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Thursday October 17 2019
Serie A Week 8 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 8 are announced as Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Stefano Pioli’s Milan debut against Lecce.

Milan will be boosted by the fact they have won four of their five games when Pasqua has been referee.

Elsewhere, Massimiliano Irrati is given Juventus’ visit of Bologna and Marco Piccinini will oversee Napoli-Verona.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Tonali: 'I'm a Pirlo-Gattuso mix'

Sandro Tonali shook off the emotion of his Italy debut after just 30 seconds and the Brescia midfielder described himself as a mixture of Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso.

The 19-year-old came off the bench in this evening’s 5-0 victory against Liechtenstein.

“I felt wonderful, as not everyone gets to play for the Nazionale. After 30 seconds where I was a little emotional that it was really happening, I settled down,” the Brescia midfielder told Rai Sport.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Mancini: 'Italy not far behind the best'

Roberto Mancini maintains sides like France, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany are “not that far ahead” of Italy going into Euro 2020.

The Azzurri qualified for the tournament with three games to spare after winning seven out of seven, while it could be eight tonight against Liechtenstein.

“We’re playing again after three days, so it’s a chance for some players to rest and others to make their mark,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

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BLOG ITALIA
Tuesday October 15 2019
Italy's opportunity to experiment

With Italy punching their ticket to Euro 2020, Anthony Barbagallo identified areas of the team where Roberto Mancini should experiment. 

Just two years after missing out on the World Cup, that passionate spirit has been reignited among many Italian fans. It felt like an eternity since we last saw the players and fans with smiles etched across their faces. With the Italian flags and shirts absent in Russia last year, the Azzurri supporters can now take these items out of their closets and put them on display at next year’s monumental Euro 2020. 

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Sunday October 13 2019
Balotelli bonuses revealed

Mario Balotelli could quadruple his salary with goal-related bonuses for Brescia this season, according to reports.

The striker returned to his hometown club and accepted a pay cut compared the deals he had at OGC Nice and Olympique Marseille.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, there are some hidden details in the contract he signed with Brescia.

This means his salary of €1m per year could be quadrupled to €4m with bonuses for securing Serie A safety and if he were to find the net 15 times in Serie A.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Fiorentina join Tonali race

Inter, Juventus and Napoli have long tracked Sandro Tonali, but it’s reported Fiorentina are now ready to pay €30-40m for the Brescia midfielder.

Nicknamed the new Andrea Pirlo, Tonali is only 19 years old and in his debut Serie A campaign, but is already set for his senior Italy debut.

That may well come on Tuesday in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Liechtenstein.

According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, the number of clubs interested in purchasing Tonali is growing fast.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Mancini: 'Italy not far off the best'

Roberto Mancini maintains Italy are “not that far off the strongest European teams” after a perfect qualifying campaign for Euro 2020. "I tried to make these players believe in themselves."

The Azzurri beat Greece 2-0 last night to secure their spot in the tournament with a 100 per cent record of seven wins in Group J, all with three games to spare.

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BLOG ITALIA
Saturday October 12 2019
Practically perfect Italy progress

Italy are a team transformed from World Cup failures to Euro 2020 perfect records, but Giancarlo Rinaldi awaits further developments.

They might have disguised themselves in green, but it did not leave us feeling blue. From one of the lowest points in the history of the Italian national team, we really could not have asked for more.

A 100% Euro 2020 qualification record - matched only by Belgium - and a place secured with three games to spare would have seemed almost unimaginable two years ago. Roberto Mancini has delivered on his promises with the same style he used to produce with the Sampdoria Number 10 on his back.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Baggio: 'Football owed it to me'

Roberto Baggio looked back over his career, through injury nightmares, the Fiorentina riots, Bologna, Brescia and why 2002 hurt even more than the 1994 World Cup.

The Divine Ponytail sat down on stage during the Festival dello Sport in Trento this afternoon to discuss his career.

“When I was a kid, we used to play with a tennis ball and smash so many windows… What today’s kids are missing now is the joy of playing football anywhere, even in the street.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Serbian fans wreck Brescia friendly

Brescia saw their friendly against Vojvodina abandoned during the second half after Serbian fans staged a pitch invasion to confront Albanian protesters.

The incident occurred in today’s game, which had been organised during the break for international duty.

Brescia were leading 2-1 with Alfredo Donnarumma and Davide Bisoli on target for the Italians, although there had already been problems in the first half when Vojvodina temporarily walked off in protest after their Coach was red carded for dissent.

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