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Mancini include Balotelli, Chiellini in Italy squad

Mancini include Balotelli, Chiellini in Italy squad

Roberto Mancini has included Mario Balotelli and Giorgio Chiellini in his recent national team squad, according to ESPN. The Juventus defender is set to make his first competitive outing since their disappointing World Cup qualifying playoff loss over two legs to Sweden back in 2017. Alongside Chiellini, Balotelli was equally included in the recent team selection as Mancini prepares his team for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games against Poland and Portugal. Monaco young forward Pietro Pellegri, 17, was among five players receiving their first call-ups by coach Roberto Mancini on Saturday. The others were Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, defenders Manuel Lazzari …

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Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to reunite with Manchester United after Juventus were paired alongside the Old Trafford outfit in the Champions League group stage. Completing the group are Valencia and Swiss side Young Boys in what many tagged as a tight group for Mourinho’s men. Another difficult draw was handed to Mauricio Pochettino’s men who will take on La Liga champions Barcelona, as well as Inter Milan and PSV, in Group B. The official result of the #UCLdraw! ? Toughest group? ? pic.twitter.com/G6rPKtQuU8 — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 30, 2018 Last season’s runners-up Liverpool, in Pot Three for the draw, come up …

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Cristiano Ronaldo will assume free-kick duties- Pjanic

Cristiano Ronaldo will assume free-kick duties- Pjanic

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the primary free-kick taker at Juventus, reveals teammate Miralem Pjanic. Prior to Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid last month, it had been Pjanic and Paulo Dybala who would regularly take the free-kicks for the Bianconeri. But now it’s the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who gets the nod going forward. “Cristiano is here now, someone who in the past few years has shown he is best in the world,” said Pjanic, according to Di Marzio. “At first when we trained on free kicks it would either be Dybala or me to take it. Now, it’s 100% him. …

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Ronaldo hopes Cristiano Jr will follow in his footsteps

Ronaldo hopes Cristiano Jr will follow in his footsteps

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he would like to see his son one day fill his boots and become a great footballer. The Portuguese skipper has often uploaded photos of his first-born child on social media either on the football pitch or in the gym. Cristiano Jr, 8, showcased his skills at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu in a game last season at half-time and now a future has even been mapped out by his father, who completed a €112m to Juventus last month. “He is very competitive, he’s like me when I was young,” Ronaldo, 33, said in an interview with DAZN, via Sporting. “He doesn’t like …

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Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming for Champions League glory with Italian Champions Juventus. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has won Europe’s biggest club prize once with Manchester United and four times in the past five years at Real Madrid. Ronaldo will join Dutch legend and current Cameroon boss Clarence Seedorf as only the second player to have lifted the trophy with three different clubs if he wins the title with Juve. You have to go back 22 years ago to recall the last time Juventus defeated Ajax to win the Champions League. Since then, they had lost five times in the final with the most recent one …

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Ronaldo shares snap of Juventus family

Ronaldo shares snap of Juventus family

Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have settled into life in Turin as he took to Instagram to share a photo of his “Juventus family” after making his debut for the Serie A champions. Ronaldo may have struggled in his debut game against Chievo Verona but was delighted to see his new team scrape a late winner in their 3-2 triumph on Saturday. The Portugal captain had an eventful debut, though, inadvertently knocking out Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino, after which he apologized to the 39-year-old, who suffered a broken nose, whiplash, and a bruised shoulder. And former Real Madrid star Ronaldo showed …

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Salah, Ronaldo and Modric in UEFA’s top three

Salah, Ronaldo and Modric in UEFA’s top three

Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luka Modric are on the three-man shortlist for the 2017-18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. Salah got the nod for his contribution to Liverpool’s Champions League campaign where they finished as runners-up in the competition The former Roma winger was in scintillating form last season as scored an incredible 44 goals for the Reds. Ronaldo was nominated after winning a record fifth Champions League title – his third in straight succession for Real Madrid – and finishing top scorer in the competition for a sixth season running. And finally, Modric had a brilliant season …

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Cristiano Ronaldo set for Serie A debut against Chievo

Cristiano Ronaldo set for Serie A debut against Chievo

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his much anticipated competitive debut for Juventus on Saturday. Ronaldo, 33, became the most expensive player in Italian football history when he joined Juve from Real Madrid for €100m in July. Juve sees the signing of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner as the final piece in a jigsaw that would end the jinx in Champions League football as they seek to win the title. View this post on Instagram Cristiano Ronaldo set for Serie A debut against Chievo A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 17, 2018 at 5:11am PDT The Portuguese international also holds the record …

