Juventus opens Serie A with 1-0 throw-back win at Parma
ROME (AP) — New season, same old Juventus.
Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored early as Juventus won 1-0 at Parma to kick off its bid for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A...
Familiar faces in unfamiliar roles in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — A coaching shakeup in Serie A has brought some familiar faces back to Italy.
Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri — both former Chelsea managers — have returned to their home...
Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea on Sunday after one season to return to Italy to manage Juventus.
The former Napoli coach has joined Serie A champion Juventus on a three-year contract to replace...
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Massimiliano Allegri admitted on Saturday that it was Juventus which decided he would not coach the club next season, despite leading it to a record-extending eighth straight...
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Massimiliano Allegri will not coach Juventus next season, leading to speculation the Italian club champion is preparing to rehire former manager Antonio Conte.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus has little to play for now, and coach Massimiliano Allegri is using his pressure-free time to think about his future.
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's unrelenting hunger for goals is plain to see.
The Juventus forward netted his 600th club goal on Saturday and celebrated with typical joy. But his desire to...
How Juventus won its 8th straight Serie A title
MILAN (AP) — When the best team in Italy signed possibly the best player in the world, preventing it from winning yet another Serie A title was always going to be difficult.
Ronaldo leads the way, but Juventus still falls short
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to make the difference. He was supposed to end the long wait for another Champions League title. He was supposed to, essentially, do it all for...
Ajax wins 2-1 at Juventus to reach Champions League semi
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo shook his head as he walked off the field, while the Ajax players and staff celebrated with their fans long after the final whistle.
A rested Ronaldo could be dangerous for Ajax in 2nd leg
MILAN (AP) — A rested Cristiano Ronaldo is a dangerous Cristiano Ronaldo. Just ask Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo took some time off before the second leg of the last 16 in the Champions League...
MILAN (AP) — Juventus will have to wait at least another day to secure a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title after its second-string team was beaten 2-1 at relegation-threatened Spal on...
Ronaldo won’t play with Juventus likely to clinch title
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won't even have to break a sweat when Juventus likely clinches a record-extending eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday.
Ajax already knocked off one European power in the Champions League by taking out 13-time champion Real Madrid.
Now the rising Dutch club has its sights set on eliminating Cristiano Ronaldo...
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Juventus' squad for Wednesday's match at Ajax and is expected to start in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, marking his...
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is set to break a slew of records in Serie A — again.
The team's 2-1 win over AC Milan this weekend, coupled with Napoli's draw against 10-man Genoa, has left Juventus...
MILAN (AP) — Teenager Moise Kean has left Juventus within one win of retaining its Serie A title.
Kean, who was the victim of racist abuse during the week, came off the bench to score what...
ROME (AP) — Those perfectly sculpted abdominal muscles that Cristiano Ronaldo constantly shows off on social media are not just for vanity.
Ronaldo's well-documented fitness has enabled him...
MILAN (AP) — Racist chants aimed at teenager Moise Kean marred Juventus' 2-0 win at Cagliari on Tuesday in Serie A.
The chants directed at Kean, after the 19-year-old scored in the 85th...
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo could return from injury for Juventus' Champions League match at Ajax next week.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says "Ronaldo is working hard and...
Allegri: Juventus will not risk Ronaldo against Ajax
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will not be risked for Juventus' first match of the Champions League quarterfinals against Ajax if he is not fully fit, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on...
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Despite resting Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of its crucial Champions League match, Juventus romped to a 4-1 victory over Udinese on Friday with teenager Moise Kean scoring...
Two red cards and a late penalty miss contributed to a dramatic match at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday as Juventus beat second-place Napoli 2-1 to continue its seemingly unstoppable march toward...
UEFA charges Atletico coach Simeone for obscene gesture
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone with improper conduct for an obscene gesture after his team scored against Juventus in the Champions...
Allegri says Dybala will start against Atletico; Khedira out
MADRID (AP) — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Paulo Dybala will start Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League, but Sami Khedira has been ruled...
Juventus beats Frosinone 3-0 to go 14 points clear
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus warmed up for the Champions League round of 16 in the best possible way on Friday, easing to a 3-0 win over Frosinone to move 14 points clear at the top of Serie A.
The result was decided early after goals from Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci in the first 16 minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo then added his league-best 19th goal as Juventus continued its seemingly unstoppable march to a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title.
