Andrea Pirlo

  • Andrea Pirlo out a month with bruised hip Yesterday

    Turin: Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo will miss the first month of the Serie A season because of a bruised right hip. Pirlo was injured in a preseason match and Juventus says a medical exam revealed a pulled tendon that requires 30 days to heal. Three-time defending champion Juventus opens the Italian league...
  • World Cup 2014: I will remain available for Italy, says Pirlo June 26, 2014

    Milan: Italy's midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo says he may go back on his decision to retire from international football. The 35-year-old Pirlo, who plays for Juventus, said before the World Cup that he would quit international football after the tournament in Brazil. However, on the airplane back to Italy following a disappointing...
  • As it happened: Italy vs Uruguay and Costa Rica vs England, World Cup 2014 June 24, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group D matches as Italy look to shackle Suarez in Uruguay showdown whereas England seek atonement against Costa Rica. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Italy must find a way to shut down Uruguay striker Luis Suarez when the teams clash at the...
  • World Cup 2014: Balotelli winner helps Italy edge past England 2-1 June 15, 2014

    Manaus: Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header on Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup. The Italy striker was left free by his marker Gary Cahill and nodded a cross from Antonio Candreva past goalkeeper Joe Hart in the 50th minute. Claudio Marchisio scored first...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, England vs Italy June 15, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the second Group D match between England and Italy at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live blog) The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of...
  • World Cup 2014: New-look England face Italy test June 14, 2014

    The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of the Amazon rainforest providing the backdrop for a Group D clash on Saturday. The contrasting qualities of youth and experience will compete to tame Manaus's punishing jungle...
  • Italy can repeat 2006 World Cup glory, says Pirlo June 12, 2014

    Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo is hoping to end his international career by winning a second World Cup and believes the Azzurri are capable of repeating their success from 2006. "We can win the World Cup. I always play to win and I won't be satisfied by just getting out of the...
  • Andrea Pirlo signs new two-year deal to stay at Juventus June 11, 2014

    Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has signed a new two-year deal with Juventus which will keep him at the Serie A champions until 2016, the club said on Wednesday. Since leaving AC Milan in 2011, the 35-year-old midfielder has inspired Juventus to three successive Serie A titles and his performance has been...
  • Juventus finish with win; Osasuna relegated May 19, 2014

    The football leagues in Spain and Italy both wrapped up their seasons on Sunday, with some relegation places and spots in European competitions still to be decided. Juventus made sure to finish their title-winning campaign with a perfect home record, while a railing collapse during Osasuna's game in the Spanish league...
  • Juventus break 100-points barrier with Cagliari win May 18, 2014

    Champions Juventus became the first team to break the 100-points barrier in Serie A when they beat Cagliari 3-0 in their final league game of the season on Sunday. Juventus, who won all 19 of their home matches, completed their campaign with 102 points after winning 33, drawing three and losing...
  • Juventus, Benfica, AZ into Europa League quarters March 21, 2014

    Andrea Pirlo scored on a free kick in the 71st minute, giving Juventus a 1-0 victory at Italian rival Fiorentina on Thursday night and a berth in the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win. Pirlo scored after Gonzalo Rodríguez pulled down Fernando Llorente at the edge of the penalty...
  • Juventus draw with Fiorentina, Napoli lose in Europa League March 14, 2014

    Beijing: Juventus drew 1-1 with Fiorentina in an Italian affair in the home leg of Europa League eighth-final, while Napolis suffered a 1-0 defeat in its visit to Porto. Although the leading striker Carlos Tevez was forced out of competition due to injury, Arturo Vidal opened the scoring just 3 minutes...
  • Andrea Pirlo wants to extend stay at Juventus January 12, 2014

    Turin, Italy: Italian footballer Andrea Pirlo said that he wants to secure a contract extension and stay at Juventus. Pirlo, whose contract with Juventus will expire in June, dismissed speculations that he could leave on a free transfer for Real Madrid where he'd reunite with Carlo Ancelotti, reports Xinhua. "If I chose...
  • Juventus' Pirlo out until new year December 3, 2013

    Turin: Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo is expected to be sidelined until the new year with damaged knee ligaments. Pirlo limped out of Sunday's 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he has "a second-degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament...
  • Juventus thrash Napoli 3-0 to close gap on top in Serie A November 11, 2013

    Milan: Juventus beat Napoli 3-0 to take advantage of another slip up by Roma and close the gap on the Serie A leader to one point on Sunday. Earlier, Roma was held to a 1-1 draw at home by lowly Sassuolo after conceding a last-minute equalizer, while AC Milan's struggles...
  • Napoli and Juventus win to keep pressure on Roma October 31, 2013

