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So the big day is upon us - the Champions League final between JUVENTUS and Real Madrid! As fixtures go, I really don't think you can go any higher than this - the biggest, most famous, best-known and most successful team in world football against... Real Madrid. Now, I've just found out that BT Sport will be showing the game for FREE online (if you're based in the UK) so... it'll be a good un! This is BT Sport's YouTube channel so just visit https://www.youtube.com/btsport and it'll take you to their landing page, where you can then select a number of options - 4k or VR (I'll just click whichever and see what works lol). So yeah, cancel all other plans for tonight, because our Italian brothers will be winning the Champions League (hopefully)! FORZA JUVE!!
In January and February, Juventus consolidated second place in Serie A and reached the Italian Cup semi-finals. After beating Genoa 2-0 in the last 16, the Bianconeri went on to face city rivals Torino in the quarter-finals. On December 23rd, a big Serie A match took place between Juve and Roma, where we won 1-0 - winner scored by former Roma player Medhi Benatia - then we won 3-1 over Verona. In the quarterfinals Juve beat Torino 2-0 and progressed to the semi-final against Atalanta. Continuing the way in the league, the Bianconeri won 1-0 against Cagliari in a hard-fought match, 1-0 with Genoa and 2-0 with Chievo Verona. In the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal, Juventus has the best in Atalanta's home: 1-0 for us with the return game to be played on February 28th. Then a record-breaking match: in the league Juventus beat Sassuolo 7-0, with goals from Alex Sandro, Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira's double and Gonzalo Higuaín's hat-trick. Then on February 9th we obtained three very important points, winning 2-0 against Fiorentina. Finally, on February 13th the Champions League returned, playing against Tottenham at the Allianz Stadium: after an initial Juventus lead of 2 goals (double by Pipita Higuaìn), we were pegged back by Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen in a match that finished 2-2. It was a pity to draw in a game that we were on our way to winning, but now our guys are going to put it all in the challenge back to Wembley, which will be played on March 7th. Last week we played the Derby della Mole in the league, at Torino's football stadium, where we won 1-0 thanks to a precious goal from Alex Sandro. Juventus continue to be second in the Serie A standings just a point behind Napoli, who continue to win and are making this an exciting title race. January and February were somewhat unlucky months - we lost a lot of players due to injury, starting with Paulo Dybala, injured against Cagliari, but now the Argentine is back on the pitch. Even our captain, Gianluigi Buffon, who recently turned 40, is back on the pitch. Juan Cuadrado, however, has been injured for more than a month with a groin problem and is still out but is about to return, as are Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi. Against Torino, there were two injured players: Higuain and Federico Bernardeschi. The former, a less serious ankle problem with a week's layoff. The latter a slightly more serious problem: he will be out for a few weeks and is at risk for the Champions League return challenge. Marko Pjaca, fully recovered at the end of December, was loaned to German team Schalke 04 until the end of the season, for 1.5 million euro. Juve are believed to still be monitoring Emre Can - at the beginning of January it was almost certain that the German midfielder should have arrived in June for about 4.5 million, but other clubs have been linked to the player, even if our club will not give up. It seems set for Dennis Praet of Sampdoria to join Juve 25 million, but the player will remain in Genoa until June and then could pass to the black and whites. Juve continue the Juventus Women project: our girls are very strong, so far they have played 14 games (between Championship and Italian Cup) and have won them all! Our Under 21 guys have left the Italian Cup and the Champions League, but they are in the running for the Championship. Meanwhile, a few days ago, the documentary about Juventus and the life of our players outside the field came out on Netflix. Juventus must now take care against Tottenham and put it all to pass the Champions League quarters, and stay competitive for the championship and Italian Cup! Now the hard part of the season is starting! Thank you to Leo from Daje Juve for this article. Follow them on Instagram by clicking here. Share your thoughts about this Juventus feature article on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. We at Pride of Nottingham want you to enjoy all our content for free. If you fancy helping us provide even better content, however, please consider contributing to PON by clicking here!
