Juventus pre-season: Friendlies, transfers & Serie A fixtures

first_imgJuventus will look to extend their dominion over Serie A in 2019-20, having secured their seventh successive Scudetto last season, which brought their overall tally to 35 titles.Cristiano Ronaldo chipped in with 21 league goals as the Turin giants finished 11 points ahead of nearest rivals Napoli, and a remarkable 21 ahead of Atalanta and Inter, who finished third and fourth respectively.However, while they were well ahead in the league, they fell short in the Champions League, coming unstuck against a defiant Ajax side in the quarter-finals. They were also dumped out of the Coppa Italia in spectacular fashion, losing 3-0 to Atalanta at the quarter-final stage. Improvement will undoubtedly be expected in those areas. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! 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Ahead of the upcoming campaign, which will be led by Maurizio Sarri, Goal takes a look at Juventus’ pre-season friendly schedule, the club’s transfer activity and when their Serie A defence begins again.Juventus pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 21 Juventus 2-3 Tottenham 12:30pm / 7:30am National Stadium, Singapore Jul 24 Inter 12:30pm / 7:30am Olympic Stadium, Nanjing Aug 10 Atletico Madrid 5pm / 12pm Friends Arena, Solna Juventus’ 2019 pre-season chiefly revolves around the International Champions Cup (ICC), which will see them tour Asia and make a trip to Scandinavia.Their first ICC clash took place on July 21 against Champions League runners-up Tottenham, and the National Stadium in Singapore was the venue.Three days later they head to east China, where they will contest a Derby d’Italia against Serie A rivals Inter in Nanjing.A clash against Atletico Madrid in Sweden wraps up their pre-season preparations two weeks in advance of the first gameweek of the new season.Of course, more friendly games may be announced before then and we will keep you up to date with any developments.Juventus 2019-20 transfer activity Matthijs de Ligt Juventus 2019-20With Serie A becoming somewhat of a procession for Juve, their focus has unsurprisingly turned to the Champions League. If they learned anything from last season it is that they need to strengthen.The club secured the services of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot on free transfers from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain respectively, meaning the midfield is set to take on a different dynamic in 2019-20.An ageing defence has forced the club to bring in reinforcements and they have signed one of the brightest prospects in world football, Matthijs de Ligt, from Ajax as well as Merih Demiral from Sassuolo.Furthermore, club stalwart Gianluigi Buffon has returned, which is a major boost in the goalkeeper department.In terms of outgoings, the club bid farewell to stalwart Andrea Barzagli, who retired at the age of 38 and Leonardo Spinazzola signed for Roma, while Martin Caceres returned to Lazio following his loan spell.Speculation continues to swirl over the futures of players such as Mario Mandzukic, Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date MF Aaron Ramsey Arsenal Free Jul 1 MF Luca Pellegrini Roma €22m Jul 1 MF Adrien Rabiot PSG Free Jul 1 GK Gianluigi Buffon PSG Free Jul 4 DF Merih Demiral Sassuolo €18m Jul 5 DF Matthijs de Ligt Ajax €75m Jul 18 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date DF Andrea Barzagli Retired – Jul 1 DF Leonardo Spinazzola Roma €29.5m Jul 1 Juventus 2019-20 Serie A fixtures Juventus’ 2019-20 Serie A season will kick off on August 25 in an away trip to Parma. Date Time Match 25/08/2019 15:00 Parma vs Juventus 01/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Napoli 15/09/2019 15:00 Fiorentina vs Juventus 22/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Verona 25/09/2019 15:00 Brescia vs Juventus 29/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs SPAL 06/10/2019 15:00 Inter vs Juventus 20/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Bologna 27/10/2019 15:00 Lecce vs Juventus 30/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Genoa 03/11/2019 15:00 Torino vs Juventus 10/11/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Milan 24/11/2019 15:00 Atalanta vs Juventus 01/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Sassuolo 08/12/2019 19:45 Lazio vs Juventus 15/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Udinese 22/12/2019 15:00 Sampdoria vs Juventus 05/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Cagliari 12/01/2020 15:00 Roma vs Juventus 19/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Parma 26/01/2020 15:00 Napoli vs Juventus 02/02/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Fiorentina 09/02/2020 15:00 Verona vs Juventus 16/02/2020 19:45 Juventus vs Brescia 23/02/2020 15:00 SPAL vs Juventus 01/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Inter 08/03/2020 15:00 Bologna vs Juventus 15/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lecce 22/03/2020 15:00 Genoa vs Juventus 05/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Torino 11/04/2020 15:00 Milan vs Juventus 19/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Atalanta 22/04/2020 15:00 Sassuolo vs Juventus 26/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lazio 03/05/2020 15:00 Udinese vs Juventus 10/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Sampdoria 17/05/2020 15:00 Cagliari vs Juventus 24/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Romalast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar back in nets ahead of 2nd warm-up after injury scare

