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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Sitdown Sunday 7 deadly reads

first_img4. Lone soldiers A picture hangs in the room of Israeli soldiers who were wounded during fighting in Gaza, at Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva, southern Israel Source: AP/Press Association ImagesAnna Tinsley talked to ‘lone soldiers’, Jewish men who travelled to Israel to join the IDF, about their lives.(Star Telegram, approx 6 minutes reading time, words)Their beliefs are so strong that they are willing to fight — and die, if necessary, as a Texas man recently did — to protect the Jewish state. They are the Lone Soldiers. In Israel, young men and women have no choice but to join the military. 5. Faked violence?A reporter accuses the New York Times of faking photos of Gaza casualties. But he’s wrong. James Fallows looks at what this tells us about reporting and truth in the Middle East.(The Atlantic, approx 10 minutes reading time, 1910 words)Reporters have different interests and styles and predilections, different strengths and weaknesses, different stories of having ended up in this craft. But there is one thing they—we—have in common. It is the fundamental drive that makes us stick with this odd line of work, the usually unspoken but immensely powerful source of pride in what we do. It is summed up by three words: I saw this.6. Why were so many civilians killed in Gaza violence? Men assess the damage after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the city of Kiryat Gat, Israel Source: AP/Press Association ImagesMore than 1200 people have been killed in the recent Israel-Gaza violence, the vast majority of these being civilians, particularly on the Gaza side. Why is this so? Max Fisher investigates:(Vox, approx 12 minutes reading time, 2445 words)On the one hand, Hamas appears to be at best indifferent to the fact that, by firing rockets from heavily civilian areas, it knowingly invites or even desires Israeli strikes that will kill civilians. (Hamas is frequently accused of using civilians as human shields for this reason.) On the other, the plain truth is that Israeli bombs are causing most of the civilian deaths.…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES… FIle: Photographs and other memorabilia from holocaust survivor Maurice Deluty’s youth cover the table at his home in New York. Deluty’s parents and sister were killed in the Holocaust. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIn 2013, Marisa L Berman met the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, who are helping to keep their legacy alive, whether through art or other means.(Narratively, approx 14 minutes reading time, 2924 words)Elena Berkovits was only 16 years old when she first came face to face with Dr. Josef Mengele in the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz. Mengele, or the “White Angel,” as inmates called him due to his white lab coat, was one of the medical personnel who would inspect people as they arrived. His motioning, left or right, would indicate if he deemed a person strong enough to work and therefore to live another day, or if they would be consigned to immediate death.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by TheScore.ie > IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.This week, all of the recent articles reference the ongoing Gaza conflict in some way, aiming to show the different aspects to what is occurring. Our ‘classic’ article looks at the Holocaust. If you have any other longreads or explainers about the conflict that you think are of interest, please add them in the comments for other readers.1. What exactly is happening in Gaza? An Israeli tank advances in a staging area near the Israel Gaza border Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIf you have questions about the current conflict in Gaza, this explainer by Paul Hosford should help you out.(TheJournal.ie, approx 9 minutes reading time, 1907 words) The problem with Palestinian land nowadays is that it is actually two tracts of land on opposite sides of Israel. Confusingly, the West Bank is in the east of the country (it is on the western bank of the River Jordan) and the Gaza Strip is in the west, on the Mediterranean Sea.2. Gaza and Punishment Source: AP/Press Association ImagesRashid Khalidi believes that the current unrest in Gaza is due to a ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians. This is one of the week’s most popular New Yorker articles:(The New Yorker, approx 5 minutes reading time, 1073 words)We might not like Hamas or some of its methods, but that is not the same as accepting the proposition that Palestinians should supinely accept the denial of their right to exist as a free people in their ancestral homeland.3. Israel is not my birthrightDemonstrators hold Israeli flags and placards reading All United Against Terrorism and Hamas terrorist during a Pro Israel gathering near the Israeli Embassy in ParisSource: AP/Press Association ImagesShira Lipkin is a Jewish American who was raised to think that Israel “was ours by divine right”. But she finds her beliefs challenged by he current unrest.(Salon, approx 5 minutes reading time, 941 words)The history we are taught in our Sunday school is that we were there first, and that therefore the Palestinians are occupying our land. How long ago were we there, though? And who, exactly, iswe? I find myself using that we – “We need to stop bombing Palestine,” “we need to give land back,” but I am not Israeli. I have never been to Israel. This is how deep it runs, this idea of possession.last_img read more

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