Serie A

Who are the next great Italian defenders?

Whenever Italian football is mentioned, one thing immediately springs to mind: great defence. From the introduction of the “Catenaccio” style of play, by Nereo Rocco’s Padova side in the 1950’s, to the rebirth of the “three-at-the-back” by Antonio Conte at Euro 2016, the Italians have been pioneers in the development of defensive football throughout the generations.   Italy have always …

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Can Southampton win the race for Napoli's creative attacker?

The Mirror and The Sun are both reporting that Southampton are preparing a multi-million pound deal to prize Manolo Gabbiadini away from Italian side Napoli. However, The Saints are likely to face a struggle to secure the signature of the 25-year-old forward who is also attracting the interest of Premier League rivals Everton and Stoke City as well as Bundesliga …

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Southampton vs Inter Milan: Match preview and predicted line-ups

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Southampton host manager-less Inter Milan at St.Mary’s hoping to go one better than the previous meeting between the two sides at the San Siro just two weeks ago in which the home side won 1-0 thanks to a Antonio Candreva strike. The Saints currently sit in the automatic qualification places in Group K behind leaders Sparta Prague. However, only one …

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How far can this resurgent AC Milan go under Vincenzo Montella?

AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Juventus last Saturday set them apart as one of the surprise teams so far this season. The Rossoneri followed that up with a loss to Genoa cool any over excitement following the big win. Milan now sit third in the Serie A table but there’s no telling where they’ll be when the season ends despite the promising …

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What would this Inter Milan striker bring to Arsenal?

Mauro Icardi has the pedigree to be one of the finest strikers in the world. The 23-year-old was born in Rosario, central Argentina, but quickly moved to Spain. Icardi was a sensation at his local club, scoring over 500 goals in their academy. Arsenal’s interest in the striker began here. The Gunners were one of at least six European giants …

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Has money taken full control of football?

It is almost three weeks since the European Championships in France came to a climax, a tournament to forget for England and one to savour for the likes of Wales, Iceland and the eventual victors Portugal. Silly season had began and a few days ago Juventus shelled out a cool £75.3 million for Gonzalo Higuain, making him the third most …

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Was Dani Alves one of three key Juventus signings to prepare for Paul Pogba’s departure?

In Italian football, Juventus currently stand head and shoulders above all challengers. In the last five years they have claimed all five available Serie A titles, two Italian cups and three Italian Super Cups. Currently enjoying a sustained period of dominance domestically, they have continued to fall short in the Champions League. Juventus are widely expected to reclaim a further …

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