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Can San Marino continue to improve after latest heroics?
12:01 Monday 18th November 2019

Beneath the glare of the floodlights, the charging winger latched onto the through pass, rounded the keeper and prodded the ball home home. Mobbed by his teammates, the goal scorer roared with triumph. The casual observer may assume, based…

Liga Calcio Chaos: Did Serie B shrink in the laundering?
15:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Everywhere in the world except North America, relegation is a sporting drama. Teams rise and fall on merit. In Italy this summer, commercial interest became the deciding factor. Much like non-league teams in England, it's customary for…

Have you heard FC Bari's sad Lega Calcio tale?
08:00 Friday 20th July 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus arrival has breathed fresh air into Italian football. The filthy decline of notable club sides, however, still lingers. After 110 years of existence, FC Bari must start afresh from bottom division. …

How Parma rose from their ruins back to Serie A
12:00 Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Parma Calcio 1913’s rise from the ashes of financial ruin is a story that would trump most Italian operas. A narrative of tragedy and rebirth inked it latest chapter last weekend when the Italian side completed an unprecedented third-consecutive…

Serie A promotion chase: Six-team battle royal
09:00 Thursday 29th March 2018

A photo finish may be required to determine this season’s Serie B race. Third through tenth are separated by just 12 points. The top two, which are still not decided either, will progress directly into Serie A. The next six will…

Can Parma reach the Promised Land?
15:00 Thursday 1st March 2018

If Disney ever decided to open a football theme park, the biggest roller coaster ride they have should be named after Parma. No club in world football has suffered highs and lows on the scale that the Italian side has been through over…

Contrasting aims for Juventus, Benevento, SPAL's 2017/18 Serie A campaigns
09:00 Thursday 10th August 2017

In the coming Serie A campaign, Juventus seek their seventh successive title. For newly promoted SPAL and Benevento, avoiding relegation is the main priority. Juventus narrowly failed to complete a treble last season. Its 4-1 Champions League…