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#1 by jinshuiqian0713 , Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:53 am

ROME - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and captain Gianluigi Buffon appear to be in disagreement on how to approach Tuesdays match against Atletico Madrid.A point will see Juve secure second place in Group A, and advance to the knockout round of the Champions League, while winning by a two-goal margin would earn the Bianconeri first place leapfrogging Atletico in the process.We have to try and win by two goals, Allegri said of the match in Turin. We want to win, advance and try to finish first.Last seasons runner-up Atletico leads the group with 12 points, Juventus is next with nine, Olympiakos has six and Malmo trails with three.You can believe in anything in life but Im interested in advancing, said the 36-year-old Buffon, who has won just about everything in his glittered career except for the Champions League.If Juventus loses, Olympiakos can finish second with a win at Malmo due to its head-to-head record against the Italian side.Meanwhile, Malmoe can snatch third place and a Europa League spot with a win in Greece.___DEFENSIVE WALLBuffon and centre back Leonardo Bonucci have been the backbone of Juventus defensive wall lately.Since Juve edged Olympiakos 3-2 last month, the three-time defending Italian champion has won four matches and drawn once while scoring 14 goals and conceding just once.The lone goal conceded during that span came with reserve Marco Storari in goal.Bonucci has played every minute of Juves 19 matches this season, in all competitions, displaying not only defensive skills, but also ability with the ball.Bonucci has scored twice this season, including his late winner against Roma and for Italy in its European Championship qualifier against Norway.So its no wonder that Bonucci is reportedly attracting transfer interest from big English clubs and the likes of Bayern Munich.I would like to stay with Juventus for a while still, said Bonucci, whose contract expires in 2017.___MARGIN FOR ERRORAtletico is already through to the knockout rounds, and only needs to avoid a defeat by two goals to advance as the group winner.All that plays perfectly into Atleticos usual game plan of defending well and attacking when the chances come to strike from counterattacks and set pieces.Although Atletico will be without the injured Miranda, coach Diego Simeones first choice to anchor his defence.Youngster Jose Gimenez filled in for Miranda over the weekend and scored his first goal for Atletico in a 2-0 win at Elche. Gimenez is expected to partner Diego Godin.We have to go to Turin with the goal of finishing first in the group, which will be very important for us to keep our spirits high, Gimenez said.___KASAMI KEEPS FAITHAttacking midfielder Pajtim Kasami believes Greek champion Olympiakos can rebound from their domestic woes by beating Malmo.The Swiss player scored Saturday against Giannina but the home game in Piraeus ended 2-2, keeping Olympiakos four points behind Greek leaders PAOK.We have to look at Tuesdays game and concentrate, because only a win will matter, the 22-year-old said.Olympiakos campaign in Europe has sagged despite wins at home against both Atletico and Juventus thanks in part to a surprise 2-0 defeat in Malmo in October.Coach Michel Gonzalez can rely on playmaker Alejandro Dominguez, who has returned to fitness, but Luka Milivojevic is out with a back injury.Home support, Gonzalez said, will be one of the keys to beating Malmo.The fans are fully aware of what it means to be an Olympiakos supporter, the coach said. It is something we should be aware of too.___POOR RUNMalmo is hoping to end a three-game losing streak when it visits Olympiakos.The only points and goals Malmo have posted so far in its debut group stage campaign came in the 2-0 home win over Olympiakos in October.Malmo have lost their last four matches away from home in Europe, including defeats by Sparta Prague (2-4), Salzburg (1-2), Juventus (0-2) and Atletico (0-4).Qualifying ties aside, Malmo last recorded an away win in the old European Cup when beating Monaco 1-0 in the first round in 1978-79 the season it finished runner-up to Nottingham Forest.___Associated Press writers Joseph Wilson in Barcelona, Spain; and Derek Gatopoulos in Athens contributed.___Andrew Dampf can be followed at www.twitter.com/asdampf Cheap Football Jerseys . "I was so nervous," Hadley said Sunday after winning the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour victory. "I did not eat well last night. