Juventus FC - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Juventus FC Cuadrado joins Juventus permanently after 2 loan spells TURIN, Italy (AP) — After two loan spells from Chelsea, winger Juan Cuadrado has been permanently acquired by Juventus. Cuadrado's latest loan required Juventus to purchase his full rights if it won Serie A. So, after clinching a record sixth straight Italian title on Sunday, Juventus announced on Monday it was paying Chelsea the required 20 million euros ($22.5 million) and... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-05-22T20:13:00Z Nonstop celebrations for Madrid after winning league title MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid's title celebrations show no sign of abating. The Spanish champions celebrated through the night after winning their 33rd league title on Sunday, and continued the festivities on Monday by meeting with local officials and fans at some of the city's iconic sites. The players arrived in Madrid at about 2:30 a.m. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:47:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:47:00Z The Black Eyed Peas to be Champions League final warm-up act NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas will perform on the field before Real Madrid plays Juventus in the Champions League final. UEFA announced the warm-up act Monday for the match on June 3 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It is the second year the game will kick off after a concert. A performance by Alicia Keys mean... Mon, 22 May 2017 08:31:00 GMT 2017-05-22T08:31:00Z Juventus clinches record 6th straight Serie A title ROME (AP) — Juventus clinched a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Crotone in the penultimate round on Sunday. Mario Mandzukic gave Juventus the lead 12 minutes in by redirecting a cross from Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala scored with a precise free kick shortly before the break and Alex Sandro added another with a header near the end.... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-21T20:46:00Z How Juventus claimed its 6th straight Serie A title MILAN (AP) — Juventus keeps on breaking records. And it set another one on Sunday when it clinched an unprecedented sixth successive Serie A title, with one game to spare, following a 3-0 win over Crotone. It is the first time since Serie A was founded in 1929 that a club has won six straight titles. Juventus won five straight from 1931... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:52:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:52:00Z Roma beats Chievo 5-3 to move 1 point behind Juventus MILAN (AP) — Roma kept its faint Serie A title hopes alive with a 5-3 win at Chievo Verona in the penultimate round on Saturday. It wasn't all plain sailing for Roma, which had to twice come from behind in Verona to earn a club record seventh consecutive away victory. Roma moved to within one point of Juventus, which can wrap up an unpr... Sat, 20 May 2017 21:41:00 GMT 2017-05-20T21:41:00Z What to watch in Europe's leagues as season reaches climax What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend as season ends in England, Spain, Germany and France: SPAIN The final round is spread across three days, culminating in the title deciders on Sunday evening. Real Madrid needs only a draw to secure its first league title since 2012... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:19:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:19:00Z Jardim's transformation of Monaco pays off PARIS (AP) — Leonardo Jardim turned an inexperienced Monaco squad into one of Europe's most entertaining teams, doing so while competing on four fronts. The soft-spoken Portuguese coach with the unflinching stare was under pressure to keep his job. Now he's one of the most sought-after coaches in Europe after wresting the French league trophy from Paris Saint-Germain and rea... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:01:00 GMT 2017-05-18T14:01:00Z Real Madrid sets its sights on first Liga title in 5 years MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is two games away from a feat it hasn't achieved in almost six decades: Winning the Champions League and the Spanish league in the same year. A draw in Malaga this weekend and a victory against Juventus in Cardiff next month would give Madrid its first double since 1958, when Raymond Kopa and Alfredo Di Stefano were leading the team. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:24:00 GMT 2017-05-18T12:24:00Z Key players behind Monaco's French title win PARIS (AP) — Such was Monaco's extraordinary versatility and the level of teamwork instilled by coach Leonardo Jardim that it is hard to narrow down the team's most influential players. Here is a look at the main contributors to Monaco's first league title since 2000 and eighth overall: RADAMEL FALCAO Falcao's return from mediocrity and frustration with M... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:49:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:49:00Z Italian Cup title puts Juventus in line for treble ROME (AP) — Juventus secured the first title of a possible treble by winning the Italian Cup with an authoritative 2-0 victory over Lazio in the final on Wednesday. Dani Alves gave Juventus an early lead in the first half with a volley following a long cross from Alex Sandro. Then Leonardo Bonucci was left unmarked to tap in following a corner in the 25th minute. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:01:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:01:00Z Juventus wastes chance to clinch title with 3-1 loss at Roma ROME (AP) — Juventus wasted a chance to clinch a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-1 loss at rival Roma on Sunday. Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma 2-1 ahead early in the second half with a long, low shot that was deflected by Juventus fullback Stephan Lichtsteiner. Radja Nainggolan added another for the hosts to hand the Bianconeri their first league loss since a def... Sun, 14 May 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-05-14T21:31:00Z Juventus purchases Benatia's full rights from Bayern Munich TURIN, Italy (AP) — Defender Medhi Benatia has signed a contract that will keep him at Juventus for three more seasons after the club exercised an option to purchase his full rights from Bayern Munich for 17 million euros ($18.5 million). The 30-year-old Morocco captain had been playing for Juventus on a season-long loan. "Since I arrived I've always expr... Fri, 12 May 2017 16:51:00 GMT 2017-05-12T16:51:00Z German, Slovenian referees picked for European finals NYON, Switzerland (AP) — German referee Felix Brych has been picked to work the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid. UEFA announced its choice Friday for the game in Cardiff, Wales, on June 3. UEFA also named Damir Skomina of Slovenia to referee the Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United. That game wi... Fri, 12 May 2017 11:27:00 GMT 2017-05-12T11:27:00Z Totti's penultimate home match could see Juventus win title MILAN (AP) — The question on just about everyone's mind in Italy at the moment is: Will Francesco Totti retire at the end of the season? Totti, who turns 41 in September, is widely expected to call it quits at the end of the season and move into a director's role at Roma, where he has spent his entire career. However, when he was asked ... Thu, 11 May 2017 18:24:00 GMT 2017-05-11T18:24:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues BERLIN (AP) — What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Three games left, three points needed. That's the task facing Chelsea in a Premier League title race it has dominated since November. Chelsea's first opportunity to clinch the trophy comes at West Bromwich Albi... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:40:00 GMT 2017-05-11T11:40:00Z Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final MADRID (AP) — It was an inspired piece of skill by Karin Benzema that shattered Atletico Madrid's hopes of a comeback in the semifinals of the Champions League. The French striker's spectacular move to evade three Atletico defenders led to the crucial away goal that helped put Real Madrid in the final against Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff. Thu, 11 May 2017 11:20:00 GMT 2017-05-11T11:20:00Z With EPL title a formality, challenges await for Chelsea The hard work is just about to start for Antonio Conte. Top of the English Premier League since early November, Chelsea can complete its serene march to the title by picking up three points over its next three games, the first of which is at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. With the other two matches being at home to out-of-form Watford ... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-05-11T05:17:00Z Experience the difference between Juventus and Monaco TURIN, Italy (AP) — Monaco still has much to learn. Juventus was a class apart in both legs of the Champions League semifinals, with its veteran defense stifling the French league club's much-vaunted attack. Even more, it was the 34-year-old Dani Alves who inspired the Bianconeri to reach its second final in three years. "We are very ha... Wed, 10 May 2017 13:38:00 GMT 2017-05-10T13:38:00Z Juventus beats Monaco 2-1 to reach Champions League final TURIN, Italy (AP) — Dani Alves proved his critics wrong as he inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco on Tuesday to send the Italian club to its second Champions League final in three years. Often described as being past his best when he joined Juventus from Barcelona on a free transfer last June, the 34-year-old Alves was often mocked during the season. