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Juventus collapse and are out of the Champions League
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Juventus collapse and are out of the Champions League

Juventus have lost 0-3 (1-4 on aggregate) against Villarreal at the Allianz Stadium and are done in the Champions League. The Bianconeri fail to make it past the round of 16, while they were in full control for most of the match. After Ajax, Lyon and Porto, Villarreal is the newest name on a growing list of teams who've knocked out Juve in recent years. Juventus would get more than enough chances to take the lead in the first half. Morata put his head to a cross from Cuadrado, but the Spaniard's header was saved by Villarreal goalkeeper Rulli. It wouldn't be the last save from the Argentine on Wednesday night. Ten minutes later, Dusan Vlahovic tried from far out, which forced Rulli into another stop. The Serbian striker hit the bar shortly after, when De Sciglio found him at the n...
Villarreal-Juventus: Avoidable draw for the Bianconeri
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Villarreal-Juventus: Avoidable draw for the Bianconeri

Juventus have drawn 1-1 against Villarreal in their first match in the Champions League round of 16. Dusan Vlahovic gave the Bianconeri the lead early on, but his goal was canceled out by Dani Parejo in the second half. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. There's no way to start your debut in the Champions League better than Dusan Vlahovic did on Tuesday. He found the back of the net after only 36 seconds. Danilo found Vlahovic with an amazing through ball. The Serbian striker controlled it well and Rulli was unable to save his shot in the left bottom corner. After taking the lead, Juventus crawled back into their shell a little. They gave Villarreal most of the possesion in the early stages. In the 13th minute, Villarreal got their first big chance. Pedraza...
Villarreal vs. Juventus: Match preview and probable XI
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Villarreal vs. Juventus: Match preview and probable XI

Juventus will face Villarreal for their first match in the Champions League round of 16. The Bianconeri drew against Torino on Friday and the Derby della Mole also gave them some problems in defence. Max Statman goes over the latest team news and gives you a probable starting lineup. Juventus had trouble at the back before the match against Torino even started. Daniele Rugani was supposed to start, but suffered a hamstring injury. He will miss the game against Villarreal. Luca Pellegrini replaced Rugani on Friday, but, although selected for the squad, it looks like he won't play in the Champions League due to a bruised knee. Paulo Dybala also went off early on Friday and is out for Tuesday's match, due to an muscle injury in his left thigh. It is expected that both Dybala and Rugani...
5 thing we learned from the Derby Della Mole
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5 thing we learned from the Derby Della Mole

  Juventus faced Torino in matchday 26 for the second 'Derby della Mole' of the season. That ended up in a disappointing draw, 1-1 for the Bianconeri. Matthijs de Ligt opened the scoring for the Old lady in the 13th minute of the first half. While Andrea Belotti equalized for our city rivals in the second half. Although a frustrating night, here are the 5 Major Talking points from the Derby, explained by two of our writers. Matthijs de Ligt loves to turn up big in the Derby De Ligt's debut goal for Juventus came on 3 November 2019 in a 1-0 away win against Torino. And yesterday as well, the Dutch wall scored a sensational header to put us ahead in the first half. Apart from the goal, de Ligt made 12 total clearances, 2 interceptions, 4 recoveries and had a pass accuracy of 81...
Juve join race for out of contract Chelsea defender
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Juve join race for out of contract Chelsea defender

Juventus have started talks with the representatives of Antonio Rüdiger, who's contract expires this summer, according to Sky Sports. The Chelsea defender is a wanted man, because Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich are chasing him too. These clubs, like Juventus, have also started talks with Rüdiger's entourage. Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is a fan of the German defender too and knows his brother (who's his agent as well), so the English club shouldn't be written off yet either. Rüdiger could also stay at Chelsea, but the Blues latest offer, that dates back to the start of the season, was rejected by the German. Rüdiger has been vital for Chelsea this season, playing 26 games in which he scored 2 goals and gave 4 assists. He also played 90 minutes in Chelsea's ...
De Ligt ‘ready for a new step’, Raiola says
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De Ligt ‘ready for a new step’, Raiola says

