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Kean caps stellar season for treble-chasers Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Teenage starlet Moise Kean came off the bench to score a last-gasp winner with his maiden Serie A goal as Juventus closed their record-setting season with a 2-1 win at Bologna on Saturday.

Fresh from securing a record third successive league and Cup double, Juventus looked to be heading for a disappointing draw after Paulo Dybala levelled Saphir Taider’s superb 52nd minute strike on 70 minutes.

Kean caps stellar season for treble-chasers Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Teenage starlet Moise Kean came off the bench to score a last-gasp winner with his maiden Serie A goal as Juventus closed their record-setting season with a 2-1 win at Bologna on Saturday.

Fresh from securing a record third successive league and Cup double, Juventus looked to be heading for a disappointing draw after Paulo Dybala levelled Saphir Taider’s superb 52nd minute strike on 70 minutes.

Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell

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ortisei (Italy) (AFP) – While coach Massimiliano Allegri rings the changes for Juventus ahead of their bid for a historic club treble, Serie A will wave farewell to legendary Francesco Totti in his final game with Roma on Sunday.

Allegri faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career when the Turin giants face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3.

Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell

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ortisei (Italy) (AFP) – While coach Massimiliano Allegri rings the changes for Juventus ahead of their bid for a historic club treble, Serie A will wave farewell to legendary Francesco Totti in his final game with Roma on Sunday.

Allegri faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career when the Turin giants face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3.

Milan slip-up hands Europa impetus to Inter

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan suffered a second league setback since their takeover by a Chinese consortium to boost rivals Inter’s bid for one of two Europa League spots in Italy’s Serie A.

Milan travelled to relegation-haunted Crotone looking to make up for a shock 2-1 San Siro defeat to struggling Empoli last week.

Milan slip-up hands Europa impetus to Inter

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan suffered a second league setback since their takeover by a Chinese consortium to boost rivals Inter’s bid for one of two Europa League spots in Italy’s Serie A.

Milan travelled to relegation-haunted Crotone looking to make up for a shock 2-1 San Siro defeat to struggling Empoli last week.

Totti fires defiant derby warning to Lazio

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Milan (AFP) – Club legend Francesco Totti has fired a defiant message to Lazio ahead of a capital derby that could help Roma claim the second automatic Champions League spot in Serie A.

Even if the 40-year-old talisman can only hope for a cameo role, he said Roma are out to stretch their run of derby league wins to five in succession on their way to beating Napoli to a top-two finish.

Totti fires defiant derby warning to Lazio

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Milan (AFP) – Club legend Francesco Totti has fired a defiant message to Lazio ahead of a capital derby that could help Roma claim the second automatic Champions League spot in Serie A.

Even if the 40-year-old talisman can only hope for a cameo role, he said Roma are out to stretch their run of derby league wins to five in succession on their way to beating Napoli to a top-two finish.

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy’s second division on Monday.

Roma’s 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points, although the Turin giants remain firmly on course for a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy’s second division on Monday.

Roma’s 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points, although the Turin giants remain firmly on course for a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

Holidays off Xmas menu as Serie A revamps 2018 calendar

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Milan (AFP) – The coveted Christmas holidays of Serie A players and officials went off the 2017-2018 menu Thursday as league officials made changes to the calendar that left Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura with indigestion.

Serie A usually stops days before Christmas and resumes on the first weekend of the New Year, allowing players to jet off to sunshine destinations.

Holidays off Xmas menu as Serie A revamps 2018 calendar

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Milan (AFP) – The coveted Christmas holidays of Serie A players and officials went off the 2017-2018 menu Thursday as league officials made changes to the calendar that left Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura with indigestion.

Serie A usually stops days before Christmas and resumes on the first weekend of the New Year, allowing players to jet off to sunshine destinations.

Serie A suspense maintained as Dzeko record fires Roma

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Rome (AFP) – A record-breaking double from Edin Dzeko fired Roma to a 2-0 win over lowly Empoli that maintains the tension in the Serie A title race on a potentially decisive weekend.

Bosnia forward Dzeko’s brace took his tally for the season to 33 goals in all competitions – eclipsing the previous record jointly held by club captain Francesco Totti and two other Roma legends.

Insigne at the double against Empoli

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Milan (AFP) – Lorenzo Insigne hit a brace as Napoli survived a late fightback by Empoli to claim a 3-2 win on Sunday that moved them up to second in Serie A seven points behind Juventus.

Napoli looked on their way to an easy but maiden win at the Carlo Castellani stadium after Insigne struck twice, once from the spot, and Dries Mertens added a third before half-time.

Insigne at the double against Empoli

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Milan (AFP) – Lorenzo Insigne hit a brace as Napoli survived a late fightback by Empoli to claim a 3-2 win on Sunday that moved them up to second in Serie A seven points behind Juventus.

Napoli looked on their way to an easy but maiden win at the Carlo Castellani stadium after Insigne struck twice, once from the spot, and Dries Mertens added a third before half-time.

Five things we learnt from Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – There was a touch of nostalgia with the return to Pescara of Zdenek Zeman, but also the shadow of crime with the blackmailing of Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella.

