Andrea Ranocchia

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Aguero strikes as Man City end winless run

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City ended a four-match run without a Premier League win by beating Hull City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Ahmed Elhmohamady’s own-goal, just after the half-hour mark, gave Pep Guardiola’s team a lead at the interval, before they pressed home their advantage.

Aguero strikes as Man City end winless run

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City ended a four-match run without a Premier League win by beating Hull City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Ahmed Elhmohamady’s own-goal, just after the half-hour mark, gave Pep Guardiola’s team a lead at the interval, before they pressed home their advantage.

Italy international Ranocchia joins strugglers Hull

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London (AFP) Premier League relegation battlers Hull signed Italian international defender Andrea Ranocchia on loan from Serie A side Inter Milan for the rest of the season on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old who won the last of his 21 caps in 2016 has been at Inter since 2010 but fell out of favour last term and was sent out on loan to Sampdoria.

Italy international Ranocchia joins strugglers Hull

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London (AFP) Premier League relegation battlers Hull signed Italian international defender Andrea Ranocchia on loan from Serie A side Inter Milan for the rest of the season on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old who won the last of his 21 caps in 2016 has been at Inter since 2010 but fell out of favour last term and was sent out on loan to Sampdoria.

Liverpool January Transfer Window: 7 potential signings as Klopp weighs up options

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It's already been a roller-coaster season for Liverpool. Rodgers out , Klopp in. A 4-1 win at the Etihad and a double defeat to West Ham. Right now, the fate of Liverpool's season is up...

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Chelsea set to miss out on Dortmund-bound star – good or bad?

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Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have made strides in their battle to be crowned Premier League champions of late; firstly with the signature of midfield lynchpin Nemanja Matic, and then recording a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsenal Set Sights on Next “Adams & Bould” £12m Starlet Pair Bonucci & Ranocchia

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Wenger looks to strengthen his back line.

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Arsène Wenger of Arsenal, the prestigious London club has an on his eye on two jewels of the defense of Bari: Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Ranocchia.

"At San Siro Arsenal scouts were present to watch Bari hold AC Milan to a goalless draw" (Corriere del mezzogiorno)

The young Italian centre back pairing of Bonucci and Ranocchia has been very effective this season, conceding just four goals in the first seven Serie A games of this season.

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‘I Haven’t Seen The Sun Since I Arrived’ – Andrea Ranocchia Is Adjusting Nicely To Life At Hull City

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While Hull may well be the current European City of Culture, the fact remains that not many people give up living and working in Milan to chase the dream ofwalking the Seven Seas Fish Trail*.

However, that's exactly the fate that has befallen Andrea Ranocchia, who left Inter Milan at the end ofJanuary to join Hull City on loan for the remainder of the season.

Done Deal: Hull City sign 28-yr-old Italy defender on deadline day

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Hull City have completed the signing of defender, Andrea Ranocchia, from Inter Milan on the deadline day. The Premier League club have confirmed the news on their official twitter feed.

Official: Hull City Pull Off Impressive Deal For Italian International Andrea Ranocchia (Photo)

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Photo: @HullCity/Twitter

Hull City have pulled off themost impressive coup of deadline day so far with the signing of Andrea Ranocchia from Inter Milan.

The Italian international centre-back has joined The Tigers on a six-month loan deal...

| We are delighted to announce the loan signing of Andrea Ranocchia from @Inter_en #WelcomeAndrea pic.

£15m Chelsea target could be heading to Germany – Report

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£15m Chelsea target could be heading to Germany Report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

German giants Borussia Dortmund are targeting Inter Milan central defender Andrea Ranocchia in the January transfer window.

In December, The Mirror reported that Chelsea are looking to bolster their central defence and are targeting Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.

Arsenal alerted on €45m German star, £15m Chelsea target set to hand in transfer request

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Arsenal target Julian Draxler has been constantly dropping hints that he might leave Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 next summer, and recently he voiced his frustration again at playing out of position.

Chelsea eye £15m move for Italian star, Manchester United midfielder face exit door in January

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Chelsea eye £15m move for Italian star, Manchester United midfielder face exit door in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like it will be a busy January transfer window for Chelsea. Jose Mourinho is looking to bring a central defender to bolster his squad and according to reports from Daily Mirror, the Portuguese is keen to land Inter Milan and Italy defender Andrea Ranocchia in January.

Manchester United Captain Nemanja Vidic suffers yet another injury setback

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Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic is set to miss the flight to Bangkok for the pre-season tour, with the defender thought to be suffering from painful nerve conditions, sciatica.

