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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.

Allegri Welcomes International Break

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will embrace the upcoming international break after Alvaro Morata and Sami Khedira inspired the stuttering Italian champions to their first league home win of the season on Sunday. Juventus, the Serie A and Italian Cup champions, had slumped to 15th place after opening their title defence with a home defeat against [...]

The Spanish paper El Mundo Deportivo claims to be have gotten its hands on the 57 names that make up the shortlist for the this year’s Ballon d’Or. That legendary Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was not one of the five goalkeepers on the list has sparked outrage in Italy, with the Juventus keeper admitting his disappointment. [...]

A successful night of Europa League action has allowed Italy’s Serie A to eat into the deficit on the English Premier League in UEFA’s coefficient rankings. HHaving already relinquished second spot to Germany’s Bundesliga at the start of the season, the Premier League is in danger of losing a Champions League berth to Serie A [...]

Mihajlovic defends under-fire Honda

AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic came to the defence of Keisuke Honda after the Japan international midfielder came in for criticism following Sunday’s 1-0 derby defeat to Inter Milan. A 58th-minute strike by Colombian Fredy Guarin settled what was a thrilling ‘Derby della Madonnina’ in front of 79,154 spectators at the clubs’ shared San Siro [...]

Now that transfer deadline day is over and done with we can now turn our attention to the Champions League which kicks off later this month, With that in mind, Juventus have submitted their squad list for the Champions League group stage, which gets underway on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when Max Allegri’s boys make the [...]

What financial crisis in Serie A? After years of free transfers and loan deals, the league has started to invest heavily once again as it starts to shake off the financial turmoil that has plagued the national game in recent years. In terms of spending across Europe’s top five leagues, Serie A’s €600 million spend [...]

Lazio Beats Bayer In Champions League Playoff

Lazio beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday, with halftime substitute Keita scoring the only goal of an entertaining match. The 20-year-old Keita, who had added more bite to the Lazio attack after replacing Miroslav Klose, scored in the 77th minute when he raced from the halfway [...]

Inter Sell Kovacic To Real Madrid

Croatian international Mateo Kovacic has joined Real Madrid from Inter Milan on a six-year deal, the Spanish giants confirmed on Tuesday. “Real Madrid and Inter Milan have agreed the transfer of Mateo Kovacic, who will be tied to the club for the next six seasons,” Madrid said in a statement. According to reports in the [...]

One of Roberto Mancini’s comments when he took over from Walter Mazzarri as Inter boss, was to ask where all the wingers were. Under Mazzarri’s 3-5-2 formation, it is the wingbacks that provide the attacking width, making a switch to Mancini’s 4-3-3 or 4-3-3-1 formation difficult as he had nobody in the squad to provide [...]

Juventus’ injury problems have deepened with Alvaro Morata ruled out for a month with a calf tear he picked up in training. Morata will miss Saturday’s Supercoppa against Lazio in Shanghai and at least the first two games of Juve’s season, including their trip to Roma on Aug. 30. Juve confirmed Morata’s injury with a [...]