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Author Archives: Lorenzo Bettoni

Serie A Gameweek 7 Preview: Action Returns to Italy After International Break

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Juventus' Vidal celebrates with teammates after scoring against AS Roma during their Italian Serie A soccer match in Turin

The international break is finally over, and regular service resumes in the top leagues across Europe including, of course, Serie A. Although it’s been two weeks, the incidents sparked in the Juventus-Roma game are still fresh in the memories of Serie … Continue reading

Juventus Fed Up With Indiscretions And Could Be Ready To Sell Arturo Vidal

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Last summer Juventus decided to keep hold of Arturo Vidal, despite rumors of a big-money offer from Manchester United. During last transfer market, Juventus Director General and Sport Department CEO, Giuseppe Marotta stood firm and claimed that the player never had … Continue reading

Top 3 Players Of Serie A Day 6

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The polemic big match between Juventus and AS Roma was the most important clash of Serie A day six. Bianconeri took home a contentious three points, after two penalty kicks gave Massimiliano Allegri’s side and a thunderbolt strike from Leonardo … Continue reading

Serie A Matchday Six Preview

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Serie A day six is the day of league leaders Juventus against AS Roma. The two major contenders for the Italian title are finally ready to battle face-to-face and provide us with more answers about who should be considered the … Continue reading

Top 3 Serie A Players Of Matchday 5

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After Serie A matchday 5, Juventus and AS Roma are still watching everyone else from the top of the table, waiting for next week’s direct clash. Juventus won 3-0 in Bergamo against Atalanta, while AS Roma had to wait the … Continue reading

Serie A Matchday Five Preview – Genoa And Sampdoria Derby A Must Watch Match

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If you love Serie A, you will enjoy the weekend of day 5, that will be split into three days. Saturday is time to play for the two most accredited Serie A contenders, Juventus and AS Roma. The choices of … Continue reading

Serie A day 1 – Are AC Milan Back?

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The most important talking point of Serie A’s day 1 was the AC Milan comeback. The Rossoneri, leaded by club’s legend Filippo Inzaghi at his debut on the bench, won for 3-1 at home against Lazio. The Rossoneri side deserved … Continue reading

Top 4 Players Most Likely to Leave Serie A



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The last few weeks of the summer transfer market always deserve some attention due to unexpected transfers, both concerning top players and bargain deals. 
In the last few years, during the final stages of the transfer window, Italian supporters have … Continue reading

Challenges in Serie A Epitomized By Lack of Spending in Transfer Window

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The Serie A transfer market has been pretty disappointing so far this summer. Italy used to attract the best players in the world, but due to the lack of cash in the league among many teams, it’s turning into a … Continue reading

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli’s Resignation Does Not Solve Team’s Woes

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Cesare Prandelli’s path as Italy coach begun four years ago, just after the South African World Cup fiasco, which was led by the former World Cup winner Marcello Lippi. During his four years in charge as Italy’s coach, the former … Continue reading

Costa Rica 1-0 Italy: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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It was supposed to be an easy match for Italy. The match that would have sent the Azzurri straight into the last 16 of the World Cup. In the end, Costa Rica surprisingly qualified to the Round of 16 and, … Continue reading

Barcelona Interested In Signing Colombia Winger Juan Cuadrado, Says Report

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Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado is on Barcelona’s radar as a transfer target, according to press reports in Italy. The Colombian star, whose contract is actually co-owned by Udinese and Fiorentina, has been among the best Serie A players last season … Continue reading

England 1-2 Italy: Mario Balotelli Nets the Winner for Italians

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Italy held off England 2-1 in Manaus in both sides Group D opener on Saturday night. Just a couple of hours before the match begun, Azzurri Manager Cesare Prandelli had to scratch goalkeeper and Captain Gianluigi Buffon, who suffered an … Continue reading

Strengths and Weaknesses Of Italy’s World Cup Team

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After the 2010 South African World Cup sham, Italy arrives at the World Cup as the Euro 2012 runners-up and one of the most talented teams in the tournament. The Azzurri will play into the group D, together with England, … Continue reading

Daniel Osvaldo Reportedly Heading to Inter Milan On Loan From Southampton

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Southampton striker Daniel Osvaldo is a target of FC Internazionale, the Italian press reports. The 28-year-old striker played the last six months for FC Internazionale’s most hatred rivals and Serie A champions, FC Juventus. The Argentine born striker joined Southampton … Continue reading

Who Will Make It Into Italy’s 23-Man World Cup Squad And Why

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The Italy National Team have started preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Coach Cesare Prandelli has called up 31 players (30 plus the 4th goalkeeper Mirante). This list must be reduced to 23 before heading to Mangaratiba, 100 … Continue reading

Ciro Immobile is Dortmund’s Ideal Replacement for Robert Lewandowski

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Borussia Dortmund is looking to replace senior forward Robert Lewandowski, who will join Bundesliga’s rivals Bayern Munich this summer. The German giant’s likely number one target is Torino forward Ciro Immobile, the Serie A’s top scorer. The 21 year-old striker … Continue reading

How Juventus Starting XI Will Change for the European Comeback

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Roma’s heavy defeat against Catania last Sunday has given FC Juventus their 30th Serie A title and the 3rd straight under manager Antonio Conte. While the Serie A path has always been pretty easy for the Bianconeri in the last … Continue reading