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Khedira fears Juve supremacy under threat

Milan, Italy | AFP |  Juventus’s Serie A supremacy faces a stiff test with the champions just one point ahead of Lazio as the Italian league kicks off again this weekend following a three-month shutdown. A return had looked unthinkable back in April as Italy counted their daily coronavirus deaths in …

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Serie A meeting Italian Government to discover fate of season

Milan, Italy | AFP |  Serie A hopes of following Germany and Spain back onto the pitch will be decided on Thursday during a meeting with the Italian government which will determine the fate of the season in football-mad Italy. Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora will tell Italian football federation and Lega …

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Ramsey first back at Juve training, Ronaldo in quarantine

Milan, Italy | AFP | Welsh international Aaron Ramsey was the first Juventus player to return to individual training at the team’s sports centre in Turin on Tuesday as Cristiano Ronaldo began two weeks’ quarantine after returning to Italy. Ronaldo flew back to northern Italy by private jet on Monday night …

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Juventus duo Matuidi, Rugani cleared of coronavirus

Rome, Italy | AFP | Juventus said Wednesday that French midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Italian defender Daniele Rugani had recovered from coronavirus after testing positive for it last month. Rugani was the first Italian top-flight footballer diagnosed with the virus on March 11. World Cup winner Matuidi also tested positive for COVID-19 a few days …

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Lyon down Juventus in Champions League last 16, first leg

Lyon, France | AFP | French side Lyon claimed a surprise 1-0 victory over Italian champions Juventus in their Champions League last-16 first leg at the Groupama Stadium on Wednesday. Lucas Tousart volleyed Lyon into a deserved 31st-minute lead from Houssem Aouar’s cross, and although Juventus piled on the pressure in the second half, Rudi …

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Talking points in European football this weekend

Paris, France | AFP | Barcelona won their first game under Quique Setien, Erling Braut Haaland enjoyed a dream debut with Borussia Dortmund and Juventus ominously extended their lead at the top of Serie A at the weekend. AFP Sport looks back at some of the main talking points from around …

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