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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.

Brilliant Francesco Totti Turns 40

How do you know you have made an impact as a footballer? Your image on the front of the latest video game? Your own range of boots? A position or skill named after you? Not bad. But how many football players are the subject of a tribute comic from Disney on their birthday? That's special. [...]

Sevilla have now gone 300 minutes without scoring at the Juventus Stadium but this was a valuable point for Jorge Sampaoli's team away to the Italian champions. Having played a goalless 120 minutes against Benfica in the 2014 UEFA Europa League final and lost 2-0 here to Juve last season, Sevilla might have been forgiven [...]

The rumors have been circulating for a while that Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone will become the new Inter manager in 2018.. Those rumors were given an added boost on Thursday when Atletico Madrid announced that they had taken the unusual step of reducing the Argentine's contract by two years, with his current deal now [...]

Arkadiusz Milik scored two first-half headers as Napoli came from behind to take the Group B spoils in Ukraine. Dynamo Kyiv coach Serhiy Rebrov looked set for a dream night as two surprise selections combined for a lovely opener, Denys Garmash lashing in following a cushioned header from 18-year-old Viktor Tsygankov. Napoli summer signing Milik [...]

Joe Hart Has Torino Debut To Forget

Joe Hart's loan spell started poorly at Torino after the Serie A outfit lost 2-1 to Atalanta on Sunday. Torino had just gone ahead when the England goalkeeper, who moved to Italy on transfer deadline day after losing his place at Manchester City, gifted Andrea Masiello an equaliser when he made a mess of a [...]

Serie A Review: Totti Saves Roma Again

Heavy rain marred much of the Serie A fixture list, forcing the lengthy delay of Roma and Sampdoria, while Genoa and Fiorentina was suspended just 27 minutes into the match. With Roma down 2-1 at halftime, the game was paused for over an hour as rain poured down in the Italian capital. The game would [...]

Serie A Wages Continue To Rise

La Gazzetta dello Sport have published their calculated list of Serie A salaries and budgets for the 20 teams in Italy’s top flight, with Juventus unsurprisingly top of the list with a wage bill of €145m. What is stunning to me is that Inter have the second highest wage bill at €120m. And that is [...]

Giampiero Ventura's first competitive game in charge of Italy ended in victory as the Azzurri beat Israel 3-1. Graziano Pelle opened the scoring for the Italians with a close-range finish after 15 minutes. Antonio Candreva doubled his country's lead with a cool penalty as Ventura's men seemed to take full control of the clash. Pelle, [...]

Joe Hart: “I’m At Torino To Learn”

England goalkeeper Joe Hart says he plans on improving and learning this season in Serie A, after signing a one-year loan deal to play for Torino this season. Having fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City under new coach Pep Guardiola, the England international completed his switch to the Granata on Wednesday morning. Hart, [...]

After a summer that saw Juventus plunder the best players from two title rivals, Serie A clubs are fighting back by inserting anti-Juventus clauses in new contracts. The just closed summer transfer window saw Juventus take arguably the best players from Roma and Napoli in the form of Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain respectively. As [...]