Juventus sack coach Sarri after Champions League exit

Juventus ended their quest for a Champions League title they last won in 1996 after their round 16 exit to Lyon, costing Italian coach Maurizio Sarri his position. (AFP)
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Updated 08 August 2020

Juventus sack coach Sarri after Champions League exit

  • Maurizio Sarri pays price for the round of 16 loss to Lyon

TURIN, Italy: Juventus fired coach Maurizio Sarri on Saturday after his first season in charge ended with the team’s Champions League exit.
Despite winning the Italian title, Sarri paid the price for the round of 16 loss to Lyon.
“The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus’ history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football,” Juventus said.


Another Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for coronavirus

Updated 24 October 2020

Another Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for coronavirus

  • PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current Ligue 1 season

PARIS: An unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the club’s Ligue 1 match against Dijon on Saturday.
PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current season, when Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes all had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team’s Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich.
The player would also likely miss Wednesday’s Champions League game at Istanbul Basaksehir.
Thomas Tuchel’s men lost their opening group match at home to Manchester United earlier this week.