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Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

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Gianluigi Buffon has announced his decision to leave Juventus at the end of the season.The 40-year-old's last game for the club will be against Verona on Sunday - his 640th in Serie A. "Gianluigi Buffon has been with us all the way on this long rollercoaster ride of a journey, with its lows and then the return to Paradise. We will be forever grateful for his loyalty," president Andrea Agnelli said in a press conference on Thursday morning. "What we now know is that Wojciech Szczesny will be defending our goal next season, as Gianluigi Buffon and so many champions have done before him." Buffon recently captained the side to a seventh consecutive Serie A title and was widely believed to be retiring, but he clearly feels he still has the legs to continue. "Only sure thing at the mom...
LaLiga and Serie A review: Barcelona stumble at final hurdle in 'Invincibles' bid, Juventus champions of Italy

LaLiga and Serie A review: Barcelona stumble at final hurdle in 'Invincibles' bid, Juventus champions of Italy

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Barcelona's great season ended in disappointing fashion while Juventus secure their seventh-straight Serie A crown Sunday, May 13, 2018 Barcelona's hopes of an unbeaten LaLiga campaign were ended in their penultimate game as they lost 5-4 at Levante. The champions had gone 36 games unbeaten but trailed 5-1 after 56 minutes and their dramatic fightback came up short. Emmanuel Boateng's hat-trick and Enis Bardhi's brace put lowly Levante in charge, and despite Philippe Coutinho completing a treble of his own and Luis Suarez scoring a penalty, Barca's bid for history came up short. Meanwhile, Juventus were confirmed as Serie A winners for the seventh season running following a goalless draw with Roma. Napoli had effectively handed the title...
Cristiano Ronaldo nets bicycle kick in Champions League win vs. Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo nets bicycle kick in Champions League win vs. Juventus

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April 3 (UPI) --Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice -- including once on a bicycle kick -- in Real Madrid's 3-0 Champions League win against Juventus Tuesday in Turin, Italy.The first leg of the quarterfinal matchup was tied 0-0 when Ronaldo drew first blood in the fourth minute at Juventus Stadium. Marcelo passed to Isco on the left flank. The Madrid midfielder then dribbled into the box before lacing a cross in front of the goal. Ronaldo came from out of nowhere and stabbed the ball with the toe of his right shoe and into the far post netting, beating a diving Gianluigi Buffon to his left.But it was Ronaldo's second goal which left the most lasting impression on the Italian squad. Ronaldo capitalized on a Juventus defensive error in the 63rd minute. He collected the ball inside the Juventus b...
Juventus v Real Madrid: Preview, live stream and talkSPORT commentary of Champions League League clash

Juventus v Real Madrid: Preview, live stream and talkSPORT commentary of Champions League League clash

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Juventus host Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finalsTuesday, April 3, 2018Juventus v Real Madrid is LIVE on talkSPORT.In a replay of last season's Champions League final two European heavyweights enter the arena to battle each other again - this time in the 2017/18 quarter-finals.Real Madrid will feel they have an advantage have beaten their opponents 4-1 last June to lift the trophy in Cardiff.But Juventus have shown they're no pushovers this season, coming from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 16, despite being dominated for large portions of the match.Team newsPredicted Juventus XI: Buffon; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Asamoah; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Dybala, Higuaín, Douglas Costa.Out: Benatia (suspended), Pjanić (suspended), Bernarde
Juventus come from behind to knock Spurs out of Champions League

Juventus come from behind to knock Spurs out of Champions League

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Tottenham were knocked out of the Champions League as Juventus came from behind to move into the quarter-finals.The first leg in Italy ended 2-2 and Son Heung-min put Spurs ahead at Wembley with a scuffed finish from Kieran Trippier's low cross.But Gonzalo Higuain scored an equaliser when he steered in Sami Khedira's header.And less than three minutes later, Paulo Dybala raced on to Higuain's through ball and slotted past Hugo Lloris to seal a 4-3 aggregate victory.Tottenham came close to scoring an equaliser that would have taken the tie into extra time but the impressive Son shot narrowly wide from 20 yards and Harry Kane headed against the post in the 90th minute.For Spurs, who last reached the Champions League quarter-finals in 2010-11, it was a first defeat in 18 matches, while Juvent...