The use of any substance in professional sport is always a topic of debate which can spark division of opinion among like-minded people, even to the level of top professionals disagreeing over whether or not anything considered “performance enhancing” should be allowed a place in a sportsperson’s lifestyle – regardless of their legality.
While many substances are banned outright and considered an absolute no-no, other products which ...More
The 2012-13 Champions League has just one more match remaining – so ahead of the final, we are naming our Team of the Season.
Players from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are bound to feature heavily, but with Italy having had Juventus and AC Milan in the knockout stage we have selected a couple of players each from those clubs too.
There may be one very obvious omission in the shape of a certain little Argentinian magician, but...More
Juventus defender Lucio has revealed he is unhappy in Turin, and wants to move to the Bundesliga, with Wolfsburg emerging as contenders for the Brazilian's signature.
Lucio, 34, moved from Inter in the summer on a free transfer, but has only started one Serie A game for the Bianconeri. And the former Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich player has hinted at a return to the league where he spent nine seasons of his career.
Change was in the air at both Vinovo and Trigoria last summer. Seeking a return to pre-Calciopoli heights, Juventus turned to former captain Antonio Conte, meanwhile some 500kms south and following years of financial uncertainty, American businessman Thomas Di Benedetto led the Roman revolution. As 2011-12 nears completion, two of Italian football’s most interesting constructions have straddled different paths but appear to be headed fo...More
With public finances a mess and so many proposed stadiums rejected, it is no wonder that many believe Italy are incapable of regenerating her football arenas. However, after the recent success of the Juventus Arena and the new Stadium Law, the new projects may soon become a reality.
Juventus have been the trail-blazers in the Peninsula, building a superb state of the art stadium without breaking the bank. This also was off the back o...More
In a Derby D’Italia Juventus had to win in order to keep pace with Milan, they benefitted from fantastic first half Gianluigi Buffon saves which kept the score level, as well as second half goals from Martin Caceres and Alessandro Del Piero. Whilst those players performed admirably, another stood above the rest, midfielder Arturo Vidal. The Chilean was everywhere - supporting defensively, getting forward and even assisting his captain. ...More
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