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    Post the articles related for the matches in here. Please do not post articles in the match threads.

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    Juventus seeks first win in five matches



    ROME (AP) - Defending champion Juventus will set a league record of 73 straight rounds atop Serie A when it hosts Lazio at Stadio Delle Alpi on Saturday.

    What the Turin club really cares about however, is ending a run of four straight draws by clinching its 25th win of the season. That will be a decisive step toward its 29th title.

    With four rounds left, Juventus leads second-place AC Milan by five points. Juve had led by 12 points at one stage.

    The questionable form of strikers David Trezeguet and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the second part of the season, as well as that of key midfielders Emerson and Patrick Vieira has been cited as a reason for Juventus' recent decline.

    Trezeguet has netted 20 goals so far, but only two since February, while Ibrahimovic has only six - none of them in the last two months.

    Juventus' offense has scored only three goals in the last four games and finding the net is a must for Fabio Capello's side.

    Capello and Juventus players have not been talking to the media since fans jeered the team following its elimination in the Champions League quarterfinals by Arsenal.

    But it was known that forwards - including veteran captain Alessandro Del Piero, Adrian Mutu and Marcelo Zalayeta, who usually start from the bench - underwent special training and tests earlier this week.

    Against Lazio, Juventus will be without suspended midfielder Mauro Camoranesi. Emerson is returning from injury and Lilian Thuram from suspension.

    Lazio, sixth in the table, is coming off three wins and one draw in the last four games. The Roman club will rely on striker Tommaso Rocchi to keep alive its chances of clinching a UEFA Cup berth.

    "We are in form and can think of a victory at Turin," said coach Delio Rossi.

    Associated Press

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    Juve's eight minute rout



    A thumping win over Siena sees Juventus within arm's reach of taking this season's Serie A title, although AC Milan still has the Turin club in its sights with a professional win over Livorno.

    Three goals in the first eight minutes were enough to give Juventus a 3-0 win at Siena.

    With irate Juve fans bombarding the club with emails and letters following the club's disastrous last four weeks, which has seen AC Milan creep into title contention, the Bianconeri showed a steely resolve to bury Siena early on with goals from Patrick Vieira, David Trezeguet and Adrian Mutu.

    The result sees Juventus maintain its three point gap at the top of the table over second-placed AC Milan with two matches remaining, while Reggina's win over Messina means 17th-placed Siena cannot be relegated this season.

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    Serie A Week 37 - 7/5/06 (14.00 UK)
    Juventus 2 - 1 Palermo
    Nedved 31 (J), Ibrahimovic 51 (J), Godeas 62 (P)
    Stadio Delle Alpi


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    Juventus are a step away from the Scudetto, but they were far from impressive against a fiery Palermo outfit.

    All eyes were on the packed-out Delle Alpi for a number of reasons. Not only was it Juve's last home game of the season and potentially set for a Scudetto party, but it was also the first match since director general Luciano Moggi was embroiled in a media frenzy over transcripts of alleged telephone conversations with refereeing designator Pierluigi Pairetto. The fans unfurled a large banner that read: 'Don't touch the Triade!'

    The Rosanero have lost sight of a UEFA Cup spot, but could still challenge for the Intertoto Cup, and Coach Giuseppe Papadopulo knew all too well that President Maurizio Zamparini's trigger finger was at the ready if he saw a disappointing performance. He had to deal with an injury crisis, though, as Eugenio Corini, Christian Terlizzi, Cristiano Lupatelli and the suspended Leandro Rinaudo were all out, while Denis Godeas was picked ahead of Andrea Caracciolo.

    Surprisingly, Fabio Capello brought Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robert Kovac back into the starting 11, knocking Alex Del Piero and Lilian Thuram to the bench.

    Within the opening 15 seconds there was a scare, as Kovac got the ball under his feet inside the area and David Di Michele nearly took advantage of this early hesitation.

    Juve's first shot on goal was a tame Pavel Nedved effort after six minutes, then Trezeguet had a goal correctly disallowed for an offside position.

    There were timid Godeas penalty appeals when he fell under a clumsy challenge from Fabio Cannavaro.

    Ibrahimovic hasn't scored since February and he wasted a golden opportunity when his weak finish with the goalkeeper already beaten allowed Palermo's defenders to clear.

    Godeas went on a solo run up the field and Mariano Gonzalez fired the shot over under pressure.

