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Spurs beaten by Juventus in Melbourne

Tottenham were defeated 2-1 by Italian champions Juventus in their pre-season friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Lamela was on target for the Premier League side. Credit: Reuters

Spurs, who travelled to Australia without Harry Kane and the remainder of their England contingent but gave starts to new signings Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen, trailed 2-0 at half-time.

Dominic Ball was dispossessed in the sixth minute and the mistake was immediately punished when Paulo Dybala struck the opener.

Another error - this time a poorly-cleared corner - enabled Medhi Benatia to nod home the second shortly after.

It was now Juventus' turn to get caught in midfield and Erik Lamela reacted with a fine finish into the bottom-right corner.

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Dani Alves seals Juventus deal after leaving Barcelona

Juventus have signed Dani Alves on a two-year contract after the Brazilian full-back decided to end his eight-year Barcelona career.

The 33-year-old, who passed his medical on Monday, had 12 months left on his contract in Spain but asked to leave earlier this month after winning his sixth La Liga title.

Alves was a regular for Barcelona since joining from Sevilla in 2008 and enjoyed a trophy-laden time at the Nou Camp, including the treble in 2014-15.

Juventus open Pogba sale talks with Real Madrid

Paul Pogba is one of the most coveted talents in world football Credit: PA

Juventus are in talks with Real Madrid over the possible sale of star midfielder Paul Pogba, the player's agent Mino Raiola has revealed.

"We are in the preliminary phase of negotiations. Pogba admires Real Madrid and [head coach] Zinedine Zidane and this is going to be very important in his decision.

"[He could cost] €120 million or €140m. He is worth whatever a club are willing to pay for him."

– Raiola to Marca

Buffon and Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Credit: PA

Juventus veteran pair Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli have extended their contracts with the club until June 2018.

Buffon, 38, who joined the club for a world transfer record for a goalkeeper of €53million in 2001 from Parma, will play for Old Lady into his 40th year and has recently expressed his desire to finish his career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Barzagli's current contract was due to expire at the end of this season but the centre-back will now remain at the club for two more years and beyond his 37th birthday.

Juventus clinch fifth straight title after Roma victory

Juventus are champions once again. Credit: PA

Juventus were crowned Serie A champions after Roma beat closest rivals Napoli 1-0.

Ever since the Bianconeri, who have won 24 of their last 25 games, replaced Napoli as league leaders back in February the destination of the Scudetto has appeared to be Turin, and indeed Juve had pulled 12 points clear at the top by beating Fiorentina in Tuscany on Sunday.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri and many of his players watched from the comfort of their Vinovo training base as a late goal from Roma's Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan at the Stadio Olimpico officially ended Napoli's dream of landing a first Italian championship since 1990.

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