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After UEFA refused a settlement agreement, Milan’s possible punishment casts a cloud over their summer plans and future, writes Matthew Santangelo.
Roberto Mancini won his debut and Mario Balotelli scored on his comeback, but Susy Campanale felt it just confirmed people are never happy with Italy.
In some ways, Maurizio Sarri is the ideal Coach for Roman Abramovich's Chelsea, but Daryl Hammond worries he won't get the time to prove it.
Mario Balotelli returns to the Italy squad after four years out and Richard Hall believes the Azzurri have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.
Mauro Icardi was not included in Argentina’s World Cupsquad, but Vilizar Yakimov argues that Jorge Sampaoli was wrong to leave out the Inter captain.
Only three years on from heart-breaking bankruptcy, Parma are back in Serie A and Emmet Gates is one of many welcoming their return.
The Tuscan club ran away with the Serie B title and have the potential to keep progressing in Italy’s top flight, writes Nick Valerio.
The loss of Maurizio Sarri will perhaps be lamented just as much as Carlo Ancelotti's arrival at Napoli is celebrated, writes Adam Summerton.
With Gigi Buffon yet to make a decision, Adam Digby implores the Juventus legend to hang up his gloves while he’s still considered the greatest of all time.
Despite growing tension at Milan, it would be in Gianluigi Donnarumma’s best interest to stay to grow as a footballer, argues Matthew Santangelo.
Lazio and Inter provided a dramatic finale to this remarkable Serie A season that screenwriters must envy, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
La Dea continues to marshal young players through one of the Peninsula’s top footballing academies and mould them into impactful first teamers, writes Matthew Santangelo.
Inter would have plenty to offer the Champions League should they beat Lazio, writes Richard Thomas.
Ahead of the showdown with Inter for fourth place, Daryl Hammond argues Lazio have done more than enough to earn their Champions League ticket.
After 16 years, Lazio and Inter once again go head-to-head in a decisive final showdown and Richard Hall will be at the Stadio Olimpico.
Going into the final round of the season, there are still five teams who could be relegated to Serie B, so Ramez Nathan analyses the situation.
The Azzurri have taken an important step by appointing Roberto Mancini, a rather unspectacular, but solid choice, writes Vilizar Yakimov.
After a seventh straight title and fourth domestic double, Emmet Gates wonders when and if the Juventus dominance of calcio will end.

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