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Spartak Moscow 2-1 Benfica: Jardel own goal puts Russians back into Group G contention

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

Spartak Moscow kept their hope of qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League alive by deservedly edging out Benfica 2-1 in a Group G clash at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday. The hosts open the scoring with less than three minutes played, with Rafael Carioca finishing off a wonderful breakaway from deep inside their own half, but their Portuguese opponents leveled matters c...Full Story »

Getafe 0 : 1 Levante - Michel stunner lights up dour contest

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2012 by PA14 hits

Michel's stunning 35-yard strike three minutes from time handed Levante a 1-0 win from an otherwise turgid game with Getafe at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum. Both goalkeepers had comfortably dealt with long-range efforts all afternoon as neither side looked capable of breaking the opposition down, that was until Levante substitute Michel latched on to a loose ball just inside the Getafe half and t...Full Story »

Juve coach Conte faces fresh inquiry

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Supersport.com55 hits

Juventus manager Antonio Conte, serving a four month 'Calcioscommesse' match-fixing ban, is facing a fresh investigation for allegedly questioning the reputation of Italian sporting legal authorities. The charge relates to comments Conte made at a press conference when he "called into question the impartiality of decisions taken by the Federal Prosecutor," the Italian Football Federation's di...Full Story »

Siena vs Juventus preview - Agnelli eager for Conte return

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2012 by PA40 hits

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is angry that head coach Antonio Conte will not be on the bench against his former club Siena, but he is looking forward to his imminent return. Conte had his 10-month suspension for failing to report match-fixing - while in charge of Siena - cut to just four months by TNAS on Friday, meaning he will be back in the dug-out for Juve's trip to Palermo on December...Full Story »

Podolski: Arsenal can be title contenders

Posted Tuesday, September 04, 2012 by Goal.com164 hits

The Germany international grabbed his first goal for the club at the weekend and thinks the club can challenge for the the title if they replicate their performance at Anfield Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski believes the club can challenge for the Premier League title if they build on their good form and continue to perform like they did in their 2-0 victory over Liverpool. The 27-year-old si...Full Story »

Ronaldo: Madrid are Real contenders for European glory

Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 by The Sun125 hits

UP FOR IT ... Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for glory CRISTIANO RONALDO reckons Real Madrid can go all the way to Wembley in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho’s La Liga giants have been drawn in Group D alongside Premier League champions Manchester City, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. It is already being labelled the ‘Group of Death’ but Real forward Ronaldo still expects to be ...Full Story »

Juventus vs Parma preview - Banned Conte red-faced

Posted Saturday, August 25, 2012 by PA59 hits

Antonio Conte described his 10-month ban from football as "embarrassing" after his absence from Juventus' Serie A season-opener against Parma was confirmed. The 43-year-old Juve boss was handed the suspension for his alleged failure to report two incidents of match-fixing during his time at Siena. His initial appeal failed on Wednesday and he will subsequently have no involvement on matchdays ...Full Story »

Conte ban undermines Juve title defence

Posted Friday, August 24, 2012 by Supersport.com84 hits

No sooner had Juventus started to enjoy life back at the summit of Italian football than controversy brought them crashing back to earth yet again. Juve were crowned Serie A champions in May after going through the entire season undefeated but their title preparations were rocked two weeks ago when coach Antonio Conte was handed a 10-month ban as part of a corruption probe. Conte and his ass...Full Story »

Juve's Conte appeals against ban

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte and his deputy Angelo Alessio on Monday began their bid to overturn a lengthy ban from football for failing to report suspicions of match-fixing at a previous club. An Italian football federation (FIGC) panel earlier this month banned Conte for 10 months and Alessio for eight for not informing the authorities of possible corruption in two matches involving their for...Full Story »

Juventus coach Conte set to face appeal panel on Monday

Posted Monday, August 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport27 hits

Banned Juventus coach Antonio Conte is set to appear in front of an appeal panel at the Federal Court of Justice in Rome, according to Corriere dello Sport. Conte, who led the Bianconeri to the Serie A title in 2011-12, was handed a ten-month suspension following an investigation into match-fixing.The 43-year-old was accused of failing to report instances of match-fixing whilst at the helm of S...Full Story »

