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  1. Max Allegri determined to win a trophy before parting ways with Juventus After weathering the storm last season, Massimiliano Allegri maintained his job as Juventus head coach despite a public uproar asking for his head on a plate. ................. Nevertheless, the Turin-based giants are currently leading the Serie A table – albeit temporarily – despite having a decent but not spectacular squad on paper. In recent days, some circulating reports have claimed that the Livorno native could put an end to his tenure at the club by the end of the season. Nevertheless, the Roman newspaper believes that the coach is hellbent on winning a trophy before bidding the Old Lady farewell. The 56-year-old has yet to lift a trophy since making his return to the club in the summer of 2021. ................. The former Cagliari and Sassuolo manager is one of the most decorated coaches in his generation having won the Scudetto title on six occasions between his stints at Milan and Juventus. Allegri is genuinely considering an exit in June despite having another year on his contract. ................. Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/max-allegri-determined-to-win-a-trophy-before-parting-ways-with-juventus/
  2. Juventus forge a plan to maintain the services of Adrien Rabiot Week after week, Adrien Rabiot continues to establish himself as a pillar at Juventus. ................. On Friday, the 28-year-old delivered his finest performance of the campaign thus far. He scored the opener with a powerful header before dragging his side over the finish line with an assist for Federico Gatti’s dramatic winner. ................. But for the second year in a row, the Bianconeri are running the risk of losing the midfielder’s services. Last season, the two parties agreed on a renewal at the eleventh hour, but it was merely a one-year deal. Therefore, the player is once again running on an expiring deal. ................. So while the Bianconeri aren’t able to offer him a pay rise amidst their financial difficulties, they’ll be looking to reward him with a long-term contract valid for at least three seasons. The hierarchy is working on convincing the French international to linger in Turin and become a “Bandiera” (club symbol) regardless of whether Allegri is staying put or not. ................. Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/juventus-forge-a-plan-to-maintain-the-services-of-adrien-rabiot/
  3. Juventus vs Inter Milan Preview: Probable Lineups, Prediction, Tactics, Team News & Key Stats Inter Milan vs. Juventus. The Derby d’Italia. First against second. It is always a big game, but this time it is even bigger. After the two-week international break hiatus, Serie A comes up with a very special marquee Sunday night fixture between the early front-runners for the Scudetto. It is an opportunity for Simone Inzaghi’s Inter to put their stamp on the title race against Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus, who are just two points behind the Nerazzurri going into the weekend. ............ Team News & Tactics Juventus A handful of Juventus players are in a race against the clock to be cleared fit to face Inter Milan. Alex Sandro, Weston McKennie, and Fabio Miretti all trained with the team, suggesting they have shaken off their respective knocks and should be ready for the Inter game. On the flip side, playmaker Manuel Locatelli is dealing with a rib problem that ruled him out of Italy’s Euro 2024 qualifiers and will probably miss the upcoming game, which could hand Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri an additional dilemma in the engine room this weekend as both Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli are suspended for the foreseeable future. ............ Probable Lineup (3-5-2): Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Rugani; Cambiaso, McKennie, Miretti, Rabiot, Kostic; Chiesa, Kean Inter Milan Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi will be without the services of his starting centre-back pair, as both Benjamin Pavard (knee) and Alessandro Bastoni (calf) have been ruled out of Sunday’s derby clash. ............ Probable Lineup (3-5-2): Sommer; Darmian, De Vrij, Acerbi; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez Key Stats Juventus are buoyed by a seven-game unbeaten run, keeping six clean sheets and recording five consecutive wins. Juventus have won their last five matches in front of their fans, keeping three clean sheets in that run. Inter are the best offensive team in Serie A, with 29 goals in 12 games. Seven of the last eight meetings between these two Italian giants have featured two or fewer goals. Player to Watch Federico Chiesa ............ Prediction Juventus 1-0 Inter Milan Separated by just two points at the top of the table, Juventus and Inter Milan appear evenly matched at the moment and could be set to cancel each other out. Despite the obvious attacking quality on show, it is set to be a low-scoring clash. Not only are the stakes high, but defensively, these two have been the strongest so far in Italy by miles, with Inter Milan conceding only six times in 12 games and Massimiliano Allegri’s rock-solid Juventus breaching only seven times over the same stretch. In fact, keeping this title tussle low-scoring and fiery would be the Bianconeri’s best chance of coming out on top. With that in mind, the Hard Tackle predicts Massimiliano Allegri’s troops will grind out a 1-0 victory. Read more -> https://thehardtackle.com/round-up/2023/11/25/juventus-vs-inter-milan-preview-probable-lineups-prediction-tactics-team-news-key-stats-7/
  4. Max Allegri insists Juventus is playing against Serie A’s favourites this weekend Juventus manager Max Allegri is adamant that Inter Milan are the favourites to win Serie A this season as his team prepares to face the Milanese. While Juventus is perceived as having an inferior squad compared to Inter this season, they have managed to stay close to their rivals in the league standings. Juventus has capitalised on not playing in European competitions, securing victories in as many league games as possible, allowing them to remain in close contention with Inter at the top of the table. ............ Despite some pundits suggesting that Juventus has an equal chance to win the upcoming Derby d’Italia, Allegri is steadfast in his belief that his team is facing the favourites in the match. He said: “Tomorrow is a very important match for us, because it is part of the team’s growth journey. Tomorrow is a good match to play against the championship favourites. Coming from themselves.” ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/max-allegri-insists-juventus-is-playing-against-serie-as-favourites-this-weekend/
  5. Simone Inzaghi insists he expected Juventus to be this competitive Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi insists that he expected Juventus to be this competitive, as the Bianconeri closely trail his team in the league table. As Juventus and Inter prepare to face each other in the first Derby d’Italia of the season, it is anticipated to be a closely contested match between two of the top clubs in Italian football. The performance of Juventus in the league has somewhat surpassed expectations, and they have the opportunity to be at the top of the league standings after the upcoming game. ............ Asked if he expected Juve’s season to be this good, he said: “Absolutely yes, Juventus clearly have a coach like Allegri and they are an excellent team. They always want to win, like Inter after all: they have huge ambitions and this year they have more time to prepare for the matches, we all know that he is a huge advantage. We don’t hide, we assume our responsibilities and it is a stimulus to improve ourselves every day. There are moments in which they say that the team to beat is Inter and others in which they say that we have weakened, but it depends always with results.” ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/simone-inzaghi-insists-he-expected-juventus-to-be-this-competitive/
  6. Luigi De Agostini will not be surprised by a Juventus win in the Derby d’Italia Former Juventus and Inter Milan player Luigi De Agostini has shared his thoughts on the upcoming Derby d’Italia between the two clubs this weekend. In what promises to be one of the toughest matches for both sides, Juventus faces its biggest rival in Italian football. Despite not being as well-equipped as the Nerazzurri, Juventus has defied expectations, and under Max Allegri’s guidance, they are currently in a neck-and-neck race for the title with Inter. ............ Heading into the Derby d’Italia, Juventus is in good form, and Inter recognises that they are facing one of the strongest Juventus sides in recent terms. While some may believe Inter will secure an easy win against Max Allegri’s team, De Agostini insists on supporting the Old Lady over Inter. He said: “Juve or Inter? In this case I can only support Juve, of course. I spent five years here , the most important of my caree. At Inter, it was only a one-year parenthesis, the place had never really forgiven me and Schillaci our journey in black and white.” Adding: “What match do I expect? A very tight, hard-fought match . Inter actually have something more, but I think Juve have all they need to compete, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see a Juventus victory.” ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/luigi-de-agostini-will-not-be-surprised-by-a-juventus-win-in-the-derby-ditalia/
