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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.

No Buyout Clause For Diego Simeone

When Diego Simeone redid his contract with Atletico Madrid late last year, Tempo De Juego had confirmed recently that El Cholo had a €50 million clause put into his new deal. The same contract saw him get a pay rise but have his stay at the Calderon shortened by two years. Now, the former Inter [...]

According to reports out of Spain, Real Madrid have grabbed Juventus striker Paulo Dybala right from under bitter rivals Barcelona’s noses. The Argentine striker has grown in stature under Allegri, attracting the attention of bith Spanish giants. Dybala scored 23 goals for Juventus last season and has bagged 14 goals this year. There is no [...]

Pioli: ‘Inter further away from third’

Stefano Pioli rues Inter passing mistakes in the 2-2 draw with Torino and admits “the Champions League is further away now.” The Nerazzurri got two goals in Turin thanks to Joe Hart howlers on Geoffrey Kondogbia and Antonio Candreva, but were pegged back by Afriyie Acquah and Daniele Baselli. “We played against a very aggressive [...]

Inter Milan vice president Javier Zanetti has dismissed recent speculation that club owners the Suning Group want to leave the San Siro and build a new stadium. “We definitely want to stay at the San Siro and renovate it,” Zanetti, speaking at a University of Milan conference, said. “It’s clearly the best choice for us. [...]

Inter legend Giuseppe Bergomi claims Serie A “needs” his former club and Milan after being disappointed by Roma and Napoli. Inter demolished high-flying Atalanta 7-1 on Sunday to stay in with a fighting chance of Champions League qualification next season, while Milan are thought to be near a lucrative takeover. “Roma are self-sufficient and Napoli [...]

Lippi: “Serie A Is Improving”

Marcello Lippi believes Serie A has improved thanks to “a change of mentality, a courageous attitude”. Both Fiorentina and Roma won tricky Europa League ties away from home last week, and the former Inter and Juventus Coach believes it’s a sign of improvement. “It’s not a coincidence, but the work of [Luciano] Spalletti and [Paulo] [...]

The Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic has been banned by the Italian FA for 20 days and fined €10,000 for a racist insult towards the Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger following the heated Rome derby this month. As the ban coincides with Serie A’s winter break, Lulic will miss only one game, at home to Crotone on [...]

The Top 10 Tackling Center-Backs In Europe

Some would have you believe that tackling is something of a lost art in football, with the leniency towards full-blooded challenges seemingly a thing of the past. While it’s always been a vital part of winning possession, the timing of tackles is more important than ever, so we wanted to look into the masters in [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]