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Tweet and sour
A post-match joke from the Turin giants has heaped more spice on the Juventus-Fiorentina rivalry. Giancarlo Rinaldi reviews the first of their three-course banquet of battles.
Serie A Week 27: Did You Know?
Juventus matched Torino and Inter all-time records by continuing Fiorentina's Turin taboo, Roma fell in Naples again and Milan had their worst run in Susy Campanale's Serie A stats.
Italy's All-Time No 10s
Dave Taylor suggests FIFA magazine’s recent list of all-time No 10s could easily have been completely compiled from Serie A.
The new Marchisio
Il Principino’s versatility has made him stand-in regista at Juventus, where he is proving to be a worthy protégé on the eve of Fiorentina, says Jeremy Lim.
Verratti must go to Brazil
Despite showing good club form, Marco Verratti continues to struggle for chances with Italy. Cronan Yu urges Cesare Prandelli to give him a chance.
Juve and Fiorentina, best of enemies
Richard Thomas investigates the Juventus-Fiorentina rivalry and is convinced that a new, controversial chapter is waiting to be written over the next fortnight.
Taking the bull by the horns
Italy were dominated and succumbed to a 1-0 defeat in Spain, but it’s far from all doom and gloom says Jeremy Lim.
Prandelli’s Spanish test
It may not be the friendly Italy wanted, but Cesare Prandelli’s side have the opportunity to test their strength against Spain, writes Luca Cetta.
They said what?!
Fernando Llorente and Daniele De Rossi learn the dangers of Googling your Coach and Erick Thohir runs for Inter in Susy Campanale's quotes of the week.
Azzurri for the future
Cesare Prandelli’s continuation with Italy seems to hinge on a focus on youth. Anthony Alborino considers the names in profile for the World Cup and beyond.
Striking difference sees Juve prosper
A cool, calculating Juventus had too much finishing quality for a plucky Milan side on Sunday night. Giancarlo Rinaldi hails the Bianconeri’s brilliant forwards and rounds up all the action.
Serie A Week 26: Did You Know?
Juventus do the double over Milan and match Inter's record, Napoli continue their Livorno curse and Bostjan Cesar is card crazy in Susy Campanale's stats of the week.
Time for Buffon to step aside?
With Juve linked to other ‘keepers, Dave Taylor wonders if Gianluigi Buffon can offer more to Juventus by standing down as No 1.
Conte, concentrate on calcio
Cold hard results mean that recent criticism of Juventus is unwarranted, but they must keep their eyes on the prize, says Richard Thomas.
Upstaging El Principe
Mauro Icardi’s barnstorming cameos for Inter mean it is only a matter of time before he overtakes Diego Milito in the pecking order, writes Jeremy Lim.
Sassuolo’s Malesani decision
A poor start to life under Alberto Malesani has left Sassuolo rock bottom in Serie A. Luca Cetta believes a change is needed.
They said what?!
Antonio Conte kicks up a Fabio Capello stink, Lucio goes Neo on Matrix and Walter Mazzarri channels Airplane in Susy Campanale’s quotes of the week.
Serie A Week 25: Did You Know?
The Derby della Mole sets another Antonio Conte record, Antonio Di Natale matches Gabriel Batistuta and Stefan Radu doubles up in Susy Campanale's stats.
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