Tag: Alvaro Morata

Juve suffer Mandzukic injury blow

Juve suffer Mandzukic injury blow

Milan (AFP) – Juventus have suffered a blow after Mario Mandzukic was sidelined for up to three weeks on Monday, notably ruling the Croatian out of the Turin giants' Champions League clash at home to Sevilla.

Both Mandzukic & fellow striker Alvaro Morata were forced off towards the end of Juve's 2-0 victory away to Genoa on Sunday, which ended the reigning champions' quest for a first Serie A win of the campaign.

Mandzukic underwent tests on Monday which "revealed a first grade tear in his right thigh muscle. He will be sidelined from competition for 20 days," according to a statement on Juve's website.

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Soccer-Juve score late as City lose for first time this season

Soccer-Juve score late as City lose for first time this season

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Juventus came from behind to hand Manchester City their first defeat this season as Mario Mandzukic & Alvaro Morata gave the Italian champions an opening 2-1 win in Group D of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Premier League leaders City were fortunate to go ahead after 57 minutes when Vincent Kompany, climbing all over Giorgio Chiellini, saw the defender head an own goal as the home skipper wheeled away to celebrate instead of being punished for a foul.

But Juve pulled level in the 70th minute when Mandzukic touched the ball in off the post after Paul Pogba sent in a high cross from the left.

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Soccer-Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

Soccer-Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

* Juventus lose first two games for first time

* Bosnian duo strike for Roma in the capital

* Early league leaders Chievo thrash Lazio 4-0 (Adds details)

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Zaza stays, Coman goes, says Juve's Allegri

Zaza stays, Coman goes, says Juve's Allegri

Milan (AFP) – Simone Zaza is staying with Juventus yet Kingsley Coman is on the verge of leaving the Turin giants, coach Massimiliano Allegri said Saturday.

Zaza has recently been linked with a move to Marseille yet the departure of several front men recently means Juventus cannot afford to lose the lively Italy international.

"Zaza won't be leaving the club," said Allegri. "He's an significant player, an international player, & needs to develop."

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Juve's Llorente set for Sevilla medical

Juve's Llorente set for Sevilla medical

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Juventus striker Fernando Llorente is set to join Europa League winners Sevilla with teammate Mauricio Isla moreover on his way to the Spanish club, it was announced on Wednesday.

Juventus signed Llorente — scorer of seven goals in 24 appearances for Spain & a member of the 2010 World Cup & Euro 2012 winning sides — on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao two years ago yet the towering striker is now surplus to requirements in Turin & Juve have decided to cash in with Sevilla confirming the deal on Wednesday.

"Fernando Llorente is coming to Seville tonight with permission from his club, Juventus, to have a medical in the next few hours with Sevilla FC", said the La Liga side.

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Watford swoop for Britos and Jurado

Watford swoop for Britos & Jurado

London (AFP) – English Premier League newcomers Watford announced the latest additions to their squad on Wednesday by announcing they had signed defender Miguel Britos from Napoli & midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado from Spartak Moscow.

Britos, 30, & Jurado 29, have both agreed three-year deals with the Hornets, who won promotion back to English football's top flight last season.

Jurado played under Watford coach Quique Flores during four years at Atletico Madrid, helping the Spanish side win the Europa League in 2010, before moving to Schalke in Germany & then Spartak.

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Mandzukic joins Juventus for 19mn euros: club

Mandzukic joins Juventus for 19mn euros: club

Milan (AFP) – Beaten Champions League finalists Juventus have confirmed the signing of Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal worth 19 million euros to the Spanish club.

With striker Carlos Tevez rumoured to be on his way to Boca Juniors, Juventus have moved quickly to bring in a replacement for the Argentinian, who scored 20 league goals for the league & Cup winners last season.

Juventus released a statement which said: "Juventus Football Club can announce that an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the services of Mario Mandzukic, who has signed a four-year contract.

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Allegri confirms Mandzukic, puts hopes on Pogba

Allegri confirms Mandzukic, puts hopes on Pogba

Milan (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hopes new signing Mario Mandzukic can settle quickly at the club & has called on French star Paul Pogba to see out another title-winning season in Turin.

With striker Carlos Tevez rumoured to be on his way to Boca Juniors, reports have claimed Mandzukic has agreed terms to join Juventus from Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal worth 18 million euros (£12.9m, $20.4m).

And Allegri appeared to confirm a deal had been struck when he told Sky Sports: "We signed Mandzukic because we wanted him. He's a tremendous player & I am very pleased he's here."

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Soccer-Barca's new direct play does the trick in second treble

Soccer-Barca's new direct play does the trick in second treble

By Tim Hanlon

BARCELONA, June 7 (Reuters) – Winning goals from Luis Suarez & Neymar on the counter-attack to sink Juventus in the Champions League final encapsulated the new direct play from Barcelona that saw them become the first European side to win the treble for the second time.

Suarez has provided an acute understanding & extra fire power following his comeback from a biting ban last October & is the final piece of the jigsaw in an attacking trident for Barca that is devastating to watch.

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Juve lost to the world's best team: Buffon

Juve lost to the world's best team: Buffon

Berlin (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon insists his Juventus side lost to the 'world's best team' in their 3-1 Champions League defeat against Barcelona after the Italian champions were outgunned.

For the 37-year-old goalkeeper it was a second Champions League final disappointment as he moreover tasted defeat to AC Milan in the 2003 final.

The Italy international kept his side in the game with a string of superb saves, which for a while held Barcelona's star-studded attack at bay.

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