Andrea Pirlo & Claudio Marchisio
Andrea Pirlo, Ufficiale OMRI (born 19 May 1979 in Flero, Lombardy), is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Juventus and for the Italian national team. Claudio Marchisio (born 19 January 1986 in Turin) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team./5
Andrea Pirlo Claudio Marchisio Arturo Vidal Antonio Conte Leonardo Bonucci Paul Pogba Mirko Vucinic Daniele De Rossi Christian Maggio Andrea Barzagli Marco Verratti Gianluigi Buffon David Luiz Sebastian Giovinco Gigi Buffon Giorgio Chiellini Cesare Prandelli
LINE-UP NEWS Hernanes - the only Brazilian squad member to play his football in Italy - starts for A Selecao in place of Paulinho in the solitary change from their opening wins against Japan and Mexico. Even with his broken nose, David Luiz starts. Italy make five changes after their thrilling 4-3 win against Japan. Antonio Candreva, Claudio Marchisio, Leonardo Bonucci, Ignazio Abate and Alessandro Diamanti all come in with Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Pirlo, Andrea Barzagli, Christian Maggio and Emanuele Giaccherini making way.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has denied suggestions that his current war of words with the club is over wanting more money. On Friday, the 27-year-old had hinted at an exit from the Bianconeri this summer due to not knowing whether he was still considered an important player to Antonio Conte's men. With the transfer window a fortnight away, the midfielder has insisted that his reason for questioning the Turin-based club's intentions are not down to financial gain. Marchisio told Sky Sport: "It is not for this reason. For me, it is not about money." The Italy international, who is currently at the Confederations Cup with Cesare Prandelli's men, has been a key member of the squad in both of Juve's back-to-back Scudetto triumphs in the last two seasons. However, he has the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba to compete with in midfield and it has been suggested that he could depart the Juventus Stadium ahead of the new Serie A campaign.
But seriously, Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo.. What a fantastic midfield... Probably the main reason they're in this comp
Missing :Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo if seen to be returned to Antonio Conte ASAP!
Initially, recruited to accompany the trio midfielder, Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio.
JUVENTUS are sweating over the fitness of Andrea Pirlo. Boss Antonio Conte admits his side have been plunged into a selection crisis just days before they travel to Celtic Park for their last-16 Champions League tie. Pirlo, 33, was last night undergoing intensive treatment after returning from international duty nursing a thigh strain. He came off at half-time during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Holland and has been unable to train since. Pirlo will be given a fitness test before tonight’s game against Fiorentina, but Conte will take no risks. He has concerns over fellow midfielder Claudio Marchisio and appears to have given up any hope of fielding Africa Cup of Nations star Kwadwo Asamoah. Conte said: “Pirlo came back with a problem in his leg. “We are hoping it’s nothing serious, but unfortunately he has not been able to train. “We’ll monitor him and I will speak to him about whether he is able to play. “But of course we don’t want to take any risks for the future. “We had the same issues w ...
Marchisio lauds PSG´s Verratti 8 February 2013 14:47 Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has praised PSG's Marco Verratti and compared him to fellow Italy international Andrea Pirlo. Verratti impressed in Italy's 1-1 friendly draw against Netherlands on Wednesday after coming off the bench at half-time, and Marchisio believes the 20-year-old has a bright future ahead of him. "Marco is still young and has room for improvement, but he already has a lot of quality," Marchisio told La Stampa. "He is the player who is most similar to Pirlo. Andrea is a great player and still has plenty of years to play. We would be happy if he played for us forever, but Marco has some great qualities in his role, too. "Will Verratti ever play for Juventus? I am in no position to answer that. The transfer market is open twice per year, so there's always a chance." Verratti joined PSG from Pescara in 2012 and has a contract with the Ligue 1 side until June 2017.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is a big fan of Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti. “He’s the closest thing to Andrea Pirlo.”
World Sports News Pogba double leads Juve to victory French teenager Paul Pogba scored a sensational brace to inspire depleted Juventus to a 4-0 rout of Udinese which helped the Serie A champions extend their lead over Lazio on Saturday. Juve started their 21st match of the campaign with a three-point lead on both Napoli and Lazio but missing key midfielders Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal due to recent injuries. After Lazio had to settle for a share of the points in a 2-2 draw at strugglers Palermo, Juve took full advantage. The champions now have a five-point lead over Lazio, who sit second on 43 points, and will be hoping Napoli, third on 42, find similar trouble Sunday in their away game against Fiorentina. Pogba, signed in the off-season on a free transfer from Manchester United, had already scored two sensational goals earlier this season. And the 19-year-old broke the deadlock near the end of a frustrating first half for the hosts by unleashing a 30-metre screamer which hit the cro ...
Juventus are expected to start tonight’s Coppa Italia tie against Milan without a host of first team regulars. Although a place in the semi-final is just 90 minutes away, boss Antonio Conte is being tipped to begin without Gigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Mirko Vucinic. The champions will also be shy of the injured Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio. Conte is set to field a 3-5-2, but has yet to decide whether to start with Federico Peluso or Paul Pogba. Emanuele Giaccherini will thus play on the flank or in the middle depending on which of the two get the nod. Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco should start in attack as Fabio Quagliarella is suspended, while Vucinic is not fully fit. Luca Marrone, fielded as a centre-back this term, will return to his usual midfield role in the absence of Pirlo. Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is limited by injury problems in defence, while goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has not even been included in the squad. Kevin Prince Boateng should see ...
