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Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall insists Inter took the right approach to their tough Bulgarian trip, even if it made for dull viewing.
Atalanta are ripping up the book of clichés about Italian teams in the Champions League and Giancarlo Rinaldi is enjoying the ride along with them.
Napoli are mid-table in Serie A but have a special night ahead against Barcelona. Martin Mork argues it might be their last for a while – but the start of something special…
Tonight’s Champions League Round of 16 tie is historic for Atalanta, but Emmet Gates explains their ascent is more than a mere fairy-tale story.
Atalanta are famed for their use of wingbacks, but Valencia’s 4-4-2 could pose a problem in the Champions League. Livio Caferoglu investigates.
The Aquile have now beaten Juventus and Inter, so are inarguably Scudetto challengers this season, writes Tommaso Adami.
Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall can already see another Roma overhaul on the horizon if Paulo Fonseca fails to get a top four finish.
The three-man defence has become the cornerstone of Antonio Conte and Simone Inzaghi’s careers and Scudetto challenge, writes Martin Mork.
Milan put in another strong performance only to be held by a combination of Juventus, the referee and their own needless behaviour, writes Vijay Rahaman.
Napoli’s Coppa Italia victory against Inter should give Gennaro Gattuso insight in getting the best out of Fabian Ruiz, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
Maurizio Sarri has several different potential Juventus systems to choose from, writes Emmet Gates, all of them with strengths and major weaknesses.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic revitalised Milan for 45 minutes, but Inter had a collective to rely on and that will always trump individuals, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
Hellas Verona showed Italian champions Juventus that hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard, writes Elio Salerno.
Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall describes the mood in the city of Milan ahead of the unique experience that is the Derby della Madonnina.
It’s difficult to gauge just how much Marcelo Brozovic brings to this Inter midfield until they have to do without him, argues Tommaso Adami.
Hellas Verona have already been raided by bigger clubs for next season, as Kaustubh Pandey admires their approach.
Lazio are the ultimate underdogs in the Scudetto race, but that has never stopped them before, writes Vijay Rahaman.
Where Leonardo Bonucci and Gonzalo Higuain failed, Zlatan Ibrahimovic can succeed at shouldering the Milan burden, argues Ramez Nathan.

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