    Juventus heard that Milan had scored at the Tardini and only a few minutes later they also took the lead. Mauro Camoranesi ran into the area and his deflected cross was not cleared effectively, falling to Nedved for a strong finish from the penalty spot.

    Palermo were by no means out of it, as soon after Gigi Buffon had to use his feet to parry Kewullay Conteh's effort from the edge of the box.

    Patrick Vieira's header into the ground from a corner kick bounced back up over the bar and Nedved's angled drive skimmed the upright.

    Ibrahimovic again was clear on goal, but couldn't get his shot past the goalkeeper.

    Immediately after the restart, Ibra was jeered by the home fans for wasting another chance, passing straight to a Palermo player with Trezeguet unmarked.

    Moments later, Nedved again went close with an angled drive from seven yards that shaved the upright.

    Camoranesi's chipped cross from the by-line found the head of Trezeguet, but Federico Agliardi was ready and plucked it out of the air.

    Ibrahimovic finally ended his goal drought after almost 80 days by making it 2-0 against Palermo. The Swede ran on to a long ball forward and timed his left-foot finish through Agliardi's legs. His celebration was a sign to the Juve fans who had jeered him, as he ran around the field with his hand to his ear.

    However, Palermo did not give in and Godeas pulled one back on the hour mark. He skipped past Balzaretti into the area and unleashed a powerful finish into the far top corner.

    Del Piero replaced Ibrahimovic for the final half-hour and Agliardi pushed a wayward Camoranesi cross-shot over the bar.

    Juve seemed to take their foot off the gas and Palermo were pouring forward in the second half in search of an equaliser, so the Bianconeri focused on the counter-attack.

    The Rosanero almost drew level on 78 minutes, as the defence fell to pieces on a Godeas run and substitute Stephen Makinwa fired inches wide of an open goal.

    Makinwa and Massimo Mutarelli also had chances, as the end of the game was one-way traffic for Palermo, but Juventus held on for dear life to win and all but secure the Scudetto.


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    Juventus: Buffon; Balzaretti (Zebina 82), Kovac, Cannavaro, Zambrotta; Camoranesi, Emerson, Vieira, Nedved (Mutu 79); Trezeguet, Ibrahimovic (Del Piero 60)

    Palermo: Agliardi; Conteh, Zaccardo, Barzagli (Biava 46), Grosso; Gonzalez (Makinwa 75), Mutarelli, Barone, Santana; Di Michele (Caracciolo 63); Godeas

    Ref: De Santis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan
    Ibrahimovic finally ended his goal drought after almost 80 days by making it 2-0 against Palermo. The Swede ran on to a long ball forward and timed his left-foot finish through Agliardi's legs. His celebration was a sign to the Juve fans who had jeered him, as he ran around the field with his hand to his ear.
    He should leave because of such acts...

    He doesn't respect any fan of his club and doesn't think of anybody but himself...

    I'll be surprised if some of the members here praised him because he scored today after 80 days...

    Zlatan, pack your luggage and leave us as soon as possible...

    You don't belong to this club...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan

    Makinwa and Massimo Mutarelli also had chances, as the end of the game was one-way traffic for Palermo, but Juventus held on for dear life to win and all but secure the Scudetto.
    pathetic..

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    Juventus a point away amid scandal


    ROME (AP) -- Juventus just needs to draw against Reggina on Sunday to win its second straight Serie A title. However, a growing scandal over refereeing appointments has cast a shadow over the Turin club.

    The 14th-place Reggina, which lost 5-2 to Fiorentina last round and has the worst defense with 63 goals conceded, has to play Juventus at a neutral field in Bari after its fans misbehaved two weeks ago.

    Juventus is coming off two wins in a row after a streak of five draws.

    But second-place AC Milan, which trails by three points, will capture the title with a better head-to-head record if it wins at home against AS Roma and Juventus is beaten in the 38th and final round.

    Milan won 3-1 and drew 0-0 against Juventus this season.

    "I'm optimistic and I still believe we can win the title," Milan defender Cafu said. "Some Italian titles have been decided following last-match flops of the leading teams. Thus, let's hope that Reggina can beat Juventus."

    Juventus coach Fabio Capello and his players haven't spoken since the team was heavily criticized after being knocked out eliminated by Arsenal in the Champions League quarterfinals last month.

    Juventus general director Luciano Moggi has been implicated in claims he arranged with refereeing official Pierluigi Pairetto last season to have certain match officials assigned to his team's games.

