Italy's Marco Verratti ready to fill Andrea Pirlo void against Bulgaria
Italy's Marco Verratti ready to fill Andrea Pirlo void against Bulgaria

Marco Verratti is ready to take advantage of an injury to Andrea Pirlo and show Italy boss Antonio Conte he can fill the void in the Azzurri midfield when the Juventus talisman eventually retires.

Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence
Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called on Marco Verratti to take the next step towards replacing Andrea Pirlo as the Azzurri`s midfield orchestrator ahead of this weekend`s Euro 2016 qualifier away to Bulgaria.

Massimiliano Allegri protests a distant memory as Juventus give European masterclass
Massimiliano Allegri protests a distant memory as Juventus give European masterclass

The protests which greeted Massimiliano Allegri`s appointment as Juventus coach back in July were a distant memory as his side gave a European masterclass in Dortmund.

I can`t replace specialist Andrea Pirlo, says Carlos Tevez
I can`t replace specialist Andrea Pirlo, says Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez confirmed he will not be taking over free kick duties from Juventus specialist Andrea Pirlo despite scoring from his first Serie A setpiece on Monday during a 1-1 draw with Roma.

Gonzalo Higuain returns as Napoli sight second spot
Gonzalo Higuain returns as Napoli sight second spot

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain returns from a one-match suspension as Napoli look to boost their Champions League qualifying bid away to Torino this weekend, when struggling title hopefuls Roma host runaway leaders Juventus.

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks, says Sky Italia
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks, says Sky Italia

Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo will be out for three weeks after suffering a right calf muscle strain, Sky Sports Italia reported on Thursday.

Andrea Pirlo facing spell on sidelines
Andrea Pirlo facing spell on sidelines

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo is set for scans on a calf problem on Wednesday amid fears he could be ruled out for several weeks.

Pirlo pulled up before half-time in Juve`s 2-1 Champions League last 16, first leg victory over Borussia Dortmund in Turin.

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 wary of Dortmund, but confident in last 16 chances: Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus wary of Dortmund, but confident in last 16 chances: Giorgio Chiellini

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has warned over the counter-attacking threat of Borussia Dortmund, but believes the Italians` Champions League ambitions will shine through in their last 16 clash in Turin on Tuesday.

Andrea Pirlo wonder goal lifts Juventus 10 points clear
Andrea Pirlo wonder goal lifts Juventus 10 points clear

Juventus warmed up for their Champions League last-16 clash against Borussia Dortmund next week with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Atalanta in Turin on Friday. 

No place for Cristiano Ronaldo in Andrea Pirlo's Champions League dream team
No place for Cristiano Ronaldo in Andrea Pirlo's Champions League dream team

Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo opted to not include back-to-back Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his UEFA Champions League dream team. The team, however, has the Real Madrid front-man's eternal rival Lionel Messi, leading the attack.

Andrea Pirlo named Italy`s best for third straight year
Andrea Pirlo named Italy`s best for third straight year

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo claimed Serie A`s player of the year award for the third consecutive year during a gala event on Monday organised by the Association of Italian Footballers.

Andrea Pirlo settles Turin derby, Inter Milan fall to Roma
Andrea Pirlo settles Turin derby, Inter Milan fall to Roma

A last-gasp screamer from Andrea Pirlo saw Juventus stretch their impressive record over Torino in a 2-1 `Derby della Mole` win as Roberto Mancini suffered his first defeat back in the Inter hot seat on Sunday.

Paul Pogba hits Juventus winner against Olympiakos, warns over complacency
Paul Pogba hits Juventus winner against Olympiakos, warns over complacency

Juventus star Paul Pogba underlined the challenges still facing the Italian giants in Europe despite his maiden Champions League goal securing a crucial 3-2 win over Olympiakos in Turin on Tuesday.

Andrea Pirlo finally getting into full flow for Juventus
Andrea Pirlo finally getting into full flow for Juventus

Andrea Pirlo is finally getting into his elegant stride for Juventus, just in time for the match which is likely to determine whether or not they progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Champions League: Pirlo peaking as Juve eye key Olympiakos win
Champions League: Pirlo peaking as Juve eye key Olympiakos win

Italian midfield star Andrea Pirlo appears to be hitting peak form in time for a crucial clash against Olympiakos on Tuesday that could prove decisive for Juventus`s hopes of qualifying from Group A in the Champions League.

Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education
Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education

England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been watching clips of Xabi Alonso and Andrea Pirlo as he bids to fill the holding midfield void created by the international retirement of Steven Gerrard.

Pirlo back for Italy after Bonaventura pulls out

 Playmaker Andrea Pirlo was recalled by Italy at the age of 35 on Monday, less than four months after playing what was widely thought to be his final game for his country.

Serie A Gameweek 6, Preview: Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci wants order restored in Roma clash
Serie A Gameweek 6, Preview: Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci wants order restored in Roma clash

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has called for the champions to underline their status in Italy`s Serie A after a European slip-up in midweek that has injected extra belief into Roma ahead of the sides` Serie A showdown on Sunday.

Serie A Game Week 5 Preview: Juventus goalie Gianluigi Buffon expects two-horse race with Roma
Serie A Game Week 5 Preview: Juventus goalie Gianluigi Buffon expects two-horse race with Roma

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has added his weight to early season predictions that the battle for Serie A supremacy will be a two-horse race betweeen the Turin giants and AS Roma.