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Leagues: Serie A

Rafael Benitez 99% certain to take over Real Madrid, says Carlo Ancelotti’s agent

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is “99%” certain to be named the next manager of Real Madrid, according to Carlo Ancelotti’s agent Ernesto Bronzetti. Yesterday, Ancelotti was sacked by the club following a meeting of the Madrid’s board of directors, with … Continue reading

Paulo Dybala will be the new Lionel Messi, says Palermo president

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says striker Paulo Dybala will be the new Lionel Messi and, despite interest from other clubs, the young Argentine only ever wanted to sign for Juventus. While it has yet to be officially confirmed by the … Continue reading

What’s your second favorite soccer league? [POLL]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Depending on who your favorite team is, you probably watch the majority of games from that league. But outside of your favorite team that plays in that league, which is the league that you next enjoy watching matches from the … Continue reading

Juventus nearing agreement for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus are nearing an agreement for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, according to a report from the Spanish publication Marca. The German international has been out of favor in Spain for quite some time and has steadily been linked with … Continue reading

Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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Much of Rafael Benitez’s two seasons in charge of Italian club Napoli has resembled his time at Liverpool. The Spaniard won silverware in the form of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. However, many will remember his time at … Continue reading

Paulo Dybala is now a Juventus player, says Palermo coach

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Palermo head coach Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Iachini has confirmed that striker Paulo Dybala is now a Juventus player. Iachini was speaking after his side’s 1-0 victory over Cagliari early today, which Dybala sat out in order to ensure he wasn’t injured … Continue reading

Paulo Dybala not yet a Juventus player, according to Massimiliano Allegri

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was coy when asked if an agreement was in place which would see Palermo striker Paulo Dybala join the Italian champions. In recent weeks, Dybala has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. But the … Continue reading

Dnipro vs Napoli & Fiorentina vs Sevilla Europa League semis 2nd leg: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Fiorentina vs Sevilla, 3pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO Dnipro vs Napoli, 3pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO MORE: — Watch Champions League and Europa League matches … Continue reading

Luis Suarez will feel me during the Champions League final, says Patrice Evra

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus defender Patrice Evra has promised to shake Luis Suarez’s hand when he and his teammates take on Barcelona in the Champions League final in Berlin. While at Liverpool, Suarez was banned for eight games for racially abusing the former … Continue reading

Genoa loan spell has breathed life back into M’Baye Niang’s career

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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In 38 matches for AC Milan, M’Baye Niang’s stat line was simple – one Coppa Italia goal and two assists in all competitions. A one-time transfer target for Arsenal and Chelsea, the French-born striker was signed by Milan in 2012 … Continue reading

Gianluigi Buffon slams Real Madrid fans for their treatment of Iker Casillas

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has come to the defense of Iker Casillas when he was asked his opinion regarding Real Madrid supporters whistling and jeering their legendary team captain. Last weekend, Casillas was whistled loudly after conceding two goals against Valencia … Continue reading

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure edging closer to Inter Milan move, say reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is edging closer to a switch to Inter Milan, according to reports from Italy. The 32-year-old reportedly said “yes” to the move during a phone conversation with former City boss and current Inter coach Roberto … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs. Juventus; predicted lineups and team news

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah

Real Madrid host Juventus in a game that ultimately may decide if the Champions League holders are going to win anything this season. With the La Liga title effectively already out of their reach after dropped points at home to … Continue reading

Paul Pogba named to Juventus squad ahead of Real Madrid clash

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has included midfielder Paul Pogba in his 22-man squad for tomorrow’s Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid. The France international was sidelined for 52 days with a right-thigh muscle tear before returning to Juventus’ lineup on Saturday. The … Continue reading

Real Madrid remain silent on Toni Kroos’ condition prior to Juventus clash

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The availability of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final return leg against Juventus is still up for question after the German international only carried out part of today training session. On Saturday, Kroos picked up what appeared to be a … Continue reading

Palermo striker Paulo Dybala nearing agreement with Juventus, say reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Palermo striker Paulo Dybala is nearing an agreement with reigning Serie A champions Juventus, according to numerous reports from Italy. The 21-year-old has been called “the new Messi’ and is one of the hottest young players in Europe. In recent weeks, Dybala … Continue reading

Premier League is less compelling than other top European leagues

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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This season’s Premier League whimpers to a close with a series of dead rubber matches. For a long time, we’ve been sold the narrative that the league is the most competitive, entertaining and compelling in the world with the greatest … Continue reading