NEWS
Sunday August 18 2019
Coppa: Verona out, Cittadella thriller

There were surprises in the Coppa Italia Third Round, as Hellas Verona went out to Cremonese, Empoli taken to extra time, a six-goal Carpi thriller and prolific Frosinone.

Newly-promoted Hellas Verona saw their Coppa Italia campaign grind to a halt at the first hurdle.

Alan Empereur had put the hosts in front at the Bentegodi with a powerful volley on a corner, but deep into stoppages Cremonese equalised through a Michele Castagnetti tap-in following chaotic defending.

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Sunday August 11 2019
Coppa: Monza to face Fiorentina

Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza shocked Serie B side Benevento to set up a tie with Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia third round.

Monza won a seven-goal thriller, surviving a late penalty to beat Benevento 4-3, and face Fiorentina in the next round.

Feralpisalo, Pisa, Perugia, Salernitana, Venezia, Crotone, Spezia, Sudtirol, Cremonese and Imolese, meanwhile, all secured Serie A ties.

So did Chievo, although the Flying Donkeys needed a penalty shootout to avoid a giant-killing at the hands of third-tier Ravenna.

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Thursday August 1 2019
Parma confirm Pescara swap deal

Parma have signed Gaston Brugman from Pescara, who have in turn taken Alessandro Martella and Fabian Pavone.

Brugman joins Parma on a three-year contract after a 2019-20 campaign that saw him score five goals and provide seven assists for Pescara.

The midfielder turns 27 in September and has spent practically his entire career in Italy since moving to the Empoli youth academy in 2007.

Pavone and Martella, on the other hand, will spend the upcoming season on loan at the Delfini.

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Tuesday July 30 2019
Parma close to Brugman

Parma are on the verge of signing Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Brugman from Pescara, claim reports.

He turns 27 in September and has spent practically his entire career in Italy since moving to the Empoli youth academy in 2007.

The South American went on to play for Pescara, with loan spells at Grosseto and Palermo.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Brugman is expected to sign for new club Parma within the next 24 hours.

Last season, the midfielder contributed five goals and seven assists in 35 competitive games for Pescara.

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BLOG ITALIA
Friday July 19 2019
The many problems of Mattia Perin

A failed Benfica medical was just the latest setback for Mattia Perin, as Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall profiles the troubled goalkeeper.

The career of Mattia Perin feels like it should have been much more-straight forward. The talented goalkeeper looked destined to become one of Italy’s most established names, but injuries and an unfortunate career move saw him surprisingly poised to join Benfica this week. When reports emerged that his move had been put on hold after he failed a medical, things seemed to be falling apart for the 26-year-old. Just where did it go wrong and with the strength of Serie A’s goalkeeping roster, has he any other choice than Portugal?

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Saturday June 29 2019
Parma complete Pescara swap

Parma have sold Cristian Galano to Pescara, while purchasing Alessandro Martella and Fabian Pavone.

The Ducali completed the transfers this afternoon with the Serie B outfit.

Galano joins Pescara on a permanent transfer, while teenage sensations Martella and Pavone signed contracts to June 2024.

It is another move for 28-year-old winger Galano, who spent this season on loan at Foggia.

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Friday June 28 2019
Sensi finally ready for Inter swap

Stefano Sensi’s move to Inter is ready for completion, with Andrew Gravillon and Marco Sala going to Sassuolo.

The Italy international midfielder and his agent were at the Nerazzurri headquarters this afternoon to work out the final details.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the medical is set for Tuesday or Wednesday and he’ll move on loan for €5m with option to buy at the end of the season for another €25m.

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Monday June 17 2019
Parma talks for Pescara's Kanoute

Parma are reportedly close to Pescara's Senegalese midfielder Franck Kanoute, on loan initially with an option to buy.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, Gialloblu sporting director Daniele Faggiano has asked about the possibility of signing the youngster on loan with the right to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

The 20-year-old made 10 appearances in Serie B this season for the Abruzzese club.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Verratti: 'Azzurri achieved nothing yet'

Marco Verratti “hasn’t forgotten” his partnership with Lorenzo Insigne, but warns Italy have “achieved nothing” after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder completed the turnaround from an Edin Dzeko opener, as Lorenzo Insigne scored a sensational volley and then set him up for the winner.

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Monday May 27 2019
Pillon leaves Pescara

Giuseppe Pillon has stepped down as Pescara Coach after they bowed out of the Serie B playoffs. 

The Delfini lost the second leg of their semi-final 1-0 to Verona on Sunday night after the first game ended goalless.

“I thank my players who gave everything, I thank the club who brought me here, especially director Giorgio Repetto,” Pillon said after the match.

“I’m sorry we couldn’t reach the playoff Final and, in particular, I’m sorry for the fans, whom I’ve always felt close to.

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