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Richard Hall gives credit to Sassuolo’s debut in the Europa League and the long hard struggle it celebrates.
Juventus completed their two-match tour of Australia this week ahead of the new season. Luca Cetta was in Melbourne to get a close-up look at Bianconeri preparations.
Paul Pogba’s future has been the subject of debate all year long, but in the end Juventus will always be a winner, writes Vincent Van Genechten.
With speculation surrounding the future of Inter Coach Roberto Mancini, Edo Dalmonte cautions against a hasty divorce.
With fans in open revolt and Marcelo Bielsa dumping Lazio, Edo Dalmonte wonders whether Claudio Lotito is helping.
Tactical superiority, unrivalled passion and focus could bring silverware back to the Bridge this season, writes Paul Hill.
Whist rivals Juventus are busy strengthening their squad, Napoli’s deals are failing at the eleventh hour, writes Chloe Beresford.
As Inter jet off to the United States, President Erick Thohir steps in to quash the rumour mill, writes Richard Hall.
The price-tag for Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain is big, writes Vincent Van Genechten, but for Juventus this is about so much more.
Following Portugal’s rather unexpected triumph in Paris, Edo Dalmonte rates the Euro 2016 XI he’d go into battle with. 
Now that Italy’s Euro 2016 is over, David Swan looks back over the best and worst performers.
There were mixed feelings when Italy went out of Euro 2016 to Germany. Susy Campanale unpicks the emotional knot.
If ever there was a heroic defeat, then Azzurri fan Richard Hall considers Euro 2016 reason to feel proud of Italy.
Though the Azzurri went down fighting against Germany, Edo Dalmonte wonders if Italy should have risked more.
Past glories are reassuring, but Italy have to focus on the here and now to beat Germany, warns Richard Hall.
If Italy are to dispose of Germany, then Milan wing-back Mattia De Sciglio will be key, argues Chloe Beresford.
Italy are showing more unity than even in 2006, exemplified by Lorenzo Insigne, argues Richard Hall.
After disposing of Spain, David Swan writes, Italy now face a Germany team that's better technically but poorer mentally.