Serie A

Juventus

Juventus e Roma partono con il piede giuste. Chievo e Fiorentina finiscono ko

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La Serie A Tim 2014-2015 riparte da dove era finita, dal duello Juventus-Roma con la prima che passa sul campo del Chievo di misura (autogol di Biraghi, ndr) sprecando l'impossibile e rischiando la beffa nel finale (paratona di Buffon su Maxi Lopez, ndr), e la seconda che risponde in serata, superando 2 a 0 la [.

Chievo-Juventus e Roma-Fiorentina. Le ultime sui due anticipi che aprono la Serie A

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Tra poche ore si chiuder il Calciomercato ma soprattutto si aprir il Campionato di Serie A 2014-2015. Il battesimo spetta, di diritto, ai tre volte (di fila) campioni d'Italia della Juventus che, guidati dal neotecnico Allegri, saranno in campo alle 18 al Bentegodi contro il Chievo. In serata, poi, spazio alla Roma di Garcia che [.

Five reasons Roma can win the Scudetto – Serie A 2014/15 season preview

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For the past three seasons, Serie A has been held in the increasingly steely grip of an Old Lady bent on making up for time lost after the Calciopoli scandal. Juventus won their first title since returning to the top flight in 2011/12 by four points, increased that gap to nine points in winning a second in 2012/13, before amassing a ridiculous 102 points en route to a third consecutive scudetto last season.

Preview To The 2014-15 Serie A Season

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The new Serie A season is kicking-off this weekend, as Chievo Verona host holding champions Juventus on Saturday (Noon ET). Will theOld Ladyretain the title for a fourth consecutive time or will the ever-improving Roma snatch it away? Can Napoli enter the argument and what will Fiorentina, Inter and Milan have to say about it?

Serie A al via tra pochi giorni. Sabato alle 18 apre la Juve, in serata Roma-Fiorentina

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Manca ormai una settimana al via della Serie A Tim 2014-2015. La Juventus campione d'Italia, ripartita da Allegri dopo l'addio di Conte, che ha assunto le redini della Nazionale, si prepara ad aprire le danze il 30 Agosto p.v., alle 18, nell'anticipo contro il Chievo, al Bentegodi di Verona. Sar questo il match di apertura [.

Andrea Pirlo Is Not Impressed… (Video)

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By Chris Wright

What with Andrea Pirlo being all "internet" and junk these days, Juventus had their resident handsomely-beardedsommelier partake in one a short challenge for theclub'sYoutube channel, in which four Australian variety acts were tasked with simply impressing him.

Juventus vs AC Milan TIM Trophy Highlights 2014 0-1 Keisuke Honda Goal Video

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Serie A Preview: Juventus is Still the Team to Beat

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As the trophy was hoisted and the players celebrated a third consecutive scudetto, you could forgive Juventus fans from feeling a little giddy. With one of the best coaches in Italy, an ownership group that seemed interested in boosting the squad for the Champions League, and the spine of the Italian national team under contract, fans looking ahead to the next season could be forgiven for already getting a little excited.

2014/15 Kits & Jerseys

Parma FC 2014/15 Errea Home, Away and Third Kits

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Sixth-placed finishers in the Italian Serie A last campaign, the resurgent Parma Football Club kick [...]

Palermo 2014/15 Joma Home, Away and Third Kits

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Unione Sportiva Citt di Palermoare back in the Italian Serie A for the 2014/15 season [...]

Videos

Gabriel Batistuta Reveals He Was In So Much Pain After Retiring From Football That He Asked Doctors To Amputate His Legs

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By Chris Wright

Former Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta has revealed that his footballing career left him in so much pain that he seriously asked doctors to amputate both his legs after his retirement in 2005.

Speaking in an interview with TyC Sports, Batistuta admitted that at his lowest ebb he once decided to wet the bed in the middle of the night rather than having to go through the pain of walking across the landing to his bathroom.

Francesco Totti Given Commemorative Plaque By AEK Athens, Promptly Drops And Breaks It (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Roma took on AEK Athens in their final pre-season game on Saturday before Serie A farts back into life this weekend, with the Italian side beating their Greek hosts by two goals to one.

Before the game, AEK officials proudly presented Francesco Totti with a special commemorative plaque as a little token of their appreciation.

Antonio Di Natale Scores Achingly Beautiful Lob As Udinese Sling Five Past Ternana In Coppa Italia (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It's no secret that Pies harbour a certain forbidden love forthe finely honed stylings of Udinese legend Antonio Di Natale, so it fills us with all sorts of happy downstairs tingleswhen he goes and does something likescore all five goals in a 5-1 win over Ternana in the Coppa Italia especially when one of said five goals is an achingly beautiful and audacious lob.