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:17:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:17:00Z FIFA requests info from United in look into Pogba's transfer MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — FIFA says it has requested information from Manchester United as part of an examination of Paul Pogba's world-record transfer from Juventus. The midfielder signed for Jose Mourinho's United last August for 105 million euros (then $116 million). FIFA says it has "requested information from Manchester United on the ... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:45:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:45:00Z Madrid and Juventus on verge of Champions League final MADRID (AP) — It could be a momentous week for Juventus. And a big one for Real Madrid, too. Two of Europe's grandest teams will be defending big leads this week in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals. Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 last week in its quest to reach the final for the second time in three seasons. Madrid, looking t... Mon, 08 May 2017 15:10:00 GMT 2017-05-08T15:10:00Z Once again, Juventus looking for European greatness MILAN (AP) — Once again, Juventus is out to prove itself on the European stage. The Italian champions, who host Monaco on Tuesday in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals after a 2-0 victory in the first match, are trying to reach their second final in three years. "We deservedly occupy a position of prominence in Europe," J... Mon, 08 May 2017 13:29:00 GMT 2017-05-08T13:29:00Z Dzeko scores 2 as Roma wins 4-1 at beleaguered AC Milan MILAN (AP) — Edin Dzeko scored twice to help Roma to a 4-1 victory at AC Milan on Sunday and keep the capital side's title chances mathematically alive. It was his 27th league goal of the season and the Bosnia-Herzegovina forward needs just two more to equal Rodolfo Volk as the Roma player with the most goals in a Serie A season. Volk set the target as far back as the 1930-3... Sun, 07 May 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-05-07T22:08:00Z TV probe as 2nd soccer player in Italy reports racist abuse MILAN (AP) — Italy's national broadcaster has opened an investigation after another soccer player in Italy was the victim of racist abuse, this time while being interviewed on live television. Juventus defender Medhi Benatia was appearing on a Rai show via video link after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Torino. The Morocco international was connected to the studio through an ea... Sun, 07 May 2017 20:05:00 GMT 2017-05-07T20:05:00Z Higuain rescues draw for Juventus against 10-man Torino MILAN (AP) — Juventus' record winning streak at home was ended by 10-man Torino 1-1 in an enthralling Derby della Mole on Saturday. Adem Ljajic's sublime 52nd-minute free kick looked to have given Torino a rare derby victory but Juventus escaped thanks to substitute Gonzalo Higuain's stoppage-time strike. Four minutes after Torino score... Sat, 06 May 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-05-06T22:15:00Z Roma loses appeal against 2-match ban for Kevin Strootman ROME (AP) — Roma's appeal against Kevin Strootman's two-match ban has been rejected, meaning the midfielder will miss matches against AC Milan and Juventus. The Italian soccer federation's appeal court rejected Roma's attempt to overturn the suspension Thursday, confirming the decision to ban Strootman for his dive during Sunday's derby match against Lazio. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:56:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:56:00Z Treble-chasing Juventus could clinch title this weekend MILAN (AP) — Nobody seems capable of stopping Juventus, at home or abroad. After taking a step closer to the Champions League final on Wednesday, Juventus can secure an unprecedented sixth straight Serie A title this weekend if results go its way. The team is also in the Italian Cup final, where it will face Lazio, and there is the feel... Thu, 04 May 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-05-04T12:53:00Z Much-vaunted Monaco attack meets its match against Juventus MONACO (AP) — Monaco's much-vaunted attack finally met its match against a supremely efficient Juventus team in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. The Italian champion showed there is a considerable gulf in class between the two sides, winning 2-0 to strike a significant blow heading into next Tuesday's return leg in Turin. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 02:07:00 GMT 2017-05-04T02:07:00Z Higuain and Buffon star at each end as Juventus beats Monaco MONACO (AP) — Striker Gonzalo Higuain displayed some worth for his huge transfer fee and Gianluigi Buffon showed he is still priceless in goal, each starring as Juventus won 2-0 at Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Higuain scored a goal in each half on Wednesday, doubling his tally from 24 previous matches in the knockout stages... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:59:00 GMT 2017-05-03T23:59:00Z