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Juventus terminate Marchisio’s contract

Juventus terminate Marchisio’s contract

Juventus have canceled the contract of Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio ahead of the new Serie A campaign. Marchisio, 32, spent 25 years with the Italian giants, racking up 389 appearances for the club and went on to win the Serie A title on seven occasions. However, Marchisio was limited to just 20 appearances last season, even after recovering from a severe knee injury. The Italian midfielder posted a picture on social media of him as a Juventus youth-team player, saying: “I can’t stop looking at this photograph and these stripes on which I wrote my life as a man and a footballer. Non …

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Mario Mandzukic retires from international duty

Mario Mandzukic retires from international duty

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football Mandzukic,32, was an integral part of the Croatia team that reached the nation’s first World Cup final this summer. He scored the winning goal that sent Croatia to their first World Cup final. However, Les Bleus were too strong for them in the finals as they lost 4-2. “As much as the silver fills me with new energy, it makes it easier to make this impossible decision,” he said. “This month, as well as the arrival home, will remain the most important memory of my career. “It was the most …

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Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut

Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut

Eight minutes was all it took superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to open his Juventus account in a friendly game Cristiano Ronaldo started his Juventus career in a brilliant style as he netted in the opening eight minutes of his first game. The former Real Madrid star was finally introduced to Juventus fans in Sunday’s friendly against the club’s youth team after he came back from the extended leave he got after the 2018 World Cup. The moment @Cristiano scored his first ⚪⚫ goal! ⚽️??#VillarPerosa #CR7Juve pic.twitter.com/o0ilL4WxoA — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 12, 2018 The match is a traditional curtain-raiser where potential first …

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Ronaldo: I dreamed of playing for Juventus

Ronaldo: I dreamed of playing for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his admiration for Juventus, and further revealed it was his dream to play for the Italian Champions Ronaldo,33, completed the move to Juve earlier this summer for a fee worth over €100m plus bonuses. In a recent interview with the club’s TV, the Portuguese international gave his impression about the Serie A giants. “I feel great. Everything is good, the test was good, the people around the stadium, the fans, the people in the training ground are very nice to me. I’m glad, I’m happy.” “Great club, first of all, it is a great club. …

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Ronaldo will “make history” in Juventus- Hugo Aveiro

Ronaldo will “make history” in Juventus- Hugo Aveiro

Hugo Aveiro has tipped his brother Cristiano Ronaldo to make history and embrace the challenges awaiting him at Juventus in the Serie A Ronaldo, 33, completed his €112m switch from Real Madrid last month and had begun pre-season training with his new teammates at the club’s training ground in Vinovo. Much has been made of Ronaldo’s surprise transfer to Italy with many left wondering whether he can reach the same kind of heights he achieved at Real over the past nine years. But Hugo has no doubts over that at all. “From my point of view, he has chosen an exceptional club, and he …

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Bonucci rejoins Juventus

Bonucci rejoins Juventus

Leonardo Bonucci has completed a return to Juventus just one season after leaving Turin for rivals AC Milan. The Italian defender’s move was part of the deal that saw Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain head the other way. Juventus confirmed the signing on Thursday evening with a photo of Bonucci in Juventus jersey and the message: “Welcome back, Bonucci.” View this post on Instagram Bonucci rejoins Juventus A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 3, 2018 at 2:20am PDT The swap will also see 24-year-old defender Mattia Caldara join AC Milan. In a short statement on their website, Juventus announced …

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Official: Higuain seals loan move to AC Milan

Official: Higuain seals loan move to AC Milan

Gonzalo Higuain has wrapped up a loan move from Juventus to AC Milan after completing his medical at the club on Thursday morning. The same deal could also take Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci back to Turin after one season in San Siro with the Italian champions’ promising defender Mattia Caldara also believed to be involved in the deal. Hundreds of fans waited as Higuain arrived at a Milan hotel before he went in for a medical early on Thursday. View this post on Instagram Official: Higuain seals loan move to AC Milan A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 2, …

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Chelsea in crunch talks for Juve duo

Chelsea in crunch talks for Juve duo

Chelsea top executives are ready to meet their Juventus counterparts in the bid to finalize the deal for Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani. The Blues are ready to offload striker Alvaro Morata after failing to impress in his debut season. And reports in Italy suggest the Old ladies are keen on a swap deal if they are to let the Argentine striker go. Another player on the agenda for the Premier League side is Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino who currently plays for Inter Milan. View this post on Instagram https://www.footballwood.com/chelsea-in-crunch-talks-for-juve-duo.html A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Jul 28, 2018 at 2:24am …

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