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No, the sky is not falling around Maurizio Sarri and Juventus

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Juventus? November struggles have been frustrating, but they?re not a sign of impending failure. The space between the last two international breaks has been frustrating...
juventus - 2019-11-20 12:51:44

OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Leonardo Bonucci signs contract extension through 2024

Photo by Valerio Pennicino - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images The No. 19 jersey is going to have the same guy wearing it for the extended future. When the late-fall and winter months arrive, it always seems that Contract Extension...
juventus - 2019-11-19 19:53:10

Chiellini provides update on return from injury

Photo by Massimiliano Ferraro/NurPhoto via Getty Images Veteran defender and leader is still a few months out, unfortunately For a player who embodies grinta as much as Giorgio Chiellini, sitting on the sidelines while Juventus and Italy...
juventus - 2019-11-19 16:53:48

Leonard Bonucci has answered the call

Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images There?s been big shoes to fill in more ways than one, and Bonucci has surpassed everybody?s expectations. When Giorgio Chiellini?s major knee injury was announced mere hours before...
juventus - 2019-11-18 16:52:06

Sports Heartbreak: A night in Berlin, a day in Brazil

Photo by Pressefoto Ulmerullstein bild via Getty Images Let?s talk about that 2015 game, where a Cinderella Juventus made believers of all of us. In a new recurring space, BWRAO staff writers take a time to reflect on their worst losses...
juventus - 2019-11-17 08:52:22

Report: Wojciech Szczesny close to signing contract extension through 2024

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images You play well, you get a new contract. It?s simple, really. It was all of four weeks ago that reports first came about courtesy of the Italian press that Juventus? front...
juventus - 2019-11-16 12:51:23

Two of Juventus Women?s most important players are back training

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images It?s not every day that you get to see two of Italy?s best stroll onto the training field for the first time in months. When healthy, Barbara Bonansea and Cecilia Salvai...
juventus - 2019-11-16 08:52:39

Cristiano Ronaldo declares he?s ?very fit,? then scores a hat trick vs. Lithuania

Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Can he do that when he comes back to Juventus, too, maybe" The debate as to just how healthy Cristiano Ronaldo is might cool off a little bit after Thursday night?s Euro 2020 qualifier. Maybe. But if...
juventus - 2019-11-15 08:54:00

Bonucci: Juventus-Ronaldo to talk after the international break

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Interesting comments from the veteran defender The Cristiano Ronaldo knee injury mystery continues to simmer along. For the last couple of Juventus games manager...
juventus - 2019-11-15 19:51:43

Cristiano Ronaldo has been bad lately, but Juventus may have a silver lining

Photo by Nicolň Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images Juventus? star forward has not been his best lately, but there?s at least one positive way of looking at this situation. In one inspired string of passes on Sunday night in Turin,...
juventus - 2019-11-13 08:51:50

Blaise Matuidi diagnosed with a broken rib

Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images We knew there was going to be some kind of injury news, and here we go. With the kind of playing style that he has, Blaise Matuidi is a tough son of a gun. He runs more than anybody, he...
juventus - 2019-11-12 08:51:02

Manu?s Grab Bag: Clean Sweep

Photo by Valerio Pennicino - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Juventus beat AC Milan thanks to an MVP performance by Wojciech Szczesny and a flash of brilliance by Paulo Dybala. Bring out the brooms, boys and girls, because we...
juventus - 2019-11-12 08:51:02

Sarri: Juventus still have to improve immensely

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Manager?s comments after close win over resolute AC Milan side Juventus beat AC Milan today in a closer game than expected, returning to their rightful spot at the top of...
juventus - 2019-11-11 08:51:24

Dybala?s class gives Juve victory in slog vs. Milan

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images One of the ugliest games of the season was rescued by La Joya?s sublime late finish. My goodness, where to begin with this game" Sunday?s matchup between Juventus and...
juventus - 2019-11-11 12:51:16

Round 12: Juventus vs. AC Milan match preview

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images It was once a big game. It?s now just another game. Coming out of the October international break, one of the biggest talking points was just how Juventus was going to...
juventus - 2019-11-10 08:53:55

