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Leagues: Serie A

Juventus officially reject Barcelona’s €80 million offer for Paul Pogba

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Today, after a meeting between representatives from both clubs, Juventus have officially rejected Barcelona’s €80 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba. Earlier today it was learned that Barcelona’s sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations had flown to Turin to … Continue reading

Barcelona officials are in Italy today to secure €90 million deal for Paul Pogba

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona’s sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations have flown to Italy today to convince Juventus officials that their €90 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba should be accepted. Although the La Liga side is in the midst of its … Continue reading

Carlos Bacca reaches agreement with AC Milan

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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A.C. Milan is about to add some more firepower to help Jeremy Menez up front. Menez, the club’s only double-digit goal scorer, will soon be joined by prolific striker Carlos Bacca. Sure, attacking midfielders like Giacomo Bonaventura and Keisuke Honda … Continue reading

Barcelona prepared to make €90 million offer for Paul Pogba, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona are prepared to make a €90 million offer to Juventus for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Catalan daily SPORT. Shortly after the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign, the Spanish and European champions ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan … Continue reading

Juventus’ signings cement team’s place amongst European elite

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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Juventus made enormous strides last season in terms of reclaiming its place amongst Europe’s best. After years of dominating domestically, the Bianconeri finally broke through in the UEFA Champions League. The Old Lady beat the likes of Real Madrid, Monaco … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo agrees contract with New York City FC, says report

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Andrea Pirlo is on the verge of being unveiled as the latest MLS and New York City FC star signing on Friday after agreeing personal terms with the Big Apple club, according to various sources. If and when he joins the team, … Continue reading

The rise of Juventus from Serie B relegation to European heavyweight once more

Posted on by Ganesh Mukundan
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In May 2006, Italian soccer reached its nadir when the Calciopoli (match-fixing scandal) broke out. It was a full-blooded kick right in the solar plexus that left the entire soccer fraternity stunned and at a loss for words. Italy was in turmoil … Continue reading

Interview with author and journalist Giancarlo Rinaldi about book 20 Great Italian Games II

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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June marked the release of Kindle best-selling author Giancarlo Rinaldi’s 20 Great Italian Games II. Since its release, 20 Great Italian Games II, has garnered praise from readers for its depiction of classic calcio and legendary players. 20 Great Italian … Continue reading

Sinisa Mihajlovic is the right man for AC Milan manager’s job

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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Sinisa Mihajlovic is set to become the fourth AC man to take the helm of AC Milan in the past sixteen months. Since the sacking of Massimiliano Allegri, a coach who brought the club their eighteenth scudetto and achieved the double … Continue reading

Review of Andrea Pirlo’s book, ‘I Think Therefore I Play’

Posted on by TIm Tepass
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The Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography I Think Therefore I Play does what most books of its kind sadly fail to do, stay truthful. Pirlo can be best described as one of the most intelligent players of this generation and … Continue reading

Diego Simeone’s influence has Carlos Tevez on the verge of Atletico Madrid move

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is on the verge of quite a transfer coup. Over the past few weeks, the Argentine has been using his influence to recruit fellow countryman Luciano Vietto from Villarreal. And it now appears Simeone has convinced Carlos … Continue reading

Barca-Juve match posts second-highest TV ratings ever for Champions League final

Posted on by Chris Moore
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In what turned out to be an exciting match, the 2015 UEFA Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus posted very solid television ratings according to Nielsen.  Nielsen, an information and measurement company, claims that this year’s final held a 1.3 … Continue reading

Three reasons why Sepp Blatter can still control FIFA

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Last week, just days after winning re-election to a fifth term, Sepp Blatter placed a call to the heads of every continental confederation (at least those not in jail) to inform them that he was resigning as head of soccer’s … Continue reading

Barcelona focused on signing Paul Pogba after ending talks with Ilkay Gundogan

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona have ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and have re-focused their attention on signing Paul Pogba from Juventus. Prior to the UEFA Champions League final, Barcelona were reportedly close to reaching an agreement for Gundogan, but negotiations fell … Continue reading

Barcelona vs. Juventus, UEFA Champions League Final: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In the final game of the 2014/15 European soccer season, all eyes turn to Berlin as the German capital prepares to host the UEFA Champions League final. Italian giant Juventus and Spanish powerhouse Barcelona, two historically dominant clubs, square off to … Continue reading

Barcelona vs. Juventus predicted lineups and team news: UEFA Champions League Final

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Barcelona play Juventus at the Berlin Stadium in Germany on Saturday in the much anticipated 2015 UEFA Champions League final. For viewers in the United States, the game is being shown live on FOX. Kickoff time is 2:45pm ET. Both … Continue reading

Juventus are the best equipped team in Europe to halt Barcelona’s attacking quality

Posted on by Matt Jones
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There’s an opinion building that Juventus, pursuing the third European Cup win in their history, are destiny’s team this season. The Italian champions’ run to the Berlin final has rightly been lauded and there’s no denying that along the way … Continue reading