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We have been covering Italian football and Serie A 2008. Some of the content we cover includes match previews and reports, player and manager interviews, transfer news and rumors.

Serie A To Drop To 18 Teams

In an interview with Radio Anch’io Sport, Serie A chief Gaetano Micciche has challenged AC Milan and Inter Milan to rival Juventus for the title and admitting the league could be reduced back down to 18 teams in an attempt to make it more competitive. Serie A was enlarged to 20 teams in 2004 but [...]

Juventus Drop Points Against Parma

Former Arsenal forward Gervinho struck twice in the second half as Parma came from 3-1 down to earn a point at Serie A leaders Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juve the lead in the 36th minute with a deflected shot. There were then three goals in six second-half minutes – Juve’s Daniele Rugani volleyed in and [...]

Italian Interior Minister Does Not Get It

As the world of football condemns the racist chanting that was directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly at San Siro on Boxing Day, comments from a top Italian politician shows that Italy has a problem with racism that goes deeper than just Inter Milan fans. Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini appeared on an Italian [...]

Maurizio Sarri: “Italy Has A Racism Problem”

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says Italy has a problem with racism and called upon authorities to “do something more” after monkey chants were aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly at San Siro. Koulibaly was shown a second yellow card in the 81st minute of the 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan after sarcastically applauding the referee after a [...]

Ronaldo Penalty Settles Derby della Mole

Cristiano Ronaldo converted a second-half penalty and was booked for provoking the beaten goalkeeper Salvador Ichazo as relentless Serie A leaders Juventus beat Torino 1-0 in an absorbing derby on Saturday. Torino, who have beaten their larger neighbours only once in the last 23 years, put up a brave show but were undone by an [...]

Former coach Gian Piero Ventura has been hired by last-place club Chievo Verona. It’s the first job for Ventura since he was fired nearly a year ago for Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. Chievo announced on Wednesday they had agreed a two-year deal with Ventura. The 70-year-old Ventura replaces Lorenzo D’Anna, who [...]

Napoli moved back to within six points of Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday as goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne clinched a 2-0 win over Sassuolo, while Inter Milan took third by beating SPAL. Carlo Ancelotti’s hosts slipped off the pace last weekend with a loss to Juve in Turin, but managed to [...]

UEFA To Add Another Club Tournament

UEFA have confirmed the introduction of a third new European trophy by 2021/22 alongside the Champions League and Europa League. It is unknown at the moment what impact this will have on the number of Serie A sides playing in European competitions. Andrea Agnelli, the executive of UEFA competitions committee confirmed the news on Tuesday [...]

Four Talking Points From Week Two

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 [...]

Serie a 2018-19 Season Preview – Part Two

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 [...]