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Serie A Champions: The Rise And Fall Of Scudetto Winners

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Serie A Champions: The Rise And Fall Of Scudetto Winners is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A Champions: The Rise And Fall Of Scudetto Winners is a post from: Serie A Weekly Was it all down to Antonio Conte? Did signing Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal make all the difference? Could the contribution of the Juventus Stadium have been the key?

Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves

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Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves is a post from: Serie A Weekly Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves is a post from: Serie A Weekly If you're a die-hard Inter Milan fan like I am, you must have been disappointed by the team's season last year. It's not really hard to understand what happened last season.

AC Milan Season Preview: New Beginnings Bring New Faces

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AC Milan Season Preview: New Beginnings Bring New Faces is a post from: Serie A Weekly AC Milan Season Preview: New Beginnings Bring New Faces is a post from: Serie A Weekly With every new Serie A campaign comes great excitement. New signings arrive, last season's key performers return with another year of experience under their belt, and hopes are high your club has what it takes to lift the.

Juventus Season Preview: Bianconeri Aiming To Go Back-To-Back Winners

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Juventus Season Preview: Bianconeri Aiming To Go Back-To-Back Winners is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus Season Preview: Bianconeri Aiming To Go Back-To-Back Winners is a post from: Serie A Weekly Unbeaten during their triumphant 2011-12 Serie A campaign, can Antonio Conte's men defend their crown as they also set their sights on making a positive return to the Champions League?

Complete Italian Serie A 2012 – 2013 Fixture List

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Complete Italian Serie A 2012 2013 Fixture List is a post from: Serie A Weekly Complete Italian Serie A 2012 2013 Fixture List is a post from: Serie A Weekly In case you missed it, here it is again. This list was first published last week. Week 1 & 20 08/28/12 and 13/01/13 Fiorentina Udinese Juventus Parma AC Milan Sampdoria Roma Catania.

Fear In Florence

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The stealthy sound of a bicycle tyre on the tarmac of the road behind you can be a terrifying sound. You know it means an imminent overtaking manoeuvre as you struggle on a gruelling uphill stretch. Then the mind tells you that you need to respond but more often than not the body is unable to do so.

Del Piero Puts Juventus in Control of Their Destiny

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Alessandro Del Piero has written yet another chapter in his storied Juventus career to ensure the Old Lady reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a thrilling 2-1 win over Lazio at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday. Coming on as a substitute in game number 700 in a Bianconeri shirt, Del Piero netted goal number 289.

Old Lady back in Tune

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Three matches and three rivals vanquished (even if Adriano Galliani does not completely agree) – Juventus enjoyed a successful week which rejuvenated their Scudetto bid and saw them reach the Coppa Italia final. The week-capping victory over Inter made Juve forget the provincial struggles which has threatened to ensure a potentially unbeaten season likened more to Perugia 1978/79 than Milan.

Old Lady Back in Tune

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Three matches and three rivals vanquished (even if Adriano Galliani does not completely agree) – Juventus enjoyed a successful week which rejuvenated their Scudetto bid and saw them reach the Coppa Italia final. The week-capping victory over Inter made Juve forget the provincial struggles which has threatened to ensure a potentially unbeaten season likened more to Perugia 1978/79 than Milan.

Italy’s Last Hope: Milan Can Overcome

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Then there was one. After the first set of games in the round of 16 it looked like Italy would have at least two, if not three teams in the quarterfinals. After Inter's dismal showing against Marseille, and Chelsea's comeback against Napoli, Milan remain the only Italian team in all of Europe. It didn't get any easier for the peninsula as Milan were handed a big task.

Italy’s Last Hope: Milan Can Overcome

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Then there was one. After the first set of games in the round of 16 it looked like Italy would have at least two, if not three teams in the quarterfinals. After Inter's dismal showing against Marseille, and Chelsea's comeback against Napoli, Milan remain the only Italian team in all of Europe. It didn't get any easier for the peninsula as Milan were handed a big task.

Back to normal in Italy’s Serie A

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Tuesday night's Coppa Italia match between Milan and Juventus was a fantastic advert for the Italian game. This season's two best teams by some distance, eights point to be exact, played out an entertaining draw at Juventus's new and impressive stadium. There were goals, two splendid ones at that, and the two strongest sets of players in the Serie A on display.

Marco van Basten: Greatness That Could Have Been Greater

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There isn't much that can be said about Marco Van Basten that hasn't already been said. The man is a legend. If you were a kid in the early 1990′swatching Serie A, Van Basten is one of the first names that you would have beentaught. It is synonymous with greatness. A three time Ballon D'Or winner, Van Basten was part of Milan's golden age.