    While the club's managing director, Antonio Giraudo, is being investigated for false bookkeeping.

    The recent legal woes of Giraudo and Moggi have tarnished Juventus' expected celebration plans.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who ended his three-month scoring drought by netting Juventus' winner against Palermo last week, will team with David Trezeguet up front. Captain Alessandro Del Piero will be on the reserves bench.

    Assocated Press

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    Its the last game for God's sake.... Alex should start!

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    Juventus start season with Italian Cup win


    ROME, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Underfire Juventus began the season with a 3-0 win over third division Martina Franca in the first round of the Italian Cup on Saturday.

    Goals by Pavel Nedved and new signings Marco Marchionni and Valeri Bojinov gave the Turin giants a victory in their first competitive outing since they were relegated to the second division following a match-fixing trial.

    In a twist of fate, the scene of their latest triumph was Bari's San Nicola stadium, the ground where they beat Reggina 2-0 in the final match of last season to win their 29th Serie A title, a trophy they had to concede to Inter Milan after the trial.

    Still smarting from their failure earlier this week to persuade Italy's football federation to repeal their relegation to Serie B, Juventus made short work of Martina.

    Midfielder Marchionni opened the scoring after seven minutes before long-range strikes by Bojinov and Nedved earned Juve a second-round meeting with Cesena.

    Playing in the first round was a novelty for Juventus.

    Italy's top clubs get a bye through the first three rounds before joining the competition at the last-16 stage.

    In recent years Juve have routinely sent out second-string sides in the Cup, saving their best players for Serie A and the Champions League.

    This year promises to be different.

    Juve coach Didier Deschamps has identified the Cup, which guarantees a UEFA Cup place for the winner, as a way of accelerating the club's return to European competition.

    Reuters
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    From Channel4

    Read about all the Serie B clubs for quick reference.

    http://www.channel4.com/sport/footba...nceguideb.html

    Serie B: Meet the clubs

    This season’s Serie B is an intriguing mix of the familiar and the not so familiar. Football Italia takes a look at the clubs that will fight it out in Italy’s Second Division and the cities they hail from

    Albinoleffe
    Coach: Emiliano Mondonico
    Stadium: Stadio Atleti Azzurri D’Italia (24,624)
    A small Bergamo club formed by the merger of two Alpine town teams - Albino and Leffe. They share a stadium with more illustrious neighbours Atalanta and secured Serie B survival last term by beating Avellino in a relegation play-off.

    Arezzo
    Coach: Antonio Conte
    Stadium: Stadio Comunale (13,128)
    Ambitious Tuscan side returned to Serie B in 2004 after a spell in Serie C and nearly made the play-offs last term. Set on a steep hill 50 miles south-east of Florence, Arezzo features in Roberto Benigni’s film 'La Vita e' Bella' and hosts a medieval jousting festival.

    Bari
    Coach: Rolando Maran
    Stadium: Stadio San Nicola (58,270)
    A well-supported club that spent most of the 1990s in the top-flight but have struggled of late. The city lies in the south-east of Italy on the Adriatic Sea and boasts an attractive old town in the north. There are some infamously inhospitable regions in the south where Antonio Cassano played street football as a child.

    Bologna
    Coach: Renzo Ulivieri
    Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (39,444)
    A powerful club between 1920 and 1940 when the Rossoblu secured seven Scudetti. The city is an exciting mixture of old and new. While tourists flock to the many churches, the large student population enjoy the lively nightlife.

    Brescia
    Coach: Mario Somma
    Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti (26,856)
    The club spent 2000-2005 in Serie A and feel at home amongst the elite, but failed to secure a return last season. Located near Milan, Brescia is seen as an industrial hub. However, the Alps give a beautiful backdrop and nearby Lake Garda is stunning.

    Cesena
    Coach: Fabrizio Castori
    Stadium: Stadio Dino Manuzzi (23,860)
    A surprise package last term, Cesena only returned from Serie C in 2004 but reached the play-offs. The home of Italy’s first public library and a gothic cathedral, Cesena lies in the Emilia Romagna region near fellow B sides Rimini, Modena, Piacenza and Bologna.

    Crotone
    Coach: Elio Gustinetti
    Stadium: Stadio Ezio Scida (9,631)
    A club that has spent most of its history in Serie C, but finished ninth in Serie B last term. The small Calabrian city has only 60,000 residents and lies between Taranto and Messina. In ancient times many successful Olympic athletes came from the city.

