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Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

• Maurizio Sarri’s side one point behind with four matches left• Napoli bidding to end Juve’s run of six successive scudettosNapoli threw the Serie A title race open in dramatic style on Sunday when Kalidou Koulibaly scored with a towering header in th…

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Juventus v Napoli: Serie A – live!

Serie A updates as Juventus take on Napoli, kick-off 7.45pm BSTRoma warm up for Anfield with easy win over SpalAnd feel free to email Rob to get in touch 7.56pm BST 10 min Benatia is booked for a foul on Mertens, who was running onto a through pass. It…

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Simy’s overhead spectacular keeps Napoli in Scudetto race | Paolo Bandini

For the second time this season, Juventus were on the receiving end of a stunning bicycle kick. The latest, though, came from an unexpected sourceIt’s not over until it’s over. Or should that be: “it’s not over until the overhead kick”? The Scudetto wa…

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European roundup: Napoli win cuts Juve’s Serie A lead to four points

• Two sent off in first 15 minutes in Lazio’s 4-3 win at Fiorentina• Niko Kovac’s Eintracht Frankfurt reach German Cup finalNapoli twice came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 and cut Juventus’s lead at the top of Serie A to four points after the Turin s…

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Referees’ body condemns abuse of Michael Oliver and his family

• PGMOL statement after text messages sent to official’s wife• Juventus goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon repeats criticism of OliverThe Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has condemned the abuse directed at referee Michael Oliver and his wife …

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Why sympathy for Gianluigi Buffon should be in short supply | David Conn

Juventus goalkeeper’s protest to Michael Oliver – which saw him sent off – may cause unpleasant repercussions for the embattled officials at the lowest levels of footballHeartfelt sympathy is extended to Gianluigi Buffon, of course, railing with much o…

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‘Football changes, Real Madrid remain’ – how Ronaldo and co broke Juventus’ hearts

Madrid suffered but still went through and will now sense they can win the Champions League for the third time in a row“My heart rate went up a bit but I tried to calm myself down, because I knew it would be decisive,” Cristiano Ronaldo said. All that …

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Six of the most dramatic nights in the European Cup and Champions League

From the 1960 final to the miracle of Istanbul, Europe’s top club competition has provided many moments to rival the drama of Real Madrid’s win against JuventusThe almost shocking conclusion to what had been a notable Juventus recovery against Real Mad…

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When Marcello Lippi joined Juventus and knocked Milan off their perch

Marcello Lippi, who turns 70 today, has lifted just about every trophy on offer to an Italian manager, but winning the double with Juventus in 1995 remains a truly special achievementBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraIn any discussion about the gre…

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Buffon rages at referee Michael Oliver’s ‘crime against sportsmanship’ – video

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon couldn’t hold back his anger towards referee Michael Oliver after being sent off for remonstrating over a late penalty decision in their Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Buffon said…

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‘A savage and sadistic way to go out’ – Italian press reacts to Real Madrid v Juventus

There was considerable anger in Italy after Michael Oliver’s late penalty gave Real Madrid a 4-3 aggregate win over Juventus“Not like this.” Those words recurred over and over throughout the Italian media’s coverage of Juventus’s Champions League elimi…

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Zidane: Real Madrid ‘deserve’ to be in semis after Juventus scare – video

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was a relieved man after a late penalty helped Real Madrid squeeze through to the Champions League semi-finals, 4-3 on aggregate against Juventus. The tie looked to be heading for extra-time until referee Michael Olive…

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‘Referee has a rubbish bin where his heart should be,’ says Gianluigi Buffon

• Juventus goalkeeper lets fly at English referee Michael Oliver• ‘It was one tenth of a penalty,’ claims sent-off BuffonThe Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon criticised the English referee Michael Oliver, saying he has a “rubbish bin” where his heart sh…

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Juventus with added-time penalty for Real Madrid

Real Madrid are in the semi-final of the Champions League for the eighth year in a row. That is no surprise; what is a surprise is that for so much of a dramatic, nervous night at the Santiago Bernabéu, it looked like they would not be. A Champions Lea…

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Real Madrid v Juventus: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Live updates on the second leg at the BernabéuEmail paul.doyle@theguardian.com | tweet @Paul_DoyleWednesday scoreboard: all of tonight’s goalsAnd you can follow Bayern Munich v Sevilla here 2.56pm BST Hello and welcome. Juventus got some compatriots do…

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Fiorentina use victory as a coping mechanism after death of Astori | Paolo Bandini

La Viola have won six on the bounce since their captain died, their players showing ‘an uncommon strength’ in Serie ASince Davide Astori died, Fiorentina cannot stop winning. To lay it out in such blunt terms feels almost too crude and yet how else sho…

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Eight overhead kicks to rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s against Juventus

The Real Madrid star conjured up a magical strike to leave even Zinedine Zidane drooling. But how did it compare to some of the best acrobatic efforts of the past?It was a goal which even took Zinedine Zidane’s breath away. Launching himself at Dani Ca…

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal ‘was one of the most beautiful in history’ – video

Zinedine Zidane described Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus as ‘one of the most beautiful goals in history’ as Real Madrid eased to a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final. But the former French international…

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Massimiliano Allegri hails Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘extraordinary goal’

• Juventus coach admires Real Madrid forward’s overhead kick• Gianluigi Buffon likens Ronaldo and Messi to Maradona and PeleMassimiliano Allegri accepted there was little else to do but admire Cristiano Ronaldo’s “extraordinary goal” after Real Madrid …

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning overhead kick helps Real Madrid floor Juventus

For a brief moment, there was stunned silence. It felt as if nobody could comprehend what they had witnessed. Then the applause broke out. It came from all sides of this boisterous arena. In great blocks, the Juventus supporters rose to their feet. It …