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Tuesday December 3 2019
Pjanic: 'Juve not 10 points behind!'

Miralem Pjanic has warned Inter that Juventus “are a point behind, not 10” in the race at the top of Serie A.

Juve remain unbeaten this season but fell to a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday, allowing Inter to leapfrog them into first place as they beat SPAL 2-1.

“We are not even halfway through the season, we have faced so many strong teams,” Pjanic said from the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan last night.

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Monday December 2 2019
Gran Gala del Calcio 2019 winners

The winners for the 2019 Gran Gala del Calcio have been announced, with Atalanta and Juventus scooping up the most awards.

The ceremony took place in Milan on Monday evening, recognising Italian football’s best performers of last season.

Cristiano Ronaldo took home the biggest prize of best player, having helped Juve win their eighth straight Scudetti with his 21 Serie A goals.

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Monday December 2 2019
Mendes: 'Ronaldo still best ever'

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has insisted that the Juventus forward is still “the best player in history”, despite his Ballon d’Or defeat.

Ronaldo finished third on the podium, behind Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Barcelona arch-rival Lionel Messi, who ended up taking home the prize for a record sixth time.

The 34-year-old did not attend the ceremony in Paris to crown Messi, and Mendes made it clear he disagreed with France Football over who won the Ballon d’Or.

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Monday December 2 2019
Kolarov: 'Four more years'

Roma left-back Aleksandar Kolarov says he is in tune with Paulo Fonseca’s approach to football and that he will play on for "another four years".

The Serbian was talking to reporters ahead of the Gran Gala awards in Milan, where he is up for the title of last season’s best defender.

“I like [Fonseca’s] idea of football, how he interprets the game. He explains to us that we have to play with determination.”

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Monday December 2 2019
No Ronaldo at Ballon d'Or ceremony

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo won’t appear at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris this evening as Lionel Messi is set to win his sixth gong.

Multiple reports claim the Portuguese star isn’t on the podium for the prize, with his Barcelona rival winning for a record sixth time and Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah on either side.

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Monday December 3 2018
Icardi is Serie A Player of 2017-18

Inter striker Mauro Icardi has been named the Serie A Player of 2017-18, voted by his peers in the Italian Players’ Association.

The 25-year-old received the most votes from members of the AIC (Italian Players’ Association) in this evening’s Gran Gala’ del Calcio ceremony.

He was joint-Capocannoniere with 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances, on a par with Lazio forward Ciro Immobile.

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Monday December 3 2018
Serie A Team of 2017-18

The Serie A Team of 2017-18 has four Juventus players, two from Lazio, two former Roma figures, with Inter and Napoli also represented.

This was voted by the AIC (Italian Players’ Association) and announced in the Gran Gala del Calcio ceremony this evening, the Italian equivalent of the PFA Awards.

Joao Cancelo spent that season with Inter, but moved to Juventus over the summer, joining Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala.

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Monday December 3 2018
Allegri wins Serie A Coach of the Year

Max Allegri won the Serie A Coach of the Year Award for 2017-18, while Juventus were voted Best Team in the Gran Gala’ del Calcio.

The ceremony was held this evening in Milan and is the Italian version of the PFA Awards, as they are voted by players.

Maurizio Sarri won the trophy for 2016-17, but Allegri received the Best Coach nod after another Scudetto-Coppa Italia double.

“This is a wonderful evening and I thank everyone who works with me every day, especially the players,” said Allegri.

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Monday December 3 2018
Icardi wins Serie A Goal of the Year

Mauro Icardi’s back-heel flick against Sampdoria has won Serie A Goal of the Year for 2018, but the Inter striker disagreed with the decision.

The Gran Gala’ del Calcio is held this evening in Milan, the Italian version of the PFA Awards.

Icardi received the first award of the ceremony, one voted for by the public rather than his peers, for Goal of the Year.

It was his back-heel flick against Sampdoria that earned the most votes, but in his acceptance speech, Icardi took the opportunity to dispute it.

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Friday November 30 2018
Totti, Pirlo to be given prizes

Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo will be given special awards at the Gran Galà del Calcio next week.

The award ceremony is essentially an Oscars for Italian football, with the nominees for 2018 announced on November 20.

Today it has been confirmed that Roma legend Totti and former Milan and Juventus hero Andrea Pirlo will be given awards for their career achievements.

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