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Sunday December 3 2017
Gattuso and De Zerbi meet again

Milan’s trip to Benevento sees Gennaro Gattuso face Roberto De Zerbi, with the last meeting in the Lega Pro play-offs in 2016.

Ringhio has been appointed as Rossoneri Coach after Vincenzo Montella was sacked, and today is his first match on the bench.

In the other dugout is De Zerbi, who is looking to win the Stregoni their first ever Serie A point after a run of 14 defeats.

This isn’t the first time the two Coaches have met though, as they were on opposing sides for the Lega Pro (third division) play-off final.

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Friday November 24 2017
Sarri set for 500th game

Maurizio Sarri will take charge of his 500th professional game as a Coach when Napoli meet Udinese on Sunday.

The 58-year-old famously began his career working part-time, juggling his football coaching with a job in a bank.

He only devoted himself full-time to his football career in 1999 while working at Tegoleto.

This weekend sees the Partenopei travel to Udine, as they look to maintain their position at the top of Serie A.

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Monday November 20 2017
Lega Pro: Everyone must go!

Lega Pro chief Gabriele Gravina has called for Carlo Tavecchio and his entire FIGC council to step down and backed Giancarlo Abete to return.

Gravina took his pleas for Tavecchio to resign one step further as he also demanded his fellow board members to follow suit and nominated Abete, who was President of the FIGC between 2007 and 2014, as his pick to succeed the 74-year-old.

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Sunday November 19 2017
Gravina: ‘Tavecchio has to go’

Lega Pro President Gabriele Gravina says under-pressure FIGC boss Carlo Tavecchio ‘has to resign.’

Tavecchio’s position as head of Italian football’s governing body appears untenable following Italy’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia– the first time in 60 years the Azzurri have not managed to do so.

Head coach Giampiero Ventura bore the brunt of the criticism following failure to defeat Swedenover two legs, but since his sacking the calls for Tavecchio to follow have increased.

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Tuesday November 7 2017
Modena 20th club to go bankrupt

Modena’s bankruptcy filing will be presented today, the 20th team to go bankrupt in the past five years.

It was officially confirmed yesterday that the Canarini have been thrown out of the Lega Pro, having failed to turn up for four matches this season.

The team has been barred from the Stadio Alberto Braglia, and the players are on strike having not been paid all season.

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Monday November 6 2017
Official: Modena excluded from Lega Pro

Modena have been formally excluded from the Lega Pro, officially bringing to an end their 105-year history.

The Canarini, who spent a total of 13 seasons in Serie A, had failed to fulfil their most recent four League matches in Italian football’s third tier and were yesterday declared bankrupt.

According to Lega Pro rules, forfeting four matches in a season results in automatic expulsion from the League.

The club had been locked out of their Stadio Braglia home for their failure to pay certain outstanding bills.

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Monday November 6 2017
What happened to Modena?

Today the Lega Pro will officially throw Modena out of the league, and the club will be declared bankrupt.

The Canarini haven’t played their last four games, and their no-show against Santarcangelo yesterday will see them expelled from the division.

Bankruptcy will follow, ending 105 years of history, but how did the former Serie A side get into this situation?

Words: Gaby McKay

On September 22 2002, Modena beat a Roma side containing Cafu, Gabriel Batistuta and Francesco Totti 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Sunday November 5 2017
Modena declared bankrupt

Former Serie A club Modena have been declared bankrupt, ending 105 years of their history.

It’s a sad end for the Canarini, who were locked out of the Stadio Braglia for non-payment of bills, and have not attended the last three Serie C games.

Today is set to be the fourth, so failing to turn up for the Santarcangelo fixture will see the club thrown out of the division.

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Sunday October 22 2017
An Introduction to Serie B

Pippo Inzaghi’s Venezia are top ahead of Zdenek Zeman's Pescara with only four points between the top 15 sides, as Patrick Graham urges you to follow Serie B.

Venezia is club unlike any other, who under the ownership of celebrity American lawyer Joe Tacopina have enjoyed a meteoric rise. After 15 years outside of the top flight, and three bankruptcies, finally the good times seem to be beckoning for the club on the lagoon, as they are now only one rung below Serie A and top of the table under Coach Pippo Inzaghi.

The ascent of the club despite their tumultuous past has been well documented, however it helps shine a welcome light on one of Europe’s most entertaining, yet little talked about divisions.

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Monday September 25 2017
Tavecchio: ‘Reduce number of teams’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio wants to see fewer teams in the professional ranks to “make significant savings for the clubs”.

There has been talk of returning Serie A to 18 teams, while in Serie B and even the regionalised Lega Pro, travelling expenses can be a problem for the smaller sides.

“At the start of next year we’ll start a round table discussion and I hope we can reach a reasonable solution,” Tavecchio told La Politica nel Pallone.

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