Andrea Pirlo

  • Juventus, Benfica, AZ into Europa League quarters 21-03-2014 08:37 AM

    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 Rodrguez pulled down Fernando Llorente at the edge of the...
  • Juventus draw with Fiorentina, Napoli lose in Europa League 14-03-2014 09:07 AM

    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...
  • Andrea Pirlo wants to extend stay at Juventus 12-01-2014 12:08 PM

    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...
  • Juventus' Pirlo out until new year 03-12-2013 08:47 AM

    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...
  • Juventus thrash Napoli 3-0 to close gap on top in Serie A 11-11-2013 08:31 AM

    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 31-10-2013 08:38 AM

    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....
  • Juventus recover to beat AC Milan 3-2 in Serie A 07-10-2013 08:26 AM

    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...
  • Pirlo won't face punishment despite new Juventus rule 24-09-2013 10:16 PM

    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...
  • Brazil's attacking quartet pose a threat for Italy 22-06-2013 08:23 AM

    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 21-06-2013 04:53 PM

    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...
  • Pirlo shows Brazil what they are missing 17-06-2013 04:33 PM

    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 17-06-2013 02:36 AM

    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...
  • Italy comfortably beat San Marino 4-0 in friendly 01-06-2013 09:49 AM

    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...
  • Serie A: Juventus held for 0-0 draw by Lazio 18-11-2012 08:48 AM

    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 - could...