Sarri: Juve need more intensity, particularly when defending

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Manager?s comments ahead of Juventus game against Milan on Sunday Juventus host AC Milan on Sunday in what is a historically relevant fixture, even though the Bianconeri...
juventus - 2019-11-10 08:53:55

Report: Juventus confident Ronaldo, de Ligt will be available for Milan clash

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images All?s well on the injury front, maybe" The big injury news going into Juventus? trip to Russia to face Lokomotiv Moscow was the fact that Matthijs de Ligt, the hero of...
juventus - 2019-11-09 08:54:10

Manu?s Grab Bag: From Moscow With Love

Photo by Mike Kireev/MB Media/Getty Images Douglas Costa became the hero in a cold, rainy night in Moscow as Juve achieve qualification through the knockout rounds. A few months back when we first learned the opponents Juventus would be...
juventus - 2019-11-08 08:51:49

Sarri: Not one of Juve?s best performances

Photo by Mike Kireev/MB Media/Getty Images Manager?s comments after Juve again struggle to beat Lokomotiv Once again Juventus were taken to the brink by Lokomotiv Moscow, this time requiring a wondergoal from late sub Douglas Costa to...
juventus - 2019-11-07 08:53:52

Costa magic sends Juve into UCL knockout round

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images FLASH! AHHHHHHH! SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE!! The way Douglas Costa affects Juventus when he?s healthy is immense. Few, if any, players possess his combination of pace and...
juventus - 2019-11-07 08:53:52

Sarri: Juventus still have room to grow

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Manager?s comments ahead of Juve game at Lokomotiv Moscow Juventus will play against Lokomotiv Moscow tomorrow in the fourth Champions League matchday, and speaking ahead...
juventus - 2019-11-06 12:52:52

Federico Bernardeschi and the trequartista problem for Maurizio Sarri and Juventus

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Juventus have played two formations this year under Maurizio Sarri, and each presents a conundrum. In March 2019 in the Champions League Round of 16, Juventus found...
juventus - 2019-11-05 08:52:23

Manu?s Grab Bag: Derby Time

Photo by Matteo Bottanelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images Turin remains, continues and will always be Bianconera. It wasn?t always pretty, as of recently it almost never is, but Juventus managed to win yet another Derby della Mole against the...
juventus - 2019-11-04 08:51:52

October?s Monthly Juventus Thoughts: Living life on the edge

Photo by Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images October is over as Juventus has been grinding out results and just about continue its unbeaten start to the season. If everything in life were easy, it would be a desperately boring...
juventus - 2019-11-04 16:52:44

A de-Ligt-ful end to the Derby della Mole

Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images The season?s first Turin derby was decided by the struggling Dutchman?s first big moment in a Juventus shirt. The first 2 1?2 months of the season have not been particularly kind to...
juventus - 2019-11-03 12:52:22

Round 11: Juventus vs. Torino match preview

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images It?s the first Derby della Mole of the season, and it?s not like either team is exactly lighting up the form guide these days. We?ve reached the point in the early...
juventus - 2019-11-02 08:52:17

Manu?s Grab Bag: By the skin of their teeth

Photo by Nicolň Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images We talk CR7 dark magic, the Carlos Tevez-Boca Juniors deal and those kits. Historically speaking, a borderline call that results in a last minute Cristiano Ronaldo penalty kick was very...
juventus - 2019-11-01 08:51:51

Sarri still unclear about handball rules, doesn?t like VAR

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Manager?s comments ahead of local derby this weekend Juventus play Torino in their biannual Derby della Mole on Saturday, but the main talking point after the midweek...
juventus - 2019-11-01 16:52:22

Sarri: Juve not converting, conceding avoidable goals

Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Manager?s comments after late, late win over Genoa Juventus stuttered again facing a weaker opponent, and despite holding a numerical advantage for most of the second half, required a penalty in...
juventus - 2019-10-31 08:52:56

Last-gasp win over Genoa pushes Juve back into first place

Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images A dull performance in a massive downpour was decided at the last minute from the penalty spot. They never make it easy on us, do they" Not even when Genoa, a team that started this midweek...
juventus - 2019-10-31 08:52:56