England’s Joe Hart was given his coach’s backing despite conceding four against Roma, who want more legendary players like Francesco Totti at the club.

Five things we learnt from Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – There was a touch of nostalgia with the return to Pescara of Zdenek Zeman, but also the shadow of crime with the blackmailing of Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella.

England’s Joe Hart was given his coach’s backing despite conceding four against Roma, who want more legendary players like Francesco Totti at the club.

Juventus extend Serie A lead with comfortable win

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Rome (AFP) – Champions Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to seven points with a comfortable 2-0 win at lowly Crotone on Wednesday.

Having seen their lead cut by Roma’s 4-0 success over Fiorentina on Tuesday, second-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain kept Massimiliano Allegri’s team on course for a sixth straight scudetto.

Milan out for Napoli revenge as Serie A title race sizzles

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Milan (AFP) Resurgent AC Milan host Napoli looking to avenge a crushing home defeat to the Azzuri last season as the fight for title glory and coveted Champions League places intensifies in Serie A.

A week after leaders Juventus suffered a shock 2-1 reverse at Fiorentina to allow Roma to close to within one point, the Turin giants have reason to be looking over their shoulders as they chase a record sixth consecutive crown.

Palermo crash out of Italian Cup

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Milan (AFP) Serie A strugglers Palermo joined fellow top flight side Empoli in crashing out of the Italian Cup following defeat to second division La Spezia on Wednesday.

Palermo sit bottom of Serie A after registering a club record seventh consecutive defeat, a 1-0 reverse at home to Lazio, at the weekend.

Higuain smashes Juve winner over old club Napoli

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Milan (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain hit a fairytale winner as Juventus edged the Argentine's former club Napoli 2-1 in Turin on Saturday to stretch their lead to five points at the top of Italy's Serie A.

Higuain, who hit a Serie A record of 36 goals for Napoli last season, has become a hate figure at the San Paolo stadium after moving to Juventus for an Italian transfer record fee of 90m euros.

Higuain smashes Juve winner over old club Napoli

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Milan (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain hit a fairytale winner as Juventus edged the Argentine's former club Napoli 2-1 in Turin on Saturday to stretch their lead to five points at the top of Italy's Serie A.

Higuain, who hit a Serie A record of 36 goals for Napoli last season, has become a hate figure at the San Paolo stadium after moving to Juventus for an Italian transfer record fee of 90m euros.

Higuain scores brace as Juve see off Empoli

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Milan (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain hit a brace to help Juventus cement top spot in Serie A with a 3-0 win away at Empoli on Sunday.

Massimiliano Allegri's men travelled to the Carlo Castellani stadium, where the hosts' best result against the Bianconeri was a scoreless draw in 2008, confident of ensuring that they would remain on top of the table going into the international break.

Five things we learned in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Juve are still unstoppable, Gonzalo Higuain is still deadly when he's overweight and there's still no stopping Roma icon Francesco Totti.

Here's five things we learned in Serie A this weekend:

Juventus set out scudetto stall

This time last year Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was nervously biting his fingernails on the touchlines as the Italian giants responded to a Champions League defeat to Barcelona in May 2015 by contriving to completely destroy their start to the Serie A season.

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Serie A: Palermo Make Fifth Managerial Change Of Season, Diego Lopez Fired After Just 10 Matches In Charge

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Maurizio Zamparini might not be the man with his finger on the trigger anymore, but it would appear that Palermo's new president is just as fidgety as his infamously impatient predecessor.

Indeed, Paul Baccaglini has popped his cherry and authorisedhisfirst managerial dismissaljust four weeks into his presidential tenure, firing Diego Lopez as head coach after just 10 matches in charge.

Dybala show, la Juventus cala il poker contro il Palermo

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In attesa della sfida europea con il Porto, la Juventus supera 4 a 1 il Palermo nel primo anticipo di Serie A, e conquista altri tre punti importanti che la proiettano a +10 sulla Roma, attesa domenica alla 18 dalla sfida interna con il Torino. Grande protagonista l'ex Palermo, Dybala, autore di una doppietta, di [.

Serie A: Juventus Striker Paulo Dybala Arrows Home Stunning Free-Kick Against Former Club Palermo (Video)

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Juventus extended theirlead at the top of Serie A to 10 points on Friday after a convincing 4-1 win against Palermo in Turin.

Ex-Palermo star Paulo Dybala was the star of the show for Juve, bagging a brace which included an outstanding first-half free-kick.

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Dybala made the move to Palermo from Argentina in 2012, quickly becoming a star for the Sicilian club.

Crucial Inter visit for Serie A title-chasing Napoli

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Napoli's Serie A title credentials face the acid test on a trip to Inter Milan on Saturday when record-chasing striker Gonzalo Higuain sits out the second of a four-game ban for the visitors.

Higuain, whose 30-goal league tally so far leaves him just five short of Gunnar Nordahl's all-time Serie A record for AC Milan, was handed the untimely sanction two weeks ago after a spectacular meltdown at Udinese.