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Florida Heading into Thursday nights action, Dioner Navarro had caught 14 innings combined from starters Drew Hutchison and Mark Buehrle. https://www.cheapnfljerseysjustwholesale.com/cheap-jerseys. - Connor McDavid scored twice and added two assists as the Erie Otters beat the Sarnia Sting 7-3 on Saturday night in Ontario Hockey League action. Cheap NHL Jerseys .Those stars, most notably the top line of James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel, struggled against the Montreal Canadiens and must be better as the Leafs look ahead to facing the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers this weekend. Cheap MLB Jerseys . -- The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette have completed a buyout of his contract, clearing the way for the former BYU sensation to become a free agent. SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Two substitutes, two goals. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal can, it seems, do no wrong at this World Cup. He sent on replacements Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay in the second half of the match against Chile on Monday and they scored both goals in a 2-0 win that confirmed the Dutch as Group B winners with a maximum nine points. "It is luck," Van Gaal himself said about his super substitutions. "Just luck." But it was more than that. Fer, listed by FIFA as 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall, scored with a header a minute after coming on as a substitute for the 5-foot-6-inch (171 cm) Wesley Sneijder. "I know Leroy Fer is tall compared with our opponents. I know he can head the ball well," Van Gaal said. Then there was Depay. "We analyzed that Chile in the last 15 minutes gives away more room," Van Gaal said. "If you have a creative player in at that moment, you have the chance to use that space." Manchester United, which hired Van Gaal to restore its fortunes after a disastrous season by the clubs lofty standards, must be delighted even if it has to wait a bit longer for him to join them after the World Cup. Chile, one of the most attacking and attractive teams at the World Cup, had no answer at the Itaquerao Stadium, especially not without midfielder Arturo Vidal who watched from the bench. "I played the best team I had," said Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli. Juventus star Vidal had knee surgery before the tournament and had a sore Achilles tendon but said a day before the match he felt fit and ready to play. Both teams had already advanced to the second round, but Chiles first loss of the tournament consigned it to second place in Group B and a meeting with host Brazil in Belo Horizonte. The Dutch next travel to Fortaleza to play Group A runner-up Mexico in the round of 16 on June 29. Chile began with its trademark fast, attacking style while the Dutch, with a five-man defence, looked content to sit back, absorb the pressure and break out with swift counterattacks. "We gave nothing away and fought like lions," stannd-in captain Robben said.dddddddddddd "Orange lions." The match marked the first time at this World Cup the Netherlands had played in its national colour, but the change of jerseys didnt change its fortunes. Vidals absence deprived Chile of midfield creativity and it struggled to break down the well-drilled Dutch defence. Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez tried to fill the gap left by Vidal, but couldnt find a way through. He came closest to scoring in the second half with a powerful shot that Jasper Cillessen easily blocked at his near post. "Im very proud of this team," Robben said. "If you see how we fought here today. We were right on top of them and gave them no chances." The Netherlands was playing without suspended captain and striker Robin van Persie and was also missing defender Bruno Martins Indi, who suffered a concussion in the teams last match, a tough 3-2 victory over Australia in Porto Alegre. No problem for inspirational coach Van Gaal, who pulled a tactical surprise with his starting lineup -- reverting to the 5-3-2 formation he began with against Spain and posting veteran forward Dirk Kuyt, in his 99th international, at left back. "I enjoyed it," Kuyt said. "I never played in this position but the coach told me a couple of weeks ago that it could be a possibility during the tournament and I told him that I would be ready for it and I was very happy I get the chance. I think it went very well and hopefully I will get another chance." Then came Van Gaals substitutions. Fer headed in powerfully and Depay doubled his World Cup tally in stoppage time. Robben delayed his cross from the left cleverly until the PSV Eindhoven striker arrived at the far post -- also delaying his run by a split second to shrug off his marker -- to tap in an inch-perfect pass. "He is a huge talent and great for the future of Dutch football," Fer said of Depay. Robben said that after three wins out of three, the Dutch squad is hungry for more. "We can enjoy this fantastic performance, but it must not stop here," he said. ' ' '

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