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Substitute Higuain breaks deadlock in Juventus win

Substitute Higuain breaks deadlock in Juventus win

Italy – Gonzalo Higuain may not be in top physical form but 30 minutes of playing time from the Argentine striker proved the difference between the sides as Juventus beat Olympiakos 2-0 in their Champions League Group D clash in Turin on Wednesday. Higuain’s direct running and goal-poacher’s instincts proved too much for a tiring […]

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Magical Messi leads Barca rout of Juventus

Magical Messi leads Barca rout of Juventus

Barcelona – A mesmeric Lionel Messi scored twice as he inspired Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus to get off to a flying start in Champions League Group D on Tuesday avenging last season’s quarter-final elimination by the Italian champions. Messi broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime by playing a slick one-two […]

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Juve’s Allegri ready for tough test against Barcelona

Juve’s Allegri ready for tough test against Barcelona

Madrid – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Monday that his team must be firing on all cylinders when they face Champions League Group D rivals Barcelona who are one of the strongest teams in the world alongside European champions Real Madrid. Allegri steered his side past the Spaniards in the quarter-finals of last season’s […]

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Neymar dazzles as Barcelona down Juventus

Neymar dazzles as Barcelona down Juventus

Neymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what they could be about to lose on Saturday, scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated Juventus 2-1 in a pre-season friendly. The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar is at the centre of frenzied speculation linking him to a gargantuan, world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. […]

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Liverpool target Costa in Juventus talks

Liverpool target Costa in Juventus talks

Milan – The agent of Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, a reported transfer target for Liverpool, met with Juventus on Tuesday as the Italian giants look to bolster for next season, say reports. Costa, who is known for his ball control and mazy runs up the wing, is reported to be looking for a way out […]

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Juventus coach Allegri renews contract until 2020

Juventus coach Allegri renews contract until 2020

Milan – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has renewed his contract with the Italian champions until 2020, the club said on Wednesday. The deal comes four days after Juve lost 4-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, prompting speculation Allegri might leave the Turin club, who won a sixth straight Serie A title this […]

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We were powerless to resist Real firepower, says Allegri

We were powerless to resist Real firepower, says Allegri

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said even his side’s rock-like defence was powerless to resist Real Madrid’s firepower as the Italian club’s hopes of a first Champions League triumph in 21 years ended in heartache on Saturday. The Italian champions’ defensive wall had been almost impregnable all season in Europe but was reduced to rubble as […]

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Montero recalls Zidane’s last Juve-Real final

Montero recalls Zidane’s last Juve-Real final

Argentina – For Uruguay’s Paolo Montero, Juventus versus Real Madrid means more than just this Saturday’s Champions League final: it recalls a similar night 19 years ago with his then Juve teammate Zinedine Zidane. Now manager of Argentine side Rosario, Montero, 45, spoke to AFP about that match as the French maestro, 44, leads Real […]

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Juventus reach Champions League final

Juventus reach Champions League final

Turin – A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday (May 9) as a 2-1 win on the night completed a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco. Brazilian wing-back Alves’ 25-yard strike followed Mario Mandzukic’s opener for the treble-chasing Italian champions as any semblance […]

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Juventus close on Champions League final as Higuain hurts Monaco

Juventus close on Champions League final as Higuain hurts Monaco

Monaco – Gonzalo Higuain scored both goals as an imperious Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday to take a huge step towards next month’s final in Cardiff. Both of Higuain’s goals came from Dani Alves assists, with the Argentine hitman rounding off a breathtaking team move to open […]

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