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Europa League 2013-14

On Juventus and European competition

Juventus' Europa League campaign ended a lot like the way their Champions League run ended — with a lot of disappointment. And that means there's now lots of talk about what the Old Lady needs to improve upon going forward.

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Juventus eliminated after scoreless draw in Turin

Juventus know exactly what they have to do Thursday night against Benfica. And to turn the Europa League final into a home game, that thing will be to win. Just win.

Juventus 0 (1) - Benfica 0 (2): Initial reaction

No goals, no extra home game for Juventus. With their scoreless draw at Juventus Stadium, Juve's Europa League journey came to a disappointing end in Turin.

Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Benfica, Leg 2

Ninety minutes — or maybe more if we're "lucky" — is all that's left for Juventus to try and flip the current 2-1 deficit on aggregate into their favor. What will it be? How much hair will we end up pulling out?

Juventus vs. Benfica: You choose the starting XI

Everybody is healthy. Or, at least we think they're healthy because Antonio Conte has basically told us so. Everybody who is eligible to be called up for tonight's second leg against Benfica has been called up. So, who plays in the second leg?

Juventus vs. Benfica Preview: A must-win situation

Juventus know exactly what they have to do Thursday night against Benfica. And to turn the Europa League final into a home game, that thing will be to win. Just win.

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Tévez's goal gives Juve hope heading back to Turin

Benfica 2 - Juventus 1: Initial reaction

Juventus' trip to Portugal wasn't a total loss. While the final score wasn't in their favor, they head home to Turin knowing Carlos Tévez's away goal will play a huge role in next week's second leg.

Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Benfica, Leg 1

Juventus know that over the next two games, one of them is going to be played in front of their hometown crowd. The thing is, they don't want just one more European home game. They want two. They want to Europa League final to be their home game.

Juventus vs. Benfica: You choose the starting XI

While Antonio Conte will be missing midfielder extraordinaire Arturo Vidal on Thursday night, the rest of Juventus' squad is ready to play against Benfica. The only question now is rather simple: Who will be the 11 players getting the start tonight?

Arturo Vidal ruled out for first leg vs. Benfica

Juventus manager Antonio Conte announced during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday that midfielder Arturo Vidal has not recovered from his lingering knee injury and won't be available against Benfica.

Juventus vs. Benfica Preview: On the road again...

Just 180 minutes separate Juventus between another home game. But first, the soon-to-be three-time Italian champions need to get past one of last season's finalists, Benfica, in the semifinals.

Giovinco in Serie A, Tévez in the Europa League?

With a comfortable lead atop Serie A, on-field news is rather slow when it comes to Juventus. Tuttosport, however, floated out an interesting proposition — Sebastian Giovinco playing Serie A matches and Carlos Tévez in the Europa League. Hmmmmm...

Juventus draw Benfica in Europa League semifinal

To get the chance to play the Europa League final in their own stadium, Juventus will have to get through Portuguese side Benfica, who lost in last year's final.

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Pirlo, Marchisio send Juve through to the semis

It's onto the Europa League semifinals!

Pirlo's pearl, Marchisio's deflection equals semis

Juventus booked their place in the Europa League semifinals and keep the dream of triumph in Turin alive.

Juventus 2 (3) - Lyon 1 (1): Initial reaction

It's onto the Europa League semifinals! Goals from Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio helped Juventus beat Lyon for the second straight Thursday night.

Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Lyon, Leg 2

With a 1-0 lead heading into the second leg against Lyon, a positive result will see Juventus head into the Europa League semifinals riding high. With the berth in the semis, the only thing separating the Europa League final from being a home game.

Juventus vs. Lyon: You choose the starting lineup

For the first time in quite a few weeks, Juventus manager Antonio Conte basically has his entire squad available to choose from. And with that comes decisions — who to play, who to rest.

Juventus vs. Lyon Preview: The final four awaits

With a 1-0 lead and an away goal in their back pocket, Juventus are just 90 minutes away from the semifinals of the Europa League. And coming off a big win over the weekend, can Antonio Conte's squad keep the good vibes going?

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Leo Bonucci saves the day as Juventus beat Lyon

Leonardo Bonucci: Full-time central defender, part-time goal scorer. This guy, he's pretty good.

BonBon seals sweet victory over Lyon in France

Following a rare setback in Serie A last Sunday, an away Europa League tie in France was a perfect opportunity for Juve to respond and get one step closer to that coveted final in Turin. It took until five minutes before the end to seal a victory.

Juventus 1 - Lyon 0: Initial reaction

Leonardo Bonucci's goal in the 85th minute gave Juventus exactly what they set out to do — come back to Turin with a win and an away goal in their back pocket.

Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Lyon, Leg 1

Who's in the mood for a little French twist? Juventus open up their quarterfinal tie against Lyon in France after suffering their first league loss in months.

Juventus vs. Lyon, Leg 1: The French Connection

Who's ready to fire up Air Juventus and head off to France? Yep, you should be. That's basically because Juventus continue their Europa League run Thursday night when they face Lyon in the quarterfinals.

Juventus to meet Lyon in Europa League quarters

Following Friday's Europa League quarterfinal draw, Antonio Conte's side learned their fate — they'll be facing Olympique Lyonnais for the right to advance to the final four next month.

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Juventus win in Florence, advance to quarterfinals

More Andrea Pirlo magic seals quarterfinal berth

In a game that wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing, a Pirlo beauty sees Juve advance and fly the flag for Italy in Europe.

PIRLO PIRLO PIRLO PIRLO PIRLO PIRLO PIRLO

Noted free kick specialist Andrea Pirlo did his thing once again Thursday night. And with it, Juventus advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa League with a 1-0 win over Fiorentina in Florence.

Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Fiorentina, Leg 2

Juventus vs. Fiorentina. Ninety minutes — or maybe even some bonus football! — to settle who advances to the Europa League quarterfinals. What could possibly go wrong?

Juventus vs. Fiorentina: You choose Conte's lineup

This may or may not mean Juventus wins or loses. You be the judge.

No Barzagli, Ogbonna for Juve's trip to Florence

Defenders Andrea Barzagli and Angelo Ogbonna were not part of the 19-man squad called up by manager Antonio Conte for Juve's second leg tie against Fiorentina in the Europa League's Round of 16 on Thursday night in Florence.

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