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More than a Derby d'Italia
Football Italia’s Chief Correspondent Richard Hall asks if this Inter side really has what it takes to topple Juventus or does history already tell the story?
Juventus set play surrender
The problem of conceding from dead ball situations is not new at Juventus, nor is it solely a tactical issue, explains Elio Salerno.
New Milan, same problems
It took just five matches for Milan’s mood to change from optimism to misery, as Vijay Rahaman wonders if they’ll ever get it together.
Inter show title teeth
Antonio Conte’s men are exhibiting the mental fortitude usually lacking from Inter, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi, and Napoli could do with borrowing some.
Dea for the taking?
Atalanta's Champions League humbling in Zagreb posed questions about their ambitions as a club, so Emmet Gates asks - are they too small to be big, or too big to be small?
Balotelli opens Brescia era
After 1,228 days, Mario Balotelli will play in Serie A again tonight when Brescia host Juventus, so Emmet Gates wonders what version of the striker we’ll see.
Three is the magic number
We’re only four rounds in and already the Scudetto is a three-horse race, as Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall rounds up the weekend action.
Conte machine crushes Milan
After four rounds, Inter already look like a well-oiled Antonio Conte machine, writes Kaustubh Pandey, but Milan are just going through the motions.
First blood in the Milan Derby
Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall looks at the Derby Della Madonnina and assesses why this time it’s much bigger than just an intercity rivalry.
The two faces of Rome
Roma trashed Istanbul Basaksehir, but Lazio lost to CFR Cluj and Vilizar Yakimov saw the same patterns repeating themselves.
Dead balls an issue, but Juve are alive
There were more positives than negatives in Madrid, as Juventus showed Elio Salerno what they are capable of once set plays are sorted.
All-change at the Wanda Metropolitano
Both Juventus and Atletico Madrid have transformed since their Champions League clash six months ago, explains Emmet Gates.
Napoli statement in Europe
After falling short so many times, Anthony Barbagallo believes the win against Liverpool shows Napoli finally have the right Champions League mentality.
New Napoli, new Liverpool
Napoli may have a rather different squad to last season unlike Liverpool, but the Partenopei must be wary of the Reds’ new-found steel, writes Sam Wilson.
The Scouser and the Scugnizzo
Liverpool should not be warning their fans to avoid Napoli ultras, but rather encourage a twinning of two very similar cities, writes Susy Campanale.
Battle lines & battle scars
Football Italia’s Chief Correspondent Richard Hall looks back on an incredible Week 3 in Serie A, with a war of words between Inter and Juventus erupting, plus Bologna pulling off a mighty comeback.
Fiorentina make their point
It was a result with very different sensations for Fiorentina, Juventus and the Scudetto rivals, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
Chiesa should thank Fiorentina
Despite strong interest from Juventus, Fiorentina somehow managed to keep Federico Chiesa and Vilizar Yakimov thinks both player and club will benefit.
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