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Tuesday November 23 2010
Eto'o receives three-match ban

Inter striker Samuel Eto'o has been suspended for three matches following his Zinedine Zidane-like head-butt on Chievo's Bostjan Cesar at the weekend.

The Cameroon international's actions went unnoticed by the referee and he remained on the pitch, scoring a wonderful 92nd minute goal, although it didn't stop Inter losing 2-1.

As expected, the League's disciplinary commissioner has come down hard on Eto'o, banning him for three matches notwithstanding the player's apology.

He has also been fined €30,000.

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Tuesday November 23 2010
Sorrentino has Italy ambition

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino hopes to make Italy boss Cesare Prandelli change his mind so he calls him up in the near future.

The 31-year-old was superb last season and had thought he stood a chance of filling in for Gigi Buffon during the latter's injury lay-off.

However, Prandelli has decided to put his faith into two younger 'keepers in Bologna's Emiliano Viviano and Palermo's Salvatore Sirigu.

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Sunday November 21 2010
Pioli doubts talk of Inter crisis

Chievo Coach Stefano Pioli does not believe the stories of a struggling Inter in crisis, but welcomes back Sergio Pellissier.

“Are Inter weaker than expected at the moment? Are you kidding? Look at the squad that Rafa Benitez has at his disposal for this game,” said Pioli.

“He has the likes of Esteban Cambiasso, Dejan Stankovic, Lucio, Davide Santon, Wesley Sneijder and Javier Zanetti. These are world class champions.

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Sunday November 21 2010
Eto'o risks ban for 'Zidane' headbutt

Samuel Eto'o risks a long ban after the Inter striker was caught on camera head-butting Cesar in a Zinedine Zidane-Marco Materazzi style.

The off the ball incident occurred 38 minutes into today's Serie A match against Chievo.

The two players had argued a few moments earlier and Eto'o opted to take 'revenge' by running towards him to head-butt Cesar in the chest.

The referee, assistants and fourth official at the Stadio Bentegodi did not see the incident, but it was caught on camera.

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Sunday November 21 2010
Pioli: 'Tempo troubled Inter'

Chievo Coach Stefano Pioli explains how he managed to defeat reigning Treble winners Inter. “We kept up the tempo.”

The Flying Donkeys secured a 2-1 victory at the Bentegodi thanks to Sergio Pellissier and Davide Moscardelli.

“Inter were attacking us with many players and we wanted to be quick on the counter with Cyril Thereau and Pellissier. We did it,” smiled Pioli.

“The Nerazzurri took a good approach to the game in a difficult arena, but we did well to keep up the tempo and maintain a solid unit.”

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Sunday November 21 2010
Benitez: 'Eto'o was provoked'

Rafa Benitez insists Inter's only problems are down to injuries and Samuel Eto'o was provoked. “He lost control.”

The 2-1 defeat at Chievo was a disaster for the Nerazzurri, who are now nine points off leaders Milan.

It could be much worse, though, as Eto'o was caught on camera head-butting Bostjan Cesar in the chest.

In an incident very similar to Zinedine Zidane's 2006 World Cup Final attack on Marco Materazzi, the off-the-ball incident was not spotted by the officials.

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Sunday November 21 2010
Cesar: 'Eto'o didn't even apologise'

Bostjan Cesar says “Samuel Eto'o did not even apologise” after head-butting him in the chest in scenes reminiscent of the 2006 World Cup Final.

During the first half of Inter's 2-1 defeat at Chievo, Eto'o got into a row with the defender, claiming he had been hit on the face by a trailing arm.

The Cameroon striker then reacted a few moments later by head-butting Cesar in the chest, unseen by the officials.

“Eto'o is a great player, but I think this sort of behaviour simply should not happen,” said the defender.

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Friday November 19 2010
Wounded Inter worry Pioli

Chievo boss Stefano Pioli is fearing an Inter backlash when the two teams meet this weekend.

The Nerazzurri are feeling the pressure after last Sunday's 1-0 defeat to derby rivals Milan left them six points off the top in what is their worst start to a season post-Calciopoli.

"A few people might think that this is the best time to face Inter, but I disagree," the tactician noted.

"We'll play a wounded Inter on Sunday, an angry side which will be desperate to hit back after a derby loss and some not exceptional games.

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Saturday November 13 2010
Samp and Chievo lose captains

Sunday's match between Sampdoria and Chievo will be without stars like Angelo Palombo, Franco Semioli and Sergio Pellissier.

The Blucerchiati have not even got captain Palombo on the bench, joining Luciano Zauri and Semioli on the treatment table.

Antonio Cassano is naturally absent, as Samp have started proceedings to have his contract terminated for 'insubordination.'

Chievo are also forced to do without their captain, as striker Pellissier is still struggling with an injury.

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Monday November 8 2010
Sorrentino set to stay at Chievo

Stefano Sorrentino has pledged his future to Chievo amid speculation that he might leave the club in the January transfer window.

The 31-year-old was said to have been unsettled after not getting a big move in the summer following an excellent season in Verona.

Juventus were among the clubs interested in signing him, but opted for Marco Storari when Chievo refused to lower their asking price.

Speaking to Tutto Mercato Web, Sorrentino said: "I stayed at Chievo and now I am only thinking about doing well with this shirt.

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