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Antonio Di Natale's brace for Udinese against old side Empoli made him Livio Caferoglu's standout performer from Week 1 of Serie A.
After an impressive debut against Chievo, Luca Persico assess Juventus’ latest young gem, Kingsley Coman.
Week 1 was light on shocks but full of action. Alasdair Mackenzie sums up an eventful opening weekend on the peninsula.
As the season opens, Andrea Tallarita distinguishes between clear certainties and dark areas for Rudi Garcia’s Roma.
Samir Handanovic the penalty expert, the first opening own goal in 20 years and Lazio's San Siro nightmare in Susy Campanale's Week 1 stats round-up.
Napoli tragedy turns into comedy, Mario Balotelli's ego explodes and Massimo Cellino is sorry he took six games to sack his Leeds boss in Susy Campanale's quotes of the week.
Keeping hold of Juan Cuadrado for the coming season is a coup for Fiorentina and Serie A, says Greg Lea.
It is 20 years this week since Gabriel Batistuta embarked on an historic goalscoring run at Fiorentina. Giancarlo Rinaldi reminisces.
After emphatically sealing qualification to the Europa League group stages, Varun Mathure asks if Inter need a final piece to complete their transfer window.
Andrea Pirlo’s national team future remains in the balance, but Adam Scime has the ostensibly unpopular belief that a graceful passing of the baton is in order.
Amid reports of interest from Sevilla, Juventus are seemingly willing to sell Angelo Ogbonna. Luca Persico suggests that might be best for all concerned.
Roma's frenetic deals to find and lose a defender is understandable in light of their defence being the only real uncertainty for the season, argues Andrea Tallarita.
Keisuke Honda’s TIM Cup triumph could provide a real boost to Milan’s ailing squad, writes Sam Lewis. 
Mino Raiola finally hit upon the truth about Mario Balotelli – he’s no leader and we’re wrong to expect otherwise, argues Susy Campanale.
Malky Mackay makes Carlo Tavecchio look good, Mario Balotelli's percentage points and forgetting Luis Suarez in Susy Campanale's quotes of the week.
Football Italia concludes its 2014-15 season preview coverage with reports on Roma, Lazio, Empoli and Verona.
Selling Mario Balotelli to Liverpool is a move that makes no sense on several levels, writes Sam Lewis.
Football Italia's season preview goes Bianconeri and Gialloblu, as we look at Juventus, Udinese, Parma and Chievo heading into 2014-15.