Wednesday Evening Ticker: Roma advance to Italian Cup final; Chelsea reclaim third place with win; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Michael Bradley and AS Roma have punched their ticket to the Italian Cup final after orchestrating a strong second-half comeback to win 3-2 at Inter Milan.

After the hosts tied the semifinal series at 2-2 with a goal from defender Jonathan, Inter youth product Mattia Destro scored two goals to swing the momentum back into Roma's favor.

Stramaccioni on Inter’s injury crisis

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Spurs may have been sweating on the fitness of Emmanuel Adebayor and Moussa Dembele ahead of tonight's Europa League Cup tie but our opponents have far more cause for concern ahead of the first leg. Inter Milan could be without five first team players at White Hart Lane this evening.

Inter's boss Andrea Stramaccioni has called six youth team players into his squad as cover for a list of players that includes Matías Silvestre ,Yuto Nagatomo ,Andrea Ranocchia, Walter Samuel and Fredy Guarin.

Mancini Calls Hazard to Man City, Eyes Andrea Ranocchia

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Manchester City's manager, Roberto Mancini, couldn't hide his admiration towards Lille's talented attacking player, Eden Hazard, who the Italian believes as a quality player who will perfectly fit with his club.

Mancini admitted that he has been following Hazard for quite a while and eagerly hoping that the player would pick City as his next destination despite there are plenty strong interest from several other top clubs all over Europe.

The Inter-View: Mishap in Marseille

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When the Champions League draw of sixteen took place nearly three months ago, Inter were deemed to have the easiest match-up of the three remaining Italian teams. Napoli drew Chelsea, Milan had Arsenal, and Inter were facing Marseille. Both Napoli and Milan finished second in their group and the showdown between the two remaining powerhouse Premier League teams left everyone salivating.

The Inter-View: Formation Three-No-Three Gasperini

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The Serie A season is finally underway and with it comes the hopes, expectations, and dreams for all clubs in Italy's top flight. Everything seems a little brighter with the promises of what can happen but when everything falls apart after the first match, that light is much dimmer than before. Preseason only garnered more questions than answers in regards to Inter manager Gian Piero Gasperini's.

Schalke Stun Inter Milan in 5-2 Away Victory

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Edu scored two goals against Inter Milan
It really is rare seeing eleven goals scored in just two matches. Thanks to some brash decision-making, poor defending and wonderful moments of brilliance, fans got to see two amazing matches between Schalke 04 and Inter Milan and Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.

Schalke Stun Inter Milan in 5-2 Away Victory

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Edu scored two goals against Inter Milan
It really is rare seeing eleven goals scored in just two matches. Thanks to some brash decision-making, poor defending and wonderful moments of brilliance, fans got to see two amazing matches between Schalke 04 and Inter Milan and Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.

Video: Goal Highlights From Inter vs Cagliari

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Inter ease into second place after their 1-0 defeat of San Siro visitors Cagliari Saturday. Houssine Kharja's scored a controversial match deciding goal early in the 7′, originally credited to Andrea Ranocchia. Nerazzurri are back in the Scudetto race with their midweek win over Fiorentina, but played today's fixture short one Wesley Sneijder and one Lucio in anticipation of.

Transfer Window Leaves Prandelli Smiling

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With the debate of the best and worst January transfer campaign in the Serie A in full swing, it seems that the winner may not be a club team at all. Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli stands to gain the most from the winter mercato, as high-profile Italian players are now plying their trade with teams at the top of the table.

Inter Claim Place in Semi-Finals, Whilst Attention turns to Pazzini

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Internazionale were made to battle for a place in the semi finals of the Coppa Italia; they faced Napoli in the cauldron that is the San Paulo. Both teams fielded their strongest available line ups, with Inter deciding to pair new signing Ranocchia with Cordoba at the heart of their defence. But despite fielding such a strong team, Napoli were the better team.

Transfer Rumours From Serie A: Big Changes At The San Siro… Apparently

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There isn't many days left in 2010 and that can only mean one thing... a massive New Year party is in the offing, no wait, something much more important than that! The January transfer window. Even the Christmas festivities hasn't stopped the rumour mill from producing a never ending batch of transfer stories and here at Serie A Weekly we pick through a selection of them, so you have an idea of the.