Juventus must accept Conte's punishment, says FIGC president Abete

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Goal.com90 hits

Juventus have been told to put aside any lingering hostility they may harbour by FIGC president Giancarlo Abete, with regards to the decision made to ban coach Antonio Conte. Conte, who became embroiled in the recent match-fixing investigations during his time at Siena, has been been given a 10-month suspension from the dugout on match days, although he is still allowed to oversee day-to-day ...Full Story »

Marotta unhappy with 'inappropriate' Zeman comments on Conte

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Giuseppe Marotta has hit out at Roma coach Zdenek Zeman in the wake of the veteran coach's comments about Antonio Conte's suspension. The 65-year-old claimed over the weekend that the Juventus boss' ban should not allow him to train his team during the week, and the general manager feels the Czech's remarks were out of order. "As a football man and the general manager of Juventus, I feel Zeman...Full Story »

Conte referred over betting scandal

Posted Friday, July 27, 2012 by Supersport.com29 hits

Juventus manager Antonio Conte and the club's Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci have been ordered to appear before a sporting tribunal over their alleged involvement in a widening Italian soccer betting scandal, authorities said on Thursday. In total, 13 clubs and 45 players and training staff have been referred to the Italian football federation's disciplinary commission over the match-fixing ...Full Story »

Torres: Chelsea title contenders

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by ESPN316 hits

Fernando Torres has insisted Chelsea will challenge for the Barclays Premier League title this season. Despite securing both Champions League and FA Cup glory in May, the Blues finished a massive 25 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City. But Torres, who arrived in the United States to link up with his touring club-mates for the first time since Spain's European Championship ...Full Story »

Conte appears before fixing investigation

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2012 by Supersport.com65 hits

Juventus manager Antonio Conte appeared before Italian football federation prosecutors on Friday to answer questions about match-fixing that took place while he was in charge of Siena. Conte spent three hours 40 minutes answering questions about allegations of sporting fraud during his time at the then-Serie B club Siena in 2011, brought by former player Filippo Carobbio. Carobbio claimed tha...Full Story »

Real Betis contemplating swoop for Sun Xiang

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 by Supersport.com115 hits

Real Betis are reportedly considering making a move for Guangzhou Evergrande winger Sun Xiang. According to AS, the Verdiblancos took advantage of the fact that China were in Seville at the weekend for a friendly against Spain to speak with coach Jose Antonio Camacho. Betis apparently quizzed the former Real Madrid boss about Sun, who is no stranger to European football, having previously ...Full Story »

Conte knew Siena president Mezzaroma asked us to lose, reveals Carobbio

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Goal.com78 hits

The extent of Filippo Carobbio’s allegations against Juventus boss Antonio Conte have begun to circulate in the Italian press, with his deposition to investigators claiming that the coach was aware of alleged match-fixing involving Siena's president Massimo Mezzaroma. The midfielder was detained by police last December as part of the ongoing Scommessopoli investigations into the match-f...Full Story »

Conte signs new deal - Italian coach pens lucrative new contract

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 by skysports.com32 hits

Antonio Conte: Juventus coach will remain with the Turin giants until 2015 Juventus coach Antonio Conte has signed a new three-year contract with the Serie A champions that will keep him with the Turin giants until June 2015. The 42-year-old led the Bianconeri to the Scudetto with an unbeaten record in his first season in charge this campaign. And his efforts have now been rewarded with a luc...Full Story »

Marotta: Juventus' '30th title' down to Conte

Posted Monday, May 07, 2012 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

General director Giuseppe Marotta has insisted that Juventus has won 30 league titles rather than the 28 Scudetti that appear on official records, while praising head coach Antonio Conte for his role in the club's success this term. The Bianconeri was stripped of its 2005 and 2006 titles because of involvement in the Calciopoli scandal, but Marotta stressed that Juve sees this year's title as i...Full Story »

Cagliari 0-2 Juventus: Antonio Conte's triumphant side earns decisive victory to clinch Serie A title

Posted Monday, May 07, 2012 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Juventus clinched its 28th Scudetto with a 2-0 victory over Cagliari in Trieste on Sunday night. Going into the penultimate round of the Serie A season with a one-point advantage in hand over AC Milan, the Bianconeri turned in a professional – if uninspired display – against the Rossoblu, opening the scoring through Mirko Vucinic with just six minutes gone. The visitors survived a ...Full Story »

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