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Parma floor Serie A leaders Juventus

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Jose Mauri struck on the hour mark as crisis-hit Parma stunned Juventus 1-0 to hand the champions only their second defeat of the Serie A season, while Cagliari’s relegation woes deepened with a 2-0 defeat at Genoa. Days before hosting Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri rested a number of regulars for ...

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Juventus see off Fiorentina to book Coppa Italia final spot

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Treble-chasing Juventus, beaten 2-1 at home in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final, hit back with an emphatic 3-0 victory at Fiorentina to reach the final on Tuesday. Alessandro Matri, Roberto Pereyra and Leonardo Bonucci scored the goals as Juventus made light of the absence of the injured Carlos Tevez, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba and Stephan Lichtsteiner in ...

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FIORENTINA FAST-TRACK PLANS TO SIGN CHELSEA ATTACKER SALAH

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Fiorentina are eager to secure on-loan Chelsea attacker Mohamed Salah to a permanent deal as quickly as possible. The Egypt international joined Fiorentina on-loan in January without a set fee nominated for a permanent transfer. Corriere Fiorentino says Viola owner Andrea Della Valle hopes to buy Salah immediately, rather than extend his loan into a second season. Salah has been ...

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Gervinho sidelined with thigh tear

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Roma striker Gervinho has been ruled out for three weeks with a thigh muscle tear, denting the Serie A side’s hopes of a second place finish this season. A statement by the club said: “Gervinho underwent tests which revealed a first grade tear in his right thigh. He will likely be unavailable for three weeks. From tomorrow, he will begin ...

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Italy coach Conte receives death threats over Marchisio injury

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Italy coach Antonio Conte received death threats following an injury to Juventus’s Claudio Marchisio, the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has revealed. The midfielder was suspected to have ruptured his knee ligaments as he trained for Saturday’s qualifier against Bulgaria, which Italy drew 2-2. Juventus have since confirmed the 29-year-old has not torn his ligament.  England play Italy ...

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Stephen Appiah invites Nedved, Del Piero for Testimonial

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Former national team captain, Stephen Appiah has invited some of his teammates during his spell with Italian giants, Juventus to come down to Accra to support his testimonial match scheduled for June 13. The game to honour Appiah’s excellent, dedicated and committed career will be formally launched in Accra on April 13 to set the stage for preparations towards what ...

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Toni owes €1.7m to German church

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Verona star Luca Toni could be forced to pay €1.7m to the German Catholic Church for failing to pay a religious tax. According to Sport Mediaset, Toni will go to trial in Munich for the outstanding sum accrued while he was playing for Bayern from 2007 to 2010. The Kirchensteuer rule finances religions via taxes in Germany, which in Bavaria ...

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Sulley Muntari Purchases $900,000 Benz

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Suspended Black Stars midfielder, Sulley Ali Muntari has added to his fleet of luxurious vehicles by purchasing a Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 – a car estimated to be worth $900,000. The Benz G- 63 as it is popularly known is a six wheel drive with a twin turbo V8 engine which was designed as a military vehicle and offered ...

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Juventus beat Genoa to maintain Serie A lead

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Carlos Tevez continued his fine form with his 24th goal of the season as Juventus beat Genoa to stay 14 points clear at the top of Serie A. Tevez, 31, scored twice in Juve’s Champions League win in Dortmund in midweek and was the key man again. The former Manchester City forward broke the deadlock by weaving into the penalty ...

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Paul Pogba: Injured Juventus midfielder ruled out for two months

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is set to miss the Champions League quarter-finals after injuring his hamstring against Borussia Dortmund. Pogba, 22, limped off in the first half of Juve’s 3-0 win on Wednesday and has been ruled out for 50 days. The former Manchester United midfielder will also miss France’s internationals against Brazil and Denmark. Juve are 14 points clear ...

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