Ronaldo helps Juventus win but almost knocks teammate out
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a role in all three Juventus goals on Sunday, but he also almost knocked out a teammate.
The incident occurred an hour into Juve's 3-0 win at Sassuolo as Ronaldo kicked the ball straight into the face of teammate Sami Khedira, who instantly fell to the ground.
Ronaldo had earlier helped Khedira score the opening goal, so the German World Cup winner was able to see the funny side.
Juventus draws with Parma, Napoli beats Sampdoria in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is uncharacteristically leaking goals and coach Massimiliano Allegri is concerned ahead of the Champions League last 16, where they face Atletico Madrid.
For the second time in a week, Juventus conceded three goals as Parma fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 in stoppage time in Turin on Saturday in Serie A.
Juve out of cup, Roma’s Dzeko sent off after ref incident
MILAN (AP) — Four-time defending champion Juventus lost in the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, while Roma lost 7-1 at Fiorentina and had forward Edin Dzeko sent off after appearing to spit at the referee.
Juventus is on course for a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title and had won the league and cup double in the past four seasons, but it surprisingly lost 3-0 at Atalanta.
Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus beats Chievo 3-0
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved but it mattered little as Juventus beat last-placed Chievo Verona 3-0 to extend its advantage in Serie A on Monday.
Douglas Costa and Emre Can scored first-half goals and Daniele Rugani added the last late as league leader Juventus restored its nine-point advantage over second-placed Napoli, which beat Lazio 2-1 on Sunday.
Juventus, Milan, Lazio through to Italian Cup quarterfinals
Cristiano Ronaldo was among several regular players who didn't start though defending champion Juventus nevertheless eased into the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup on Saturday.
Juventus, which achieved the league and cup double in the past four seasons, won at Bologna 2-0 and will next face Atalanta or Cagliari.
Juventus coach says Ronaldo ‘calm’ as rape case goes forward
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is "very calm" amid the latest developments in a case of alleged rape involving an American woman, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday.
Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet.
Ronaldo rescues Juve in Atalanta draw, Napoli loses at Inter
Juventus can't afford to give Cristiano Ronaldo a rest.
Massimiliano Allegri was forced to bring on Ronaldo for the final 25 minutes, while Juventus was trailing and down to 10 men. The Portugal superstar leveled but did not have time to completely rescue Juventus as it was held at Atalanta to 2-2 on Wednesday.
Juventus beats Roma 1-0 to be Serie A ‘winter champion’
Juventus hung on with Mario Mandzukic's first-half header to beat Roma 1-0 in Serie A on Saturday and clinch the unofficial winter title with two matches remaining before the halfway point.
Juventus, seemingly unstoppable en route to an eighth successive Serie A title, has an eight-point lead over second-placed Napoli, which beat Spal 1-0.
Third-place Inter was 16 points behind Juventus after only drawing at bottom club Chievo Verona 1-1.
Ronaldo and Icardi have off days as Juventus matches record
MILAN (AP) — Even superstars have their off days.
Juventus beat Inter Milan 1-0 but Cristiano Ronaldo had a surprisingly quiet match.
Ronaldo has scored or set up at least one goal in all but one of his previous 13 matches for Juventus in all competitions — notching up nine goals in the process.
However, he had barely a sight of goal on Friday.
"Ronaldo nevertheless worked a lot," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.
Inter needs to win, Juventus barely seems to care
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan really needs to win. Juventus barely seems to care.
A victory for Inter in the Derby d'Italia would slightly slow Juventus' steady march to an eighth-straight Serie A title, but Friday's match isn't even the Turin team's most significant upcoming game.
Juventus will travel to Switzerland to face Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday with the group lead on the line.
Juventus beats Valencia 1-0 to progress to round of 16
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo set up Mario Mandzukic for the winning goal as Juventus secured a spot in Champions League knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday.
Ronaldo got away from his marker with some quick footwork before rolling the ball across for Mario Mandzukic to tap into the net in the 59th minute.
Juventus’ Allegri wins Serie A coach of the year award
ROME (AP) — Massimiliano Allegri won Serie A's coach of the year award for the fourth time after guiding Juventus to a record-extending seventh straight Serie A title last season.
Allegri gained 17 votes for the Panchina d'Oro (Golden Bench) award, beating Napoli's Maurizio Sarri, now at Chelsea, and Lazio's Simone Inzaghi, who gained eight votes each.
