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Italy
Why Gianluigi Donnarumma might never reach his potential with AC Milan
08:00 Thursday 26th July 2018

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a 19-year-old Italian net-minder with precocious talent. He is widely regarded as Gianluigi Buffon’s long-term successor with Italy and possibly Juventus. But Buffon’s shoes are bigger than even a 6'5"…

France
Can Gianluigi Buffon, Paris Saint-Germain finally conquer Europe?
08:00 Saturday 14th July 2018

Gianluigi Buffon has had a tremendous career. The nine-time Serie A winner continues to prove one of the world's best players, a position he's held for more than a decade. Having spent 23 years performing in Italy, he has left his homeland…

Italy
Transfer Analysis: Juventus acquire Genoa's Mattia Perin
15:00 Thursday 5th July 2018

Juventus signed Mattia Perin from Genoa for €12 million payable in 3 years with €3 million in add-ons. Club legend Gianluigi Buffon departs the Old Lady after 17 years, leaving a void that cannot be fully replaced. Juventus…

Opinion
Referbees
17:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

Who’d be a referee, eh?  That’s what we say when a referee is being vilified in the press, verbally assaulted by a player, smeared by a manager or physically attacked during a Sunday League fixture in London. Who in…

Champions League
Real Madrid vs Juventus: Champions League 2nd leg preview
14:00 Wednesday 11th April 2018

Juventus and Real Madrid face each other in the Santiago Bernabeu tonight in their Champions League quarterfinal tie's second leg. No side has come back from 3-0 down in a Champions League quarterfinal, not even Manchester City, but Roma…

International
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…

Italy
Is it time for Gianluigi Buffon to retire from Italy for good?
09:00 Sunday 25th March 2018

You say "Yes," I say "No." You say "Stop" and I say "Go, go, go." Oh no. Channelling Lennon and McCartney, Gianluigi Buffon made a stunning decision to come out of retirement and back into the Italian…

Champions League
Can Gianluigi Buffon end his Champions League drought?
15:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Gianluigi Buffon has had an extraordinary career. Now 40 years old, he isn't playing as many games as before yet his desire to win trophies remains firmly intact.  After Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Buffon…

Italy
Szczesny moulding himself into Buffon heir
10:00 Friday 12th January 2018

In football, as with other sports, succeeding an iconic figure is by no way an easy task. Gianluigi Buffon is one of those many youngsters wouldn't dare trail his path. Wojciech Szczesny took up that monstrous challenge in the…

Italy
At 18, Gianluigi Donnarumma's focus should be football
10:00 Saturday 16th December 2017

The football world was shocked when scenes emerged of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianlugi Donnarumma crying profusely after a 3-0 win over Chievo Verona. The teenage shotstopper has earned his fair share of criticism. It came to a head, however, after…

Champions League
Champions League: 3 Blockbuster ties in last 16
13:00 Tuesday 12th December 2017

Well, what can you say about Monday's Champions League draw? Tottenham Hotspur was paired with Juventus, Chelsea take on Barcelona and Real Madrid face Paris Saint-Germain. Those three last 16 contests are definitely the ones for the purists,…

International
What next for the Italian national team?
12:30 Sunday 19th November 2017

Remarkably, Italy has failed to qualify for next summer's World Cup. The proud footballing nation won't grace the biggest stage for the first time in 60 years. Ironically, that competition in 1958 was hosted by the cause of the Azzurri's…

Opinion
Gianluigi Buffon: The best goalkeepers are boring
13:30 Thursday 26th October 2017

Gianluigi Buffon might be the best goalkeeper of all time. He is certainly in the conversation. The Juventus legend is set to retire at the end of the season, after an illustrious career. His success, though, is not built on acrobatic saves…

Spain
Jan Oblak is exactly the goalkeeper Juventus need to replace Gianluigi Buffon
13:35 Friday 22nd September 2017

Juventus need to find a long-term replacement for the (likely) retirement of Gianluigi Buffon at the end of the current season. And while they have been linked with several alternatives, Jan Oblak is the best option to replace Buffon. Especially…

Opinion
The potential free agents of next summer
12:00 Monday 11th September 2017

This summer transfer window was an exciting one, but next years could take our breath away due to some huge names becoming free agents - if they don't agree a new deal before then, of course. As it is known by all in the football world, a contract…