Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri signed a new contract until 2020.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has signed a new contract with the club which will last until 2020.

Allegri’s has had a magnificent track record steered Juve to three successive Serie A titles, two Champions League finals and three Coppa Italia triumphs since replacing Antonio Conte in July 2014.
“Side by side, Juventus and Allegri have created history and legend,” said a Juventus statement.

“Now is the time to make the next step forwards together.”

It added: “Today’s agreement extends a working relationship that has seen the Bianconeri consolidate their position as Italy’s top team and also evolve into one of European football’s major forces.”

Real Madrid wins the Champions League Final against Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as defending champs Real Madrid retained the Champions League title in Juventus thrashing.

This is Real’s record 12th triumph in the Champions League competition, And their third in four seasons.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the playmaker in these championships, who has now scored in three different Champions League finals.

Ronaldo made sure that Juventus would not have a good start of the match, as he converted Dani Carvajal’s pass into a goal after 20 minutes.

But Mario Mandzukic equalized, firing an overhead kick past Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Real then proceeded with an onslaught, restoring their lead through Casemiro’s deflected shot before Ronaldo scored at the near post from a cross by the outstanding Luka Modric.

Juventus’ luck got even worse when substitute Juan Cuadrado was sent off for a second caution after a clash with Sergio Ramos.

Substitute Marco Asensio emphasised Real’s superiority with a precise finish in the last minute.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane has now won back-to-back Champions Leagues – as well as this season’s La Liga title.
SCORELINE

Real Madrid
Ronaldo (20′ minutes, 64′ minutes)
Casemiro (61′ minutes)
Asensio (90′ minutes)

Juventus
Mandzukic (27′ minutes)
Cuadrado (Dismissed at 83′ minutes)

Juventus advance to the Champions League Finals

Juventus had a comfortable Semi-final win over Monaco to reach the Champions League final, their 2nd final in three seasons.

Juventus had a 2-0 advantage from the first leg, and extended their lead when Mario Mandzukic opened the scoreline.

Dani Alves doubled their lead and secured a comfortable victory.

Kylian Mbappe gave Monaco a goal in the second half, but the french side was unable to pull an unlikely comeback.

Juventus, who have not won this competition since 1996 and lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final, will face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in Cardiff on 3 June.

No club has scored more than a single goal against them in a Champions League game this season,

This is due to the excellent form of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defensive trio Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli.
Juventus have three games remaining in Serie A, Starting with second placer Roma on Sunday, 14th May. A draw will seal a sixth consecutive league title.

All is not lost for Monaco as they switch their focus to the domestic League looking to win Ligue 1. They are three points clear of Paris St-Germain with three games left and host Lille on Sunday.
SCORELINE

Juventus
Mandzukic (33′ minutes)
Dani Alves (44′ minutes)

Monaco
Mbappe (69′ minutes)

Monaco 0-2 Juventus. Champions League Semi-Finals 1st Leg

Juventus are edging closer to a second Champions League final in three seasons thanks to Gonzalo Higuain scoring twice to beat Monaco in the semi-final first leg.

The visitors took the lead when Higuain ruthlessly finished two fine Dani Alves assists, sweeping the Brazilian’s back heel in on 29 minutes.

Radamel Falcao went close for Monaco after the break before Alves’ measured cross saw Higuain put Juve in control.

After Real Madrid’s decisive 1st-leg win over Atletico on Tuesday, it looks almost certain the two teams will face each other in Cardiff on June 3rd, Proving to be a worthy match-up for the clubs’ unbeaten records in this season’s competition.

Juventus could win Serie A this weekend hoping for a treble, having already secured their place in the Italian Cup final.

What they said:

Monaco midfielder Fabinho: “They were better and deserved to win but we’re going to try everything in the return match.”

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini: “We have to congratulate Dani Alves and Gonzalo Higuain – sometimes we look to Gianluigi Buffon. We concede chances but when they come we have Gigi.”

