Italy

Friday 11 April 2014

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The Italian champions are rightly regarded as favourites to win the trophy in front of their own fans, but Benfica are the toughest opposition they could have met at this stage

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The midfielder, who was taken off against Olympique Lyonnais, says he is struggling to kick the ball properly after taking a knock in the recent clash with Fiorentina

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The dazzling displays of Toto Salvio and impressive leadership qualities of Leonardo Bonucci are also recognised in our select XI of the tournament's last-eight ties

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The prospect of playing a major final in front of their own fans is driving Antonio Conte's men on, according to the Italy international defender

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The coach was impressed with his side's efforts over the two legs, saying there was not too much between the two sides despite the superior talent at the Old Lady's disposal

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Even though a Bianconeri triumph would do wonders for the nation's falling coefficient, the coach says that it would be naive to think that everyone will support the Old Lady

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Goal was on hand to see Juventus march into the last four, with a phenomenal Andrea Pirlo free-kick helping the hosts on their way to an unconvincing victory against Les Gones

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The veteran playmaker opened the scoring just four minutes in with a sublime free kick and his midfielder partner clinched victory for Antonio Conte's men with a deflected strike

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The in-form striker was retrospectively suspended for allegedly striking Davide Astori during the Rossoblu's 3-1 win at the Sant'Elia on Sunday

Thursday 10 April 2014

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The 37-year-old retired from international duty over a year ago and has no intention of reversing that decision ahead of this summer

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The former Bianconeri striker is eager to see Antonio Conte's side lift the Europa League on home soil but has warned of the quality possessed by Olympique Lyonnais

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The Bianconeri are too over-reliant on Carlos Tevez and will be committing a huge error if they execute their option to retain the on-loan Southampton striker

Wednesday 9 April 2014

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The attacker believes his side are fully capable of knocking Juventus out in their Europa League quarter-final and says they don't feel pressure as Ligue 1's sole representatives

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The Ligue 1 side were beaten 1-0 at home by the Biaconeri in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final but their coach maintains "anything can happen" in Turin

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The defender is eager to forget about domestic duties for now as he attempts to help secure a place in the Europa League semi-finals against Olympique Lyonnais