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Is Lazio the Serie A dark horse?
09:00 Wednesday 19th February 2020

Until Liverpool and Manchester City raised the bar, the Premier League was often hailed as the game's most competitive. La Liga was a two-horse race, Ligue 1, the Bundesliga and Serie A not even that. Juventus' dominance in Italian…

Is Ciro Immobile on for the record Capocannoniere?
17:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

With Juventus on eight consecutive Scudetti, it's difficult to label Serie A unpredictable. Since 2015/16, Napoli, Roma and Inter divide second, third or fourth between them except for the two occasions when Atalanta intervened.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Two title races
08:01 Sunday 22nd December 2019

On the second day of football, UEFA gave to me Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will…

Can Lazio unsettle the Serie A status quo?
12:01 Thursday 19th December 2019

For the last decade, Rome has been recognised for one predominant football entity - AS Roma. The thinking was unquestioned as the Giallorossi maintained podium finishes and peaked during their Champions League semi-final run last year.…

Are goals beginning to dry up for Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Wednesday 27th November 2019

At the writing, Cristiano Ronaldo owns 706 career goals in meaningful first-team matches for club and country. His haul of 607 goals for four different clubs topples the combined career total of many decent teams in Europe. It would’ve…

Can Ciro Immobile become Europe's Mr Reliable?
09:00 Wednesday 13th November 2019

Ciro Immobile's career trajectory has been somewhat bizarre. His time in Torino was littered with goals and that's where the Italian would make his breakthrough. Spells at Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, weren't as fruitful, though…

Has Roberto Mancini struck gold in Azzurri midfield?
09:00 Friday 13th September 2019

When Roberto Mancini signed as Italy’s manager, the Azzurri were in dire straits. Fresh off a shocking failure to qualify for the World Cup, it wasn’t the job for the light-hearted. Since then, he’s executed exactly what…

International Friendlies: England v Italy: A Combined XI
17:28 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The Three Lions are set to face Italy at the Wembley tonight. England have won only one of their last seven matches against the Azzurri. Their last encounter ended in a 1-1 draw in 2015. Gareth Southgate’s side has been unbeaten in last…

Why is no one looking at Ciro Immobile?
11:00 Sunday 28th January 2018

For a player who has registered over 25 goals this season, it is quite surprising no big club has been linked to Lazio forward Ciro Immobile. The former Torino man is in the form of his life for Simone Inzaghi’s team. He is widely…

Ciro Immobile continues a fine goal scoring season
18:00 Monday 8th January 2018

Italian football has always been of a high standard but there are some stand-out players in Serie A from time to time. One player making his mark is Ciro Immobile. The Italian forward has bagged 20 goals so far for Lazio this season. The 27-year-old…

3 surprising transfers that could take place this winter
08:30 Monday 11th December 2017

With less than a month remaining before the January transfer window opens, a plethora of rumours, hopes galore, and eternal prayers are initializing. Apart from Arsenal's Mesut Ozil/Alexis Sanchez saga, several players are looking…

Europa League
Europa League landscape upgraded with 3rd-place Champions League additions
09:30 Sunday 10th December 2017

Another Champions League group stage has drawn to a close. Per usual, it’s time to look at the third-place sides that have moved into the Europa League.  The Champions League has already sprung a few surprises. Last season’s…

World Cup
Four players Italy should build around
16:00 Sunday 19th November 2017

There is no question that one of the biggest disappointments during the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers was Italy's elimination against Sweden. The Azzurri were the stronger team on paper, but failed to defeat an organised Swedish side and ended…

Right now, Ciro Immobile is Europe's deadliest striker
11:00 Saturday 28th October 2017

Europe is where the world's best strikers play on a weekly basis. And while everybody knows the usual suspects, there is one player in the Serie A that has quietly gone about his business. He is the current top scorer among Europe's big five…

Lazio thrash Palermo in an 8 goal thriller
12:45 Monday 24th April 2017

This Sunday saw more fixtures being played in Serie A. Lazio was playing for their European spot and Palermo for their relegation fight. The match was scheduled to take place at Lazio's home ground, the Venue Stadio Olimpico. Lazio showcased…