  7. Di Canio insists Chiesa is a better player in a 4-3-3 system Paolo di Canio has shared his thoughts on Federico Chiesa’s performances for Juventus and the Italian national team. Chiesa, a key player for both club and country, has consistently performed well. However, at Juventus, Chiesa has been playing in a 3-5-2 formation where his natural wing position on the left of a 4-3-3 formation is not utilised. Despite this, he has adapted brilliantly to the demands of his role as one of the two strikers in the 3-5-2 formation. ............ Paolo di Canio said: “Chiesa is playing as a support striker but, as we saw with the national team, he needs space and ply wide. In a 4-3-3 system, Chiesa is an excellence. He has scored some goals playing in the middle, but sometimes he gets lost and does not make the best use of his pace.” ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/di-canio-insists-chiesa-is-a-better-player-in-a-4-3-3-system/
  8. Di Canio insists Vlahovic is at fault for his poor scoring form Paolo di Canio has shared his thoughts on Dusan Vlahovic’s struggles at Juventus and placed the blame on the striker himself. Vlahovic joined Juventus as one of Serie A’s top strikers, showcasing his goal-scoring prowess at Fiorentina. ............ However, since his move to Juventus, Vlahovic has struggled to find the back of the net consistently and has not lived up to expectations. ............ Paolo di Canio believes that the striker himself is not capitalising on his time on the pitch. According to Di Canio, the responsibility for Vlahovic’s struggles lies with the player rather than the manager. He said: “Is it the player’s fault or the team’s fault? A few months ago, I would have answered 50/50, today I say 75% Vlahovic’s fault. If you are strong, however, frustrated you may be by the few scoring opportunities, you have to apply yourself; you have to commit yourself to manage the few balls that come your way. “In Florence, he was “on fire”, he always believed in it because he was very involved, he played with joy. With Juve, it’s obvious that everything is different, even in terms of pressure, but I discovered some fragilities in him, in his choices, in not being intelligent in terms of football when he encounters difficulties.” ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/di-canio-insists-vlahovic-is-at-fault-for-his-poor-scoring-form/
  9. Locatelli offers Juventus hope of featuring against Inter Milan Juventus has received a boost on the fitness front as Manuel Locatelli has progressed in his recovery from an injury ahead of their game against Inter Milan. ............ This development is a significant boost for the Bianconeri, who have been keen to ensure his fitness. While it remains unclear whether he will be passed fit for the match, it is certainly encouraging news that he participated in training partially. ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/locatelli-offers-juventus-hope-of-featuring-against-inter-milan/
  10. Gigi Delneri explains why Juventus is behind Inter and recommends a signing Former Juventus manager Gigi Delneri has insisted the Bianconeri are behind Inter Milan for several reasons as both clubs prepare to meet in Serie A this weekend. Juve and Inter are the best two clubs in the Italian top flight and have been the most in-form sides in the league this term. ............ Delneri does not think so and said: “What is Juve missing to be at Inter’s level? The Nerazzurri have two strong players in each position, Juve lacks replacements. We need a shot in midfield like De Paul. Rodrigo is a very serious boy and perfect for the 3-5-2. He was born as an attacking midfielder. He also played as a winger with me, but then he adapted very well as a right midfielder in Udine.” ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/gigi-delneri-explains-why-juventus-is-behind-inter-and-recommends-a-signing/
