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Antonio Conte Showed His Middle Finger To Juventus’ President At Half-Time
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Antonio Conte Showed His Middle Finger To Juventus’ President At Half-Time

  Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte reportedly showed his middle finger to Juventus president Andrea Agnelli during a heated exchange on Tuesday evening. The two sides met in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final clash and things got heated between Conte and Agnelli. At half-time, television cameras caught Conte flipping the bird at Agnelli who was high in the stands. Sky Sports Italia per Metro report a row erupted at full-time with Agnelli shouting: "F**k off, shut up a**hole." The game ended 0-0 and Juventus advanced 2-1 on aggregate having won the first leg thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo. Conte was asked about the war of words at full-time and he refused to go into any detail. He explained: "They should tell the truth, the fourth official...
Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros
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Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros

  Club president Andrea Agnelli chaired the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting in Turin through video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the nine-time reigning Serie A champions reported a deficit which included the 39.9m euro shortfall from the previous financial year. “The Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting approved the financial statements as of 30 June 2020, reporting a loss of 89.7 million euros (compared to a loss of 39.9 million euros in 2018/2019), which was covered by using the share premium reserve,” Juventus said in a statement. The Turin giants also announced a new organizational structure with Federico Cherubini taking over as a new football director. Juventus’ “new organizational structure envisages the concentration of the club’s activities in tw...
UEFA Champions League: Clubs Kick Against New Reforms
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UEFA Champions League: Clubs Kick Against New Reforms

At least 15 Serie A clubs, have come out against the European Club Association’s controversial plans to reform the Champions League, which are being backed by Italian giants Juventus, Gazetta Dello Sport reports. Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, who is also president of the ECA, last week defended plans to reform the Champions League, as an attempt to save smaller clubs from “the protectionism of the big five leagues”. The ECA has proposed a competition made up of 128 teams in three divisions. The top division would be made up of four groups of eight teams, with the top six in each qualifying for the following edition, regardless of where they finish in their domestic leagues. But the 15 Serie A teams opposing it, believe the plans could lead to a decrease of as much as 35...
Massimiliano Allegri Speaks on Leaving Juventus after this Season
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Massimiliano Allegri Speaks on Leaving Juventus after this Season

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, on Saturday dismissed talk he was set to quit the Serie A champions. Allegri also hit back at the criticisms he received, following his side’s Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Ajax. “Sometimes I wonder if I hadn’t managed to bring home some trophies in these years, what would have happened? “Maybe they would have impaled me and burnt me at the stake,” the Italian coach told a press conference. Allegri, speaking ahead of his side’s Serie A trip to Roma on Sunday, said he was due to meet with club chairman, Andrea Agnelli, to discuss his plans for next season. “I have already told the chairman that I would like to stay, but now we need to talk. “I have had the new Juventus in mind for six months, but first I nee...
Cristiano Ronaldo Honoured After Scoring 400 Goals Across Europe (Photo)
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Cristiano Ronaldo Honoured After Scoring 400 Goals Across Europe (Photo)

On Saturday night, Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured for scoring 400 goals across the Seria A, La Liga and Premier League. Before Juventus' home game with Cagliari, Andrea Agnelli, the president of the Italian club presented the Portuguese striker with a celebratory Jersey to celebrate his new milestone. Ronaldo also already added two goals, taking his tally to 402 so far. The Portugal superstar, 33, reached the tally as he scored against Genoa in the 1 - 1 football match last week. Ronaldo scored 84 in the Premier League for Manchester United, 311 in La Liga for Real Madrid and he has seven in Serie A for Juventus so far. Argentine legend Lionel Messi is currently second on the list with 389 goals for Barcelona in La Liga. Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves is third on the list with 366 goals i...
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli Confirms A €42.6m Profit
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Juventus President Andrea Agnelli Confirms A €42.6m Profit

Today sees the shareholders’ meeting to approve the accounts for 2016-17, and the patron spoke ahead of the meeting. “We reached the Champions League final, and the aim is to continue at the same levels,” Agnelli said. “We’re now waiting for a new challenge, in terms of the outcome of the rights issues for our league. The current situations with the Italian broadcasters doesn’t fill us with confidence. “Thinking about our league, we’ve seen an increase of more than 44 per cent, going from €12.8 billion to €18.5 billion in a few years, with a €5.7 billion increase. “From 2010 to 2016, Juventus substantially increased our turnover. “No-one has ever won six Scudetti in a row, so a thank you has to go to all of the men and women who work for Juventus. “Then a thought to the six players w...
Del Piero Says Dybala “Has Everything To Stay At Juventus For Life”
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Del Piero Says Dybala “Has Everything To Stay At Juventus For Life”

