Icardi like a ´raptor pouncing on its prey´, says Spalletti  [LINK]
Inter coach Luciano Spalletti described Mauro Icardi as similar to a “raptor pouncing on its prey” after his brace in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Atalanta at the San Siro. The Argentina striker took his tally for the league season to 13 with a pair of superbly taken second-half headers to lift the Nerazzurri into second […] [Read More]
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Sampdoria 3-2 Juventus: Five things we learned as Old Lady fall to shock loss  [LINK]
Serie A champions Juventus fell to a shock 3-2 defeat to Sampdoria at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday evening. The Old Lady were 3-0 down in the 80th minute and despite pulling back two consolation goals in stoppage time at the end of the second-half, they were not able to pull off a dramatic turn […] [Read More]
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Giampaolo promises more from ´extraordinary´ Sampdoria  [LINK]
Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo believes his team is capable of continuing the impressive form that saw them stun Juventus 3-2 on Sunday. Giampaolo’s men ambushed the champions in a scintillating second half at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, scoring all three of their goals in the space of 27 minutes. The hosts did need to survive a […] [Read More]
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Sampdoria 3 Juventus 2: Champions slip further off the pace after thriller  [LINK]
Massimiliano Allegri’s decision to rest several of his key stars backfired as Juventus lost ground in the Scudetto race with a shock 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria. Paulo Dybala and Gianluigi Buffon were among several regulars left out of the starting XI and the Serie A champions paid the price as they conceded three second-half goals. […] [Read More]
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Chelsea interested in Inter’s Candreva  [LINK]
Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly interested in Italy and Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva. According to the Express the Blues have sent scouts to watch the 30-year old in recent weeks, and manager Antonio Conte is keen on a reunion with the player, who he managed during his time in charge of the Italian […] [Read More]
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It´s a growth process – Montella optimistic despite Napoli loss  [LINK]
Vincenzo Montella claimed the most difficult part of the season is behind AC Milan after his side were beaten 2-1 at leaders Napoli in Serie A on Saturday. Milan rarely threatened to cause an upset at the Stadio San Paolo, suffering a sixth Serie A defeat of the campaign after Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski […] [Read More]
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Sarri defends sacked Ventura over Insigne´s Italy snub  [LINK]
Maurizio Sarri understands why Gian Piero Ventura opted to ignore the claims of his forward Lorenzo Insigne as Italy missed out on World Cup qualification by losing their play-off against Sweden. In a 2-1 home win against AC Milan on Saturday, Insigne looked in the mood to show Ventura – dismissed after Italy missed out […] [Read More]
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Pjaca scores winner for Juventus Primavera on return from injury  [LINK]
Marko Pjaca scored for the Juventus Primavera side on Saturday as he made his return to action following eight months out through injury. The 22-year-old sustained cruciate ligament damage during Croatia’s 3-0 friendly defeat to Estonia in March and was forced to undergo surgery. Pjaca, who recently resumed training, started the youth team’s away clash […] [Read More]
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AS Roma 2 – 1 Lazio: Diego Perotti Shines In Roman Derby Win For Giallorossi Side  [LINK]
AS Roma came away with a huge win in what’s probably the biggest game of the season for the Giallorossi side. Thanks to a stellar effort from winger Diego Perotti, who scored a goal and assisted on the other one, Roma secured a 2-1 win over Lazio and extended their undefeated streak to four games. […] [Read More]
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Roma 2 Lazio 1: Nainggolan stunner proves decisive  [LINK]
Roma moved to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli as goals from Diego Perotti and a superb effort from Radja Nainggolan claimed a 2-1 win over rivals Lazio in the Derby della Capitale. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side were dominant for much of Saturday’s clash at Stadio Olimpico, with Lazio unable to replicate the form that has […] [Read More]
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Mertens: Sarri´s tactics give Napoli 12 men  [LINK]
Napoli star Dries Mertens has described Maurizio Sarri’s tactical obsession as a 12th man for the Serie A leaders. The San Paolo club are in pole position in a tightly contested Scudetto race after winning 10 of their opening 12 league games this season. Napoli’s only defeats have come in the Champions League, but Sarri […] [Read More]
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Inter Milan step up chase for Jose Maria Gimenez  [LINK]
Il Corriere dello Sport is reporting that Inter Milan are stepping up their efforts to sign Jose Maria Gimenez from Atletico Madrid. The Nerazzurri plan to recruit a talented central defender at the end of the season who could eventually take over from Joao Miranda in the heart of defence. And while they are also […] [Read More]