Crucial Inter visit for Serie A title-chasing Napoli

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Napoli's Serie A title credentials face the acid test on a trip to Inter Milan on Saturday when record-chasing striker Gonzalo Higuain sits out the second of a four-game ban for the visitors.

Higuain, whose 30-goal league tally so far leaves him just five short of Gunnar Nordahl's all-time Serie A record for AC Milan, was handed the untimely sanction two weeks ago after a spectacular meltdown at Udinese.

Napoli down Chievo to move joint top of Serie A

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Napoli moved joint top of Serie A after goals from Gonzalo Higuain, Vlad Chiriches and Jose Callejon saw them beat Chievo 3-1 on Saturday and get their title challenge back on track after a three-game mini-slump.

Maurizio Sarri's side are level on 61 points with reigning champions Juventus after a winning a hugely entertaining encounter in which Chievo, who stay 11th on 34 points, more than played their part and opened the scoring with just over a minute on the clock through Nicola Rigoni.

Napoli down Chievo to move joint top of Serie A

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Napoli moved joint top of Serie A after goals from Gonzalo Higuain, Vlad Chiriches and Jose Callejon saw them beat Chievo 3-1 on Saturday and get their title challenge back on track after a three-game mini-slump.

Maurizio Sarri's side are level on 61 points with reigning champions Juventus after a winning a hugely entertaining encounter in which Chievo, who stay 11th on 34 points, more than played their part and opened the scoring with just over a minute on the clock through Nicola Rigoni.

Dybala and Higuain duel to light up Juve-Napoli clash

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They both hold dual nationality but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala can expect thousands of fellow Argentinians to be glued to their sets Saturday when Juventus host Napoli in a top-of-the-table clash in Italy's Serie A.

With 24 goals in as many league games Higuain is blazing a record-setting trail towards Serie A's 'Capocannoniere' (top scorer) award as Napoli target a first league title in 26 years.

Dybala and Higuain duel to light up Juve-Napoli clash

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They both hold dual nationality but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala can expect thousands of fellow Argentinians to be glued to their sets Saturday when Juventus host Napoli in a top-of-the-table clash in Italy's Serie A.

With 24 goals in as many league games Higuain is blazing a record-setting trail towards Serie A's 'Capocannoniere' (top scorer) award as Napoli target a first league title in 26 years.

Higuain’s record pace leads Napoli’s title charge

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Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri hailed Gonzalo Higuain as "the top striker in the world" but says the Argentinian can do more on his record-setting run towards Serie A's top scorer's award.

"If he was a little more aggressive when going to the net, he'd score a lot more," Sarri said after Napoli moved two points clear of Juventus and four ahead of Inter Milan at the top of Serie A thanks to a 3-1 win against Sassuolo on Saturday.

Higuain’s record pace leads Napoli’s title charge

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Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri hailed Gonzalo Higuain as "the top striker in the world" but says the Argentinian can do more on his record-setting run towards Serie A's top scorer's award.

"If he was a little more aggressive when going to the net, he'd score a lot more," Sarri said after Napoli moved two points clear of Juventus and four ahead of Inter Milan at the top of Serie A thanks to a 3-1 win against Sassuolo on Saturday.

Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race

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Napoli were crowned Serie A's winter champions on Sunday following their 5-1 demolition of relegation fighters Frosinone. Despite Napoli's current form under first-year coach Maurizio Sarri, the Partenopei are looking over their shoulders at arch-rivals and reigning Scudetto holders Juventus as they close in.

Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race

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Napoli were crowned Serie A's winter champions on Sunday following their 5-1 demolition of relegation fighters Frosinone. Despite Napoli's current form under first-year coach Maurizio Sarri, the Partenopei are looking over their shoulders at arch-rivals and reigning Scudetto holders Juventus as they close in.

Serie A’s best starting XI of all time

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Despite it's recent decline, the Serie A has gifted us with some of the greatest sides in soccer history, from the post-war Torino side to the "Grande Inter" of the 1960's to Sacchi's AC Milan, Maradona's Napoli and Lippi's Juventus.

This XI encompasses players from different soccer eras, but they all have one thing in common: They were winners!

Serie A’s best starting XI of all time

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Despite it's recent decline, the Serie A has gifted us with some of the greatest sides in soccer history, from the post-war Torino side to the "Grande Inter" of the 1960's to Sacchi's AC Milan, Maradona's Napoli and Lippi's Juventus.

This XI encompasses players from different soccer eras, but they all have one thing in common: They were winners!

Parma Officially Declared Bankrupt And Relegated Down To Serie D, Calcio’s Highest Amateur Division

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By Chris Wright

The fitting end to a truly miserable season,pennilessParma have been declared bankrupt and relegated from Serie A down to Serie D Italian football's highestamateur division.

As a quick recap, Parma have run the entire gamut of self-destruction over the course of the campaign; being sold not once but twice for the princely sum of€1, finding themselves unable to fulfil fixtures due to matchday costs, seeing their chairman arrested on suspicion of money laundering and even having to resort to putting their dressing room benches up for sale in a bid to raise a few desperate quid.