  11. Juventus vs Inter: Serie A Preview, Potential Lineups & Prediction One of the most iconic fixtures on the Serie A calendar plays out on Sunday as Juventus and Inter lock horns in the 185th edition of the famous Derby d’Italia. A mouth-watering showdown at the Allianz Stadium has all the makings of a top-table six-pointer, with only two points separating the arch-rivals ahead of the kick-off. Three years of pain and suffering could finally pay off this season as Juventus seem hellbent on wrestling back domestic dominance. Without the distraction of European football for the first time in more than a decade, Massimiliano Allegri’s men have gone from strength to strength at the start of the new league campaign. ............ Match Preview Juventus Despite an abysmal 2022/23 campaign, Juventus dispatched Inter in both league encounters last term without conceding. A 2-0 win in this corresponding fixture was their fourth in five Serie A meetings in Turin since 2018, three of which came ‘to nil.’ That puts an emphasis on defensive solidity that has been the backbone of Bianconeri’s success this season. In addition to only conceding seven times in Serie A in 2022/23, Juventus have pulled off six clean sheets in their last seven league outings. Allegri’s conservative approach has paid dividends, yet it doesn’t come free of charge. Defensive-minded philosophy has taken its toll in the front third, with the record-time Italian champions averaging just 1.58 goals per league game. Inter Inter avenged last season’s league fiasco against Juventus with a crucial 2-1 aggregate win in the Coppa Italia semi-finals en route to conquering the competition for the second campaign running. However, the Allianz Stadium hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Nerazzurri over the past decade. They’ve only won once in their last 14 competitive games against their eternal rivals at this venue. Unlike his Juventus counterpart, Inzaghi has found a perfect balance between defense and attack. Not only are Inter the division’s most prolific side with 29 goals, but they’ve also conceded a league-low six. And it gets better on the road, where they’ve won all five Serie A matches via a combined score of 12-1, most recently overcoming Atalanta 2-1 in Bergamo. Player to Watch: Federico Chiesa Chiesa has four Serie A goals under his belt this season, but you’d need to go back to late September for the last time he rattled the net. But he might have rebuilt his confidence with a match-winning display in Italy’s 5-2 demolition of North Macedonia. Player to Watch: Lautaro Martinez Inter need a man for the big occasion, and the leading Serie A goalscorer fits the bill. With 12 goals, Martinez leads the scoring charts in Italy. He also boasts five goal contributions against Juventus (G3, A2). Team News Juventus head into proceedings plagued by injuries and suspensions. Danilo, Mattia De Sciglio, and Timothy Weah are still in the infirmary, while Alex Sandro and Manuel Locatelli are close to full recovery. As for Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli, it’s uncertain when they could return to action. ............ Juventus vs Inter Potential Lineups Juventus (3-5-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Federico Gatti, Gleison Bremer, Daniele Rugani; Filip Kostic, Adrien Rabiot, Fabio Miretti, Manuel Locatelli, Weston McKennie; Federico Chiesa, Dusan Vlahovic. Inter (3-5-2): Yann Sommer; Matteo Darmian, Stefan de Vrij, Francesco Acerbi; Federico Dimarco, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Hakan Calhanoglu, Nicolo Barella, Denzel Dumfries; Marcus Thuram, Lautaro Martinez. Juventus vs Inter Prediction It’s more than just bragging rights at stake here. A win would fire Juventus to the top of the tree, while Inter could go five points clear at the summit should they defy their perennial struggles in Turin. On that basis, it’s only fair to assume a keenly-contested, low-scoring encounter is in store. Prediction: Draw Read more -> https://cultofcalcio.com/juventus-vs-inter-serie-a-preview-potential-lineups-prediction/
  12. Paolo Di Canio insists Allegri is making the most of the resources he has Paolo Di Canio has expressed his admiration for Juventus manager Max Allegri as the Bianconeri gaffer works his magic in Turin. Allegri has not secured any trophies since his return to the club in 2021, leading to calls for his dismissal. However, the Old Lady has continued to support its manager, and Allegri is making the most of his squad. In comparison to teams like Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Napoli, Juventus does not boast a very strong squad, yet they currently hold the second position on the Serie A table and remain in the title race. ............ “I admire him a lot. His Juventus is an anomaly, very Italian: a top team that almost always leaves the ball to the opponents. It’s a legitimate way, Allegri is doing excellent things in relation to what he has to available, he is optimising the material he has. “But it will be difficult to get to May only through this route, he could do something more. But he deserves applause for another reason. Allegri only has two or three individualities and he is managing them very well.” ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/paolo-di-canio-insists-allegri-is-making-the-most-of-the-resources-he-has/
