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International
Can San Marino continue to improve after latest heroics?
12:01 Monday 18th November 2019

Beneath the glare of the floodlights, the charging winger latched onto the through pass, rounded the keeper and prodded the ball home home. Mobbed by his teammates, the goal scorer roared with triumph. The casual observer may assume, based…

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
Is a storm brewing between Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th November 2019

A 2-1 victory over Inter last month was what it took for Juventus to climb to the top of the Serie A table. The club's loyal supporters heaved a sigh of relief after contemplating the prospect of losing their crown to Antonio Conte's…

Italy
Are AS Roma reaping the rewards for trusting in youth?
00:25 Monday 11th November 2019

Patience is a virtue. AS Roma’s learnt that the hard way. After the struggles in an uncomfortable campaign last time around, the smiles are returning to the Italian capital. A new era’s been ushered in with Paulo Fonseca’s…

Italy
Are Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli losing steam?
01:18 Sunday 10th November 2019

Juventus’ eight consecutive seasons of reigning supreme in the Serie A has not come unchallenged. Napoli has run the Zebras close in the last few campaigns but always seem to come up empty-handed. Gli Azzurri have stayed consistent…

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
New Lukaku or same old streaky bacon?
09:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Romelu Lukaku's career is like a vintage Reliant Robin, travelling in fits and spurts. His big-game presence was questioned at Everton, his heavy first touch at Manchester United. To date, the Belgian striker has Internazionale faithful…

Italy
Are Atalanta shedding away from their reliance on Duvan Zapata?
17:00 Monday 4th November 2019

For all the quips on how “boring” Serie A is, Atalanta sits as the ideal counter-argument to such nonsense. Not only are they more entertaining than many European giants, but their uprise also makes them synonymous with the underdogs'…

Chinese Super League
Does Fabio Canavaro deserve the sack at Guangzhou Evergrande?
09:02 Friday 1st November 2019

Imagine a replica of Juventus in the Chinese Super League. Year in, year out, Guangzhou Evergrande ruled the CSL as the Old Lady does Liga Calcio but a change in the dugout last season interrupted that reign. After being League champions back-to-back…

Italy
What is behind Paulo Dybala's resurgence at Juventus?
12:01 Saturday 26th October 2019

If you’re Paulo Dybala, playing and scoring regularly should come naturally to you. Problem is, you’re more like a well in a desert, and a temporal draught can prove devastating, not just for you but for everyone depending…

Italy
How will Claudio Ranieri fare at Sampdoria?
12:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

Claudio Ranieri has travelled far and near in a career that has witnessed many highs and lows, though it can be argued the latter often outweighed the former. Yet, nobody can take away the experience acquired over decades that comes with…

Italy
Did the international break come at the right time for Inter Milan?
09:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

Antonio Conte showed his elite credentials when the Italian won the Premier League title in his very first season in English football. After a brief stopover with the Italian national team, some may have wondered if he could…

Italy
Did Emre Can make a mistake leaving Liverpool?
08:01 Wednesday 16th October 2019

He was once the midfield general at Anfield. Emre Can ranked among Liverpool’s best performers when Jurgen Klopp took over. Seen as a key member of the squad while working under his compatriot, many thought he was going to be around for…

European Championships
Are Mancini's Azzurri true blue?
09:01 Monday 14th October 2019

When Josh King put away Norway’s stoppage-time penalty on Saturday, snatching a draw at the death against Spain in Euro 2020 Group F after England had lost the previous night in Prague, only two perfect nations remained in the qualifying…

Premier League
Jorginho proving Chelsea fans wrong
09:01 Thursday 10th October 2019

Maurizio Sarri didn't expect such a rough ride when he left the San Paolo for Stamford Bridge in 2018. Neither did his poster boy. Brazilian-born Italian international Jorginho was the midfield engine in Sarri's Napoli…