Serie A

Pallotta appeals for peace after Juve clash with Roma

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Roma president James Pallotta has appealed to Juventus, his own club and the media to calm down following Sunday’s heated encounter in Turin. The Giallorossi lost 3-2 to concede their first defeat of the season. Players and club executives have engaged in a war of words since the end of the match at the Juventus stadium. Pallotta issued a statement ...

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Vidal facing 100,000 euro fine for Pre-Roma night out

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Arturo Vidal is facing further disciplinary action from Juventus for having a night out ahead of the Serie A match with Roma on Sunday. The Chile midfielder was dropped to the bench after staying out until the early hours of Friday morning. Photographs which show the 27-year-old in a Turin bar have been circulating in the Italian media, with the ...

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Juventus lose Caceres for a month after thigh injury

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Juventus have been dealt a blow with the news that defender Martin Caceres will be out of action for a month with a thigh muscle problem. The Uruguayan suffered the injury in the first half of the Bianconeri’s clash against Roma at the weekend and was promptly hauled off at half-time in his side’s 3-2 victory. Subsequent scans have revealed ...

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Italian FA president Tavecchio banned for racist slur

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The president of the Italian football federation (FIGC), Carlo Tavecchio, has been banned for six months by European football governing body Uefa for making racist remarks. The 71-year-old caused controversy during his election campaign in July by referring to “eating bananas” when discussing foreign players. He later apologised for his remarks. The ban means Tavecchio cannot hold any Uefa position ...

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Francesco Totti comments unacceptable – Juventus Director

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Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has hit back at Francesco Totti following the attacker’s comments in the wake of Roma’s 3-2 loss against the reigning Serie A champions on Sunday. The 38-year-old Giallorossi captain was furious after Sunday’s defeat, claiming that the Bianconeri only emerged victorious because of referee Gianluca Rocchi, who awarded the hosts two penalties as well as failing to notice Arturo ...

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Juventus suffer Barzagli injury setback

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Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli will be out for at least a month after it was confirmed he has suffered a stress fracture of his right heel. The 2006 World Cup-winner has yet to feature this season after sustaining the problem ahead of the new campaign. Head coach Massimiliano Allegri has been patient with the defender’s recovery, but Sunday’s news comes as a further setback. In ...

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Juventus should play in their own league – Totti

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Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has hit back at Francesco Totti following the attacker’s comments in the wake of Roma’s 3-2 loss against the reigning Serie A champions on Sunday. The 38-year-old Giallorossi captain was furious after Sunday’s defeat, claiming that the Bianconeri only emerged victorious because of referee Gianluca Rocchi, who awarded the hosts two penalties as well as failing to notice Arturo ...

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I didn’t know the penalty area was so big at Juventus – Garcia

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Roma boss Rudi Garcia sarcastically stated after Sunday’s controversial 3-2 loss to Juventus that he did not know that the penalty area in Turin was so big. The Giallorossi conceded two controversial penalties, with referee Gianluca Rocchi pointing to the spot when an Andrea Pirlo free kick struck Maicon’s arm on the edge of the box before ruling that Miralem Pjanic had tripped Paul Pogba ...

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Ghanaian player wrap: Muntari, Schlupp find goals for their clubs

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Italy Sulley Muntari scored a second half volley for AC Milan in their 2-0 win over Chievo Verona in the Italian Serie A on Saturday at the San Siro. The midfielder thumped home the shot from a cross from the right to put the Rossonerri in a lead that was later dohbled by Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda. Muntari was replaced ...

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Juventus snatch late win over Roma in thriller

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Leonardo Bonucci’s 86th minute stunner saw Juventus snatch a thrilling victory as they beat Roma 3-2 in a contest that also saw Alvaro Morata and Konstantinos Manolas sent off late on. A top-of-the-table clash between two teams boasting five league wins from five promised much and there was certainly no shortage of drama at Juventus Stadium on Sunday, with referee Gianluca Rocchi awarding three penalties – two to ...

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