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Sport Italy: for Juventus, it's as if it was done

03:15  21 july  2020
03:15  21 july  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Juventus: Sarri’s reaction after defeating AC Milan

 Juventus: Sarri’s reaction after defeating AC Milan Maurizio Sarri did not want to overwhelm his players after Juventus’s surprising defeat against AC Milan (2-4) on Tuesday. © Supplied by Football 365 Sarri Juventus fell at the end of in a completely crazy match, Tuesday evening (2-4) . So dying this season, AC Milan had the mental resources to make an incredible turnaround. Suffice to say that this duel between the two most successful clubs in Italy could remain in the mind. But Maurizio Sarri, the Bianconeri coach, quickly wants to move on.

A salary cap makes it hard for Italy to attract the world’ s best but being at Juventus has shown me the standard is high.

Buffon, who joined Juventus from Parma in 2001, has ruled out joining another Italian club, saying he does not want to play in Buffon has captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Coppa Italia triumph this season. "Saturday will be my final match for Juventus and to

Juventus, portée par Cristiano Ronaldo, double buteur, a dominé la Lazio à Turin, le 20 juillet 2020 © Marco BERTORELLO Juventus, worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, double scorer, dominated Lazio in Turin, July 20, 2020

Eight points ahead of four days to go: by beating Lazio Rome 2-1 on Monday thanks to a brace from Ronaldo, Juventus took a very big step towards a ninth title in a row in Serie A.

Depending on the results of their pursuers, Juventus could be crowned on Thursday and the 35th day, which will see it move to the field of Udinese (16th). Otherwise, it will only be postponed, and the 36th day and the reception of Sampdoria (13th) on Sunday could also do the trick.

Le buteur de la Lazio Ciro Immobile réduit la marque sur penalty face à la Juventus à Turin, le 20 juillet 2020 © Isabella BONOTTO Lazio striker Ciro Immobile reduced the penalty mark against Juventus in Turin, July 20, 2020

During the long weeks of confinement, when Italian football was at a standstill, this duel between the Juventus and Lazio was expected as the "final" of the championship.

Ronaldo penalties salvage 2-2 draw for Juve against Atalanta

  Ronaldo penalties salvage 2-2 draw for Juve against Atalanta Ronaldo penalties salvage 2-2 draw for Juve against AtalantaThe win took Juventus eight points clear of second-placed Lazio with six matches to play, with Atalanta a further point behind in third.

Juventus is the club that has contributed the most players to the Italy national team in history. They are the only Italian club that has contributed players to every Italian national teams since the 2nd FIFA World Cup. Juventus have contributed numerous players to Italy ' s World Cup campaigns.

'I will 1,000 per cent be at Juventus next season': Cristiano Ronaldo will stay in Italy to fight for the He has 19 league goals at Juventus this season and while he did not score in the 2-1 win over On Saturday it was a strike from Alex Sandro and an own goal winner from Fiorentina' s German Pezzella

But the Romans, authors of a formidable first part of the season, collapsed on the restart and Lazio, which slipped to 4th place, is one of the teams that most poorly managed the return to the field.

Cristiano Ronaldo contrarié par la réduction du score par Ciro Immobile pour la Lazio, battu par la Juve, le 20 juillet 2020 à Turin © Marco BERTORELLO Cristiano Ronaldo upset by the reduction of the score by Ciro Immobile for Lazio, beaten by Juve, on July 20, 2020 in Turin

Of the last five matches, Simone Inzaghi's men have only taken one point and instead of playing the finalists, they could only accompany Juventus to the title.

The Roman workforce is very short and with Cataldi, Anderson, Parolo or Bastos, he appeared on Monday with substitutes and reservists in place of the incumbents.

The first half was very lackluster on both sides and Juventus from the first 45 minutes, slow and content with horizontal passes, is unlikely to impress many.

Udinese / Juventus: on which channel and at what time to watch the match live?

 Udinese / Juventus: on which channel and at what time to watch the match live? Juventus go to the Udinese field on Thursday 23 July on Matchday 35 of Serie A. If successful, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates would win their 9th consecutive scudetto. On which channel and at what time to see this Juventus / Udinese live? © PA Photos / ABACA Juventus head to Udinese on Thursday 23 July on Matchday 35 of Serie A. If successful, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates would win their 9th consecutive scudetto.

For Juventus , it ’ s a setback for the team backed by the billionaire Agnelli family, whose purchase of Ronaldo last year was seen in part as driven by a desire to win Europe’s top club competition. It ’ s the first time the Champions League semi-final won’t feature the Portuguese superstar for nine years

If it weren't, I probably never would have known. 'I am positive, I am strong, morale is good, that of my family too. I am positive, we will do it .' Juventus players will remain in self-isolation for The Serie A champions were top of Italy ' s top-flight once again before league officials temporarily suspended

- Ronaldo-Immobile: the duel continues -

Lyon, which will find the Bianconeri in less than three weeks in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League, will be more wary of that of the second period, ruthless for half an hour on each adverse error.

In this register, Cristiano Ronaldo excels. The Portuguese first hit hard from outside the box. Bastos hit the ball with his arm and Ronaldo converted the penalty (51st).

Three minutes later, Dybala stole a ball on a lightness of the Roman defense and led the counter into the box where he served Ronaldo for an easy double (54th, 2-0).

With this goal, the five-time Ballon d'Or climbs to 30 goals since the start of the season in the league, including a penalty car (12). Since his arrival in Turin, he has reached 50 goals in Serie A, a milestone he had already reached in the championships in England and Spain.

Juve seemed in control at the time, but having already squandered a two-goal advantage twice in recent weeks, they scared themselves again.

Bonucci thus conceded a very avoidable penalty, transformed by Immobile (83rd, 2-1), also with 30 goals and who will contest the title of top scorer to Ronaldo until the end.

A few more scares later, Juventus saved their three points, and they're worth dear. Turinese are still neither very convincing nor very scary. But they are champions, or almost.

Full results of the 34th day:

Saturday:

Hellas Verona - Atalanta Bergamo 1 - 1

Cagliari - Sassuolo 1 - 1

AC Milan - Bologna 5 - 1

Sunday:

Parma - Sampdoria Genoa 2 - 3

Fiorentina - Torino 2 - 0

Brescia - SPAL 2 - 1

Genoa - Lecce 2 - 1

Naples - Udinese 2 - 1

AS Rome - Inter Milan 2 - 2

Monday:

Juventus Turin - Lazio Rome 2 - 1

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'From maestro to Mister' – Pirlo takes charge of Juventus' under-23s .
After leaving Juventus in 2015, former midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo has returned to coach the Serie A champions' under-23 side.Pirlo spent four years at Juve between 2011 and 2015, helping the Bianconeri to four Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia triumph and two Supercoppa Italiana victories.

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