Matthijs de Ligt thinks he's ready for a new step, according to his agent Mino Raiola. He so in an interview with Dutch newspaper NRC, who went to visit him in Monaco. Raiola pours some oil on the fire before the January transfer window starts. Like said in the article by NRC, Raiola actively contributes to the flow of rumours around his players. He did that once again in the interview published on Friday. "Matthijs de Ligt is ready for a new step - he thinks that too", Raiola said. Creating hype around a player is one of Raiola's known tactics, so maybe we should take it with a pinch of salt. However, there are reports of interest from Premier League powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester City. De Ligt is vital for this Juventus team, as he showed yesterday as well. Ju...
Juventus waste too many chances: ‘Here we need to improve’
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Juventus waste too many chances: ‘Here we need to improve’

Juventus have wasted too many opportunities against Malmö, according to Massimiliano Allegri. The Bianconeri won, not for the first time this season, with 1-0. Chelsea were unable to beat Zenit, so Juventus finish top of their group. Allegri also looks at Juve's trip to Venice on Saturday. Allegri was happy with the result, but saw that Juventus were missing too many chances. "Here we need to improve", he told Sky Sport after the match. "We must be more clinical in front of the goalkeeper. We wanted to play an aggressive game. At 1-0 the games are always in balance." Allegri said that he wanted to test everyone's conditions and they responded well. "Arthur, Bentancur and Rabiot, but also De Winter showed personality, as did Rugani and Perin." Venezia A 'difficult' game awaits Ju...
Juventus closely monitor Roma star
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Juventus closely monitor Roma star

Juventus are closely monitoring Roma star Nicolò Zaniolo, Il Tempo report. Zaniolo is unhappy with his role at the Giallorossi and had an argument with coach Mourinho last week, according to multiple sources. Zaniolo has been struggling to keep his starting spot after returning from his second ACL injury. Tottenham Hotspur is also interested in the 22-year-old. That's no suprise, because Fabio Paratici (ex-Juve) is Spurs's managing director of football. The Italian midfielder has a contract until the summer of 2024 and has a market value of €40.00m. Roma want to renew Zaniolo's contract until 2026.
Chelsea humiliate Juve and hand them first Champions League loss
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Chelsea humiliate Juve and hand them first Champions League loss

Juventus have lost for the first time in the Champions League this season against Chelsea. The Blues dominated on Tuesday evening and won 4-0 at Stamford Bridge. Juventus now drop to 2nd place in group H. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. Chelsea started the first half aggresively. Chilwell gave a through ball on Hudson-Odoi, but he couldnt't reach a Chelsea player in front of goal. James tried to suprise Szczęsny by shooting a free-kick directly on goal from an unconventional spot, but the Polish goalkeeper reacted well. Chelsea took the lead in the 25th minute. Rüdiger brought down a corner, which he did with his hand, and Chalobah volleyed it in. The goal stood after a VAR check. Juventus got their opportunity to level the game. Locatelli gave a fa...
Juventus looking to sell €72m midfielder
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Juventus looking to sell €72m midfielder

Juventus are looking to send Arthur Melo on loan for 18 months with an option to buy, according to transfer expert Nicolò Schira. Arthur joined Juventus from Barcelona in September 2020, for a fee of €72.00m. The option to buy could become an obligation upon reaching certain conditions, Schira reports. The Bianconeri haven't received any official bids yet. Arthur featured in 38 matches for Juve and scored 1 goal. The Brazilian has been sidelined most of the season due to surgery.  
Juventus put four past Zenit and qualify for knockouts
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Juventus put four past Zenit and qualify for knockouts

Juventus have won their 4th Champions League match with 4-2 against Zenit in the Allianz Stadium. Big performances by Dybala, Chiesa and McKennie secure a spot in the Champions League knockout phase. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. Juventus started the first half well. They showed the desire to win, something that has been missing in the past couple of matches. The big star of the first half was captain Paulo Dybala. First he tried to curl the ball into the left bottom corner from outside the box, but it hit the post. Then, a Zenit defender headed away a corner. It fell for the feet of Dybala, who smashed it into the goal. The Dybala show wasn't over yet. He dribbled past two Zenit defenders and delivered it to Morata. The Spanish striker's shot went o...
Late Kulusevski goal earns Juventus win against Zenit
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Late Kulusevski goal earns Juventus win against Zenit

