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Roma are just the latest in a long line of Italian clubs to self-destruct at the Champions League play-off, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
As Giampiero Ventura prepares to name his first Italy squad, Gaby McKay wonders what we can expect from his Azzurri.
Carlos Bacca's historic hat-trick, prolific Roma, disappointing Inter and a mind-blowing Gigi Buffon fact in Susy Campanale's stats round-up.
Probably the best set play specialist in the world, Adam Digby analyses Miralem Pjanic’s unique skill.
For a club who once set the bar in extravagant spending, Inter may have made the best pound-for-pound signing of the summer in Ever Banega, writes Livio Caferoglu.
It was a deserved and solid win against Fiorentina, but Juventus have to learn to stay awake for 90 minutes, writes Vincent Van Genechten.
After a record-breaking season at Napoli and €90m move to Juventus, Luca Cetta asks if Gonzalo Higuain can repeat the feat in Turin.
Marco Materazzi tends to be seen as a hero or villain, but on the occasion of his birthday, Susy Campanale sees him as a bit of both.
Everyone expected Roma to collapse in Europe, as they often do, but Richard Hall saw a new resilience against Porto.
The intense rivalry has been burning for decades and means a lot to both sides, writes Chloe Beresford.
With a young Italian team, their own stadium and European competition, Gaby McKay wonders if Sassuolo are the best-run club in Italy.
Roma's game against Porto is already do-or-die, writes Andrea Tallarita, as they cannot afford to miss out on the Champions League.
The sense of unease is palpable among Fiorentina fans, but Giancarlo Rinaldi has been here before.
Frank de Boer is the first full-time Dutch tactician in Serie A, so Mina Rzouki analyses how his style will work at Inter.
After Napoli officially announced Marek Hamsik’s renewal, Chloe Beresford pays tribute to the Partenopei captain.
Roma's curse with defenders continues, but Edo Dalmonte argues that balancing their finances should be Roma's priority.
The capture of Antonio Candreva from Lazio signals an important turning point in Inter’s restless summer, writes Richard Hall.
Who will win the Scudetto in the coming season?