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Friday June 14 2019
Supercoppa stripped from Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s plans to host the next Supercoppa are up in the air after Serie A took legal action over TV piracy in the country, explains Anthony Harwood.

The next edition of the Italian Super Cup is set for August between Scudetto holders Juventus and Coppa Italia winners Lazio.

Luigi De Siervo, the new boss of the top Italian league, said illegal transmissions by the rogue channel BeoutQ were putting a third of its international TV rights, worth about €450m, at risk.

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Friday March 22 2019
Gravina: 'No Serie A in China'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina slammed the door on reports Serie A are negotiating to play a game in China, as it’d probably be the Italian Super Cup.

The rumours emerged today that the Lega Serie A were in talks to host a fixture of the regular season on Chinese soil next season.

“No, Serie A will be played on Italy, that is why it is called the Italian league,” Gravina told Rai Sport.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday January 23 2019
Serie A goes Info-VARs

Social media campaigns like #JuveOut serve only to obscure the real issues in Serie A, writes Gaby McKay.

Last week, following the Supercoppa between Juventus and Milan, the hashtag #JuveOut began trending in Italy.

The social media campaign appears to have been started by an Inter fan in the wake of the Bianconeri’s controversial win in Jeddah. “I’m trying to launch a hashtag which will serve to organise a widespread protest for a country which loves football and can no longer tolerate certain tricks: #JuveOut,” Interismo Cosmico wrote. “We ask Serie A to remove Juventus from our league”.

 

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Sunday January 20 2019
Allegri: 'Juve must finish opponents'

Max Allegri told Juventus not to “rest on our laurels” as they host bottom of the table Chievo. “When opponents are clinging on, you need to finish them.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“It’s Juventus-Chievo and we need to take it very seriously indeed,” warned the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday January 19 2019
Lazio's eternal problem

Lazio begin 2019 by facing Napoli and then Juventus, so Elio Salerno wonders if the Aquile can break through their mental block against the big clubs.

As Serie A awakes from its winter slumber, Champions League chasing Lazio return to find themselves confronted by their worst nightmare, a game against one of the Peninsula’s top sides - Napoli.

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Friday January 18 2019
Juventus to show off Supercoppa

Juventus will lift the Supercoppa Italiana in front of their home fans ahead of Monday night’s game with Chievo.

It kicks off on Monday at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Bianconeri beat Milan 1-0 in Jeddah on Wednesday to take the trophy, their first of the season and of 2019.

Juve captain Giorgio Chiellini and his teammates will present the silverware to their supporters at the Allianz Juventus Stadium on Monday.

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Thursday January 17 2019
Gattuso given one-match ban

Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has been given a one-match touchline ban for aggressive behaviour during Wednesday’s Supercoppa.

The FIGC’s sporting judiciary ruled on Thursday that Gattuso ‘was threatening near the referee at the end’ of Milan’s 1-0 defeat, ‘protested a decision by shouting and subsequently addressed the referee with offensive and insinuating language before the award ceremony’.

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Thursday January 17 2019
Calabria rues 'sense of injustice'

Davide Calabria admits there is a ‘sense of injustice’ for Milan’s Supercoppa defeat to Juventus but insists they are ‘stronger and more united than before’.

Refereeing controversy overshadowed Milan’s 1-0 loss to Juve in Jeddah, and Calabria could not help but feel aggrieved by the decisions that went against his team. 

“I have so many things going through my head,” wrote the right-back on Instagram.

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Thursday January 17 2019
Suso admits Milan 'anger'

Suso admits he is ‘angry’ Milan could not win the Supercoppa but ‘promises we’ll already be smiling again’ after they face Genoa in Serie A on Monday.

Suso was suspended for the showdown in Jeddah, which saw Juve come away with a 1-0 victory, but the Spain attacker assured Milan were determined ‘more than ever’ to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

“Anger at not being there with you,” he wrote on Instagram.

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Thursday January 17 2019
Higuain: If you're looking for trouble...

Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain warned reporters ‘if you’re looking for trouble with me, you’ll never get it.’

MilanNews snapped up footage of Higuain after he landed at Milan Malpensa airport in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The Argentine was returning from Jeddah with his Rossoneri teammates, who lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Supercoppa.

He was asked: “Are you happy to be reunited with Sarri at Chelsea?”

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