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Football: Conte focused on 'prestigious' semi spot

Juventus coach Antonio Conte said all thoughts of a third consecutive Serie A title will be sidelined as his side focus on the "prestigious" feat of becoming Italy's first Europa League semi-finalists in six years. Juventus are eight points ahead of Roma in the Serie A title race with six games remaining. But a day ahead of hosting Lyon, beaten 1-0 in France last week, the Italian said Juve's focus was entirely on becoming Italy's first side in the semi-finals since Fiorentina in 2008.

Football: Only a win will do, says Juventus coach Conte

Juventus coach Antonio Conte says only a victory against FC Copenhagen will do on Wednesday when the Italian champions make their latest bid for Champions League survival. After four Group B games, Juve are still winless and sit bottom of the pile on three points, seven behind leaders Real Madrid. However, Juve are only one point behind second-placed Galatasaray and Copenhagen, meaning a win on Wednesday could propel them up to second place -- if Real, as widely expected, account for Galatasaray in Madrid.

Napoli president says Italian football needs a "revolution"

MILAN (Reuters) - Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has joined Juventus coach Antonio Conte in calling for drastic changes in the way Italian football is organised, saying it needs a "revolution." "We need a revolution in Italian football," the film producer turned club president said on Twitter. "We need to turn over the table and adopt rules which are suitable for 2013, not 1900."

Football: Conte confident after corruption hearing

Juventus coach Antonio Conte said he was absolutely certain he would face no further action after being interrogated by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Disciplinary Commission over a match-fixing scandal on Monday. The 43-year-old -- who looks set to guide Juventus to a second successive Serie A title -- was accompanied by three lawyers as he answered questions over a Serie B match in the 2008-09 season involving the side he coached at the time, Bari, against Salernitana. According to the justice authorities in Bari there are suspicions the match was fixed.

Soccer-Juve refereeing rant condemned by Serie A rivals

MILAN, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Leaders Juventus left a sour taste among their Serie A rivals after furiously criticising a referee who failed to award them a penalty at the weekend. AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said that without faith in the referees it would be better to stop playing and Napoli goalkeeper Morgan Di Sanctis also hit out at Juve. "If you don't believe in the good faith of the referees...it's better to stop," Allegri told Italian media.
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