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Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Champions League
Barcelona block Inter's path to the Round of 16
09:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Inter unexpectedly held onto first place in Serie A over the weekend. After a goalless draw against visiting Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza on Friday evening, the table was set for Scudetto holders Juventus to retake the initiative in this season’s…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…

Italy
Can Cagliari's smart summer investment take them to Europe?
17:01 Tuesday 12th November 2019

Atalanta’s fairytale rise in the Serie A rekindled hope amongst the underdogs. No longer are obscure mid-table sides embracing destiny for finishing below the traditional big sides. Now, they’re aiding the cause of breaking…

Italy
Koulibaly ruining reputation at Napoli with costly mistakes
19:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

They all make mistakes. That includes the best. It only becomes a problem when mistakes become too regular and costly. Kalidou Koulibaly knows what I mean. When it comes to the Scudetto, this season, Napoli are in trouble. Their fortunes…

Italy
Stefano Sensi rising above doubt at Internazionale
17:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

In a busy summer, Internazionale's best signing was Stefano Sensi. While Diego Godin, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's arrivals caused a stir, a little scepticism accompanied the Italian. Unheralded, the on-loan midfielder from Sassuolo…

Italy
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.…

Opinion
Why Max Allegri should top every managerial shortlist
15:00 Monday 20th May 2019

Massimiliano Allegri is a careful man. Everything that he does is meticulously planned, pored over and executed with a precision that precludes spontaneity. Thorough planning and attention to detail is a trait common among Italian managers.…

Italy
Ragnar Klavan attempts an Italian Job
12:00 Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Estonian defender Ragnar Klavan has completed a deal to join Cagliari Calcio S.p.A. from Liverpool FC. With the fee agreed only at £2million the Italian club believe they have captured a bargain. But is it the right move for the former…

Italy
Serie A preview: Is it time for another club to claim the Scudetto?
08:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

The world will be watching Serie A this season and for good reason. Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus transformed Lega Calcio into the must-watch competition this season. But it would be wrong to say Juventus are the only team…

Italy
Davide Astori: Rest in peace
09:30 Wednesday 7th March 2018

Italian football and indeed the entire football world was rocked on Sunday morning when news broke that Fiorentina captain and Italian international, Davide Astori had passed away in a hotel room ahead of the Viola's Serie A game…

Opinion
Why Lazio will make light work of Cagliari
10:00 Sunday 22nd October 2017

SS Lazio host Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico in Sunday evening's Serie A meeting. They are the big favourites to pick up all three points given the contrasting form of the two clubs. A win for Lazio could see them go second in the table if…

Italy
2017-18 Serie A Preview - Part 2: Europe And Relegation Races
09:00 Thursday 17th August 2017

Juventus and its closest Scudetto rivals were discussed in the first part of our preview . IRAIW's Serie A Preview, Pt 2, examines squads fighting for Europe or to avoid relegation.  Because gravity is our friend, let's start higher up, then…

Opinion
Will Leeds United Benefit From the Takeover?
13:37 Saturday 8th February 2014

Portsmouth fan Alex Dodd has seen some tough times at Fratton Park in recent seasons and he now fears the worst could also happen at Elland Road. Seeing your favourite football club doom itself into financial ruin might be one of the worst…