Inter Replaces Rafa With Leonardo

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Finally this power struggle is over. It was inevitable that the Spaniard was not going to get anything from Massimo Moratti for this January transfer window, and Moratti got fed up with Benitez's strange demands. It all seemed slightly better when Rafa Benitez had guided his team to the World Club Cup title, but after the final against TP Mazembe, Benitez decided to stoke the fire with some strange comments.

Italian Football Still A Force In Europe

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Italy struggled in the World Cup suffering from a humiliating early exit despite being in one of the weakest groups which included New Zealand. More recently the Italian Under-21 succumbed to Belarus in a surprising manner after taking a 2-0 home win only to see it erased by an embarrassing 3-0 score in Belarus.

Serie A Preview — Is Bari in Relegation Danger?

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In mid-July, I posted a story on this site proposing that Bari, if they played their cards right, could be poised for a top six finish. In the intervening four weeks, they lost a top-flight defender and whiffed on a major signing, leaving the club in worse position than they were just a month ago.

Genoa reinforce with Miguel Veloso

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Genoa are a club with high ambitions, and it's been shown this transfer market that they want to contend for a Champions League spot with big name arrivals. It's Genoa president Enrico Preziosi who continues to revitalize the club with intelligent signings like Diego Milito and Thiago Motta from last season, and Preziosi is also a president who keeps youth and financial fair-play in mind.

The Most Surprising Clubs of 2009-2010

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In this aggravating time between the end of the Serie A season and the beginning of the World Cup, we can bide our time by looking back at the past Serie A season. As expected by many, Inter Milan won the title. In my series of posts reviewing the season, however, I want to begin by looking at those teams that surprised the experts.

Manchester United’s Defensive Solution

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One player highly thought of and sought after is Bari defender Andrea Ranocchia, who is one of the hottest defensive prospects currently plying his trade in Europe. Manchester United seen particularly interested along with cross town rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

The 21 year-old, Italy under 21 international has been in superb form for the newly promoted side as they surged up the Serie A table.

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Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi And Fredy Guarin Argue With Fans After Dismal Defeat Vs Sassuolo (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

On Sunday, Roberto Mancini's Inter side suffered a damaging 3-1 defeat away at Sassuolo, a result which sees the Nerazzurri drop to 13th in the Serie A table, eight points off a European berth.

After the game, Inter's Mauro Icardi and Fredy Guarin threw their shirts into the away fans' end, only for the rather unimpressed supporters to throw them back.

Inter Milan And Bologna Serve Up Selection Of Cracking Goals In Coppa Italia (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

In what turned out to be a cracking quarter-final at the San Siro, Internazionale and Bologna treated the sparse crowd in the famous ground as well as the viewers on TV to a few rather fine goals.

Inter's Fredy Guarin and Rodrigo Palacio fired home a couple of crackers before former West Ham attacker Alessandro Diamanti netted an exquisite free-kick for the visitors.

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The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Italy

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The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who's to blame?

Azzurri Fight Back In Germany

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The Italian national team's first test in 2011 came with a friendly trip up north to Germany. Even though this was a friendly match, you can bet that it can be anything but friendly on the pitch between these two. Germany has been a strong football team for many years, and made back to back appearances in the the last two World Cup semi-finals.

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Italy Out of 2012 Olympics

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One Italian national team played a match yesterday, and the results were quite dispiriting. With a seemingly safe 2-0 aggregate lead over Belarus, the Italian U-21 club found a way to lose 3-1 in the return match and be eliminated from the UEFA U-21 championship. The practical result is that the club not only will not have a chance at another U-21 championship, but has been eliminated from the 2012 Olympics.

Bari Positioning Itself for a Top Six Finish

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Bari, a city on the heel of the Italian boot, is an excellent market for Serie A and Italian soccer and the type of club that should be a mainstay in Serie A.  The metropolitan area is home to over 1.6 million Italians and Stadio San Nicola was one of the modern stadiums built prior to the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

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Ranking the Top 10 Center Backs in the World

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Defender Mats Hummels of Germany and Borussia Dortmund (Google Creative Commons)

Among the oldest adages in sports is, "defense wins championships." While every championship team also must have a solid offensive game, defensive quality is always at a premium.

Random basketball reference: For those of you who follow the NBA, why did Oklahoma City forward Thabo Sefolosha start over James Harden last season?

Serie A Preview — Genoa Aims for European Success

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Italy's oldest soccer club finished a disappointing ninth last season, and the management has made it clear this offseason that such a result is unacceptable. Disappointing play by a number of key players left the club outside the top six, one year after qualifying for the UEFA Cup and two years after returning to Serie A after a long climb up the Italian leagues.