Juventus’ Buffon shortlisted for FIFPro World XI

Gianluigi Buffon Italy

Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been named as one of five goalkeeper candidates shortlisted for the FIFPro World XI.

The 36-year-old will contest the vote along with Manuel Neuer, Thibaut Courtois, Claudio Bravo and Iker Casillas.

The FIFA FIFPro World XI is decided by the players, and involves votes from …read more

Liverpool’s Balotelli blames press for stupid stories

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Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli believes that the press will only write sensational stories about him in order to get people to read their media.

The enigmatic forward has been subject to a large number of stories highlighting his colourful life off the pitch and Balotelli feels that most of them are sensationalised …read more

Nedved: New formation makes Juventus stronger

Pavel Nedved Juventus

Juventus legend Pavel Nedved believes that the Bianconeri have become stronger as a result of the change in formation implemented by coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Allegri took over from Antonio Conte in the summer and initially continued with the 3-5-2 formation which had brought his predecessor domestic dominance. However, in recent weeks …read more

Garcia: A draw for Roma against CSKA Moscow is good enough

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Roma coach Rudi Garcia feels a draw with CSKA Moscow would be a useful result as he prepares for the Champions League game on Tuesday night.

The Giallorossi would be assured of progression to the last 16 of the competition should they beat the Russians, should Manchester City fall to Bayern …read more

Torino president confirms faith in coach

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Torino president Urbano Cairo has reaffirmed his faith in coach Giampiero Ventura, following the 1-0 loss to Sassuolo.

The defeat to Sassuolo on Sunday at Stadio Olimpico di Torino led to the home crowd booing their team. Adding fuel to the discontentment, Ventura …read more

Juventus preparing January offer for former AC Milan starlet

Bryan Cristante Benfica

Juventus could bid for former AC Milan midfielder Bryan Cristante during the January transfer window.

The highly rated youngster was sold to Benfica for €6 million this summer, but has since only made one substitute appearance in the Portuguese Primeira Liga so far this season.

A Bola has confirmed initial Juve …read more

Fiorentina star Rossi happy to be back

Giuseppe Rossi Fiorentina

Fiorentina’s forward Giuseppe Rossi publicly expressed his delight after reuniting with his teammates more than four months after he left to America for knee treatment.

Rossi’s knee problems started in 2011 when he was sidelined for 18 months during his time with Villareal and have recurred twice since then, most recently …read more

Matri: Genoa need to continue winning mentality

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Ahead of Genoa’s clash with Palermo, Genoa striker Alessandro Matri has stated that the Rossoblu should continue their winning mentality.

Genoa have made a sensational start to the Serie A season as the Rossoblu remain at the sixth spot in the table with 19 points.

“We, as a group, are demonstrating our …read more