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Italy
Juventus must be patient with Champions League dreams
08:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

While a celebratory mood echoed over the Juventus stadium on Saturday, the underlying dissatisfaction merely waited to emerge again. The Old Lady became Italian Champions for the eighth straight season, yet something didn’t feel…

Italy
Revived Roma threaten Inter's Champions League quest
17:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

AS Roma picked up nicely after a rough start under Claudio Ranieri. I Giallorossi gutted out three wins on the trot. The Romans visit the Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday, fired up to maintain that run. Inter's Champions League dream is…

Europa League
Gunners won't find Gli Azzurri easy targets at San Paolo
09:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Arsenal fans are smiling after their 2-0 first-leg victory over Napoli at the Emirates. Some may think their ticket to the Europa League semifinal is punched. There are few fortresses in football more imposing than Stadio San Paolo, however.…

Italy
Mauro Icardi's return vital for Inter against Atalanta
09:00 Sunday 7th April 2019

Mauro Icardi marked his first Internazionale appearance in almost two months with a goal against Genoa on Wednesday. The pragmatic Argentine was frozen out since being stripped of the captaincy amid protracted contract renewal talks. Whether…

Italy
Juventus set for Scudetto coronation against AC Milan amid Moise Kean saga
09:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Amid the whole Moise Kean saga, Juventus can seal an eighth straight Scudetto with a victory over AC Milan today and a Napoli defeat to Genoa tomorrow. On 81 points, the Old Lady is 18 above Gli Azzurri. Eight games remain.  Juve's…

Italy
Why Paulo Dybala must leave Juventus this season
16:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Like every Argentine forward not named Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala's struggle to feature regularly for La Albiceleste astounds. Recently, though, finding minutes with his country became less a priority than finding them with his…

Italy
Inter Milan must be wary of unpredictable Lazio
15:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

With the international holiday over, Inter Milan resume their Champions League hunt on Sunday against Lazio. Eight points separate both sides in third and sixth, however, a defeat for either could potentially ruin their chances. There's…

Two Points Lost
Just another manic Sunday after the international break
08:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Imagine returning to work from maternity leave. You expect to ease back into the grind, maybe pass around selfies of you and the little bundle of joy on the first day, bask in the obligatory praise, tell a few horror stories about labour and…

Italy
Gennaro Gattuso is rebuilding AC Milan to last
15:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

Gennaro Gattuso has transformed AC Milan. As a neutral, it is good to see AC Milan back to where they belong. But, it did not happen overnight. When Gattuso took over after Vincenzo Montella’s horrifying spell, journalists and fans were…

Italy
Cristiano Ronaldo gives us timely reminder that he's still elite
09:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Be honest, you doubted him, didn't you? Just when you thought Cristiano Ronaldo was over the proverbial hill, sliding into decline at a rapid rate of knots, the Portuguese steps up when his team needed him the most... After switching sunny…

Champions League
Is Florentino Perez getting the Bernabeu band back together?
08:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

When a virus infects your computer, sometimes the only recourse is to reset the system to a point in time when the problem didn’t exist. Real Madrid lost their last four home games under Santiago Solari. Opponents outscored them 11-2…

Italy
Make or break for Napoli against Juventus
16:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

Napoli welcome Juventus to Campania on Sunday, knowing that anything short of victory will effectively end their slim Scudetto hopes. A defeat wouldn't be a seismic blow to the Old Lady, albeit an added spring in Carlo Ancelotti's baby…

Italy
Can toothless Lazio bite AS Roma in Derby della Capitale?
17:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Romans await two fixtures every calendar year: the Derby Della Capitale double. Occasionally a cup tie arrives as an unexpected bonus but anticipating each meeting is just as exciting and intriguing as the last. The two clubs cohabit Stadio…

Italy
Why AC Milan cannot afford any more slip-ups in Serie A
12:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Despite Juventus’ continued dominance, 2018/19 offers a compelling Serie A campaign. Champions League football remains a distinct possibility for six other clubs. Carlo Ancelotti built spacious accommodations for Napoli in second place,…

Italy
Nerazzurri go to the front line in war on player power
14:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

When Neymar forced a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017, player power came to the fore in football. Despite claiming €222 million through the sale, the Blaugrana remain bitter about losing the supposed…