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Thursday May 28 2020
Paredes: 'Juve wanted me in 2011'

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes has revealed Juventus tried to sign him nine years ago, but his agent rejected the move.

The Old Lady have been linked with the Argentine in recent months and the 25-year-old, who has played for Chievo, Roma and Empoli in Italy, has claimed he was close to joining Juventus as a teenager.

In an interview with TNT Sport, Paredes said: “In 2011, a Juventus director tried to buy me and told me he wanted me as back-up for [Andrea] Pirlo.

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Friday May 15 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2005-06

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2005-06 edition!

The 2005-06 Serie A season will ultimately be remembered for one thing: Calciopoli. The investigation exposed a web of contacts and undue influence, with Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi sitting at the centre of it.

Calciopoli only came to light in May 2006, at a time when Juve should have been celebrating the Scudetto. Instead they were relegated to Serie B and had two titles stripped from their record, with the fallout from that decision still causing controversy today.

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Thursday May 7 2020
Corradi: 'I had a deal with Milan'

Bernardo Corradi reveals he almost joined Milan rather than Valencia, but changed his mind out of ‘gratitude’ to Lazio.

The centre-forward is now a youth team coach aged 44 and hung up his boots after one final experience at the Montreal Impact in 2012.

“My football journey was different to most, because when I was 18, I was still dividing my time between the lower leagues, having to do night school and fit that around training sessions,” Corradi told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday April 24 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2004-05

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2004-05 edition!

The 2004-05 edition of Serie A took on a different complexion to seasons before, as the league expanded to 20 teams. A controversy in Serie B from the 2002-03 season led to a record number of club being promoted ahead of the 2004-05 campaign, creating a 20-team league that remains the status quo.

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Wednesday April 22 2020
Only in Serie A: FKA Eriberto

Chievo winger Eriberto shocked the football world in 2002 when confessing he’d lied about his age, name and entire identity, as Luciano Siqueira was four years older…

Words: Susy Campanale

Eriberto Da Conceicao Silva was born on January 21, 1979, joining Bologna at the age of 19 in 1998 and becoming a crucial part of Chievo’s fairy-tale rise to the top from promotion to fifth place in Serie A. Luciano Siqueira was born on December 3, 1975 and had been on the verge of a big money transfer to Lazio in 2002 when he had a crisis of conscience and felt the desperate need to confess: Eriberto and Luciano were the same person.

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Friday April 17 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2003-04

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2003-04 edition!

The 2003-04 season saw Serie A say hello to one star of the future, Ricky Kaka, and goodbye to one of the greats, Roberto Baggio. As the Brazilian’s Milan lifted their 17th Scudetto at the end of it, the Divine Ponytail bowed out after a mesmerising career.

Ultimately, the Rossoneri claimed the title by 11 points, with Roma and Juventus fighting it out for second. Inter rounded off the top four while the teams doomed to Serie B – Perugia, Modena, Empoli and Ancona – were eventually settled by a relegation play-off.

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Monday April 13 2020
Floro Flores: 'I don't regret rejecting Juve'

Antonio Floro Flores has revealed that he doesn’t regret rejecting a move to Juventus, despite believing it could have led to 'a better career'.

But the former Udinese forward reveals that he was trying to escape coach Francesco Guidolin whilst at the Friuli and admits a move to the Old Lady might have improved his options for the rest of his career.

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Friday April 10 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2002-03

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2002-03 edition!

The 2002-03 Serie A season kicked off in the shadow of Italy’s controversial World Cup 2002 exit against co-hosts South Korea, and ended with Juventus crowned champions by seven points. In between saw 789 goals scored, 77 red cards shown and some of football’s greatest ever players gracing pitches up and down the peninsula.

With Fiorentina starting again from Serie C2 and the Seven Sisters era over, 2002-03 was a unique time in calcio history. But how well do you remember it? Here are 20 questions to find out!

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Sunday April 5 2020
Sorrentino deserved better

The veteran shot-stopper put an end to his professional career earlier this year, so Vilizar Yakimov looks back at Stefano Sorrentino’s under-appreciated story.

Little, if any, attention was paid from both fans and media when Stefano Sorrentino announced his retirement back in January after more than 20 years in the professional game.

At first glance, this only seemed normal, as the 41-year-old goalkeeper had never played for a top team and had spent his best years at Serie A minnows Chievo. Yet, despite defending their goal for years, the Flying Donkeys practically forced him into retirement, as he was released against his will after their relegation to Serie B.

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Friday April 3 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2001-02

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2001-02 edition!

Another bout of last round drama was in store for the 2001-02 season as three teams went into the final day with a chance of claiming the Scudetto. Juventus eventually came out on top, beating champions Roma and Inter to the trophy, the Old Lady’s first title since 1997-98.

But Chievo were arguably the story of the season, as the Flying Donkeys took Serie A by storm. They led the table for six rounds before falling away – but still claimed a creditable fifth place in their debut Serie A campaign.

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