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Gennaro Gattuso overcame Napoli old boy Maurizio Sarri, recording a memorable victory over old rivals Juventus in the process, writes Elio Salerno.
The Derby della Capitale ended in a draw, so Giancarlo Rinaldi believes both Roma and Lazio can take positives from the performance as well as a point each.
As Inter host Cagliari, Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall wonders if the Nerazzurri got it wrong with Radja Nainggolan?
Maurizio Sarri and Napoli together felt like a fairytale, but as they reunite on Sunday, Tommaso Adami fears they’ll never find that chemistry again.
Lazio have grown both on and off the field in recent years, as Susy Campanale sees them rivalling Roma to become the leading light in the Capital.
Napoli turned a corner in the Coppa Italia by blending Gennaro Gattuso’s grit with Carlo Ancelotti’s tactical versatility, argues Kaustubh Pandey.
Antonio Conte can no longer complain at a lack of options, argues Emmet Gates, as Inter are giving the moaning coach everything he asks for.
The Scudetto is ultimately decided by weekends like this, explains Giancarlo Rinaldi, as Juventus grind, Inter grumble and Lazio go wild.
Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall looks at how Stefano Pioli has reinvigorated Milan by doing the simple things well.
At the midway mark of the Serie A campaign, Tommaso Adami picks the 11 players who have truly stood out in their roles. Who makes your ideal XI?
The exchange between Matteo Politano and Leonardo Spinazzola looks like a win-win for Inter, Roma and both players, writes Christopher Bland.
Christian Eriksen looks set join Inter from Tottenham Hotspur, so Karsten Krogh examines whether the Dane is a good fit for Antonio Conte and Serie A.
Diego Demme and Stanislav Lobotka should bring much-needed balance to the Napoli midfield, explains Vilizar Yakimov.
We’re at the halfway stage of the marathon Scudetto race, so Vijay Rahaman checks on the progress of the leading pack Juventus, Inter and Lazio.
It was one for the football hipsters, as Maurizio Sarri out-witted Paulo Fonseca at the Olimpico. Elio Salerno analyses the Roma-Juventus tactical battle.
Inter and Lazio had difficult tasks ahead this weekend and Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall marks their exam papers.
Antonio Conte and Gian Piero Gasperini go head-to-head this evening in a battle of contrasting and yet similar tactical approaches, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
As Milan look like already giving up on Krzysztof Piatek, Emmet Gates writes why selling the striker now would be a mistake.