Allegri also won the award for 2008-09 with Cagliari and two of the past three seasons with Juventus.
Sub-par Juventus still beats Cagliari 3-1 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan and Napoli are blasting opponents while Juventus seems content to grind out results in Serie A.
Juventus barely stepped out of first gear to beat Cagliari 3-1 on Saturday ahead of its Champions League meeting with Manchester United on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Inter and Napoli both scored five goals in their wins against Genoa and Napoli but they remain six points behind Juventus, which faces Milan next Sunday in a tricky week for the defending Italian champion.
Ronaldo scores 2 as Juventus fights back to beat Empoli 2-1
MILAN (AP) — Juventus missed Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini. It got by with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to win at relegation-threatened Empoli 2-1 on Saturday and maintain its unbeaten start in Serie A.
His first was a perfectly placed penalty, and his second was a magnificent 20-yard strike, which his coach Massimiliano Allegri called "a moment of magic."
Ronaldo keeps his focus, Juventus struggling to do the same
MILAN (AP) — Despite his off-the-field turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals. His teammates, however, let Juventus down.
Ronaldo has scored five goals in nine matches, and two in three matches since being accused of rape last month.
On Saturday, Ronaldo gave Juventus the lead in the 18th minute at Genoa. Then something odd happened.
Ronaldo scores but Juventus’ perfect start ended by Genoa
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues.
It wasn't enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus' perfect start to the season.
Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit in the United States, scored in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. It was his fifth Serie A goal in nine matches.
Ronaldo has 311 goals in La Liga for Real Madrid, and 84 in the English Premier League for Manchester United.
‘They’re too good’: Other clubs can’t compete with Juventus
UDINE, Italy (AP) — It's getting to the point where other clubs are wondering why they even bother competing against Juventus.
Having already won seven straight Italian league titles, Juventus has reached another level this season with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Amid rape case, Ronaldo asks for space to celebrate goal
UDINE, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo asked his Juventus teammates to leave him alone.
For all that he's embroiled in — accused of rape nine years ago — the soccer superstar wanted some space so he could celebrate his goal on Saturday all by himself in front of a TV camera.
He leaped into the air with an emphatic double fist pump, as he's often marked his goals, and then let his teammates congratulate him.
Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is available to play for his Italian soccer team on Saturday.
Ronaldo, who is facing a rape allegation in the United States, could play when Juventus faces Udinese in the Italian league, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri. However, he would not definitively say Ronaldo will start.
Ronaldo hat trick of assists as perfect Juve beats Napoli
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was hired by Juventus for his scoring fame. In the absence of goals, though, his influence knows no bounds.
On Saturday, Ronaldo set up all three of his side's goals — two for Mario Mandzukic and one for Leonardo Bonucci — as Juventus beat 10-man Napoli 3-1 in Serie A.
In seven league matches so far, he has five assists, compared to three goals.
Dybala breaks drought to help Juventus beat Bologna 2-0
MILAN (AP) — Paulo Dybala has been somewhat obscured by Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus but the Argentine broke his goal-scoring drought on Wednesday.
Dybala scored the opener to set Juventus on its way to a 2-0 win over Bologna in Serie A. Ronaldo, who has netted three goals in his past two league matches, didn't get on the scoresheet but did set up Blaise Matuidi for Juve's second in the 16th minute.
Ronaldo sent off but Juventus goes on to win 2-0 at Valencia
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to be the missing piece in Juventus' bid to win the Champions League.
But his first match in the competition for his new club lasted less than half an hour on Wednesday as he was sent off after appearing to pull at an opponent's hair.
Juventus still went on to win 2-0 at Valencia, thanks to two penalties.
Ronaldo remains scoreless since joining Juventus
ROME (AP) — It's been a frustrating week for Cristiano Ronaldo.
First, he was edged out by former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric for UEFA's player of the year award.
Then he again failed to score in Juventus' 2-1 win at Parma — extending his goal-less start with his new club to three matches.
Ronaldo still scoreless as Juventus extends perfect start
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoreless after three matches with Juventus.
Juventus, however, is doing just fine.
Mario Mandzukic scored one and set up another with a backheel pass as the Bianconeri won at promoted Parma 2-1 on Saturday to remain perfect.
With Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa in attendance at Parma's Ennio Tardini Stadium, the closest Ronaldo came to scoring was with a header off a corner that went just wide midway through the first half.