A late winner from Dejan Kulusevski means Juventus take the three points from Saint Petersburg to Turin. The Bianconeri struggled to break down Zenit's defence, but won the match regardless and remain leaders in group H. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. The game started out pretty balanced. No team created real danger until Claudinho's shot on goal from outside the box caused Szczęsny some trouble. Juve's goalkeeper was unable to catch the ball, but De Ligt prevented the rebound. Locatelli tried to reach McKennie with a beautiful pass, but Zenit goalkeeper Kritsyuk was alert and punched the ball away. The closest Juventus got to a goal in the first half was a shot by Chiesa from the left side of the box, but he curled it just past the post. Juventus wer...
Karavaev: ‘Chiesa could become best in the world’
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Karavaev: ‘Chiesa could become best in the world’

Zenit defender Vyacheslav Karavaev looked ahead to tomorrow's Champions League clash against Juventus with Tuttosport. He talked about his favorite Juventus player and Zenit's chances in the group. When asked about which Juve player he likes, Karavaev had a clear answer. "Chiesa has everything: dribbling, shooting and speed. He could become the best in the world in the future." Karavaev almost moved to Lazio in 2017 after his first season at Sparta Prague. "It would have been very nice." Now he'll face Juventus at the Gazprom Arena. "Anything is possible. At home we can match everyone. We don't have a leader at Zenit, the team counts. We believe in ourselves, run and work for each other." Sheriff Tiraspol Karavaev looks at Sheriff Tiraspol for inspiration. "Ju...
Lightning strike Chiesa leads Juventus to victory
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Lightning strike Chiesa leads Juventus to victory

Juventus have won their second match in the Champions League groupstages against Chelsea. A quick goal at the start of the second half by Federico Chiesa was enough to keep the three points in Turin. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. Juventus's gameplan became clear very quickly. They let Chelsea have possesion and were waiting for counter opportunities. Those opportunities came. The biggest one was when Chiesa intercepted a sloppy pass and came face to face with Mendy, but his shot just went wide. Chiesa created another chance when he dribbled past a couple Chelsea players and gave the ball to Cuadrado. The Colombian was fouled before he could fire a shot on target. Bernardeschi's free kick that followed hit the wall. During the first half, Chelsea had ...
Juventus breeze past Swedish champions
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Juventus breeze past Swedish champions

Juventus have started their 2021/22 Champions League campain with a 3-0 win against Malmo. The Bianconeri get their first clean sheet in 19 matches and regain confidence ahead of their clash with AC Milan this weekend. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and the player ratings. Juve's first goal came in the 23rd minute, when Alex Sandro headed in a cross by Cuadrado. Shortly after Alex Sandro got the opportunity to double Juve's lead, but his shot just went wide. The star of the first half undoubtetly was Alvaro Morata. His runs behind Malmo's defence caused a lot of trouble. Morata tried to whip Malmo's goalkeeper, but he managed to keep it out. Then the Spanish striker earned a penalty, which was converted by captain Paulo Dybala. Just before half time, Morata scored ...
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Iconic moments of Ronaldo as a Juventus player

On August 27 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo's story at Juventus came to an end. The 5 times Ballon D'or winner signed for Man United after 3 glorious seasons at Juventus. The player scored 101 goals and 22 Assists in 134 games for the old lady with a goal per match ratio of 0.75. He won 2 Scudetto, 2 Supercoppa trophy and 1 Coppa Italia trophy in the black and white Shirt. As Ronaldo's journey of innumerable records and achievements at Juventus reached it's conclusion, Max Statman would like to highlight the top moments of our star player at Juventus. Brace against Sassuolo On the 4th match day of 2018/19 season, Ronaldo's first goal for Juventus was scored in a league match against Sassuolo. The goal was made ever more special by the fact that it was scored in our Allianz...
Juventus draw current Champions League winner in group stage
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Juventus draw current Champions League winner in group stage

Juventus have been drawn into Group H for the Champions League group stage, together with titleholder Chelsea, FC Zenit and Malmö. MaxStatman.com presents you some more background information about our opponents for this Champions League season below: Chelsea Juventus have played Chelsea four times in their history. They won once, drew twice and lost once. Chelsea play their matches at Stamford Bridge, a stadium that has a capacity of almost 41.000. Chelsea's best players are newly transferred in Romelu Lukaku (ex-Inter), Jorginho (ex-Napoli), Mason Mount and Kai Havertz. Zenit FC Zenit has faced Juventus twice. The Bianconeri won and drew versus the 7-time Russian champions. The Gazprom Arena is Zenit's home ground and has a capacity of just over 68.000. The final of the...