first_img Rohan Sen CardiffMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 10:24 IST Vijay Shankar batted in full flow in the nets on Monday ahead of India’s 2nd warm-up match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVijay Shankar was hit on his wrist during the first practice session in LondonKedar Jadhav had suffered a shoulder injury during IPL 2019 and had missed the playoffsBoth Shankar and Jadhav did not take part in India’s first World Cup warm-up match vs New ZealandIndia received a major boost on Monday as Vijay Shankar returned to the nets to get some batting practice ahead of the team’s second warm-up match against Bangladesh on May 28.India all-rounder Vijay Shankar got hit on his wrist during the first practice session in London and was sent to the hospital for scans but was cleared of any fracture. Shankar though, did not take any part in the first warm-up game against New Zealand on May 25 just as a precautionary measure.And on Monday, Shankar returned to the nets and was looking untroubled while batting in full flow.He was hit on the forearm at The Oval and we are delighted to see @vijayshankar260 back in the nets. #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/p4l3IWZGGMBCCI (@BCCI) May 27, 2019Another key member of the team returned to the nets on Monday and it was all-rounder Kedar Jadhav who had been recuperating from the shoulder injury that he had suffered during the Indian Premier League 2019.Jadhav too had missed the first warm-up match and was seen sitting on the sidelines with an ice-pack on his left shoulder. The injury had forced him to miss the last few matches for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. He was trying to save an overthrow during Chennai Super Kings’ final league match of IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium when he got injured.Jadhav spent his time recovering with Team India physio Patrick Farhart after the injury and passed a fitness test on Thursday. Farhart submitted his report to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declaring Jadhav fit to resume playing for the team.advertisementMeanwhile, the Indian team will be looking to move on from their mistakes in the first warm-up match and register a win against Bangladesh in the second warm-up match in Cardiff on Tuesday.#TeamIndia out and about in Cardiff ahead of the 2nd warm-up game at #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/CLQwPDOnypBCCI (@BCCI) May 27, 2019India had lost the first game comprehensively by 6 wickets against a strong side led by Kane Williamson. The two-time World Cup champions were rattled by the pace and swing of Trent Boult, James Neesham and the likes as they got bowled out for 179, batting first.The Black Caps then chased down the target in 37.1 overs with Ross Taylor (71) and Kane Williamson (67) top-scoring for their side.India’s bowling performance was, as usual, on the mark in that game with Jasprit Bumrah leading the attack while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and the spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal – gave good support.But the batsmen will be looking to get back among the runs and spend some quality time at the crease in the second game against Bangladesh.Also Read | Virat Kohli captain on paper but MS Dhoni on ground: Suresh RainaAlso Read | Selfie obsessed to worst roommate: Rohit Sharma reveals secrets about his Indian teammatesAlso Read | Virat Kohli has plenty of options: Ian Chappell praises India’s bowling unit in World Cup 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs BangladeshFollow World Cup 2019Follow Vijay ShankarFollow Kedar Jadhav World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar back in nets ahead of 2nd warm-up after injury scareVijay Shankar was hit on the wrist in the first practice session after India reached London for the World Cup 2019 on May 23.advertisementlast_img read more

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