    Milan: Victories for Napoli and Juventus kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Roma on Wednesday, while Kaka scored his first goal since returning to AC Milan in a 1-1 draw against Lazio. Jose Maria Callejon and Dries Mertens scored to help Napoli to a controversial 2-1 win at Fiorentina. US-born...
  • Juventus recover to beat AC Milan 3-2 in Serie A October 7, 2013

    Rome: Juventus conceded a goal after just 19 seconds then recovered to beat AC Milan 3-2 on Sunday and remind the rest of Serie A that they intend to win a third straight Italian league title. Juve had come away with draws from its three biggest matches thus far this season,...
  • Pirlo won't face punishment despite new Juventus rule September 24, 2013

    Turin: Juventus coach Antonio Conte has warned his players that they must remain on the bench after being substituted or face a month's suspension. On Tuesday, Conte says "unless a player goes off on a stretcher or because of an injury ... he must remain on the bench until the end...
  • Brazil's attacking quartet pose a threat for Italy June 22, 2013

    Salvador: Italy must contend with Brazil's dizzying array of attacking talent in what will be a demanding and difficult Confederations Cup match on Saturday, said coach Cesare Prandelli. Brazil, buoyed by the return of Thiago Silva, have a glut of attacking talent, including Neymar, Hulk, Fred and Jo, with Prandelli...
  • Andrea Pirlo out of Italy's clash with Brazil June 21, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Italy will be without influential midfielder Andrea Pirlo for their final Confederations Cup Group A clash against Brazil on Saturday with a calf injury. Results of a scan on Thursday showed the 34-year-old damaged his right calf muscle during Italy's 4-3 victory over Japan in Recife on Wednesday,...
  • Pirlo shows Brazil what they are missing June 17, 2013

    Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo gave Brazilian fans a taste of what they were missing as he marked his 100th international appearance by orchestrating his side's 2-1 win against Mexico in the Confederations Cup on Sunday. The notoriously difficult to please Maracana crowd was united in its adulation of the 34-year-old,...
  • Mario Balotelli powers Italy past Mexico in Confederations Cup June 17, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Mario Balotelli scored the winner in Italy's 2-1 victory over Mexico on Sunday at the Confederations Cup. In the 78th minute, Balotelli collected a perfectly placed acrobatic pass from Emanuele Giaccherini and muscled in between two defenders to break the deadlock in the first official match at the...
  • Italy comfortably beat San Marino 4-0 in friendly June 1, 2013

    Bologna: Using mostly reserves, Italy comfortably beat tiny San Marino 4-0 in a friendly on Friday. Midfielder Andrea Poli put the Azzurri ahead in the 28th minute at the Dall'Ara stadium, Alberto Gilardino doubled the lead in the 33rd, Andrea Pirlo made it 3-0 with one of his expert free...
  • Juventus take on Celtic with three goal advantage at home March 5, 2013

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo could be forgiven for having the 2005 Champions League final on his mind when the Italian side take a 3-0 advantage into their last-16 second-leg clash against Celtic on Wednesday. Pirlo was in the shell-shocked AC Milan team who blew a 3-0 halftime lead against Liverpool...
  • Pogba scores twice as Juventus beat Udinese 4-0 January 20, 2013

    Milan: Juventus got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Udinese in the Serie A on Saturday, with two stunning goals from Paul Pogba. Pogba lashed a 30-meter strike into the top left corner to give Juventus the lead four minutes from halftime. The 19-year-old, who was signed on...
  • Defending champions Juventus split points with Parma January 13, 2013

    Milan: Defending championS Juventus struggled again as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Parma in Serie A on Sunday. Andrea Pirlo gave Juventus the lead with a trademark free kick early in the second half but Nicola Sansone leveled in the 78th minute to preserve Parma's unbeaten home record. Second-place...
  • Juventus cruise to 3-0 win; Milan also register victory December 16, 2012

    Milan: Defending champion Juventus strolled to a 3-0 win over 10-man Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday, scoring the opening goal after just 80 seconds. Mirko Vucinic, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio all scored before Thomas Manfredini was sent off after picking up a second yellow card, leaving Atalanta with...
  • Cannavaro backs Pirlo, Iniesta to win FIFA Ballon d'Or November 29, 2012

    Rome: Former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro has publicly stated his support for Juventus' Andrea Pirlo or Andres Iniesta of Barcelona to win the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or.The two midfielders are among the 23-man shortlist for the honour and the eventual winner will be revealed Jan 7, reports Xinhua. "Pirlo is a...
  • Serie A: Juventus held for 0-0 draw by Lazio November 18, 2012

    Milan: Juventus dominated but were held to 0-0 by Lazio in Serie A on Saturday, just three days before their key Champions League match against Chelsea. Leonardo Bonucci hit the crossbar for Juventus but the defending champions - who had scored 10 goals in their previous two matches -...