UEFA needs more help to fight violence, racism: Michel Platini
UEFA needs more help to fight violence, racism: Michel Platini

UEFA has been left to fend for itself in the battle against racism, violence and match-fixing and needs more help from government authorities, its president Michel Platini said on Tuesday.

Champions League: Barca through, Carlos Tevez's double gives Juventus last eight spot
Champions League: Barca through, Carlos Tevez's double gives Juventus last eight spot

A first-half goal by Ivan Rakitic was enough to see Barcelona end English interest in the Champions League on Wednesday as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in their last 16 second leg clash for a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the quarter-finals.

Borussia Dortmund upbeat despite defensive blunders against Juventus
Borussia Dortmund upbeat despite defensive blunders against Juventus

Borussia Dortmund are confident their away goal will be enough to carry them past Juventus despite defensive blunders that saw them lose 2-1 in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Turin in Tuesday.

Champions League: Juventus overcome Giorgio Chiellini blunder to edge Dortmund
Champions League: Juventus overcome Giorgio Chiellini blunder to edge Dortmund

Juventus overcame a blunder by defender Giorgio Chiellini and a first-half injury to playmaker Andrea Pirlo to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a fast and furious Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Juventus return to winning ways against Cagliari
Juventus return to winning ways against Cagliari

Juventus beat Cagliari 3-1 away on Thursday to end a three-match winless streak and move four points clear at the top of Serie A.

Brazil's Jefferson hopes to emulate Gianluigi Buffon
Brazil's Jefferson hopes to emulate Gianluigi Buffon

Botafogo's goalkeeper Jefferson has said he is unconcerned about losing his place in the national team despite the Brazilian club's relegation to the second division.

Juventus need shake-up to be a formidable force in Europe
Juventus need shake-up to be a formidable force in Europe

Juventus are likely to need a shake-up at some point this season if they are to mount a serious challenge in the Champions League this season.

Juventus sweat over Vidal, Tevez
Juventus sweat over Vidal, Tevez

Champions Juventus could be without midfielder Arturo Vidal for Saturday`s fixture at home to Udinese as well as a Champions League fixture against Malmo as striker Carlos Tevez calmed fears he could also be injured.

Juventus expecting tougher challenge in Serie A and Down Under

Juventus expect a much tougher challenge in Serie A this season as they chase a fourth straight Scudetto, new coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Friday after the Italian champions landed in Australia for a friendly as part of their world tour.

Manchester United`s Patrice Evra joins Juventus

Manchester United`s France international Patrice Evra has joined Juventus on a two year contract, the two clubs announced on Monday.

Zinedine Zidane collects diploma in sports management

France legend Zinedine Zidane, currently working as an assistant to coach Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, on Thursday graduated with a diploma in sports management at the Centre for the Law and Economics of Sport in Limoges.

Alessandro Del Piero insists he has no plans to leave Sydney

Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero denied rumours Friday that he was unhappy at Sydney FC and wanted out, insisting he had no plans to leave.

Juventus turn focus back on Serie A title defence

Juventus return to the defence of their Serie A title on Sunday when they host Sassuolo looking to pull further ahead of Roma and Napoli and forget their Champions League misery.

Napoli, Juventus nursing Champions League hangovers

Juventus and Napoli will both be nursing throbbing Champions League hangovers when they resume their Serie A campaigns at the weekend, although Rafael Benitez`s side might find it easier to pick themselves up.

Arturo Vidal has more offer, says Juventus coach Conte

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is still looking to get more out of midfielder Arturo Vidal, who scored the first hat-trick of his career in Wednesday`s 3-1 Champions League victory over FC Copenhagen.

Pressure all on Juve, says Stale Solbakken

FC Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken says the pressure will be all on Juventus when the sides` meet in a key Champions League clash on Wednesday.

Juventus stay top after wasteful Roma thwarted by Cagliari

Wasteful AS Roma continued to lose momentum in Serie A on Monday as they were held to a third successive draw, 0-0 at home by lowly Cagliari, to remain second in the table behind Juventus.

UEFA Champions League: Italian trio face difficult week

The hopes of Italy`s three Champions League teams are all on a knife-edge and this week`s games will go a long way to deciding which, if any, of Juventus, AC Milan and Napoli reach the last 16.

Italian Serie A: Carlos Tevez helps Juventus go top, late agony for Mihajlovic

Juventus went top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory at Livorno on Sunday while Sinisa Mihajlovic was denied a winning start as Sampdoria coach.

Vidic set to snub Juventus to sign new Manchester United contract

Manchester United player Nemanja Vidic is ready to snub interest from Juventus to sign a new contract at the Old Trafford club.