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2019-20 Napoli Serie A preview
19:00 Wednesday 21st August 2019

Carlo Ancelotti’s first-season trophy streak might’ve ended with Napoli, but the Don remains intent on conquering Italy again. Gli Azzurri finished behind the ever-dominant Juventus for the past few seasons, but have…

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2019/20 AS Roma Serie A preview
17:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

Juventus seek a ninth successive Scudetto in 2019/20 and are favourites to do so. Happily, though, Serie A isn’t all about who wins the title. For honours, there are also the Coppa d'Italia and the battle for Champions and…

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2019/20 Atlalanta Serie A preview
19:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Last season marked the first time, in over a century of existence, that Atalanta reached the Champions League. The poor man's Nerazzurri finished third – behind Juventus and Napoli, ahead of affluent Lombardy neighbours AC Milan…

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Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

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Angel Correa can finally reach full potential at AC Milan
09:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

Angel Correa's Atletico Madrid misadventure could soon come to an end. Signed as a promising teenager in 2014, the Argentine failed to reach lofty heights envisaged. Partly not his fault, though, as he was reduced to a mere tourist. At…

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Why Ivan Perisic needs a Bundesliga return
17:00 Monday 12th August 2019

After four mixed years in Italy, Ivan Perisic could depart Internazionale. The Croatian was cast to Lombardy forest in the dreaded company of Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan. Although not lacking options, a return to the Bundesliga is…

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Arturo Vidal to Inter should be easy business for Barcelona
08:01 Thursday 8th August 2019

Like every summer, it's been a busy transfer window. Many top players have already switched cubs. Eden Hazard, Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong. Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller, Matthijs de Ligt. Nabil Fekir, Nicolas Pepe, Harry Maguire.…

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Why AC Milan may rue getting rid of Suso
09:01 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Marco Giampaolo's AC Milan era is underway. The ex-Sampdoria manager settled into his new role quite swiftly. As part of a major shakeup, Spanish midfielder Suso is expected to depart. This could ultimately backfire.  A drastic overhaul…

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Why did AC Milan splash out on 20-year-old Rafael Leao?
09:01 Monday 5th August 2019

It isn’t unusual for European sides to throw cash around for young, raw talents. Doing so at the expense of the proven commodities sometimes raises questions. Milan not only lavished almost £32m on Rafael Leao, but Suso…

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Are Juventus crazy to sell Moise Kean? Or worse?
08:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

Not many months ago, Juventus shed the spotlight on a special youth academy product. Moise Kean strode the Allianz Stadium pitch with a Pogba-esque swagger and powered in goals like Didier Drogba. The 19-year-old proved his mettle with…

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Radja Nainggolan: What next for 'pesky' Belgian after Inter Milan shutout?
12:00 Tuesday 30th July 2019

Radja Nainggolan is stranded at a career crossroads. The pesky, petulant Belgian must decide between remaining an Inter Milan outcast or rule an empire elsewhere. The Chinese Super League along with former club Cagliari, wait patiently.…

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What does the future hold for AFCON golden boy Ismael Bennacer? 
12:01 Wednesday 24th July 2019

Algeria's golden generation finally reached the stars in Egypt. Les Fennecs clinched the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after almost three decades. In a galaxy-like squad littered with experience, 21-year-old Ismael Bennacer stood out. What…

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Juventus' transfer strategy designed to perpetuate Serie A dominance
09:00 Monday 22nd July 2019

Serie A is under siege. Juventus has taken over the Italian top flight.  Antonio Conte began not a revolution but a renaissance in Italian football by leading the Bianconeri to an unprecedented triple of Scudettos between 2011…

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How high can Diego Godin lift Conte's Inter Milan?
17:00 Saturday 20th July 2019

On 1 July, Diego Godin’s nine-year spell at Atletico Madrid came to an amicable end. The veteran central defender joined Inter Milan on a free transfer, signing for three years. No doubt he’ll have an influential role in Antonio…

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Is Leonardo Bonucci destined for the Juventus scrap heap?
09:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Through the years, Juventus has transformed its reputation. Once known for economical transfer business, the Bianconeri's reformed their approach to a more volatile one in recent times.    Signing Matthijs de Ligt for…