Champions League: How will Juventus cope without starters Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Paulo Dybala?
Juventus might be favored to get through this season's Champions League round of 16 (catch the action on Paramount+) against Villarreal in Turin on Wednesday, but they'll have to over come injuries to do it. After the first leg in Spain ended 1-1 Juventus will need to win the match since there is no longer an away goal rule and another draw won't be enough for the home team. Massimiliano Allegri's side need a positive result this year after failing to reach the quarter finals in the last two seasons. Juventus are now winless in each of their last seven first legged ties in the UEFA Champions League (D3 L4), leading to them being eliminated from four of their last five knockout ties in the competition. The last time they got past this stage came against Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid in 2018-19, when an outstanding hat trick from Cristiano Ronaldo led the Bianconeri to the quarter finals where they were eliminated by Ajax.
Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci has dismissed comparisons between new signing, Dusan Vlahovic and footballing icon, Cristiano Ronaldo - claiming that the Serbian "needs time to make mistakes and improve." Vlahovic who moved to Juventus from Fiorentina in a transfer worth €80million in January, scored on his Serie A debut against...
Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that footballing icon, Cristiano Ronaldo never acted like a superstar on his arrival in Turin, reiterating that the striker "didn't act like a superstar". The Portuguese skipper joined from Real Madrid in 2018 before leaving at the beginning of the 2021/22 season for Manchester...
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has been fined €10,000 ($11,500) for physically attacking an Inter Milan director following the Italian Supercoppa encounter between the two sides at San Siro on Wednesday. Alexis Sanchez scored in stoppage time of extra time to hand Inter a 2-1 victory and, as the Nerazzurri...
EA is set to hand one Serie A star a GIANT upgrade this month. November’s Serie A Player of the Month could be one of the most hotly contested yet, with the winner set to receive an awesome card in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team!. We've selected five players we think...
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has reacted to his side's heavy Champions League defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday night. The Blues were 4-0 winners at Stamford Bridge, with Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner all scoring to help the west London side go top of the group. With...
Lazio vs Juventus score: Leonardo Bonucci dominates at both ends of the field in much needed victory
Juventus needed help from the Lazio defenders but they converted two penalties into a workman like victory, a result which the side desperately needed as they try to dig themselves out of the hole their early season struggles have dropped them into. The win takes them provisionally into sixth place.
Leonardo Bonucci has urged Juventus to rediscover the team spirit and work rate that he claims has been missing since Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival. Ronaldo moved to Turin in 2018 and racked up 101 goals in 134 appearances, winning the Serie A title in his first two years with Juventus, but things began to fall apart last season and the Portugal international moved to Manchester United in the summer with a year left on his contract.
Italy 1-2 Spain: Ferran Torres strikes twice and Leonardo Bonucci sees red in Nations League semi-final as Roberto Mancini's side lose long unbeaten record
Ferran Torres scored twice and Leonardo Bonucci was sent off as Spain earned some semi-final revenge over Italy to reach the Nations League final, with a 2-1 win ending the European champions' long unbeaten run. Luis Enrique's side had lost on penalties to Italy in the Euro 2020 semis at...
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Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has made an honest admission regarding Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku ahead of the two facing off in the UEFA Champions League. The pair came head to head during Lukaku's time at Inter Milan, though the Belgian does not have a great record against Juventus. Speaking to...
Declan Rice comment motivated Italy. Leonardo Bonucci has stated that a comment from England’s Declan Rice motivated Italy to win the Euro 2020 final back in July. The defender played a key role his country’s road to the Wembley showpiece but he saved his most crucial contribution for the final, scoring a second-half equaliser after Luke Shaw had given England an early lead.
Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain has no bearing on whether Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus, according to the Portugal forward's teammate Leonardo Bonucci. Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Juve throughout the summer after entering the final year of his contract, and PSG were among the clubs said to be interested.
Leonardo Bonucci Says Cristiano Ronaldo Would Have Stayed at Juventus Even if Messi Had Not Gone To PSG
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo would have stayed at the club even if Lionel Messi had not gone to Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo was linked with a move away from Juventus earlier this summer, with PSG mooted as a potential destination for the 36-year-old. However, Messi's move to...