    Frosinone
    Coach: Ivo Iaconi
    Stadium: Stadio Comunale (5,300)
    Tiny club spending their first season in Serie B. Frosinone is located between Naples and Rome so most people in the area support Lazio, Napoli or Roma as well as the Canarini. However, there was a carnival atmosphere when the local side secured promotion in last season’s Serie C play-offs.

    Genoa
    Coach: Gianpiero Gasperini
    Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (40,117)
    One of Italy’s most celebrated clubs, Genoa only just escaped Serie C via last season’s play-offs – having been relegated for match-fixing. Genoa is steeped in history, best demonstrated by Via Garibaldi with its abundance of 16th Century architecture. It’s known as 'the most British town in Italy' - in fact the city’s flag is the St George’s Cross.

    Juventus
    Coach: Didier Deschamps
    Stadium: Stadio Grande Torino (27,128)
    Juventus need no introduction. Italy’s most famous side come from Turin, a bustling metropolis that is home to FIAT and was host city for the 2006 Winter Olympics. The Bianconeri will play in Serie B for the first time ever after Calciopoli demotion.

    Lecce
    Coach: Zdenek Zeman
    Stadium: Via Del Mare (40,800)
    Relegated Lecce will look to make a swift return to Serie A under Zdenek Zeman, the Coach who guided them to 10th in the top flight in 2004-05. The city is known as 'The Florence of the South' due to its narrow streets and impressive monuments including the unusual Church of the Holy Cross and a half-buried amphitheatre.

    Mantova
    Coach: Domenico Di Carlo
    Stadium: Stadio Danilo Martelli (14,884)
    Spent seven seasons in Serie A with the club’s heyday coming in the 1960s and 70s. Nearly returned to the top flight last term but lost a heartbreaking play-off Final. Mantova is a sleepy Lombardy town home to one of Europe’s biggest literature festivals and famed for being the city of Romeo’s exile in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

    Modena
    Coach: Daniele Zoratto
    Stadium: Stadio Alberto Braglia (21,000)
    In Serie A as recently as 2004, Modena have a history of prolific strikers including last season’s Capocannoniere Cristian Bucchi, Enrico Chiesa and Luca Toni. The city is the birthplace of Luciano Pavarotti and has a successful volleyball team.

    Napoli
    Coach: Edy Reja
    Stadium: Stadio San Paolo (78,210)
    Amongst the peninsula’s best loved sides, the Vesuviani have languished in Serie C since bankruptcy in 2004, but the two-time Scudetto winners are on the way back. Naples has an attractive historical centre but the city’s beauty is marred by the area’s high crime levels.

    Pescara
    Coach: Davide Ballardini
    Stadium: Stadio Adriatico (19,500)
    Last in Serie A in 1993, Pescara now have more modest ambitions. Pescara is a port in the east of Italy in the Abruzzo region and is home to the Cathedral of St Cetteus and the house of famous Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio.

    Piacenza
    Coach: Beppe Iachini
    Stadium: Stadio Leonardo Garilli (21,608)
    Former yo-yo club Piacenza are becoming mid-table mainstays. Pippo and Simone Inzaghi are from Piacenza as is fashion designer Giorgio Armani. The city is in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy and is known for its many palaces.

    Rimini
    Coach: Leonardo Acori
    Stadium: Stadio Romeo Neri (10,000)
    Having been promoted from Serie C in 2004-05, Rimini are settling into Serie B. Most Italians know the city as a holiday resort and also 'the Ibiza of the Adriatic' - in winter it resembles a ghost town. The 1st Century Tiberius bridge, the Arch of Augustus and a 1st Century cathedral are the main tourist sights.

    Spezia
    Coach: Antonio Soda
    Stadium: Stadio Alberto Picco (10,000)
    The club’s first foray into Serie B since 1951.The Aquilotti were promoted after squeezing ahead of local rivals Genoa in Serie C1A last term. The city of La Spezia in Liguria is on the edge of the Cinque Terre region known for its spectacular beaches and hillsides.

    Treviso
    Coach: Diego Bortoluzzi
    Stadium: Stadio Omobono Tenni (12,000)
    Thoroughly out of their depth in their first Serie A season last term. Treviso is more of a rugby town – a rarity in Italy – and also contains the headquarters of the clothing company Benetton. The city is often overlooked by tourists as it’s very close to Venice.

