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Romelu Lukaku is already more of a captain, centre-forward and leader of Inter than Mauro Icardi ever could be, writes Owen Diana.
The Champions League quarter-final proved a step too far for Atalanta, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi, as the sheer wealth of PSG talent eventually made the difference.
PSG star Neymar earns as much as the entire Atalanta squad put together, but Lee Bushe has learned never to underestimate La Dea.
Antonio Conte’s Inter vision is taking shape in the new format and, if they can just learn to kill off games that they dominate, Richard Hall believes they are Europa League favourites.
At least Juventus have finally admitted their ambitions out loud, but Kaustubh Pandey wonders if Andrea Pirlo is the man to make them a superclub.
As Juventus’ appointment of Andrea Pirlo starts to sink in, Livio Caferoglu analyses the risk and reward of backing a great player to become a great coach...
Napoli didn’t have enough belief in themselves to really pick Barcelona apart, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi, in another timid Champions League exit.
Juventus failed in Europe yet again, this time eliminated by a tactically-astute Lyon, but Elio Salerno saw problems that extend far beyond just Maurizio Sarri.
Jim Pallotta’s era ends with a whimper against Sevilla, but at least new owner Dan Friedkin knows what he has to do at Roma, writes Owen Diana.
The Nerazzurri advance to the quarter-finals after a hard-fought win over Getafe and Vilizar Yakimov thinks they have what it takes to go all the way in the Europa League.
Barcelona are in turmoil going into the Napoli clash, while Sevilla are fired up for Roma and Getafe will be tough Inter contenders, writes Football Espana's Alan Feehely.
Juventus fans and Maurizio Sarri will fear very little has realistically changed since the first leg defeat to Lyon, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
Roma have been transformed by a shift in tactics and can unleash those weapons on the Sevilla weak spots, explains Wayne Girard.
Inter have fond memories of European football and winning the Europa League could be the ideal way to mark this debut Antonio Conte season, writes Richard Hall.
Going into the final round, Inter, Atalanta and Lazio could all take second place, as Vijay Rahaman outlines their credentials for that silver medal.
Going into the final weekend, Inter, Atalanta and Lazio can all still take second place, but Owen Diana sees that only increase Milan’s regrets.
The fight to avoid relegation goes down to the wire, as only one point separates Genoa and Lecce. Lee Bushe analyses the situation going into the final round.
Inter kept a third consecutive clean sheet and Alessandro Bastoni confirmed he’s the ideal defender for Antonio Conte, writes Kaustubh Pandey.