Serie A: Stage Set For Another Feisty Juve-Napoli Clash

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Serial Italian champions Juventus and perennial challengers Napoli renew their bitter rivalry on Saturday in a game which again sees them occupying the top two places in the Serie A table. Although only the seventh match of the season for both teams, the game is likely to prove a key moment in…

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Will Derby Della Mole Inspire Juventus?

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Juventus won the Derby della Mole in dramatic fashion once more. Luca Cetta wonders if it can be a catalyst for the rest of the campaign. With pressure intensifying on Massimiliano Allegri and his underperforming outfit after the midweek loss at Sassuolo, Juventus needed a positive response in this all-important…

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Juve Suffer Side Effects Of Dismantling Winning Team

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Juventus appear to be suffering from a predictable early-season slump in the wake of a summer spent fumbling around the transfer market in a bid to rebuild a team that had grown to dominate Serie A. Juve have captured four straight league titles, including runaway wins in the last two…

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Goal-Line Technology Debut Set In Serie A

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Goal-line technology will make its Italian debut in the Trofeo TIM between Inter, Milan and Sassuolo on August 12. This traditional summer tournament sees each side face off in 45-minute games to decide an eventual winner. It will take place at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Sassuolo’s home arena,…

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Parma Reboot In Serie D Fuelled By Pasta Magnate Barilla

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Parma Calcio 1913, a new club backed by pasta maker Guido Barilla with ex-coach Nevio Scala (pictured) as president, has been given the go-ahead by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to compete in Italy’s Serie D following the bankruptcy of the old club. Parma, which went bankrupt in March, had…

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Fiorentina name Sousa as Head coach

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Fiorentina have appointed Portuguese Paulo Sousa as their coach, the Italian Serie A club said on Sunday. The 44-year-old Sousa was a former Portugal midfielder and manager of English clubs Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City and Leicester City. He left Switzerland’s Basel last week after one year in the job.…

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‘No Reason To Move Rome Derby’

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Roma managing director Mauro Baldissoni sees no reason to move the derby with Lazio but ‘it’s up to the Lega’. The Derby della Capitale has been moved to Monday evening, after Laziocomplained they were disadvantaged by playing the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday. “It’s always been the Lega [Serie A]…

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Dozens Arrested In Italian match-Fixing Probe

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Fifty people have been arrested and 70 questioned in a nationwide swoop over suspected match-fixing in the third, fourth and fifth tiers of Italian football, the ANSA news agency reported on Tuesday. Those arrested included players and directors from around 30 clubs who were under suspicion of “conspiracy to commit…

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Roma’s Top-Three Hopes Dented By Defeat At Milan

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Roma’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a setback as a five-match unbeaten sequence against Milan ended in a 2-1 defeat at the San Siro on Saturday. Goals by Marco van Ginkel and Mattia Destro, on loan from Roma, put Milan 2-0 up before Francesco Totti’s late penalty…

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Ac Milan Players Told Inzaghi He’s Unworthy Of His Job

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A terrible season for AC Milan appears to be descending into all-out chaos as the 2014-15 season draws to a close. Milan have struggled throughout the campaign this season, and with just six matches of the Serie A season remaining, the Rossoneri sit in lowly 10th spot in the division.…

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Tevez On Target As Unstoppable Juve Stun Lazio

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Carlos Tevez was again on target as Juventus put one hand on their fourth consecutive Serie A title with a commanding 2-0 win over closest challengers Lazio on Saturday (Apr 18). Lazio travelled to Turin hoping to extend their impressive run of wins to nine games and keep city rivals…

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Bankrupt Parma Stop Serie A Leaders Juventus

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Bankrupt, bottom-of-the-table Parma, whose players have not been paid all season, pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory over runaway Serie A leaders Juventus on Saturday. Midfielder Jose Mauri, 18, scored on the hour as Juventus, 7-0 winners over Parma earlier in the season, suffered only their second league defeat of…

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Allegri: ‘Juventus Haven’t Won Yet’

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Max Allegri warned Juventus “haven’t won anything yet” after beating Genoa to go 17 points clear of Roma. This was their third consecutive 1-0 Serie A victory, a result the Coach had said was his favourite because it didn’t allow his team to relax. “The lads and club deserve the…

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