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After dispatching with Malmo and facing Milan on the horizon, Luca Persico believes Max Allegri is ready for his first real test at Juventus.
After another 7-0 destruction of Sassuolo, Varun Mathure discusses seven points for Inter fans to mull over in the afterglow of their victory.
Something is wrong in the state of Napoli but Dave Taylor believes there is no need to get the knives out just yet.
Jeremy Menez’s transformation from Parisian afterthought to Parma antagonist is a symbol of Filippo Inzaghi’s entertaining Milan side.
Milan's best start for eight years, Inter inflict another 7-0 on Sassuolo and Napoli's Chievo curse as Susy Campanale rounds up the Week 2 curiosities.
Empoli prove they deserve to be in Serie A, according to Andrea Tallarita, but Roma’s minds are already elsewhere.
A hat-trick in Inter’s demolition of Sassuolo has Mauro Icardi as Livio Caferoglu’s pick as the standout performer in Week 2 of Serie A.
An excellent start to life under Massimiliano Allegri has empowered Juventus as they head into a crucial week, writes Jeremy Lim.
Inter and Milan took centre stage on a weekend in which a number of clubs and players began to fulfil their potential, writes Alasdair Mackenzie.
The ultimate Andrea Pirlo tribute, Jose Mourinho explains Antonio Conte's hair and the power of pesto in Susy Campanale's quotes round-up.
Roberto Donadoni’s face-off with Filippo Inzaghi and Milan is what makes Sunday’s Parma-Milan clash all the more interesting, writes Sam Lewis.
Despite looking set to quit the club in recent months, Fredy Guarin remains at Inter. Varun Mathure wonders if the Colombian still has a role to play.
After turning heads during his first senior season, Lazio’s Keita Balde Diao is confident of making a huge impact in this campaign, explains Alasdair Mackenzie.
Several Brits contributed to Sampdoria’s era of success in the mid-1980s and 1990s. Dave Taylor looks fondly back at one of them, Graeme Souness.
In a week of mildly poisonous rumour, reported by Andrea Tallarita, it is James Pallotta’s remarks that command the spotlight.
Italy open Euro 2016 qualifying with an away trip to Norway. Aman Sehdev looks at how Antonio Conte will set up his team in Oslo.
Simone Zaza appears close to fulfilling his potential after an impressive Italy debut, writes Alasdair Mackenzie.
Jonathan Biabiany's quickchange, Antonio Conte's ugly truth and Rafa Benitez being the anti-Bill Shankly in Susy Campanale's quotes round-up.