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Juventus FC Rumors – Replacing Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal & Carlos Tevez Isn’t Done Overnight

Posted on 31 Aug, 2015, by in Soccer

It’s still too soon to panic. Juventus losing their first two league matches of the 2015-2016 season is a first for the proud club, but the Serie A title isn’t out of reach. Patience, considering all the changes the Italian champions have gone through, and especially the loss of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez, is the thing the club needs more than anything. More

14 Best World Cup Memes of Italy, Spain & More

Posted on 16 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Just as people are busy watching all the matches of the World Cup, there are those equally busy creating memes and jokes about what’s been going on – from the Netherlands thrashing Spain to more up to date things like Andrea Pirlo being a legend for Italy and Honduras getting KO’d by France. More

2014 World Cup – Italy & Andrea Pirlo in a Passing Masterclass

Posted on 15 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

There’s not too much creativity and flair to the current Italy team, but in their deserved 2-1 win over England, it was hard to ignore the herald of everything beautiful, elegant and clever in their play: Andrea Pirlo. He didn’t score or finish with an assist, but his passing and ability to dictate the pace and flow of the match was completely sublime. More

Paul Pogba & Andrea Pirlo With Perfect Goals (Juventus vs Napoli)

Posted on 10 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

Things are returning to normal in the Italian Serie A. AS Roma aren’t perfect anymore, Juventus beat Napoli 3-0 in the first meeting between the two, and Paul Pogba follows a beautiful Andrea Pirlo free kick with what might be the best goal we’ve seen this season. More

Juventus FC – Antonio Conte Needs to Get Creative

Posted on 24 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

For two years, the super strong midfield and the 3-5-2 or 5-3-2 system, depending on how defensive Juventus wanted to play, worked like a charm. Not a lot of goals, but there weren’t too many problems keeping a clean sheet, and winning Serie A titles. Three years into the Antonio Conte project, maybe it’s time for a slightly refreshing change. More

Juventus FC – Sebastian Giovinco Still Has His Uses

Posted on 7 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The deeper we go into the Serie A season, it’s quite clear that Juventus aren’t going to relatively comfortably win a third consecutive title. Teams are taking out Andrea Pirlo, the midfield isn’t finding the answers, and it seems that the team only starts playing with conviction after a substitution by Antonio Conte (this time Sebastian Giovinco) or conceding a goal that forces them to raise their game. More

Juventus FC – Arturo Vidal Can’t Keep Saving Them

Posted on 3 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

After waiting for so long to get their attack fixed and possibly succeeding by adding Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, the usually impregnable Juventus defense has been looking awkward this season, while the midfield unit with Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal looks slow and predictable. More

Juventus FC – Arturo Vidal Saves the Day in Derby d’Italia

Posted on 15 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Across the board, for a lot of teams filled with internationals in the lineup, fatigue and exhaustion seemed to be the key word. Juventus were no different, needing a late Arturo Vidal (who else) goal to save them from defeat in the Derby d’Italia, which was another example of this team not trying too hard when they don’t have to. More

Most Capped Players for the Italy National Football Team

Posted on 10 Sep, 2013, by in Featured

A big moment in Italian football history will come up as Italy face the Czech Republic in the World Cup qualifiers, with Gianluigi Buffon appearing for the 136th time for the Azzurri, tying with Fabio Cannavarro on top of the list for the most capped players in Italy’s history. More

Andrea Pirlo Misses Penalty Kick, John Stones Scores Panenka

Posted on 1 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

The unofficial king of the Panenka penalty kick is Andrea Pirlo, but after missing a penalty kick in the friendly match between Juventus and Everton, a young John Stones stepped up to win the penalty shootout, using the specialty kick that Pirlo performs so well most of the time, stunning the fans and Juve’s goalkeeper, Marco Storari, as well. More