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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…

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

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…

European Championships
Will the coronavirus affect Euro2020?
19:00 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Manchester United fans can tell you about conspiracy theory. A large cross-section of Red Devils supporters believe the club’s owners siphon off billions while not reinvesting in the club. The Glazers conspiracy barely scratches the surface…

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
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
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
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.…

Premier League
Why Manchester United were still right to move on from Lukaku
17:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Romelu Lukaku is (rightly) the talk of Milan town. Thirty-one games played, twenty-one goals scored. The superstar Belgian has taken the Serie A by storm, leading Internazionale to first place in the league. Back here on Blighty, some…

Italy
Did Solskjaer's comment revitalise Alexis Sanchez?
12:00 Thursday 13th February 2020

Last month, Ole Gunnar Solskajaer insisted Alexis Sanchez would prove everyone wrong before returning to Manchester United. This was met with predictable scoffs and mocking from all around. Then again, he spoke with confidence about someone…

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…

Transfers
Why is Keisuke Honda at Botafogo?
12:01 Friday 7th February 2020

A few competitions develop reputations as retirement leagues by signing famous stars playing out the string. The Campeonato Brasileiro doesn't deserve the tag. Yes, Selecao legends Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo all returned to Samba Nation…

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…

Italy
Can Romelu Lukaku become Inter's Mr. Reliable?
08:01 Thursday 6th February 2020

Romelu Lukaku announced himself as a born finisher in Everton colours. His 25 Premier League goals in 2016/17 weren't a joke. On the radar at several top clubs, the Belgian forward chose to accept Jose Mourinho's apologies for doubting…

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…