Juventus haven’t given up hope of winning Serie A – Pirlo

Juventus’ players still believe they can claim a 10th consecutive Serie A title this season, according to head coach Andrea Pirlo. The Bianconeri are 10 points behind leaders Inter, although they have a game in hand on Antonio Conte’s side. That comes at home to Spezia on Tuesday, with Juve looking to address a worrying run of form which has seen them win just once in their past five games across all competitions. They have, however, won their five most recent top-flight matches at the Allianz Stadium, scoring at least…

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Seria A: Gattuso tells team to be ugly like him

Gennaro Gattuso insisted Napoli cannot always be beautiful like Hollywood actor Brad Pitt as he urged his side to be a “bit ugly” like him. Napoli claimed a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Udinese thanks to Tiemoue Bakayoko’s 90th-minute winner in Serie A on Sunday. Lorenzo Insigne had opened the scoring via a 15th-minute penalty to move level with Careca for seventh place on Napoli’s all-time scorers list in Serie A (73) and also seventh position across all competitions (97). Udinese’s Kevin Lasagna equalised 12 minutes later before Bakayoko ensured Napoli…

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BREAKING: Juventus defender Alex Sandro tests positive for Covid-19

Juventus defender Alex Sandro has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian champions confirmed on Monday. Juventus said that “following the appearance of some mild symptoms” a test revealed the 29-year-old was positive for Covid-19.  “The player has already been placed in isolation.” Brazilian Sandro played for 83 minutes in Juventus’ 4-1 win over Udinese on Sunday. Juventus added: “The club is in contact with Authorities to define an effective implementation of the protocols required to allow for the training and competition activities of the team.”

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Ronaldo is the star of the show again as Juventus beat Udinese

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and created another goal as Juventus got back to winning ways in Serie A with a 4-1 victory over Udinese in Turin on Sunday, moving the champions up to fifth in the standings. Ronaldo opened the scoring with a trademark drive, after latching on to Aaron Ramsey’s pass in the 31st minute, before threading a perfect through ball into the path of Federico Chiesa to score Juve’s second goal four minutes into the second half. The VAR had a busy evening in Turin. First, the referee…

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Manchester United block Amad Diallo loan move – sources

Manchester United will reject Atalanta’s attempts to keep teenage winger Amad Diallo at the Serie A club until the end of the season, sources have told ESPN, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on adding him to his squad this month. Diallo was signed by United from Atalanta on the last day of the transfer window in October for €21 million, with a further €20m in potential add ons, but they allowed the player to remain with the Italian outfit while they secured a UK work permit for the youngster, 18.…

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