Boom Or Bust For Milan?

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Health scares, multi-million pound on-off deals and the toppling of a prime minister. It has the makings of a political thriller that any dramatist would be proud off. Instead, it has been the script of Massimiliano Allegri's awkward second season in charge of Milan. It is easy to forget just how rocky the waters have been in the background to his attempts to build on the foundations of a debut.

Selling Sneijder Keeping Eto’o, Was That What Inter Should Have Done?

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guest writer Richard Hall Originally the Nerazzurri could not believe it, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had gone but in return they had 46 million Euros and even better they had Samuel Eto'o. Now, half a season since the Cameroonian left for Russia the question is being asked, ‘Did Moratti sell the wrong man?

Team of the Week: Lecce Supply the Shock of the Season

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Lecce claimed only their fourth Serie A win of the season after a Guillermo Giacomazzi goal ended Inter Milan's seven-game winning streak on Sunday. Lining-up in a 3-5-2 formation with new signings Manuele Blasi and Leonardo Miglionico thrown straight into the XI, Lecce produced one of the shocks of the season so far.

Fiorentina vs Siena A Derby With A Difference

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nlike Notts County's kit and Mister, the football term Derby used throughout Italy has largely diverged from its original English etymology. While fans in the Premier League still expect two-footed tackles and rabid commitment when local sides meet, some Italian derbies incur little or in the case of Sunday's meeting between Fiorentina and Siena, no added enthusiasm.

Player Profile: Eduardo Vargas

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Substituted at half-time having inadvertently assisted the goal which gave the opposition the lead is not the debut Eduardo Vargas had in mind after making his £11.4m move from Universidad de Chile to Napoli. In the 20th minute of the last-16 Coppa Italia clash with Cesena ‘Edu' chased back to the edge of the area to help out defensively when an attempt to control the ball resulted in releasing.

Juventus Drawing Their Way To The Scudetto

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Eighteen matches into the season and Juventus are undefeated and sitting in first place. Everything seems rosy red, or pink (like their away shirt), in Turin. While Juventus find themselves in an ideal situation heading into the second half of the season, their rise to the top has been much due to their own good work as it has been to many of their rivals' failure to truly assert themselves as.

Stephan Lichtsteiner: A Force to Be Reckoned With

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Just several weeks into the summer transfer window Juventus sealed the deal for Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Lazio for a fee of 10 million euros. Although the other summer signing, Andrea Pirlo, has received most the praise so far this season, Lichtsteiner has arguably been the more consistent of the two.

Team of the Week: Ranieri Stifles Milan

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Interazionale sprung a big surprise on Sunday night to claim their biggest win of the season with a 1-0 victory in the Milan derby. Both teams entered the fixture in fine form (Milan were unbeaten in 12, Inter had won five in-a-row), but it was the Nerazzurri who prevailed after one of the season's great stifling performances.

Genoa Sign Peruvian Jewel

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guest writer Juan Arango Peruvian side Universitario de Deportes announced that 17-year-old Andy Polo has packed his bags and will take a huge step in his career. Polo was recommended by Fiorentina man Juan Vargas and Genoa president Enrico Preziosi said he was willing to pay the money for the Peruvian phenom.

Milan Derby Wrap-Up

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Inter continued its strong run of form with a sixth consecutive win on the weekend. Only this time, the victory was not against the likes of Parma or Lecce. The Nerazzurri signaled its return to the upper echelon of Serie A with a 1-0 win over bitter rivals AC Milan, in the latest installment of the Derby della Madonnina.

The Inter-View: The True Prince of Milan

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As the smoke cleared Monday morning in the city of Milan, there was no question who won the latest edition of the Derby della Madonnina the night before. The sun shone a bit brighter and everything tasted a bit sweeter for those wearing the Nerazzurri colours. In a hard fought battle over 90 minutes, the warriors wearing the black and blue of Milan were victorious.

Serie A Week 18 Preview: Lazio vs. Atalanta

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Lazio welcome Atalanta to the Eternal City hoping that last week's humiliation at Siena was a freak performance. Down to 10-men after the sending-off of first choice ‘keeper Albano Bizzarri's , the Biancocelesti were thrashed 4-0 by the relegation-threatened Robur. It was nothing less than they deserved.

Inter-View: Derby della Madonnina Take One – Action!

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All eyes will be on the famed Giuseppe Meazza this weekend as Inter take on Milan in the Derby della Madonnina. While the atmosphere of derbies in the past have been heightened by the on field personalities, the latest edition of the Milan derby will certainly be white hot due to the psychological warfare that has been waged by both clubs.

