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Napoli beat Shakhtar Donetsk to keep their Champions League hopes alive, but Richard Hall wonders if they really want a place in the Round of 16?
Roma are having a good time in Serie A and the Champions League under inspirational Eusebio Di Francesco, writes Daryl Hammond.
There's a revolution taking place in Serie A and anyone who assumes things are going their way will be left empty-handed, writes Susy Campanale.
Vincenzo Montella’s adjusted midfield shape failed to threaten Napoli’s goal at the San Paolo, explains Matthew Santangelo.
While Roma emerged as genuine Scudetto contenders, Nick Valerio insists Lazio can take heart from the Derby della Capitale too.
While Milan splashed out on star names this summer, Fabio Borini has been the surprise standout performer, writes Richard Hall.
Few Coaches are prepared for the Roma and Lazio pressure cooker, but as Billy Wilkinson explains, Eusebio Di Francesco and Simone Inzaghi know it well.
The best way to deal with Italy’s painful failure to qualify for the World Cup is to concentrate on change for the future, writes Chloe Beresford.
Giampiero Ventura was out of his depth, but the last few World Cups show the Azzurri lack old-fashioned talent, writes Emmet Gates.
Italy's failure to reach the 2018 World Cup was like watching a car crash unfold in slow-motion, powerless to stop it, writes Susy Campanale.
Italy are out of the World Cup for the first time in 60 years and Adam Digby lays the blame squarely at the feet of Coach Giampiero Ventura.
As the football world stands to applaud Andrea Pirlo on his retirement, Emmet Gates points out this legend of the sport almost fell through the cracks.
Italy look set to finally give Jorginho his competitive debut in the most dire of circumstances, writes Marco D’Onofrio.
After Italy’s defeat to Sweden, Giampiero Ventura must tinker with tactics and attitude to reach the World Cup, writes Matthew Santangelo.
If Italy miss the first World Cup in 60 years, a new generation of calcio lovers will suffer the consequences, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
Following the defeat in Sweden with an inexplicable team selection, Giampiero Ventura has no more Italy advocates, writes Susy Campanale.
Ciro Immobile is pivotal if Giampiero Ventura is to drag his faltering Italy side past Sweden in the World Cup playoffs, writes Jack Stevens.
A balanced 4-3-3 formation would be the right choice for Italy against Sweden, says Vilizar Yakimov, but Giampiero Ventura isn’t listening.