  13. Vlahovic is Atletico Madrid’s number one target to replace Depay Memphis Depay’s future at Atletico Madrid is now uncertain as the Dutchman struggles to stay fit. This has prompted the Spanish club to search for a replacement, with Dusan Vlahovic emerging as a potential candidate. The Juventus striker has been on Atletico’s radar for several months, and Juve has been looking to offload him. Despite the Bianconeri’s efforts to find a buyer in the summer, Vlahovic remained in Turin. ............ Atletico might make a move for Vlahovic either in the winter transfer window or wait until the end of the season to add him to their squad. ............ Read more -> https://www.juvefc.com/vlahovic-is-atletico-madrids-number-one-target-to-replace-depay/
  14. GIUSEPPE PALLADINO https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juventus_Football_Club_1971-1972 Nazione: Italia Luogo di nascita: Eboli (Salerno) Data di nascita: 26.01.1954 Ruolo: Centrocampista Altezza: - Peso: - Soprannome: - Alla Juventus dal 1971 al 1972 Esordio: 02.03.1972 - Amichevole - Novara-Juventus 1-1 Ultima partita: 11.05.1972 - Amichevole - Susa-Juventus 1-2 0 presenze - 0 reti
  15. ROCCO PAGANO https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocco_Pagano Nazione: Italia Luogo di nascita: San Nicandro Garganico (Foggia) Data di nascita: 23.09.1963 Ruolo: Centrocampista Altezza: 182 cm Peso: 71 kg Soprannome: - Alla Juventus dal 1981 al 1982 Esordio: 17.08.1981 - Amichevole - Juventus-Orbassano 7-1 Ultima partita: 15.10.1981 - Amichevole - Canelli-Juventus 0-9 0 presenze - 0 reti Rocco Pagano (San Nicandro Garganico, 23 settembre 1963) è un ex calciatore italiano, di ruolo centrocampista. Rocco Pagano Pagano al Pescara nella stagione 1988-1989 Nazionalità Italia Altezza 182 cm Peso 71 kg Calcio Ruolo Centrocampista Termine carriera 2011 Carriera Giovanili 19??-19?? Juventus Squadre di club 1982-1983 Banco di Roma 18 (0) 1983-1984 Alessandria 20 (0) 1984-1985 Derthona 33 (2) 1985-1990 Pescara 141 (17) 1990-1991 Udinese 30 (3) 1991-1992 Pescara 36 (10) 1992-1996 Perugia 116 (8) 1996-1997 Ancona 15 (0) 1997-1999 Teramo 47 (12) 1999-2000 R.C. Angolana 19 (1) 2001-2003 Francavilla ? (20) 2003-2005 Ortona ? (?) 2007-2010 Virtus Tollo ? (?) 2010-2011 Adriano Flacco ? (?) 2011 Tollese ? (?) Carriera Cresciuto nelle giovanili della Juventus senza riuscire ad approdare alla prima squadra, dopo tre stagioni in Serie C2 con tre formazioni differenti, nel 1985 viene acquistato dal Pescara, militante in Serie B, con cui è protagonista, con 7 reti all'attivo, della promozione in massima serie della stagione 1986-1987. Esordisce in Serie A, a 24 anni non ancora compiuti, il 13 settembre 1987 (con la maglia del Pescara) in una partita contro l'Inter di Giovanni Trapattoni, in uno storico 0-2 per gli adriatici a Milano. Segna inoltre un gol contro la Juventus in una partita vinta 2-0 dal Pescara in casa. A fine anni 1980, dopo due anni consecutivi di A e uno di B col Pescara, si trasferisce all'Udinese per poi tornare in Abruzzo dove è artefice della promozione in massima serie dopo una stagione con 10 reti segnate all'attivo. Nella stagione 1992-1993 passa al Perugia, con cui sale in tre stagioni dalla Serie C1 alla A, per poi tornare in C1 con l'Ancona e scendere in Serie C2 al Teramo. Pagano al Perugia nel 1996 Ha quindi giocato un anno in Interregionale con l'Angolana ed ha poi continuato la carriera nelle categorie minori abruzzesi militando nell'Eccellenza con Francavilla e Ortona. Successivamente Pagano passa a militare nei campionati dilettantistici abruzzesi: nel 2009-2010, ha giocato con la Virtus Tollo, l'Adriano Flacco e con la Tollese. In carriera ha totalizzato complessivamente 65 presenze e 6 reti in Serie A, e 210 presenze e 29 reti in Serie B. Ha ottenuto tre promozioni in massima serie (col Pescara nelle stagioni 1986-1987 e 1991-1992, col Perugia nella stagione 1995-1996). Lo storico capitano del Milan, Paolo Maldini, ha dichiarato in varie interviste che Rocco Pagano è stato il giocatore più difficile da marcare in tutta la sua carriera. Palmarès Campionato italiano di Serie B: 1 - Pescara: 1986-1987 (ex aequo con il Pisa) Campionato italiano Serie C1: 1 - Perugia: 1993-1994 (girone B) Individuale Capocannoniere della Coppa Mitropa: 1 - 1987-1988 (2 gol) a pari merito con János Mózner, Luca Cecconi e Daniele Bernazzani
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