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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.

'Cannot compare Vlahovic with Ronaldo,' claims Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci

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...

'Cristiano Ronaldo didn't act like a superstar,' claims Leonardo Bonucci

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' Leonardo Bonucci fined for attacking Inter director in Supercoppa

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...

FIFA 22 Serie A POTM: Leonardo Bonucci front runner for November award

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...

Leonardo Bonucci calls out Cristiano Ronaldo over Juventus work rate

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.

Leonardo Bonucci explains negative effect of Cristiano Ronaldo on Juventus team

Leonardo Bonucci believes Cristiano Ronaldo's presence at Juventus caused his teammates to 'subconsciously fall short in their daily work', eventually starving the Portuguese star of the support he needed. The Bianconeri failed to win the Serie A title for the first time in a decade last season and never came...

Leonardo Bonucci reveals he has almost joined Man City three times

Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that he came extremely close to joining Manchester City in 2016, while he's had the chance to fulfil his 'dream' of playing under Pep Guardiola on three separate occasions in total - in 2016, 2017 and 2020. The 34-year-old has spent the majority of...

Leonardo Bonucci on the Declan Rice comment that fired Italy to Euro 2020 success

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.