Serie A reliant on a rule change to escape Champions League purgatory


Italian sides’ repeated failings at the Champions League playoff stage looks set to end after UEFA gifts Serie A with four slots from 2018. Roma’s 3-0 home capitulation to Porto featuring two red cards was just the latest Italian failing at the Champions League playoff stage. The loss of the fourth qualifying space for the 2011-12 season has seen More...

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By Luca Gunby On Friday, August 26th, 2016

Serie A to have four automatic Champions League places in 2018

UEFA have agreed to change the Champions League qualification system in order to allay fears of a breakaway super league led by the European Club Association. The top four European leagues will see four of their More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Friday, August 5th, 2016

Roma to face Porto in Champions League play-off

Roma will face Porto in their Champions League play-off match, with the first leg being played on August 17. The Giallorossi finished third in Serie A last year, giving them automatic qualification to the play-off More...

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By Admin On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Claudio Ranieri – Proof That It’s Never Too Late

Claudio Ranieri used to be one of the best losers. Best because he was still a good manager, but loser because he hasn’t won any title in a top tier across Europe until Leicester City came and offered him a job. More...

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By Marco Jackson On Saturday, May 28th, 2016

2003 Champions League Final: Italy’s one nation showpiece

On 28 May 2003, Juventus faced AC Milan in a tight Champions League final. Marco Jackson takes looks back over the match at Old Trafford in Manchester. They say that the best things come to those who wait and, More...

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By Luke Vance Barr On Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Dybala targets Champions League success with Juventus

Having secured a narrow 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Coppa Italia final, striking starlet Paulo Dybala has revealed he is delighted with Juventus‘ domestic success upon the peninsula this season. In addition More...

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By Vito Doria On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Simeone’s Atletico Madrid vindicate the Italian style in Europe

Prior to Bayern Munich’s eventual elimination to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, Italian football legends Giovanni Trapattoni and Gennaro Gattuso criticised the possession-based football More...

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By Mike Lazar On Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Juventus striker hungry for Champions League success

After putting a difficult start to life in Serie A well behind him, Mario Mandzukic is raring to continue helping Juventus work towards achieving their goals. A fifth straight Scudetto title has given the Bianconeri More...

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By Forza Italian Football Staff On Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Catalan press express anger at Italian referee

Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli has come in for criticism after officiating Atletico Madrid’s elimination of Barcelona at the Champions League quarter-final stage. A Gabi handball inside the area was adjudged More...

By Anthony Zacchino On Friday, April 8th, 2016

VIDEO: Conte’s most memorable goals for Juventus

As was previously expected, Italy coach Antonio Conte has agreed to take over the helm at Chelsea following the European Championship this July. The Italian is most recently known for reviving Juventus as he lead More...