Category Archive: 2011 Pre-Season

2011 Summer Friendlies

The TROFEO BERLUSCONI: Sometimes When You Win, You Actually Lose

  Originally published on August 21, 2011 & updated with recent information AC Milan and Juventus contest the Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi this week-end, a trophy nobody wants to win. For fans new to the Italian game or unfamiliar with its traditions, here’s a look at the history of the trophy.   The Trofeo Berlusconi is …

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Juventus 1-1 Notts County: So Much More Than 90 Minutes of Soccer

  And so it wasn’t to be Del Piero. “I hope I saved my goal for Sunday” the Juve captain said. Luca Toni became the first player to score at the new Stadium (albeit in a friendly match) Thursday evening, as Juventus and Notts County faced off to once again tie their histories together. This …

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JUVENTUS Calendar 2011-12

Below is the complete JUVENTUS Serie A calendar for 2011-12.It also includes PRE-SEASON and Coppa Italia matches. Please note: All Dates & Match Times are subject to change. All Kick-Off times are Central European Time (CET) (i.e. local time of Serie A).   Season calendar updates as of October 13, 2011: Week 1′s visit to …

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AC Milan 2-1 Juventus: The Trofeo Berlusconi 2011 is A Good Omen

Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi

  And so, AC Milan wins yet another edition of the Trofeo Berlusconi. Which, according to the trophy’s tradition, would mean the Rossoneri will not win the Scudetto and that Juventus will have a very good season this year. I’m satisfied with that. Not so much with the Bianconeri’s performance in the first half. Due …

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Juventus 1-1 Internazionale + Juventus 2-1 AC Milan: Arturo Vidal Lights Up the Trofeo TIM!!

Created in 2001 by the TIM company (Telecom Italia Mobile), the Trofeo TIM reunites every year the three most decorated football clubs of Serie A, Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan, in a three-way 45-minute match tournament (or as it’s commonly known in the peninsula: the triangolare). The TIM Trophy has become a regular feature …

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Juventus 0-0 Real Betis: Lots of Effort, But No Goals in Salerno

Pre-Season 2011 - Juventus vs. Real Betis

For the last “international” friendly match of their pre-season, Juventus traveled to Southern Italy Saturday in order to face Real Betis in Salerno (second largest city of Campania, after Napoli). This match was quite particular to me because it took place in my hometown which, like most of Southern Italy, harbors a fair deal of …

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Juventus A 4-1 Juventus B: Another Beautiful Day at Villar Perosa

Juventus A vs. Juventus B - Villar Perosa, 'The Family Match'

When Juventus come to town in Villa Perosa, it always creates a huge buzz. Street vendors selling all types of Bianconeri merchandise crop up, a unique and great atmosphere. Particularly with the small intimate pitch, with many echoes to the scenes replayed across the country during the club’s season in Serie B. Watching men like …

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Juventus 2-0 Primavera: ADP & Mirko Shine, Bianconeri Say Goodbye to Chiusa Pesio

  The mini-ritiro of Chiusa Pesio is finally over, concluding Sunday afternoon with 2×30′ encounter between Conte’s Prima Squadra (the Senior team) and Marco’s Baroni’s Primavera. Conte had to do without many players away on international duty and was even forced to tweak his formation a little, but the Seniors nevertheless prevailed over the youngsters, …

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Juventus 8-0 Cuneo: It’s the Mirko Vucinic Show!

Juventus-Cuneo

What a day for the Bianconeri in Chiusa Pesio today! In front of 6,000 fans Juventus beat AC Cuneo, newly-promoted side of the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (the old Serie C2). Goals galore against admittedly a modest team, but the constant progress exhibited by the players, particularly in absorbing Antonio Conte’s tactical plans, is an …

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Juventus 1-0 Chivas Guadalajara: Grit, Goal-Poaching, and a Lot of Defending… Vintage Juve

World Football Challenge 2011 - Juventus vs. Chivas Guadalajara

The Bianconeri’s North American Tour of 2011 is finally over, concluding Thursday night with a convincing win over Chivas Guadalajara (courtesy of a goal by Fabio Quagliarella). Juventus leaves US soil with 2 victories (vs. Club América & Chivas), 1 loss (vs. Sporting Lisbon), and with quite a positive outlook on the ongoing pre-season and …

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Juventus 1-0 Club América: Pasquato Beauty, Progress in New York

World Football Challenge 2011 - Sporting vs. Juventus

More than 20,000 fans bore witness at Citi Field stadium Tuesday, as Juventus FC dropped by New York City and showed the first signs of progress of Antonio Conte’s pre-season. The Bianconeri’s 1-0 victory over Club América (the second match of their North American Tour 2011) came courtesy of a wondergoal by Primavera product Cristian …

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Juventus 1-2 Sporting: Del Piero’s Class (and not much else) Shines in Toronto

WFC2011_Juventus-Sporting

Be it the intense training sessions in 40ºC Philadelphia sun, or be it the short preparation time, Juventus’s North-American adventure didn’t start in the best of ways Saturday. In a rather packed (and rainy, with a tropical rainstorm coming down shortly after kick-off) BMO Field in Toronto, the Bianconeri played the first friendly match of …

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