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Serie A, also called Serie A TIM due to sponsorship byTelecom Italia, is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often depicted as the most tactical national league. Serie A is the world’s second strongest national league according to IFFHS[ and has produced the highest number of European Cup finalists: Italian clubs have reached the final of the competition on a record twenty-six different occasions, winning the title twelve times. Serie A is ranked 4th among European leagues according to UEFA’s league coefficient behind La Liga, Premier League and the Bundesliga, which is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League during the last five years.

Antonio Candreva and Mauro Icardi thought they’d given Inter the Derby della Madonnina, but Milan’s incredible comeback at the 97th minute made it 2-2. This was a momentous Derby, as this week Yonghong Li completed the takeover of Milan, ending the 31-year reign of Silvio Berlusconi. It was a suitably spectacular match for the occasion, [...]

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio was horrified by the Nerazzurri's 2-1 defeat to Crotone saying “The team was superficial, arrogant and unacceptable.” This was Inter's second consecutive loss and with three tough matches to come, Inter could easily slide out of the Europa League palces by the end of the month. “When you see [...]

Lorenzo Insigne atoned for a glaring first-half miss to help Napoli win 3-0 at Lazio in Serie A to strengthen his team's hold on third spot and a Champions League start for next season. Napoli took the lead with one of their trademark team moves. Dries Mertens found Marek Hamsik with a through ball and [...]

Higuain Fires Juventus Into Coppa Final

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice on his old Napoli hunting ground to send Juventus into the Italian Cup final despite a 3-2 defeat to their bitter rivals on Wednesday. The Argentine, returning to the San Paolo stadium for the second time since his acrimonious exit last year and booed throughout, did not celebrate his goals which [...]

Lazio Through To Coppa Italia Final

Roma fans were back in the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday to see their team beat city rival Lazio but lose the Italian Cup semi-final 4-3 on aggregate. Mohamed Salah scored twice and Stephan El Shaarawy netted the other as Roma won the second leg of their semi-final derby 3-2. But goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and [...]

Inter Stunned At Home By Sampdoria

Fabio Quagliarella's last-gasp penalty boosted Sampdoria to a surprise 2-1 victory at San Siro that damaged Inter Milan's bid for European football. The hosts needed all three points from Monday night's match to reclaim fifth place from Atalanta and Danilo D'Ambrosio's first-half opener put them on the right track. However, after Patrik Schick levelled, Quagliarella [...]

Juventus manager Massimilaino Allegri claimed his team were one step closer to yet another Serie A title after a hard-fought draw at Napoli. Despite taking the lead through Sami Khedira, Juve had to hold on to earn a point against the side in third place. But they secured a crucial result to move six points [...]

Napoli 1-1 Juventus

Napoli and Juventus played out a hard-fought 1-1 stalemate at the Stadio San Paolo amid a hostile atmosphere conjured by the return of former Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. The fixture was geared around the return of the hitman, who scored the decisive match-winning goal when the two sides met earlier in the season. But it [...]

Roma are ready to appoint Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, otherwise known as Monchi, as their new sporting director. The Sevilla technical director, a former target for Everton, is due to hold talks over a three year deal with Roma in London. It would end a more than 30-year association between Monchi and Sevilla. The 48-year-old spent [...]

Clubs walk out of Serie A meeting

Milan, Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina all walked out of today’s Lega Serie A meeting in a dispute over television rights. All 20 clubs were meeting today in order to elect a new President of the Lega Serie A, but the six clubs and Chievo left the meeting early. “The rupture is incurable,” Milan [...]