Seven-time reigning champions Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 and last season’s runners-up Napoli came from two goals down to edge AC Milan 3-2 as the Italian league favourites both continued their perfect start to the season with a maximum six points after two games. Here are four talking points from the Italian Serie A league this [...]
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It meant that Carlo Ancelotti got the better of Milan counterpart Gennaro Gattuso, who used to play under the new Napoli coach when he was with the Rossoneri. After Giacomo Bonaventura (15 minutes) and Davide Calabria (49) took advantage of questionable goalkeeping from David Ospina to give Milan a 2-0 lead. Piotr Zielinski then scored [...]
An emphatic finish from Lorenzo Insigne completed a Napoli comeback as they overcame Lazio 2-1 in Rome to give Carlo Ancelotti a debut win on his return to Serie A. Ciro Immobile’s superb first-half finish gave the hosts a deserved lead after 25 minutes, but the visitors were jolted into action by the setback and [...]
Blockbuster claims from outspoken Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who suggested on Friday that the owners of Roma and Liverpool are secretly the same. In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday, De Laurentiis said “a little bird has told me a few years ago” that Pallotta is in some form of partnership [...]
Serie A clubs spent €1.14bn on the transfer market this summer, second only to the Premier League. According to Panorama, Serie A clubs spent €1.14bn during the just closed Mercato, considerably more than the €907m from a year ago. It is a massive leap forward, considering Serie A spent just €335m in 2014, then €608.8m [...]
In a previous post we looked at the title and Champions League contenders in Serie A this season. In part two of our 2018-19 Serie A preview we look at the teams who will be challenging for a Europa League spot, as well as those expected to be in a relegation battle. Europa League Challengers [...]
Serie A action is back this weekend and Juventus look stronger than ever after completing the £100 million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer. The Portuguese talisman’s arrival makes this season one of the most highly anticipated campaigns in Italy for years with 19 teams all looking to see if they can [...]
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly became the third highest-paid player in world football with his move to Juventus, but how does his whopping €30 million annual salary compare to the rest of the top earners in Serie A? The Portugal captain’s €30 million annual salary in Italy is only beaten by Lionel Messi, who is understood to [...]
Napoli’s controversial owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has bought former Serie A club Bari after they were relegated to the Italian league’s fourth tier over financial difficulties. Bari, who last played in Serie A in 2010-11, finished seventh in Serie B last season and qualified for the promotion playoffs. But they were refused a licence last [...]
Napoli go in to the 2018-19 season after a summer of change, most notably Carlo Ancelotti replacing Maurizio Sarri on the bench. The Partenopei amassed 91 points last season but still weren’t able to pip Juventus to the Scudetto, leading President Aurelio De Laurentiis to turn to one of the world’s most successful Coaches. The [...]