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Italy
Pyrrhic victory: Atalanta's bright season dimmed by coronavirus
09:01 Sunday 15th March 2020

Atalanta garner praise across Europe for their football. Relentless attacking, quick transitions and an insatiable appetite for goals make Gian Piero Gasperini’s team a joy to watch. Even with Duvan Zapata's injury trouble this…

Italy
Can Henrik Mkhitaryan make a successful Arsenal return?
08:00 Saturday 7th March 2020

Luck hasn’t been in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner. After producing spectacular performances at Borussia Dortmund, his fitness crumbled under Premier League intensity. Jose Mourinho's confrontational man-management at…

Italy
How long is Antonio Conte's Inter leash?
15:00 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Intenazionale entered the 2019/20 transfer market with guns blazing and targets in mind. Their raid began by hiring Antonio Conte as manager and culminated with €156.6 million invested in new players, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez…

Italy
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…

Italy
How can Christian Eriksen improve Inter?
15:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

Inter Milan have been picking up all the Premier League wantaway stars, but their recent coup could be a game-changer. Christian Eriksen’s plight at Tottenham Hotspur is over. What is Spurs' loss is a big gain for the rejuvenated…

Italy
Transfer Analysis: Roma's latest addition, Carles Perez
17:00 Saturday 1st February 2020

Roma signed Carles Perez from Barcelona on a loan deal with an obligation to buy him permanently in the summer for an estimated €15.5 million. The forward was the third La Masia graduate sold in the January window. Perez came a long…

Italy
Where does Bobby Duncan go from here?
08:01 Saturday 1st February 2020

With his late loan move to Borussia Dortmund, people are talking about former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can but the German isn't the only case of a Red learning the grass is not always being greener on the other side of the fence.…

Italy
Can Napoli use Juventus victory as a catalyst?
12:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Napoli’s once top-of-the-table encounter with Juventus had assumed the tag of just another game as the reigning Champions visited the Stadio Sao Paolo. The reason for that is not far-fetched. Gli Azzurri has taken several steps backwards…

Transfers
What next for Olivier Giroud?
20:40 Thursday 9th January 2020

Olivier Giroud was never really considered the most popular striker in London during his eight-year spell in the English capital. The Frenchman somehow managed to stay away from controversy and fanfare for nearly a decade plying his trade in…

Italy
Davide Nicola stirs Genoa to victory
12:01 Thursday 9th January 2020

Genoa might appoint the Devil if it meant Serie A survival this season. Ten defeats in their first 18 league matches sucked them into the relegation whirlpool. Consequently, Thiago Motta is down the drain and Davide Nicola takes over. One former…

Italy
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.…

Champions League
Can Atalanta follow in Ajax's Champions League footsteps?
12:00 Sunday 15th December 2019

When Atalanta lost their first three games in a Champions League baptism of fire, gaining a third-place finish, let alone a place in the knockout rounds, appeared a near-impossible task.  Raheem Sterling’s early opener in their…

Italy
Could Champions League elimination work in Inter's favour?
08:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

Just when things were going swell for Inter, the football gods decide to throw a curveball. Sitting at Serie A’s summit, the Nerazzurri just needed a win over Barcelona’s B-team to guarantee qualification for the Champions League…

Italy
Should Sarri stop trying to reinvent Bernardeschi?
08:00 Saturday 23rd November 2019

Federico Bernardeschi’s arrival at Juventus marked the beginning of a long-term vision for continued success. For some, it was seen as a luxury signing to insure the Old Lady's dominance but most understood he had the potential to…

Italy
Domenico Berardi reaching his full potential at Sassuolo
08:00 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

A certain buzz accompanied Domenico Berardi's emergence in 2012. Stardom was envisaged in a year or two. It didn’t manifest. This season, the Sassuolo playmaker is making up for lost time.  The 2012/13 campaign was a memorable…