Thursday, June 4, 2009

News 4 June 2009

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Buffon: "Juventus Has A Solid Base"

"The base of the team is good and if we manage to improve further even we will be fighting for an important title. The signings of Cannavaro and Diego are definitely two very relevant moves and which bring a hope for the best".

The season has just come to an end but Gigi Buffon, through his official website, is already speaking of next season. The Juventus number one said he is happy to have reached the second place but a champion of his likes and a team like Juventus cannot feel satisfied and therefore he is already looking at the future which unfortunately will not see Pavel Nedved on the field:

"I send him my best regards. The ceremony on Sunday was very moving and while I was going round the stadium I could not help thinking that with his departure I am the only one from the players who joined in 2001 to still be here: another sign of the passage of time".

In his evaluation of this year Gigi does not leave anybody out: : "An end of season thought should go towards Mr. Ranieri and all his staff. If we managed to obtain this goal at the end of the season it is also thanks to their work of the last years".

"Seeing that it is a time of farewells I would like to remember another two great players who retired from football on Sunday: Paolo Maldini and Luis Figo. With Paolo I shared many splendid moments with the national team whilst the Portuguese gave great lustre to Italian football. I would like to say “see you” to Carlo Ancelotti. Italy is losing a coach of great human quality. His gentleman-like manners has been very often given prominence over his professionalism but if he won so much in recent years it is not only because he is a great person but also because he is an excellent coach and I who had the fortune of working with him can confirm this".

Finally Gigi spoke of the next commitment, the Confederations Cup in South Africa: "We will be meeting some of the strongest teams in the world. This competition will not be as precious as the World cup or the European cup but we want to do well and try to win".
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Happy Birthday Amauri. Send Your Messages On

After an intense season, which he lived as absolute protagonist, scoring 14 goals in the championship and cup ties, Amauri is enjoying a well-deserved rest and today he can celebrate with his family. The Brazilian champion turns 29 today. Best wishes to Amauri from all at Juventus and from all the supporters.

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In Pinzolo Between The 9th And 21st Of July

Juventus and Trentino are more united then ever in a partnership which becomes stronger every year and which reaches its climax during the Summer retreat, thanks to the thousands of Juventus fans ready to see their heroes at work and discover the beauty of this side of the Dolomites.

To abide by the saying that goes “a winning formula should not be changed”, even in 2009 the location map for the bianconeri during the camp and the events to follow will not be changed. The team will work hard on the fields of the Centro Pineta, a true headquarters for the troop but also for the Juventus fans who will be shared between the stands adjacent to the football pitch and the now traditional Summer Village.

Another two “historical” places have been confirmed: The Hotel Royal where the team will be staying and the fire fighters’ barracks as press hall. The dates of the two friendly matches to be played against the local teams are yet to be announced.
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Primavera: Out In The Quarter-Finals. Palermo In The Semis

The Primavera’s run towards the title came to an end in the quarter-finals. At Perugine Valsugana Maddaloni’s boys were beaten 3-1 by Palermo. The goals were all scored in the second half and two rosanero goals within 4 minutes brought the match to an end.

After fifteen seconds from the beginning if the second half Miuraca head beyond Pinsoglio. Hardly time to get back into the match had passed when Palermo scored a second thanks to Hernandez who dished out a powerful shot from outside the area.

The Palermo striker repeated his feat eight minutes later, darting perfectly on time from between the bianconeri’s two central defenders and beating Pinsoglio once again with a left-footed shot.

The Juventus goal was scored from a penalty following a foul on Esposito in the area. Yago had to take the penalty twice but scored on both occasions marking his 13th score this season. The bianconeri ended the match with one man less due to the sending-off of De Paola. The defender intervened regularly on Conti who was in a clear chance of goal but the referee had a different opinion and showed him the red card. The send-off did not leave its effect on the match, however.

Palermo won by 3-1 and Juventus saw scudetto dreams being shattered.
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