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Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…

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…

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
Stefano Sensi rising above doubt at Internazionale
17:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

In a busy summer, Internazionale's best signing was Stefano Sensi. While Diego Godin, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's arrivals caused a stir, a little scepticism accompanied the Italian. Unheralded, the on-loan midfielder from Sassuolo…

Opinion
Why Max Allegri should top every managerial shortlist
15:00 Monday 20th May 2019

Massimiliano Allegri is a careful man. Everything that he does is meticulously planned, pored over and executed with a precision that precludes spontaneity. Thorough planning and attention to detail is a trait common among Italian managers.…

Italy
Domenico Berardi to Liverpool? Too little, too late
17:00 Friday 17th May 2019

When reports broke this week that Italian forward Domenico Berardi expressed a desire to move to Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, Reds fans had a good old laugh. In 2015, at 21-years-old, Berardi was a popular commodity. There…

Spain
What is Barcelona looking for in Kevin-Prince Boateng?
09:00 Friday 25th January 2019

I like to think Kevin-Prince Boateng was as surprised as anyone when rumours emerged that Barcelona was interested in his services. The Spanish giants have gone on to secure the player on a €2 million loan with an option to make the…

Italy
Serie A preview: Is it time for another club to claim the Scudetto?
08:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

The world will be watching Serie A this season and for good reason. Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus transformed Lega Calcio into the must-watch competition this season. But it would be wrong to say Juventus are the only team…

Opinion
Napoli should have no problems against Sassuolo
08:30 Sunday 29th October 2017

SSC Napoli welcome U.S Sassuolo Calcio to the Stadio San Paolo in the Italian Serie A on Sunday afternoon, in a game that could see the hosts pick up their 10th league win in just 11 matches this season.

Italy
2017-18 Serie A Preview - Part 2: Europe And Relegation Races
09:00 Thursday 17th August 2017

Juventus and its closest Scudetto rivals were discussed in the first part of our preview . IRAIW's Serie A Preview, Pt 2, examines squads fighting for Europe or to avoid relegation.  Because gravity is our friend, let's start higher up, then…

Opinion
What Eusebio Di Francesco brings to Roma
18:00 Wednesday 21st June 2017

Italian managers are renowned for their extremely pragmatic, cautious and tactical approach to the game. But in Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma has landed a coach who bucks that trend, showcasing a unique attractive brand, only envisaged hundreds…

Italy
Why Domenico Berardi Is The Man Italy Must Take To Euro 2016
16:05 Monday 7th March 2016

With the international break fast approaching, and along with it perhaps one of a last handful of chances for fringe players to stake their claims for Euro 2016 squad spaces, It's Round and It's White run the rule over Italy. Or, to be me more…