    Triestina
    Coach: Andrea Agostinelli
    Stadium: Stadio Nereo Rocco (31,350)
    Last in Serie A in 1958, the club has recently been closer to Serie C. Trieste is a port on the Slovenian border and cites the world’s biggest tourist cave, a Roman theatre and the castle of Miramare amongst its tourist attractions.

    Verona
    Coach: Massimo Ficcadenti
    Stadium: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (42,500)
    Won the title in 1984-1985 - 'the year of the miracle' - but have underachieved recently. Verona is known for its Roman Arena and Romeo and Juliet’s balcony, but sadly also for its problems with racism.

    Vicenza
    Coach: Giancarlo Camolese
    Stadium: Stadio Romeo Menti (17,163)
    Cup Winners Cup semi-finalists in 1998, Vicenza have Serie A pedigree but nearly dropped into Serie C in 2004-05. Situated west of Venice, the city is home to many impressive buildings including the work of famous Italian architect Andrea Palladio. It is rumoured that during a famine the residents ate cat meat and local rivals still chant this at them during games.

    Words: Paul Watson
    Un giorno ci sveglieremo, e troveremo il cielo, BIANCO E NERO

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    Great article about Juventus and the game against Napoli

    Watching The Fallen Giants In Serie B

    http://www.eurogoalnews.com/story.ph...nts-In-Serie-B

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    Frosinone
    Coach: Ivo Iaconi
    Stadium: Stadio Comunale (5,300)
    Tiny club spending their first season in Serie B. Frosinone is located between Naples and Rome so most people in the area support Lazio, Napoli or Roma as well as the Canarini. However, there was a carnival atmosphere when the local side secured promotion in last season’s Serie C play-offs.


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    Juve aim to peak after long climb back

    Tuesday 8 January 2008

    by Roberta Radaelli from Milan


    Juventus fans would have happily settled for a top-four finish going into the season. But with the Bianconeri third in Serie A, eight points behind leaders FC Internazionale Milano and one off AS Roma, the players have begun to dream of bigger things.

    On the up

    Claudio Ranieri's team resume their campaign on Saturday, at Calcio Catania, following the Italian winter break. But not before jetting off this week for a brief training camp at the same Maltese base used by AC Milan last January. Given the restorative effect that Malta had on a Milan side that ended up winning the UEFA Champions League last term, Juventus will want to return from the Mediterranean island sufficiently spring-heeled to keep climbing.

    Aiming high
    Last season's Serie B champions are "fighting for second place – yet also for first", said defender Giorgio Chiellini of their ambitions. "We always aim for the top," stressed the 23-year-old Italian international. "If, at the end, our rivals have proved to be stronger than us, then credit to them."

    Caution
    For now, though, Ranieri wishes to see just where the current fast track takes his charges – four wins in their five games preceding the Christmas holiday have strengthened their place in the Scudetto race. "In 2007 we won the Serie B title. We want to do the same in 2008 but in Serie A," said the coach, although he did follow it with the caveat: "Nobody can deny that we are doing well, but we will have to do even better, and improve our points per game average, in order to win something."

    Advantage Inter
    There is also the obstacle of an Inter side still unbeaten in Serie A. The 56-year-old accepts that "Inter can only lose the title" at this juncture, although he can count on the experience of his valued "old guard". Players such as Gianluigi Buffon, Pavel Nedvěd, Alessandro Del Piero and David Trezeguet – Serie A's 13-goal top scorer after 17 games – are being rewarded for having stuck it out in the second division.

    Back to front
    The high life had seemed likely to elude Juve's players for several years – at least with their relegation in the summer of 2006 in the wake of the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal. Fast-forward 18 months, though, and the Turin club are getting back to where they think they belong: entrenched in the UEFA Champions League positions and with a sniff of the Scudetto.

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    Ranieri juggles Juve demands

    Saturday 28 February, 2009

    Claudio Ranieri explained his tactical choices, how Juventus recovered from the Champions League and how he'll approach the second leg with Chelsea.

    “It was important to win after the Champions League game and it isn't easy to get back that determination and concentration,” he said after a 1-0 result against Napoli.

    “The lads had a great first half, but then Napoli lost that initial tension and threw everything they had at us. Nonetheless, [Gigi] Buffon had precious little to do.

    “It was difficult as Napoli closed up all the spaces and tried to hit us on the break, we were fortunate to get that goal right before the break.”