May was a month full of joy and satisfaction for Juventus. Starting with the victory against AS Monaco in the Champions League semi-finals, Juve then beat Lazio in the Coppa Italia final, thanks to goals from Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves. At the Juventus Stadium, which will be named the "Allianz Stadium" from July due to a sponsorship deal, we celebrated the sixth consecutive league, the thirty-fifth of Juventus' history. After these victories we had a dream to crown: the Treble. And so we came to the Champions League final, played on Saturday 3 June against Real Madrid, but it ended in the worst of the ways. After a good first half from Juve, with Cristiano Ronaldo's opener cancelled out by a wonderful Mario Mandzukic goal, the second half was one-way traffic as Real put three more past the Bianconeri for a 4-1 defeat. We must thank our team who fought til the end and made it a legendary season. Other good news came in the form of Mandzukic renewing his contract until 2020 and also head coach Massimiliano Allegri also committing to the club for three more years, Alves, however, has reportedly given Juve an ultimatum in wanting a new deal until 2019, so this will need to be monitored. With the Italian national team Claudio Marchisio has suffered another injury, which does not seem to be serious, but will be checked. Now the transfer season begins and Juve will have to be careful to not lose their most valuable players such as Leonardo Bonucci, Paulo Dybala and Alex Sandro, who many teams want. Meanwhile, we have already found an agreement with Sampdoria for Patrick Schick, a young, strong striker, for £25m. As second goalkeeper for next year, Juve is said to be interested in Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny, who was on loan at Roma, to whom we have already offered £4m a year. Perhaps next season will be Gianluigi Buffon's last and next year he will try to win what he didn't win this year. For next season we must to have a competitive team to get back stronger than before! Thank you to Leo from Daje Juve for this article. Follow them on Instagram by clicking here. Share your thoughts about this Juventus feature article on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans.
What a month April has been - and May is going quite well too! On 5 April, Juventus qualified for the Coppa Italia final, despite losing 3-2 against Napoli in the second leg - a Gonzalo Higuain double on the night meant an aggregate win of 5-4. The Argentine then scored two goals in the next game, against Chievo Verona in Serie A, for a 2-0 win. And then came the best result of the month - a brace from Paulo Dybala and a goal from Giorgio Chiellini gave us a 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of our Champions League quarter-final. Back to league action and once again the Pipita Higuain strikes two goals for a 2-0 victory over Pescara and another step closer to the Scudetto. Then the Champions' return - would Barca do what they did against Paris Saint-Germain? No is the answer, a goalless draw at the Camp Nou putting the Bianconeri through 3-0 on aggregate. After the cup match, Juve beat Genoa 4-0 and drew with Atalanta to remain right on track for the title. Editor's note: The game against Genoa also saw Tom Gordon Savage - the man who, back in 1903, was responsible for Juve adopting the black and white shirts from Notts - honoured at the Juventus Stadium. To read the account of Andy Black, the man who made it possible, here are part 1 and part 2 of the article. In May, the impressive AS Monaco were put to the sword in both legs, Juve winning 2-0 and then 2-1 to reach the final in Cardiff, where Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid lie in wait on 3 June. At present, Juve are four points clear of Roma at the top of Serie A with two games to go, but attention turns to the Coppa Italia final tonight at 8pm against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico - and we want to win our third in a row (and 12th overall)! Our Juve is also proposing a new contract to Mario Mandzukic until 2020, because Super Mario is playing really well, even though he has had physical problems lately. After the Roma game on Sunday 14 May, Daniele De Rossi said: "We (Roma) would win something, but, maybe in just a few years, we will understand that we are playing against a team (Juventus) who is writing the history of football." This month MVP was again Paulo Dybala. This month, Juve must be careful to not lose points in the championship and play well in the Coppa Italia final! We are still in competition on all three fronts! FORZA JUVE! Thank you to Leo from Daje Juve for this article. Follow them on Instagram by clicking here. Share your thoughts about this Juventus feature article on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans.