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With the Azzurrini finalising their preparations for the upcoming European Under-21 Championship, Luca Persico assesses Luigi Di Biagio’s outfit.
Gigi Buffon goes into Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona knowing this may be his last chance of winning the trophy, writes Varun Mathure.
As Andrea Pirlo prepares for his fourth Champions League final, Rossella Marrai attempts to explain what makes him tick.
Luca Toni and Mauro Icardi make history, Gonzalo Higuain's penalty curse continues as Susy Campanale sums up stats from the most prolific round in a decade.
The absolute attention of all concerned at Napoli must be fixed firmly on the titanic tussle with Lazio this weekend despite recent developments, says David Lee Wheatley.
Roma’s Rudi Garcia prepared the perfect gameplan to exploit Lazio's weaknesses to secure automatic Champions League football, writes Aman Sehdev.
As preparations continue for the Champions League Final, Luca Cetta recalls Juventus’ poor record in Europe’s biggest match.
Juventus set another record, Roma players end their droughts in time for the derby and Milan see red again in Susy Campanale's stats round-up.
Inter are all-but guaranteed to finish outside of Europe this season, but Mohamed Nassar sees hope that this may finally represent 'Year Zero' for the club.
In one of the most important derbies in years, Roma and Lazio go head-to-head for second, writes Aman Sehdev.
Alessandro Matri’s extra time goal sealed Juventus’ first League and Cup double since 1995. Luca Cetta examines how the Coppa was won.  
Juventus and Lazio come into the Coppa Italia Final with bigger priorities on the horizon. Luca Persico insists though, that they would be foolish to underestimate its value.
A possible summer exodus would derail Napoli’s attempts to finally become serious Scudetto contenders, says David Lee Wheatley.  
Claudio Marchisio's penalty debut, Domenico Berardi a Milan taboo and goodbye Cagliari in Susy Campanale's stats round-up.
Despite having the Scudetto sewn up and two Cup finals ahead, Juventus added the Derby d’Italia to their list of recent triumphs on Saturday, writes Alasdair Mackenzie.
After a drab and damp defeat to Dnipro, Luca Persico wonders if Rafa Benitez is the right man to take Napoli forward.
Juventus have reached the Champions League Final thanks to Alvaro Morata’s goal and their unshakable spirit, Luca Cetta writes.  
It was another brace for Josip Ilicic, who emerged as the King of Tuscany following Fiorentina’s derby win against Empoli. Livio Caferoglu profiles his pick for Week 35.