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain: “I fight so hard for these moments. Goals were not coming for me in this competition but I knew I just had to stay calm and keep working hard.”

Scoreline

Monaco

Juventus

Higuaín (29′ minutes, 59′ minutes)

Barcelona 0-0 Juventus. Champions League, Barca Out

Juventus held their ground and produced an impressive defensive performance, to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Not giving Barcelona any room to score at the Nou Camp.

With an Aggregate of 3-0 from the first leg, Barca braced themselves for another hard fought match, but they failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first-leg 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain.

Lionel Messi, who had earlier been denied by Gianluigi Buffon, haphazardly took a shot over the bar while Luis Suarez and Neymar also wasted chances.
Juve’s Gonzalo Higuain fired tamely at Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Juan Cuadrado missed another chance but the final whistle was celebrated wildly by the champions of Italy, who have not conceded a single goal from open play in this season’s Champions League.

Juventus will join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday’s last-four draw (from 11:00 BST).

Manager Luis Enrique will leave his position at Barcelona this summer, failing to reach the semi-finals for a second successive season.

They will face Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday (19:45 BST) their defeat will leave them six points behind Madrid.

Barca are also in the final of the Copa del Rey but even if his side beat Alaves on 27th May, they know that it will be a scant consolation if they fail to win La Liga following another disappointing European campaign.

Juventus 3-0 Barcelona. Champions League Quarter Finals. Dybala Lead the Charge

Paulo Dybala scored twice as Juventus dominated their Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona.

Dybala was able to score his two goals before the break, setting the momentum for Juve which left Barca unable to catch up.

Giorgio Chiellini steered home a header from a corner, ending the scoreline.

Recent games have showed us that Barca’s defensive weaknesses, as they were in losing 4-0 to Paris St-Germain in the first leg of their last-16 tie – must come back from a heavy away defeat to progress.

However, after their record-breaking achievement to overturn that deficit against PSG, they will retain hope heading into the return leg at the Nou Camp on 19 April.

The win means Juve, who have won their last 32 Serie A home games, are now undefeated in 18 European games in Turin.

With the second-best defence of any side in Europe’s top-five leagues and having gone 441 Champions League minutes without conceding, the Italians are well-equipped to avoid wilting under second-leg pressure in Spain.

What the managers said:

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri: “I want to congratulate the lads because, as a team, they did great.

“It isn’t easy overcoming a team like Barcelona, but we also dug deep to keep a clean sheet. That was fundamental for us.

“But we have to remain humble, keep our heads down and keep working. PSG scored four, and look what happened.

“In Barcelona, it will be different and we have to try and score a goal.”

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: “We basically gifted two goals to Juventus in the opening half. As coach, for me it’s inexplicable how they were so much better than us.

“It’s like a nightmare. We’ve had very little luck of late, and now I can only hope that from tomorrow we get back on our feet.

“In the first half the players were determined, but we made the same mistakes from Paris, and that’s a problem. Our second half was much better. But I still have the opening half in my head, like a nightmare.

“Maybe it wasn’t [a repeat of] Paris, but it was like the third half from Paris.

“I’m an optimistic person. But I take responsibility for this. I’m the coach and the buck stops at me.

“If we play as well as we can, we can score fourgoals against anyone.”

Scoreline:

Juventus

Dybala (7′ minutes, 22′ minutes)
Chiellini (55′ minutes)

Barcelona

Juventus 3-1 Napoli. Coppa Italia Semi-Final 1st Leg.

Juventus established a two-goal advantage in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final against Napoli

Jose Callejon started the scoreline, giving the visitors the lead.

But Paulo Dybala equalized for the Serie A leaders, converting a penalty kick into a goal.

Gonzalo Higuain comes up with a goal and puts Juve ahead. Paulo Dybala follows up with his second penalty. Capping off the scoreline.

SCORELINE

Juventus

  • Dybala (47′minutes pen, 69′minutes pen)
  • Higuaín (64′minutes)

Napoli

  • Callejón (36′minutes)