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Italy
What does Giorgio Chiellini's return mean for Matthijs De Ligt?
09:00 Tuesday 11th February 2020

It is rare to see a team from outside Europe's top five leagues, one comprising so many young players, deliver repeated shocks to elite squads in the Champions League. Ajax did that last term, slaying giants Real Madrid in the Round…

Italy
Has Adrien Rabiot rediscovered his best at Juventus?
09:01 Thursday 6th February 2020

Adrien Rabiot endured a miserable 2019 calendar year. Banished from the Paris Saint-Germain first team and left to train on his own, one problem after another materialised. He forced a move to Juventus hoping for a new start only to find himself…

Bundesliga
Can Borussia Dortmund move revive Emre Can?
09:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Recently, Serie A began attracting top European stars again. If the trend didn't begin when Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo, it certainly ramped up afterward. Internazionale now makes the headlines signing Romelu Lukaku and Diego Godin…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Italy
Who is Juventus' latest acquisition, Dejan Kulusevski?
17:01 Sunday 12th January 2020

Clubs struggle to make moves in the transfer market. Just ask Arsenal and Manchester United. Then you see Juventus acquiring their targets swiftly, almost effortlessly. The Old Lady’s latest addition is Dejan Kulusevski. Atalanta sold…

Italy
Is Ronaldo peaking at right time for Juventus?
08:01 Friday 10th January 2020

It’s that time of the year when Cristiano Ronaldo kicks things up a notch. After an uneasy start to the Maurizio Sarri era, CR7 is back to his best, regaining the elite reputation for which Juventus paid a club-record fee. With eight…

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…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

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…

Italy
Why Gattuso crushes Sarri's Napoli foundation
09:01 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli reign got off to the worst possible start against Parma on Saturday. Gli Azzurri was down after just three minutes in Naples. Although they rallied back to restore parity, the resilient visitors struck the…

Italy
Should Dries Mertens be on Juventus' summer shopping list?
15:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Over the years, Juventus have been branded the king of free transfers. Included in certain players they've signed for nothing are Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Dani Alves, Emre Can and Aaron Ramsey. When looking at such…

Italy
Juan Cuadrado successfully replacing Joao Cancelo at Juventus
08:00 Friday 22nd November 2019

When Juventus sold Joao Cancelo in the summer, they received heavy criticism. With one hand, they revealed Champions League ambitions by signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt. With the other, they sold the best right-back…

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
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…