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Juventus Blaise Matuidi receives support after alleged racial abuse

The head of UNESCO and the French sports minister are backing Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who said he was racially abused last weekend. In a joint statement issued on Monday, Audrey Azoulay and Laura Flessel expressed “the strongest condemnation of the racial slurs” aimed at the Juventus and France midfielder. Azoulay and

Juventus end Roma’s unbeaten run to remain second

Juventus have defeated Roma 1-0 at the Allianz Stadium to end their opponents' recent unbeaten run and remain within touching distance of Serie A leaders Napoli. The Bianconeri earned their fourth win in five outings through a first-half goal from Mehdi Benatia, who converted from close range after the ball came

Dybala responds to being benched with a goal in Juventus win

Paulo Dybala responded to being dropped for two matches by scoring for Juventus in a 2-0 win over Genoa in the Italian Cup on Wednesday. The victory set up a Turin derby in the quarterfinals. Earlier, goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic saved a penalty from substitute Edin Dzeko to help Torino beat Roma

Andrea Agnelli’s one-year ban lifted on appeal

  Juventus president Andrea Agnelli had his one-year ban for selling tickets to ultras lifted on Monday. Agnelli was banned for one year by the Italian football federation in September for his role in selling tickets to hardcore “ultra” fans that encouraged scalping. He was also fined 20,000 euros ($24,000). The FIGC’s appeals

Juventus defender Alex Sandro prefers Chelsea move

Juventus defender Alex Sandro has reportedly decided that he would prefer to move to Chelsea rather than Manchester United. Throughout the summer, Sandro was heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge only for a deal not to materialise, and United have allegedly started to show an interest in the left-back. However,

Mauro Icardi in top form ahead of trip to Juventus

The 24-year-old Inter captain has scored 16 goals in 15 matches this season, and the last one moved him into a tie for 10th place on the club’s all-time scoring chart with 94. Icardi, whose performances have reportedly attracted interest from Real Madrid, celebrated that achievement by posting a picture of