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Man City and Napoli vying for Aaron Martin  [LINK]
Manchester City and Napoli are both keeping close tabs on Espanyol full-back Aaron Martin, according to Sport. The Azzurri may be forced to recruit a new left-back after Faouzi Ghoulam picked up a serious injury, and the talented Spaniard is one of the players they are looking at. Meanwhile, Manchester City are also hot on […] [Read More]
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Everton, AC Milan join chase for Domagoj Vida  [LINK]
Croatia international Domagoj Vida is being tracked by a number of Europe’s top clubas as his contract with Dynamo Kyiv nears its end. The 28-year-old defender’s contract with the Ukrainian giants expires next summer and Vida will be given all clear to open talks with interested parties during winter. Vida was said to have agreed […] [Read More]
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Howedes ready for long-awaited Juventus debut  [LINK]
Benedikt Howedes feels ready and “happier than ever” as he aims to make his long-awaited Juventus debut against Sampdoria. The Germany international signed for the Serie A champions from Schalke in August on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent move, but he has been sidelined with injuries ever since. The 29-year-old aggravated […] [Read More]
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Hamsik refuses to be distracted by Maradona record  [LINK]
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik is adamant that he is not letting thoughts of breaking Diego Maradona’s club-scoring record distract him from contributing to the Partenopei’s bid for a first Scudetto since 1990.   Hamsik’s goal in the 3-0 win over Cagliari at the start of October took him to 114 for the club – one […] [Read More]
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AC Milan eye Willian move  [LINK]
The Daily Star understands that AC Milan could be set to make a move for Chelsea winger Willian when the transfer window reopens in January. Willian has struggled for game time this season with Blues’ manager Antonio Conte using Pedro and Eden Hazard as his preferred pair to play either side of record signing Alvaro […] [Read More]
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Inter Milan 7/10 to beat Atalanta in Sunday’s Serie A clash  [LINK]
Competition: Serie A Market: Inter Milan to beat Atalanta Odds: 7/10 @ Bet365 Italy’s top league returns this weekend after an international break that ultimately saw their World Cup dream end and Gianluigi Buffon signed off his international career with a defeat over two legs against Sweden. The country, on the whole, is still in massive shock, […] [Read More]
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Torino keen on Filip Djordjevic  [LINK]
Serie A outfit Torino are weighing up January move for Lazio striker Filip Djordjevic, La Stampa can reveal. The 30-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season, but everything suggests he will be leaving this winter. Djordjevic has been frozen out at Stadio Olimpico this season, haven’t not even been considered […] [Read More]
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Juventus join chase for Real target Kepa  [LINK]
Italian champions Juventus are the latest high-profile club to have joined the race to sign Athletic Club goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to Tuttosport. The 23-year-old quickly developed into one of Europe’s most sought-after shot-stoppers and he is being heavily linked with a big club move. With his contract due to expire at the end of […] [Read More]
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Italy Next Permanent Manager – Favourites, Underdogs and Betting Options  [LINK]
Not only did Giampiero Ventura shock the nation by failing to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1958 following a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat at the hands of Sweden, but the experienced manager continued to display his delusions by refusing to accept blame for one of the biggest embarrassments in Italy’s […] [Read More]
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Sassuolo 19/20 to beat Benevento in Sunday’s Serie A clash  [LINK]
Competition: Serie A Market: Sassuolo to beat Benevento Odds: 19/20 @ Bet365 As a footballing nation, Italy are still in shock after their failure to reach the World Cup. Italy fell to a 1-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of Sweden as the competitive career of Gianluigi Buffon finished in defeat. The country clearly needs […] [Read More]
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Crotone 19/10 to beat Genoa in Sunday’s Serie A encounter  [LINK]
Competition: Serie A Market: Crotone to beat Genoa Odds: 19/10 @ Bet365 Serie A returns this weekend following an international break which ultimately saw Italy’s World Cup dream quashed. While the country on the whole is still desperately disappointed about their failure along with the retirement of key players such as Gianluigi Buffon, the return of […] [Read More]
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Diogo Goncalves on Lazio radar  [LINK]
Serie A high-flyers Lazio are keeping close tabs on Benfica starlet Diogo Goncalves, Record has quoted Italian media as saying. The 20-year-old only recently came through the youth ranks at Estadio da Luz, but he had shown a great deal of potential playing for the youth sides. After making more than 80 appearances for the […] [Read More]
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