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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 Ante Rebic inspire Milan to Europe?
12:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

AC Milan saw their season hit rock bottom when high-flying Atalanta humiliated them before Christmas humiliation. It ended a disappointing 2019 during which three managers oversaw the squad. In January the club responded. Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

Italy
Victor Moses repaying Antonio Conte's faith at Inter
19:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Roberto Di Matteo didn't last long as Chelsea’s permanent manager after leading the club to Champions League glory as interim boss in 2012. But one player he signed that summer has been ever-present in the team.…

Italy
Can Daniel Maldini make a difference for Milan this season?
12:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

27 May 2007. Paolo Maldini’s AC Milan are back home from lifting the Champions League trophy two days prior. Clarence Seedorf takes part in an event in which he plays a game against fifteen small children. He tiptoes past almost…

Spain
Can Suso fuel Sevilla's top-four hopes?
16:01 Sunday 2nd February 2020

Suso’s dream at Milan came to a bitter end. After being isolated under Stefano Pioli, he’s found himself deemed unnecessary to plans after a five-year stay.  But one door closing has opened up another. The Spaniard has returned…

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
How can AC Milan get out of this mess?
09:00 Tuesday 21st January 2020

AC Milan are in a colossal mess. After a brilliant campaign with Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo replaced Gennaro Gattuso to begin the season. Life at San Siro wasn't so well lit and he was sacked in short order. Stefano Pioli took over…

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…

Youth Scout
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Ten lads-a-leaping
08:01 Monday 30th December 2019

On the tenth day of football, UEFA gave to me 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 title races and  Liverpool…

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
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

Italy
Can Inter's loanees make them stronger next season?
17:01 Monday 25th November 2019

Inter Milan’s fortunes keep blossoming under new management. Once their biggest foe, Antonio Conte, is determined to use the recipe he did with Juventus in a quest to derail the Turin outfit as Italy's dominant body. …

France
Will Monaco return put Tiemoue Bakayoko’s career back on track?
08:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Tiemoue Bakayako moved to Chelsea two years ago after superb performances in midfield for Monaco. He featured at the Stade Louis II during a time when the French side were the main challenger to Paris Saint-Germain. He helped them beat the…

Italy
Can Marco Giampaolo take AC Milan back to the top?
09:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte share something in common. The three legendary players came back as managers to lead their teams to glory. Winning trophies galore between them, this model became worthy of emulation. Unfortunately,…