Round 10: Juventus vs. Genoa match preview

MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images Back at home, back in the win column" That would be nice. Since the restart of play coming out of the last international break, we have seen Juventus look good, we have seen Juventus look not very good...
juventus - 2019-10-30 12:51:57

Sarri: Juve need to be more determined in front of goal

Photo by Antonio Balasco/KontroLab/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images Juventus take on Genoa in a midweek game tomorrow, and manager Maurizio Sarri knows that there?s still room for improvement despite his side sitting on top of the...
juventus - 2019-10-29 19:52:05

Cuadrado emerges as a lethal weapon in Juventus? defense

Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Colombian came out of nowhere to answer an extremely pressing question for Maurizio Sarri?s side. For years, Juventus have built a reputation on a rock-solid defense, from Antonio...
juventus - 2019-10-28 16:51:48

Manu?s Grab Bag: Missed Connection

Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images A frustrating day for Juventus in southern Italy, as they draw with Lecce. Well, that happened. In a day defined by missed chances by Juventus, the final score of 1-1 was entirely not reflective of...
juventus - 2019-10-28 08:48:17

Sarri: Juve showed a lack of determination and clinical edge

Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images Manager?s comments after disappointing 1-1 draw away at Lecce Juventus threw away a second half lead to draw 1-1 away at a battling Lecce, dropping two points in the process. Striker Gonzalo Higuain...
juventus - 2019-10-27 08:52:29

Juve rue wasted chances in Lecce draw

Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images Juve had chances to put the game away early, but were made to pay the price for their profligacy in front of goal. A game against a newly-promoted team like Lecce, even on the road, is often seen as a...
juventus - 2019-10-27 08:52:29

Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Lecce

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Please, no Juventus vs. relegation battler shenanigans today, guys. When you see that Juventus has seven games over the span of just 22 days, what?s the initial reaction...
juventus - 2019-10-26 16:51:05

Round 9: Juventus vs. Lecce match preview

Photo by Nicolň Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images Can Juventus avoid the post-Champions League hangover again this season" It doesn?t matter who the opposition is, where the game was played or what the final score proved to be. Whenever...
juventus - 2019-10-26 08:51:54

Juventus 1 - Lecce 1: Initial reaction and random observations

Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images It was a beautiful afternoon along the coast in southern Italy. Except if you were a Juventus player trying to score against Lecce. Juventus recorded 15 shots in the first half of Saturday...
juventus - 2019-10-26 19:51:33

Sarri: Juve don?t have that many options to rotate

Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images Manager?s comments ahead of trip to Lecce this weekend Juventus travel to Lecce tomorrow looking to extend their lead at the top of Serie A, but will do so without Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been rested...
juventus - 2019-10-25 19:54:32

Manu?s Grab Bag: Close Call

Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images A scrappy Lokomotiv Moscow put a scare into Juventus until Paulo Dybala managed to bring Juve ahead and keep them atop of Group D. For a second there, around the 70-minute mark, it sure looked like Juventus...
juventus - 2019-10-24 16:58:13

Maurizio Sarri unveils midfield of the future in Juventus win

Photo by Matteo Bottanelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Bianconeri starting XI featured a familiar cast of characters, but by the end of the match the midfield was completely different. There are some stories as old as time: good vs....
juventus - 2019-10-24 08:56:31

Sarri: Juve did very well not to lose our heads

Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images Manager?s comments after Juve come from behind to beat Lokomotiv Moscow Juventus dominated their Champions League Matchday 3 game against Lokomotiv Moscow everywhere but on the scoreboard, and until...
juventus - 2019-10-23 08:53:22

Dybala magic saves Juve against Lokomotiv Moscow

Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images La Joya?s two-minute double gave Juve all three points after a largely putrid display against the Russian side. After he scored twice against Barcelona in the Champions League...
juventus - 2019-10-23 12:52:00

Juventus 2 - Lokomotiv Moscow 1: Initial reaction and random observations

Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images Dybala forever. Maurizio Sarri warned of Lokomotiv Moscow?s trip to Turin being a trap game, and it was a trap game that Juventus certainly got. So much so that Juve didn?t have to scratch...
juventus - 2019-10-23 08:53:22

Sarri: Juventus facing trap game against Lokomotiv Moscow

Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images Manager?s comments ahead of Champions League clash against Lokomotiv Moscow Juventus take on Lokomotiv Moscow in the third matchday of the Champions League group stages, and speaking...
juventus - 2019-10-22 08:52:17

