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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Juventus: Spanish side claim dramatic win over Italian champions

Diego Godin’s goal was his first Champions League strike since 2014 Atletico Madrid claimed a big victory over Juventus in the Champions League last 16 first leg thanks to two goals from their centre-backs at set-pieces. Diego Simeone’s side were denied a penalty and an Alvaro Morata goal by the video assistant referee before they opened the scoring. Jose Maria Gimenez pounced from eight yards after Morata’s header was blocked by Mario Mandzukic. Diego Godin netted a half-volley, via a deflection off Cristiano Ronaldo. Striker Costa and midfielder Thomas Partey…

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Juventus 3-0 Frosinone: Cristiano Ronaldo scores as Juve go 14 points clear

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) has scored 21 goals in all competitions this season Juventus moved 14 points clear at the top of Serie A with a routine victory over second-bottom Frosinone. Paulo Dybala found the top corner from Cristiano Ronaldo’s pass to put the hosts ahead at the Allianz Stadium. Leonardo Bonucci forced home following a goalmouth scramble, before Ronaldo scored his 21st goal of the season in all competitions. Federico Bernardeschi was thwarted by Frosinone goalkeeper Marco Sportiello in stoppage time. Second-placed Napoli face Torino at home on Sunday. Massimiliano…

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder signs £400k-a-week deal to join Juventus

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in the summer in a deal that will earn him over £400,000 a week. The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent, ending his 11-year spell with Arsenal. Ramsey passed a two-part medical in January, having picked Juve following talks with a host of European clubs. He will be the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary. The Wales international’s Arsenal contract expires on 30 June…

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Paulo Dybala: How the Argentine ‘Gladiator’ went from rough diamond to Juventus ‘jewel’

Dybala’s ‘gladiator mask’ celebration is a reflection of the difficult days that followed the death of his father On the surface, Laguna Larga looks no different from any other small town in Argentina. It has an agricultural heart, a main square, two petrol stations, a school, a museum and two football clubs. But it is probably the only place in the country where Lionel Messi comes second. “This is Paulo Dybala’s town,” reads a giant billboard on Ruta Nueve, the road that connects Argentina’s three main cities – Cordoba, Rosario…

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Aaron Ramsey: Juventus leading race to sign Arsenal and Wales midfielder

Aaron Ramsey has made 356 appearances for Arsenal since joining in 2008 Juventus are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey when his contract expires at the end of the season. The 28-year-old’s current preference is to join the Italian champions but, contrary to some reports, he has yet to make a final decision and will continue to consider offers from a number of Europe’s leading clubs. It is understood his boyhood dream was to play for Barcelona but despite preliminary talks that option will not be pursued.…

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder in talks with Bayern, Inter, Juventus, PSG & Real Madrid

Aaron Ramsey, left, has won three FA Cups during his time at Arsenal Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will hold talks with five of Europe’s leading clubs in January ahead of leaving the Gunners when his contract expires next summer. The 28-year-old is able to negotiate and sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign sides from 1 January, prior to exiting the Emirates Stadium as a free agent when his current deal finishes on 30 June. Ramsey will consider moves to Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Juventus, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid. Contrary…

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Juventus 1-2 Manchester United: Visitors strike late to win in Turin

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a run of six games without a Champions League goal by scoring against his former club Manchester United stunned Juventus with two goals in the final five minutes to beat the Italian champions in Turin and give themselves a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages. Juan Mata curled in a free-kick with five minutes to go, before Ashley Young’s set-piece was bundled into his own net by Juventus defender Alex Sandro. Cristiano Ronaldo had put the hosts ahead with an outstanding volley against…

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Man Utd 0-1 Juventus: Jose Mourinho says ‘goals will arrive’ for Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku last scored for Manchester United on 15 September in a 2-1 win at Watford Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku is lacking in confidence but “the goals will arrive” for the Belgium international striker. Lukaku scored four in his first five games this season but has failed to find the net in his last eight matches. Paulo Dybala scored the only goal as United were beaten 1-0 at Old Trafford by Juventus in the Champions League. “No criticism at all,” Mourinho said regarding Lukaku. “But I have…

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Manchester United 0-1 Juventus: Dybala strike seals Champions League win on Ronaldo return

Dybala scored from close range for his fourth Champions League goal of the season Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Old Trafford with a win as his Juventus side saw off Manchester United to move five points clear at the top of Champions League Group H. The former United star helped to set up Juve’s winner in the 17th minute, with his cross reaching Paulo Dybala who finished from close range. The Italian champions had several chances to extend their lead during a first half where they were completely dominant,…

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Man Utd v Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo returns as Juve target European glory

Champions League: Is this the best Juventus team of all time? Manchester United and Juventus are two of football’s biggest names. A total of 54 domestic league titles, 25 domestic cups and 11 European trophies between them, they meet at Old Trafford on Tuesday and the Allianz Stadium on 7 November in back-to-back Champions League group-phase matches. Their historic rivalry includes the 1999 Champions League semi-final, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side came back to win from two goals down in the second leg in Turin. Their last meeting, in 2003,…

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