Zoff and Buffon: Champions of the World but not Europe

Gianluigi Buffon is unlikely to feature when Juventus face Napoli in the Coppa Italia while the man he looks to emulate as the oldest World Cup winner next summer, Dino Zoff, turns 75 In the absence of a candidate for the title of being the greatest-ever Azzurri custodian, it is fitting that as the 75-year-old reaches this milestone birthday, two More...

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By Conor Clancy On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Atalanta have earned the right to be treated as serious European contenders

By defeating Napoli 2-0 at the Stadio San Paolo, Atalanta secured a Serie A double over the Partenopei, which saw them rise to fourth place in the table. When Atalanta overcame Napoli for the second time this season, More...

By Ogo Sylla On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Mario Balotelli blows chance at Nice

If anyone told you things have been different for Mario Balotelli at Nice, they were lying. Yet, his statistics haven’t been terrible. After 14 Ligue 1 games played, the Italian has scored nine goals. More...

By Oscar La-Gambina On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Serie A 2016-17: Five Things To Look Out For In Round 26

After a defining week in European football for Italian representatives, there are plenty of reasons to watch Serie A this weekend. Furthermore, two coaching changes with completely different results play out their More...

By Marco Jackson On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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95 Years of Solitude: Pro Vercelli approach a century

Though not a regular household name in modern Italian football, Pro Vercelli are one of calcio’s fallen giants. However, the club are neither gone, nor forgotten. The landscape at the peak of Italian football More...

By Vito Doria On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Zdenek Zeman returns to Pescara with great panache

In a time of struggle the Delfini have brought back the Czech-Italian maestro as coach and the beautiful game is back in Abruzzo in remarkable style. Embed from Getty Images Crisis does not quite sum up the More...

By Vieri Capretta On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Zemanlandia: The story of Zdenek Zeman

Zdenek Zeman, a man that forged the past 25 years in Italian football like very few others, is back on the bench at Pescara. Zemanlandia has defined a way of being, a romance in Serie A and Italian football generally. More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Faouzi Ghoulam’s silent ascent to the top of the class with Napoli

When it comes to world class full-backs, the world of football is somewhat lacking at present. On the left, Napoli have a contender for the best in his position. Embed from Getty Images Trudging off the Santiago More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Happy 50th Birthday Roberto Baggio: A tribute to Italy’s greatest footballer

Almost thirteen years on from his retirement, one of Italy’s greatest ever footballers Roberto Baggio has turned 50 years old. Considered a club legend at Fiorentina, Juventus, Brescia, among others, il Divin More...

By Oscar La-Gambina On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Serie A 2016-17: Five Things To Look Out For In Round 25

After a week of football which saw Serie A sides aim to make a strong start in the knockout rounds of the Champions League and the Europa League, domestic matches return this weekend. For most of the big sides, More...