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With veterans retiring and youngsters only just starting, Marcello Cossali-Francis says it’s time Italy’s 25-30-year-olds stepped up to the plate.
The international break has brought no respite for Milan on the injury front, leaving Gaby McKay wondering who will actually play against Lazio.
Eyebrows were raised when Roberto Mancini opted to call-up the German-born midfielder, but Anthony Barbagallo feels he could be a valuable addition to the Italy squad.
Richard Hall notes that there is finally a feel-good factor around the Italy camp ahead of the Nations League showdown with Portugal.
Much excitement has surrounded Sandro Tonali's call-up to the Italy squad, but what is he actually like as a player? Elio Salerno investigates...
The Nerazzurri’s performance against Atalanta was disastrous, but Richard Hall sees no need to panic.
His comeback at Chievo went down in flames, and Gaby McKay says it’s time for Giampiero Ventura to walk off into the sunset.
Gonzalo Higuain's desperation to make his mark for Milan against old club Juventus was ultimately his downfall, explains Giancarlo Rinaldi.
It may not be the most passionate game in Italy but, as Daryl Hammond explains, Milan vs Juventus may be the most prestigious.
The resurrection of the Portuguese has been one of the biggest surprises of Inter’s season, writes Richard Hall.
Inter put in a fantastic defensive display against Barcelona, argues Richard Hall, with none more impressive than the Great Wall of San Siro, Milan Skriniar.
He may not be playing for the right team, writes Massimo Nuzzo, but Napoli fans will be pleased to see Edinson Cavani return to the San Paolo.
Italian football may be known for its defensive tradition but, writes Gaby McKay, Week 11 brought a real avalanche of goals.
No other club can sum up the heady days of 1990s Serie A, the burst of the financial bubble and dream revival like Parma, writes Anthony Barbagallo.
Udinese don’t have Toto anymore and, as Richard Hall explains, their entire model seems to be a thing of the past.
Forget Gonzalo Higuain or Alessio Romagnoli, the key man for the Rossoneri right now is the silky Spaniard, writes Daryl Hammond.
With Marco Giampaolo’s incredible work at Sampdoria allowing them to fly high for a second consecutive season, Vilizar Yakimov explains how the 51-year-old is getting back to his early promise.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men were able to secure a point against Roma, but Massimo Nuzzo explains too many missed opportunities could come back to haunt the Partenopei.