English Premier League

DONE DEAL: Chelsea Striker To Join AC Milan Today

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DONE DEAL: Chelsea Striker To Join AC Milan Today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The nightmare is finally over for Fernando Torres at Chelsea. Since joining the Blues from Liverpool for£50 million, a British record at the time, in 2011, the Spaniard's career has gone downhill. Now, after 3 and a half extremely difficult years at Stamford Bridge, Torres has been provided with an escape-route.

Manchester United Miss Out On Big-Money Serie A Player

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Manchester United Miss Out On Big-Money Serie A Player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have missed out an a major signing from the Italian Serie A. He's South American and a midfielder. But you Red Devils can breathe a slight sigh of relief he's not Arturo Vidal. The player being talked about is Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer.

Jose Mourinho Coy On Fernando Torres’ Future And Updates Diego Costa’s Fitness

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Speaking ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown with Everton, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his desire for Fernando Torres to remain at the club, while also stating that striker Diego Costa is a "big doubt" to make theBlues' bench at Goodison Park.

Torres has been linked with a move to AC Milan in recent days.

Arturo Vidal To Stay At Juventus, Says Massimiliano Allegri

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Speaking ahead of his team's Serie A opener against Chievo, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has responded to the latest rumors surrounding Chilean midfielder, Arturo Vidal.

"He's [Vidal] a fundamental player for Juve and he will stay with us," Allegri said to the assembled media at his pre-match press conference.

Fernando Torres On The Verge Of Joining AC Milan, Say Reports

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Over the past few days, there has beengrowing speculation regarding the immediate future of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

Yesterday, AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed his club'sinterest in the 30-year-old Spaniard: "Our goal is to take a great striker. Fernando Torres?

Geoff Cameron Must be Calculated and Logical About His Playing Future

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Rumors abound that American international Geoff Cameron is being courted both within the Premier League as well as on the continent. ProSoccerTalk links Cameron to a number of clubs, the biggest name being traditional Serie A contender Lazio.

But recent moves to big clubs have hampered many an American abroad.

Former Champions League Winner Closing In On Shock Premier League Move, Manager Confirms

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Esteban Cambiasso is a name that needs no introductions. In a glittering career spanning over a decade, the Argentine won everything there was to offer in Italian and European football with Inter Milan.

From Spain: Manchester United Target Still Tops Barcelona’s Wish-List

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From Spain: Manchester United Target Still Tops Barcelona's Wish-List - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have more or less completed the signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid. But the quality so vitally needed in the centre of midfield is still absent. With the move for Arturo Vidal falling through in the last few days, the Red Devils' best option seems to be highly-rated Fiorentina player Juan Cuadrado.

Agent Confirms Chelsea Interest In €25m Striker, Deal Could Happen

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Roma striker Matija Destro, could be on his way to Chelsea, the player's agent Claudio Vigorelli has confirmed. In an interview given to reputed Italian website alfredopedulla.com, Vigorelli stated that Blues' manager Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Destro, and was interested in pursuing the 23 year-old.

Juventus Demand £39m Plus Players From Manchester United For Arturo Vidal, Says Report

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The speculation surrounding Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal refuses to die. With just over a week remaining before the summer transfer window closes, the expectation is the Chile international's name will continue to circulate around the rumor mill.

The Italian champions have insisted no discussions have been held with any club regarding a possible transfer of Vidal.

Chelsea’s £20 Million Target To Stay In Italy?

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Chelsea's move for Roma's prodigal striker Matija Destro has hit a snag. According to Italian website GDM, AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has made contact with Roma Chairman Walter Sabatini over a possible move for the 23 year-old.

Arsenal’s World Cup-Winning Striker Targeted By Juventus

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Arsenal's World Cup-Winning Striker Targeted By Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just over a week left to go till it slams shut, the transfer window is hotting up. Arsenal have been in the news a lot lately, and it seems likely that manager Arsene Wenger will make at least one more addition to the squad in the days that remain.

AC Milan Look To Scupper Arsenal’s Move For Promising French Midfielder

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Just when Arsenal looked in pole position to sign teenage sensation Adrien Rabiot from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, there has come a twist in the tale. According to the reliable Italian website Tuttosport, AC Milan are attempting a last-minute steal of Rabiot from the Gunner's clutches.

Why Mario Balotelli will be a hit at Liverpool

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Why Mario Balotelli will be a hit at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Balotelli is on the brink of a return to the Premier League, with Liverpool agreeing a £16m fee with AC Milan. Balotelli is due on Merseyside to complete the deal. Some have questioned the move, whereas others have applauded it.