    They only won thanks to Manuele Blasi's deflection on a wayward Claudio Marchisio effort from distance.

    Sebastian Giovinco replaced Pavel Nedved on the left flank, but Ranieri was jeered by the fans when substituting the youngster for the more defensive Hasan Salihamidzic.

    “This season he has played in that position of the 4-4-2. At times when I was missing strikers I'd put him more central, which may be where he gives his best, but with Nedved needing a rest I thought it right to give Giovinco a chance.

    “I wanted to leave [Marco] Marchionni's experience behind the strikers and introduce Amauri, who provides strength and holds up the ball.”

    Marchisio has been one of the more impressive young players and Ranieri praised those who have kept Juventus afloat during an injury crisis.

    “The season we've had has seen all the lads make their contribution. If we are where we are it is thanks to all those relatively new players who put the effort in when others were injured and I thank them for their contribution.

    “Marchisio and [Christian] Poulsen put a lot of work in and closed down the Napoli attacks brilliantly. They really protected the defence in a quiet but decisive system to close down [Ezequiel] Lavezzi.”

    There was more bad news, as Nicola Legrottaglie limped off the field with a suspected sprained knee.

    “Legrottaglie said he sprained his knee. We'll test it tomorrow and I hope it's nothing too serious, but he did ask to leave the pitch.”

    At the moment Juventus are six points adrift of Inter, who take on Roma on Sunday evening.

    “For the good of the season, I will be supporting Roma!” smiled the Coach who is from the Eternal City.

    Champions League rivals Chelsea hardly impressed this week either, as they squeezed past Wigan 2-1 in stoppages.

    “I do not puff myself up at all. Chelsea are a great side who only lost the Champions League on penalties last season. They are a candidate to win it this time too.

    “We are humble and know it is going to be difficult, but the 1-0 defeat was not a surprise or a big disappointment.

    “We must leave the field exhausted and with our heads held high.”
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    Ranieri juggles Juve demands

    Saturday 28 February, 2009

    Claudio Ranieri explained his tactical choices, how Juventus recovered from the Champions League and how he'll approach the second leg with Chelsea.

    “It was important to win after the Champions League game and it isn't easy to get back that determination and concentration,” he said after a 1-0 result against Napoli.

    “The lads had a great first half, but then Napoli lost that initial tension and threw everything they had at us. Nonetheless, [Gigi] Buffon had precious little to do.

    “It was difficult as Napoli closed up all the spaces and tried to hit us on the break, we were fortunate to get that goal right before the break.”

    They only won thanks to Manuele Blasi's deflection on a wayward Claudio Marchisio effort from distance.

    Sebastian Giovinco replaced Pavel Nedved on the left flank, but Ranieri was jeered by the fans when substituting the youngster for the more defensive Hasan Salihamidzic.

    “This season he has played in that position of the 4-4-2. At times when I was missing strikers I'd put him more central, which may be where he gives his best, but with Nedved needing a rest I thought it right to give Giovinco a chance.

    “I wanted to leave [Marco] Marchionni's experience behind the strikers and introduce Amauri, who provides strength and holds up the ball.”

    Marchisio has been one of the more impressive young players and Ranieri praised those who have kept Juventus afloat during an injury crisis.

    “The season we've had has seen all the lads make their contribution. If we are where we are it is thanks to all those relatively new players who put the effort in when others were injured and I thank them for their contribution.

    “Marchisio and [Christian] Poulsen put a lot of work in and closed down the Napoli attacks brilliantly. They really protected the defence in a quiet but decisive system to close down [Ezequiel] Lavezzi.”

    There was more bad news, as Nicola Legrottaglie limped off the field with a suspected sprained knee.

    “Legrottaglie said he sprained his knee. We'll test it tomorrow and I hope it's nothing too serious, but he did ask to leave the pitch.”

    At the moment Juventus are six points adrift of Inter, who take on Roma on Sunday evening.

    “For the good of the season, I will be supporting Roma!” smiled the Coach who is from the Eternal City.

    Champions League rivals Chelsea hardly impressed this week either, as they squeezed past Wigan 2-1 in stoppages.

    “I do not puff myself up at all. Chelsea are a great side who only lost the Champions League on penalties last season. They are a candidate to win it this time too.

    “We are humble and know it is going to be difficult, but the 1-0 defeat was not a surprise or a big disappointment.

    “We must leave the field exhausted and with our heads held high.”
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