If you have seen that pass form Andrea Pirlo to Claudio Marchisio which led to the penalty kick then you have seen THE magic
Serie A Week 17: Did You Know? Juventus are Campioni d’Inverno for the 26th time in their history, going on to win the Scudetto in 17 of the previous 25 occasions (not including 2004-05 and 2005-06, where the Scudetti were stripped). The last time they failed to take the title after being top at the half-way stage – not counting the Calciopoli years – was 1999-00. Mirko Vucinic had provided the assists for the last three Juventus League goals, but finally got his name on the scoresheet for the first time since September 16, a 3-1 victory in Genoa, for his 85th in Serie A. The Montenegrin’s last goal in Turin was in January against Cagliari. The Bianconeri have now won their last five games in all competition and haven’t conceded in 509 minutes of football. Claudio Marchisio got his third in as many rounds. Andrea Pirlo has scored four goals directly from free kicks this term, more than anyone else in the Division. In all 20 of Pirlo’s 49 Serie A goals have been free kicks, catching Roberto Bag ...
Claudio Marchisio has run the farthest in the CL this season- 61km. Andrea Pirlo is in 3rd place at 60km.
Gianluigi Buffon (pictured), Leonardo Bonucci, Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo have all played every minute of the Old Lady's group stage campaign, with Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz doing the same for the Blues.
Juventus registered their first Champions League win of the season after a comfortable victory over FC Nordsjaelland. First-half strikes from Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco, plus a second-half header from Fabio Quagliarella were enough to see off the Norwegian champions as the Italians finally tasted victory after three successive draws. For the hosts, Mauricio Isla came in for Stephan Lichtsteiner who was injured in their 3-1 loss to Inter at the weekend, while Alessandro Matri replaced Mirko Vucinic. The visitors made two changes from the team who won 2-1 at Sonderjyske, with Soren Christensen and Morten Nordstrand making way for Andreas Laudrup and Nicolai Stokholm. Juventus were thankful for a Vucinic strike nine minutes from time to spare the Serie A champion's blushes when the two teams met a fortnight ago. However, it took them just six minutes to get on the scoresheet tonight as Isla's low cross from the right was converted by Marchisio from six yards out. And they were two ...
According to Tuttosport,Pogba will replace Arturo Vidal to begin alongside Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio.
Paolo Rossi - “The Juventus midfield was subdued. Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio put in opaque displays.”
Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio were sluggish. Poor Juve, they might just have to settle for thursday football...
Prandelli chooses Italy starting XI Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has decided his starting XI that will face Armenia on Friday – a 4-3-1-2 that will be spearheaded by Mario Balotelli and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. According to Sport Mediaset, Gigi Buffon will be guarded by a back-four containing Christian Maggio, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Domenico Criscito. Juventus stopper Giorgio Chiellini will thus start on the bench. In midfield, Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio will play behind Riccardo Montolivo who will be used in the Trequartista role. Roma ace Osvaldo has beaten Sebastian Giovinco of Juventus to the spot alongside Balotelli in attack. Italy: Buffon; Maggio, Bonucci, Barzagli, Criscito; De Rossi, Pirlo, Marchisio; Montolivo; Osvaldo, Balotelli.
Chelsea fans;keep these names in ur minds;Arturo Vidal;Claudio Marchisio,Andrea Pirlo,Giovinco,Mirko Vucinic,you really have to watch these guys;mmodzi mwa iwowa atha kukupwetekani
And finally.. The day has come. Top clubs in Europe will be battling for the prestigious crowns as Champions League is back(followed by Europa league). Will be watching this season Champions League as 50% Juventus supporter, 25% Milan supporter, 25% Anderlecht supporter. Chelsea fans- devastational classic football of Juve's midfield pair, Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo is on the way: so get ready to bear the loss tomorrow. Real Madrid vs Manchester City, Juventus vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Young Boys(captain Gerrard showdown) on three successive nights-this for what life is meant for
Andrea Pirlo was cast off by AC Milan last summer as they told him he was surplus to requirements. Fast-forward a year and Pirlo is a Serie A champion and a runner-up at Euro 2012. For Juventus, Pirlo was pivotal as part of a midfield three comprised of Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio that simply...
Paul Pogba is excited by the prospect of playing in midfield alongside Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio.
Pogba "There are three players in Italy who have truly impressed me: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio"
The best midfield is : Daniele De Rossi,Ricardo Montolivo,Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo ! Auguri Italia !
Andrea Pirlo is il maestro, but Claudio Marchisio has proven himself as il capitano of in the future
Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal ;) - A fantastic midfield this season and the next
Congrats to Juventus F.C on our 30th scudetto!!! Thanks to Antonio Conte, world manager of the year. Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal, best midfield in the world, by far. Forza Bianconeri!!!
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