The Argentine forward inherited the number 10 shirt this summer, and Pinturicchio is perhaps its most celebrated wearer. “I’m so happy,” Del Piero told Gazzetta dello Sport when asked about Dybala. “The 10 wasn’t really my property: before me Robi Baggio, [Omar] Sivori and [Michel] Platini had worn it. And now there’s a superstar who has everything to stay at Juve for life, if he wants to. “He’s raised his level even further at the start of this season, he’s doing exciting things. I’m not just talking about goals, I’m talking about how he can decide matches when he turns it on. He also has rare moral qualities. “I hope he can find what I did in Turin, because no-one can enter the hearts of the fans like him.” Del Piero spent 19 years with the Bianconeri, even going down to Serie B aft...
Juventus Director Marotta: UCL Final Is The Maximum Target
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Juventus Director Marotta: UCL Final Is The Maximum Target

This is the first match since the 3-0 Champions League defeat at the hands of Barcelona at Camp Nou. “Issues are probably both tactical and psychological. It was clearly not a perfect performance. We were more than decent in the first half, then below par in the second, but one must also take into account the quality of the opponent,” Marotta told Mediaset Premium. Mattia De Sciglio has been ruled out by an ankle injury and tomorrow will have tests for micro-fractures, which makes it particularly awkward with Stephan Lichtsteiner off the Champions League squad. “We don’t have a player who was important for the number of games we were going to face, but we have a large squad and eclectic players who can adapt to that role. “Another player, Benedikt Howedes, was also injured against Barc...
Dybala Doesn’t Think The Sale Of Neymar will Affect Barca – “They’re Always Barça”
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Dybala Doesn’t Think The Sale Of Neymar will Affect Barca – “They’re Always Barça”

The Bianconeri beat the Catalans 3-0 on aggregate in last season’s Champions League, and the Blaugrana lost one of their star men to Paris Saint-Germain this summer. “Barça lost an important player in Neymar, but they’ve replaced him with other important players,” Dybala cautioned, sitting alongside Coach Max Allegri in the pre-match Press conference. “Aside from that they’re always Barça, they have to be respected for what they are: the history, the name, the fame. “Since the start of the league season they haven’t conceded any goals in this stadium [Camp Nou], so we’ll have to take advantage as much as possible when we have the ball. “We’ll also need to try and defend together, because they have players who can hurt us if they’re left free.” Dybala is known to be a huge admirer of L...
The 20 Serie A Clubs Have Failed To Agree On A New Lega President
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The 20 Serie A Clubs Have Failed To Agree On A New Lega President

The clubs came together for their annual meeting today, with one of the items on the agenda being a replacement for Maurizio Berretta, who stepped down as Lega Serie A chief in April. Juventus President Andrea Agnelli and Lazio patron Claudio Lotito were pushing the candidacy of Marco Brunelli, who is currently the general manager, but 15 votes were needed to pass. The clubs failed to come to the necessary agreement, so the appointment of a new President and all other nominations have been postponed for what Gazzetta dello Sport expects to be around 12 days. The clubs are still waiting to vote on the statute, and have been locked in discussions for the past four hours at the meeting in Milan.
Next Season Almost Certain To Be My Last – Buffon
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Next Season Almost Certain To Be My Last – Buffon

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has told Sky Sport 24 he is “99.9 percent certain” that next season will be his last as a player. Buffon, 39, intends to retire from international football after next summer’s World Cup, but has now said he is set to bring down the curtain on his club career as well. “I’m 99.9 percent certain of that,” he said. “I’m going to have one final, intense season, rich in big moments, and then it will be time to say enough is enough. “We’ve just left one small possibility open with the [Juve] president [Andrea Agnelli], and that is if we manage to win the Champions League I will carry on playing one more year to try to win the World Club Cup and other trophies.” Buffon began his career at Parma in 1995 and went on to make 168 appearances for them be...
Juventus Players Misses Out On New Ferari’s 
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Juventus Players Misses Out On New Ferari’s 

Juventus Boss Andrea Agnelli promised each player a new Ferrari if they could beat Real Madrid who were the defending champions. I think they'll be more disappointed losing the trophy than the Ferari.