From Italy: Liverpool could involve in transfer with Serie A club

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From Italy: Liverpool could involve in transfer with Serie A club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A giants Napoli are targeting Liverpool duo Lucas Leiva and Fabio Borini, according to reports from Italy.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim that Napoli are monitoring the possibility of signingLiverpool duo Lucas and Borini, however, a lot will depend on the outcome of their match against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

The Cord Cutter’s Guide to Watching Soccer

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If you are like many out there who don't want to have a monthly cable/satellite bill anymore, but still want to watch live soccer matches, you are in luck. "Cord cutters" now have many different ways to watch live soccer events without having to fork out $50, $60, or $70 a month in television provider fees.

BREAKING: Liverpool close to signing Mario Balotelli in £16million deal – the latest

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Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing Mario Balotelli for £16million, a deal that would go down as one of the biggest and perhaps most surprising of the summer.

Italy

Good Player Guide #27 – Mattia Perin

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by Sam Carney

Mattia Perin
(Genoa/Italy)
Twitter: @MattiaPerin

In a way, Mattia Perin cannot win. When he finally does make his debut for Italy, comparisons will inevitably be drawn with the achievements of some his predecessors; Dino Zoff, the World Cup-winning captain; Walter Zenga, the man who still holds the record for the longest amount of time without conceding a goal at a World Cup; and Gianluigi Buffon, record appearance holder for Gli Azzurri and Perin's own childhood hero.

3 to See: Derbies in Argentina, Portugal and the start of Serie A

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The last of Europe's major five leagues gets underway this weekend and we're tipping title-chasing Roma's clash with Fiorentina as the pick of the Serie A fixture list.

Transfers & Rumours

Official: Bayern Munich Sign Mehdi Benatia From Roma On Five-Year Deal

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By Chris Wright

Just a quickie to let y'all know that Bayern Munich have signed theheavilyin-demand Mehdi Benatia from Roma on a five-year deal...

DONE DEAL: #FCBayern and @OfficialASRoma have agreed the transfer of MEHDI BENATIA (27)!

Transfer Balls: Arsenal To Bring In Welbeck, Remy, Tiote, Martinez, Cerci, Benatia, Khedira, Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh And I Before Transfer Deadline

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By Anorak

Careful Olivier, you'll do yourself a mischief

With the transfer season coming to an end and the news that Olivier Giroud will beknackered for the next three months after a football touched his foot,the media experts have whipped out their scatterguns and aimed them squarely at Arsenal.

Mario Balotelli Arrives At Liverpool’s Melwood Training HQ To Undergo His Medical (First Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Coming via the Liverpool Echo, here's the first photo of Mario Balotelli arriving at Liverpool's Melwood training ground this afternoon in order to undergo his medical with the completion of his £16million move from AC Milan just the width of a gnat's danglies away now.

The Rest

I think, therefore I Playstation – Andrea Pirlo’s Unauthorized Gamer Diary

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If you haven't read Andrea Pirlo's excellent biography, you must do so. Right now. As Michael Cox pointed out in a review, "footballers' autobiographies are rarely interesting." (Except for Zlat) However, Pirlo has released a pearl of a book. I usually skim footballer biographies looking for potshots, but Pirlo's candor and detail drew me in.

La Roma abbraccia Manolas e saluta Benatia. Il marocchino è ufficialmente del Bayern

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La Roma di Garcia accoglie Kostas Manolas, il gigante greco arrivato dall'Olympiacos, e saluta Mehdi Benatia, ufficializzato dal Bayern Monaco per la cospicua cifra di 26 milioni + 4 di bonus da versare nelle casse del club di James Pallotta. Forte fisicamente e con buona tecnica, così si presenta Manolas (che in queste ore ha [.

AS Roma And Bayern Munich Agree £24 Million Fee For Mehdi Benatia, Say Reports

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The transfer saga of AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia has finally come to a conclusion as reports in Italy and Germany have stated the Serie A side and Bayern Munich have agreed a£21million fee plus£3.2m in add-ons for the player. The Morocco international will fly to Germany to have a medical on Wednesday.

‘I Leave With Sadness But I Know I’ll Make You Proud’ – Mario Balotelli Posts Emotional Farewell To AC Milan

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By Chris Wright

Having sewn up his £16million move to Liverpool yesterday, Mario Balotelli spent the afternoon writing a heartfelt farewell message tothe comrades he'll be leaving behind in Milanas he moves into his latest chapter posting the resulting love letter on Instagram.

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 become used to seeing top players leaving rather than arriving in their league.