventus and Napoli saw the Bianconeri emerge as 4-2 winners in a hotly contested match. The most significant absence for the Serie A champions was manager Antonio Conte, who is currently serving a 10-month touchline ban for failing to notify authorities of purported match-fixing; Giorgio Chiellini was also missing in action with Lucio replacing the Italian international in a three-man defense alongside Leo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli. New signing Kwadwo Asamoah played in an [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Aug - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Ryan Ross’s Team of the Euro’s Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Casillas displayed some game deciding moments and twinned with great composure throughout the competition he definitely was the pillar for Spain during their quest for a third successive tournament win. Although La Roja’s defence was hard to break down, their Real Madrid keeper was prepared to make the match winning save. Ever reliant, it seemed only right the final was Casillas’ 100th win at international level. Defence Joao Pereira In a [...]

Posted by Ryan Ross On Jul - 7 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

When Juventus are strong so too are the Italian national team, as the old calcio legend goes. And when reviewing past tournaments it is hard to argue with that. Juventus have provided the most World Cup winners of any club, with 22 of the 24 champions Italian. In 1934, amidst the golden Quinquennio era, Juve has nine players in the squad as Italy defeated Czechoslovakia in the final. When Italy finished fourth in Argentina 1978, Juve contributed up to nine [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Jun - 28 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

As we wave goodbye to another season of Serie A, Juventus can reminisce a wonderful campaign in which they claimed Scudetto glory and lost just once in all competitions. It may have ended on a sad note with the farewell of Alessandro Del Piero and the Coppa Italia final defeat to Napoli, but the work of Antonio Conte and all involved is to be commended. Never before had a side traversed the difficult 38-game path and made it to the [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On May - 25 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The final game of the year in Italy didn’t play out as many had hoped. It was supposed to be a glorious send off for Alessandro Del Piero, but although Juventus tasted defeat, it does little to change the attitude towards ADP’s departure. In what was most likely Del Piero’s last game for Juventus, the Coppa Italia final went the way of their opponents from the south as Napoli prevailed 2-0. It may have been the constant partying following the [...]

Posted by Matthew Coccoluto On May - 25 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus 2011-12 has etched its place in history. Just like Antonio Conte wanted, his side can only be matched but never surpassed. The Bianconeri completed a remarkable 38-game unbeaten season by conquering Atalanta 3-1 and then watched as outgoing captain Alessandro Del Piero lifted the Serie A trophy high into the Turin sky Having secured the Scudetto and record, Antonio Conte’s mind is now focused on completing the entire season unbeaten in the upcoming Coppa Italia final versus Napoli. However [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On May - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It all ended just the way everyone had hoped. Sunday was already going to be an emotional day for Alessandro Del Piero, who most likely would be playing in his last home match for Juventus, a club he had stayed with for an astonishing nineteen years. But to score was the cherry on top. In the 28th minute, with Juve ahead 1-0 thanks to the up-and-coming Luca Marrone, Del Piero received a pass just outside the 18-yard box. Shaping to [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On May - 17 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Tears were shed from grown men on the weekend as we bid farewell to some fantastic players who have graced Serie A. Alessandro Del Piero, Marco Di Vaio, Kaka Kaladze, Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta, Pippo Inzaghi, Rino Gattuso and Gianluca Zambrotta played their last games for Juventus, Bologna, Genoa and AC Milan. Lecce were relegated, Udinese clinched third after a 2-0 away win at Catania. Here are the top five goals from week 38 5. Pippo Inzaghi AC Milan vs. [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On May - 15 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Genoa home win over Palermo on Sunday night in the final round of matches in Serie A meant relegation for Lecce. Earlier in the day we said some emotional farewells in both of the Juventus and AC Milan matches. Alessandro Del Piero, Clarence Seedorf, Rino Gattuso, Alessandro Nesta, Gianluca Zambrotta and Pippo Inzaghi said the farewells and we saw a goal each from Alessandro Del Piero and Pippo Inzaghi in their last appearance in Serie A. Marco Di Vaio and [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On May - 15 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

There is no doubt about it – this Scudetto tastes the sweetest. Some were won in more convincing fashion and others (2001-02) were secured in more dramatic circumstances. Yet for pure emotion and its back-story, nothing can top the Scudetto success of 2011-12, the season Juventus returned to former glory. After the disappointment of the dropped points against Lecce in midweek, Juve knew they had to respond versus Cagliari and did so almost instantly with Mirko Vucinic on target. It [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On May - 9 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

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