Team of the Week: Siena Slay Lacklustre Lazio

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This week we saw 31 goals, four red cards and no draws for an exciting return to Serie A action this past weekend. Cagliari and Bologna upset higher-ranked opposition, Inter's revival continued with a 5-0 hammering of Parma and Milan cruised through surprise package Atalanta, but nothing caught the eye like Siena's humiliation of Lazio.

Club Juventus Winter Mercato

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guest writer Luca Cetta Looking to build from a start to the season in which they sit second behind Milan only on goal difference and remain the only unbeaten side in Europe's top leagues, January is shaping up to be an important month on and off the pitch for Juventus. During 2009-2010 Juventus lost three out of four in January, while last season's disastrous loss against Parma.

Tevez Inter-trigue

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As the January transfer window kicks into high gear, the name many football fans are most eager to see on the move is Carlos Tevez. The now infamous saga between the Manchester City striker and Roberto Mancini seems destined to end in days if not hours, with Italian Serie A to be the Argentine's destination.

Borriello Just the Beginning For Juventus

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While Juventus are off training in the sun of the Arabian Peninsula, the front office is hard at work as the winter transfer window opens. As always, in Italy, the rumors are flying forth from the media, and while some names are pure speculation, there are a few players who will most likely be playing in Torino in the next weeks.

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Juventus Meet Napoli In Fiery Supercoppa Encounter

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Juventus Meet Napoli In Fiery Supercoppa Encounter is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus Meet Napoli In Fiery Supercoppa Encounter is a post from: Serie A Weekly Saturday's Italian Super Cup match between Juventus and Napoli saw the Bianconeri emerge as 4-2 winners in a hotly contested match. The most significant absence for the Serie A champions was manager Antonio Conte, who is.

A New Look For Milan – 2012-2013 Jersey Release

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Next season's jersey is here and have a look at this beauty released just days ago by Adidas. With an all-white collar also notice the added touch of the green and dark red accenting along the front of the shoulders. Sports betting sites definitely had their radars set for something completely different but not that much out of the ordinary as the traditional red and black stripes are.

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Euro Report: Pre-Quarterfinal Review For Azzurri

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Euro Report: Pre-Quarterfinal Review For Azzurri is a post from: Serie A Weekly Euro Report: Pre-Quarterfinal Review For Azzurri is a post from: Serie A Weekly They may have looked about as nervous as a turkey with an invitation to a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, but in the end they made it. A jumpy, twitchy, seat-of-the-pants Italy display took them out of the group stages to the knockout.

Draw Leaves Italian Advance On Knife Edge

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Italy were pegged back for the second consecutive match as they drew 1-1 with Croatia in their Euro 2012 Group C encounter in Poznan. A vibrant Italy took command of the opening 45 minutes and were rewarded when Andrea Pirlo curled in a free kick, only for Mario Mandzukic to equalise with 20 minutes remaining.

Azzurri Display Impressive Shift Against Spain in Euro Group C Draw

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A 1-1 draw against the reigning world champions can be counted as a good result for the Azzurri despite the injuries and off field distractions. Cesare Prandelli utilized the much talked about 3-5-2 after experimenting with the unorthodox formation in training last week, with the back three comprised of Juventus duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, plus Daniele De Rossi making his.

A Last Minute Look At Italy’s Chances In Poland And Ukraine

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Admittedly this is a late preview, but with all the tumult going on both inside the Azzurri camp and in Italian football as a whole, now is a good time to look at how Italy may fair at Euro 2012, what to expect and how Prandelli's men compare to their group competitors. First up is the injury problems Italy is facing, particularly in defense.

Player Profile: Angelo Ogbonna

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One of Europe's most promising defenders doesn't play for a powerhouse like Manchester United or Milan or Real Madrid, nor does he play for a club more known for unearthing (or producing) gems like Porto or Udinese; rather, he plays in Serie B for a team who hasn't won a major trophy in nearly twenty years.

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AS Roma In Review: Francesco Totti Guides Club To First Win

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AS Roma In Review: Francesco Totti Guides Club To First Win is a post from: Serie A Weekly AS Roma In Review: Francesco Totti Guides Club To First Win is a post from: Serie A Weekly It was all Roma at the San Siro, as Francesco Totti set up two goals for the visiting side in their 3-1 win over Inter.

Fulham 1-1 West Brom Highlights

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Clint Dempsey scored after receiving a wonderful reverse pass from David Ruiz to give Fulham the lead before Somen Tchohi equalised late on.

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