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Friday March 1 2019
Antognoni: 'Chiesa a young Bale'

Fiorentina director and club legend Giancarlo Antognoni has called Federico Chiesa “a young Gareth Bale who drives you crazy.”

The winger is only 21 years old, but has already notched up 100 competitive games in a Viola jersey, along with 11 senior Italy caps.

“The truth is that Chiesa is a European level player, not one traditionally associated with Italians,” Antognoni told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Sunday September 9 2018
Conti: 'Chiesa just like me'

Roma and Italy legend Bruno Conti reserved the highest praise for Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa. “I see the same desire to learn and spirit of sacrifice that I had.”

Chiesa turns 21 next month, but is already a Serie A veteran and pushing to become a regular starter for his country.

“He has all the quality to do well, because he is a genuine talent,” 1982 World Cup winner Conti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday April 19 2018
Liverpool share Roma scouting report

Liverpool’s CEO has shared a scouting report from their 1984 European Cup final against Roma.

The Reds won the trophy on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico, and the two sides meet again next week in the Champions League semi-finals.

Ahead of the match, the club’s CEO Peter Moore has gone back through the archives, to find a scouting report on the Giallorossi compiled by Tom W. Saunders before that final.

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Wednesday April 11 2018
Conti: ‘EDF always the same’

Roma legend Bruno Conti heaps praise on Eusebio Di Francesco, and compares last night’s Barcelona comeback to the win over Dundee United.

The Giallorossi completed an incredible ‘Romantada’ against the Blaugrana last night, winning 3-0 at the Olimpico to win on away goals after a 4-1 loss at Camp Nou.

The result has been compared to the 1983-84 European Cup semi-final, when the Lupi overcame a 2-0 loss at Tannadice to beat Dundee United and reach the final.

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Monday April 9 2018
Legends inducted to Hall of Fame

Alessandro Del Piero and Ruud Gullit are among the legends inducted into Italian football’s Hall of Fame in today’s ceremony.

Every year since 2011, 10 names have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the categories of Italian player, foreign player, Italian Coach, Italian director, referee, Italian veteran and female Italian player.

There is also an ‘In Memoriam’ category featuring names such as Valentino Mazzola, Artemio Franchi and Cesare Maldini.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Del Piero to be Hall of Famer

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero and Milan hero Ruud Gullit will be inducted into the Italian football Hall of Fame, the FIGC has announced.

Every year since 2011, 10 names have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the categories of Italian player, foreign player, Italian Coach, Italian director, referee, Italian veteran and female Italian player.

There is also an ‘In Memoriam’ category featuring names such as Valentino Mazzola, Artemio Franchi and Cesare Maldini.

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Tuesday October 3 2017
Conti: ‘Roma-Napoli could be crucial’

Roma legend Bruno Conti looks forward to their meeting with Napoli - “it’s a sounding board to see how the league will go”.

The Giallorossi welcome Maurizio Sarri’s men to the Olimpico after the international break, with both sides harbouring Scudetto hopes.

“It’s a test, but it’s not the first because they [Napoli] already played Lazio,” Conti told Neapolitan newspaper Il Mattino.

“It’s definitely an important test for both teams, a sounding board to see how this league will go.

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Saturday September 24 2016
'Give Totti a time machine!'

Luciano Spalletti, Fabio Capello and Vincenzo Montella would all give Francesco Totti “a time machine” for his 40th birthday.

The Roma captain turns 40 on Tuesday September 27 and we have a series of special features marking the momentous occasion.

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Sunday June 26 2016
Conti: 'Italy like in 1982'

Bruno Conti feels Antonio Conte’s Italy reminds him of the 1982 World Cup winning side. “You beat Spain by playing like Italy.”

The Azzurri face Spain in the Euro 2016 Round of 16 tomorrow at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).

“This Nazionale has many points in common with our 1982 side, starting from the Coach,” Conti told La Stampa newspaper.

“I can see in certain ways that Conte resembles Enzo Bearzot. Both of them know full well how much the locker room atmosphere counts at a tournament.

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Tuesday November 12 2013
Bruno Conti's letter to Daniele

Roma legend Bruno Conti has written an open letter to his son, Cagliari captain Daniele Conti. “I had tears in my eyes.”

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