Champions League Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

Photo by Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images THE CHAMPIONS!!!! Maurizio Sarri came right out and declared that Lokomotiv Moscow?s visit to Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night is a trap game. What makes it a trap, you might be asking yourself"...
juventus - 2019-10-22 19:51:49

Champions League Preview: Juventus vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images The midway point of the Champions League group stage seems to always sneak up on me. I don?t know why, but it happens each and every year. I don?t really know why I haven?t learned my lesson by now...
juventus - 2019-10-22 12:51:19

Manu?s Grab Bag: Back in Black (And White)

Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Juventus never trailed as they dominated Bologna in the first match back from International break. Juventus football is back, y?all! When I get elected as an all-powerful Sports Czar, the first thing...
juventus - 2019-10-21 08:52:19

Juventus 2 - Bologna 1: Initial reaction and random observations

Art. A complete masterpiece. | Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images There were lots of good saves. And the GOAT made the most important one. I?m going to begin this post-game thread with an observation that I have certainly said...
juventus - 2019-10-20 08:52:51

Sarri: Good game for Juve, despite some major mistakes

Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Manager?s comments after a hard-fought win over Bologna Juventus had to struggle harder than expected to beat a well-drilled Bologna side 2-1 yesterday. It took two fortunate goals from Cristiano...
juventus - 2019-10-20 08:52:51

Buffon the hero as Juve hold on against Bologna

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Gigi Saves. Juve wins. Saturday?s match with Bologna had all the makings of a difficult one for Juventus. Any game coming out of the international break has the potential...
juventus - 2019-10-20 08:52:51

Round 8: Juventus vs. Bologna match preview

Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/NurPhoto via Getty Images ?Welcome back, welcome back, welcome baaaaack...? The thing I hate about the international break, besides its obvious stupidity and relative inconvenience, is the fact that sometimes...
juventus - 2019-10-19 12:51:26

Report: Juventus to begin contract extension talks with Wojciech Szczesny

Photo by Filippo Alfero - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images It?s starting to approach the holidays, so contract extension rumor season is officially here. Wojciech Szczesny had the task that few in Juventus history have had to come...
juventus - 2019-10-18 12:52:01

Sarri: Juventus must aim to get better and better

Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images Manager?s comments as club football resumes after the international break Juventus are back ahead in the Scudetto race after disposing of early upstarts Inter Milan just before the...
juventus - 2019-10-18 19:51:30

Report: Juventus to start contract talks with Paulo Dybala in the coming weeks

Photo by Nicolň Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images Well, well, well ... Oh, how things can change over the span of a couple months. We sat here a few months back wondering what the future holds for Paulo Dybala ? and not because it...
juventus - 2019-10-17 12:52:22

?Letter to My Younger Self?: How Gianluigi Buffon overcame depression

Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images The greatest goalkeeper ever reminisces on some internal struggles while dispensing crucial advice ?In the end I believe that the human mind and human consciousness are the most beautiful...
juventus - 2019-10-16 12:51:58

On Claudio Marchisio and narratives

Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images A few thoughts on the recently-retired Juventus legend. I?m a big fan of going down internet wormholes. You know the kind ? you get mildly curious about a certain subject and end up, a couple hours later,...
juventus - 2019-10-16 19:51:42

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal

Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images The legendary forward added another notch to the history books. Cristiano Ronaldo added yet another layer to his legend on Monday. The forward scored his 700th goal for club and country...
juventus - 2019-10-15 08:51:02

Question of shape can become tactical advantage for Sarri and Juventus

Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images Maurizio Sarri?s experimentation in October gives him the option to switch things up. This past summer, when the rumors about who would replace Massimiliano Allegri as Juventus? next manager...
juventus - 2019-10-15 16:52:35

Ah crap. We?re about to sweat out an Aaron Ramsey injury.

Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images He was on international duty, but there was just one problem... There was the caveat from the very beginning of the Aaron Ramsey-to-Juventus rumors. That caveat became that much more...
juventus - 2019-10-14 08:52:44

After a summer full of rumors, Paulo Dybala got what he wanted ? and has since delivered

Photo by Giuseppe Cottini/NurPhoto via Getty Images We?re happy you?re still here, Mr. Joya. There is something about the Juventus jerseys I?ve bought in recent years that seem to have the same kind of thing in common. It?s not the fact...
juventus - 2019-10-13 08:54:36

Emre Can not happy, but hopeful for Juventus future

Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images Midfielder is in a strange place right now Juventus and Emre Can?s estranged relationship continues to chug along, for now. Like two people stuck in a marriage of convenience, going...
juventus - 2019-10-10 19:51:57

OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Rita Guarino signs contract extension through 2021

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images You win trophies, you get a contract extension. In the weeks following Italy?s surprising run at the 2019 Women?s World Cup, the Juventus Women management team made sure...
juventus - 2019-10-10 16:52:04

Report: Roberto Mancini thinking about giving Gigi Buffon an Azzurri swan song

Photo by Nicolň Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images It?s a cool idea, but there?s a catch that comes along with it. It?s been quite a few months since we last saw Gianluigi Buffon wearing the No. 1 jersey and captain?s armband for the...
juventus - 2019-10-09 12:51:31

Manu?s Grab Bag: Kings of the Hill

Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images Juventus dominate Inter in Milan, as the defending champs lead the pack, once again. Guissepe Meazza Stadium. Top-of-the-table clash. Juventus vs. Inter Milan. Derby d?Italia. It just doesn?t get any...
juventus - 2019-10-08 08:52:23

Juventus 2 - Inter Milan 1: Initial reaction and random observations

Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images Gonzalo Higuain?s Redemption Tour has made its latest stop ? and it resulted in another Juve win and more Inter disappointment. It?s the 62nd minute and Juventus are in the midst of a rather...
juventus - 2019-10-07 08:51:43

Sarri: Juventus played well, with character and determination

Only one of these managers was smiling at the end of the game | Photo by Marco Luzzani - Inter/Inter via Getty Images Manager?s comments after impressive away win in Derby d?Italia Juventus went into San Siro and reminded Antonio Conte...
juventus - 2019-10-07 08:51:43

Juve vaults Inter after thrilling Derby d?Italia

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Perhaps winning is ... Not for Everyone. The Derby d?Italia never ceases to disappoint. Even when it ends goalless, as it did in Turin two seasons ago, there is a level...
juventus - 2019-10-07 12:51:22

Round 7: Juventus vs. Inter Milan match preview

Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images Big game. Important game. Rivalry game. When the Serie A schedule came out back in August and it was revealed the first meeting between Juventus and Inter Milan would be right after the calendar turns to...
juventus - 2019-10-06 12:51:18

BWRAO Roundtable: Just how important is this Derby d?Italia"

Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images Inter?s ahead of Juventus in the standings for the first time in a long time. Does that mean there?s added significance to Sunday?s derby in Milan" Over the...
juventus - 2019-10-05 08:52:18

Sarri: Juve intend to go to Inter and play our football

Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Manager?s comments ahead of highly-anticipated Derby d?Italia clash Juventus take on league leaders Inter Milan (what an abstract statement, doesn?t even roll off the...
juventus - 2019-10-05 19:51:58

September?s Monthly Juventus Thoughts: Slow Progress

Photo by Valerio Pennicino - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images Juventus remains unbeaten in all competitions as the team slowly but surely gets used to a different style of football. One Champions League and six league games later,...
juventus - 2019-10-04 08:52:16

Manu?s Grab Bag: Lockdown

Photo by Nicolň Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images A defensive masterclass put forth as Juventus defeats Bayer Leverkusen with relative ease. The first hurdle of the most pivotal week of the early season was cleared ? and then some....
juventus - 2019-10-03 08:50:18

Claudio Marchisio announces his retirement from football

Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/GettyImages Il Principino calls it quits We all knew this day was coming, but are saddened no less, especially with the knowledge that a boy born and raised into the Juventus way of life had to...
juventus - 2019-10-03 16:51:57

Sarri: Juve took advantage in the second half

Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images Manager?s comments after Champions League group game romp Juventus easily disposed of Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the second matchday of this season?s Champions League to go joint top of Group D....
juventus - 2019-10-02 08:51:28
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