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Milan Cruise as Lazio Falter on a Mixed European Night for Italian Clubs

Ludogorets 0-3 AC Milan As Italian clubs come under fire for prioritising Serie A over European competitions, Milan proved otherwise as they took no prisoners in Bulgaria. Gennaro Gattuso named a full-strength squad led up top by Patrick ‘Wonderkid’ Cutrone, who opened the scoring with a smart glancing header just before half-time. Milan deserved the […]

The five foremost features of Serie A: Week two

In match week two of Serie A, fans were treated to a host of goals including screamers from Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski and Torino’s Andrea Belotti, while Paulo Dybala bagged a hat-trick and Mauro Icardi collected his second brace in as many weeks. Juventus, Napoli, Inter and AC Milan have so far lived up to their […]

Italy’s Future XI: 2018 World Cup

It is officially August. Already. At this point in the summer, pretty much everyone wants the new season to begin. Pre-season friendlies and tournaments are okay stop-gaps to fill the time, but there’s only so many times you can read the same transfer speculation before succumbing to boredom. Therefore, here is something a little different […]

Coverciano – The Italian Job

Coverciano, also known as Casa Italia, located in Florence Italy, is the central training ground and technical headquarters of the Italian Football Federation. Footballing nations all have their own styles and philosophies, so what makes Italian coaches more appealing, successful and coveted more than the others? Italy has a coaching school called Coverciano, where trainee […]

Alberto Gilardino

May 2, 2007. Milan. Manchester United’s Champions League dreams hang in the balance after a narrow 3-2 home win in the Semi-Finals over an imperious AC Milan side featuring the likes of Kaká, Pirlo, Seedorf and Gattuso. Chasing the tie in Milan after falling behind 4-3 on aggregate, 24-year old Italian striker Alberto Gilardino latches […]

With Humility and Ingenuity: Italy Faces Off Against Albania and the Netherlands

Giampiero Ventura will have to show humility and ingenuity as Italy plays Albania, in an historical World Cup Qualifier, and the Netherlands, in a prestigious friendly. Humility against Albania will go a long way to ensure that the Azzurri will not underestimate the threat posed by them. Ingenuity against the Netherlands will allow Ventura to […]

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