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Thursday May 14 2020
Felipe Melo: 'I punched Diego Lopez'

Felipe Melo reveals another rather violent encounter after confessing to headbutting Giorgio Chiellini, as he ‘punched’ current Brescia coach Diego Lopez.

The former Fiorentina, Juventus and Inter midfielder was offended when Chiellini called him “a bad apple who always creates the risk of a brawl,” but in his attempts to deny that, Melo seems to be confirming it.

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Thursday May 14 2020
Chiellini: 'Imagine Icardi, Lukaku and Lautaro together'

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has praised the 'impressive' Inter loanee Mauro Icardi in his autobiography: “Imagine him playing with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.”

The Nerazzurri attacker has spent the current season on loan at Paris Saint-Germain and has continued to deliver the goods in the French capital, scoring 20 times in 31 games.

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Wednesday May 13 2020
Melo: 'I headbutted Chiellini'

Felipe Melo has again hit out at Giorgio Chiellini after the autobiography controversy. ‘He just has a problem with me because I headbutted him.’

Chiellini apologised to Mario Balotelli for the criticism in his book, but the row with ex-Juventus and Inter midfielder Melo rages on.

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Wednesday May 13 2020
Chiellini: 'Conte has Inter doubts'

Giorgio Chiellini remembers how Felipe Melo lasted ‘two days’ under Antonio Conte and claims the coach ‘will be having some doubts at night’ about Inter.

Chiellini worked under Conte between 2011 and 2014, winning three Scudetti with the former Juventus midfielder, and his recollection of those years included another swipe at Melo.

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Wednesday May 13 2020
Tacconi: 'Coronavirus just the flu'

Former Juventus goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi has played down the severity of coronavirus, calling it ‘just the flu’.

Italy has registered more than 30,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the virus became a global pandemic in March, but Tacconi maintains it is not much worse than the common cold.

“For me, the coronavirus is just the flu,” he told Radio Sportiva.

“When they tell me in a conference that there have been thousands of deaths, tell me which ones were of coronavirus. You can’t tar them all with the same brush.

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Tuesday May 12 2020
Zeman: 'Five substitutions unfair'

Zdenek Zeman theorises why Giorgio Chiellini said he ‘hates’ Inter, is against the use of five substitutions or the return of Serie A during a pandemic.

Today is former Roma, Lazio and Foggia coach Zeman’s 73rd birthday and he spoke to Rai Radio 1 show Un Giorno da Pecora.

“Football is a spectacle for people to watch, so there’s no point in it carrying on behind closed doors,” said Zeman.

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Tuesday May 12 2020
Balotelli forgives Chiellini over book row

Mario Balotelli has forgiven Giorgio Chiellini for the criticism, as the defender sent him a signed copy of the book. ‘Just tear out the pages where you talk about me!’

The former Italy teammates clashed in public last week when Chiellini released an autobiography and gave an interview in which he called Balotelli “a negative person” who didn’t help his squad during the Confederations Cup.

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Monday May 11 2020
Chiellini: 'Koulibaly melted my heart'

Giorgio Chiellini recalls the time Napoli rival Kalidou Koulibaly ‘melted my heart’ after his own goal against Juventus earlier this season.

Chiellini courted controversy for his no-holds-barred criticism of Felipe Melo and Mario Balotelli in his new autobiography, ‘Io, Giorgio’.

However, he depicted Kalidou in a far-more flattering light as he also admitted his surprise at receiving a message from Inter icon Javier Zanetti following his ACL injury.

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Monday May 11 2020
Legrottaglie: 'Melo annoyed me too'

Ex-Juventus man Nicola Legrottaglie reveals Felipe Melo ‘often got on my nerves too’ but feels Giorgio Chiellini could have criticised him ‘without being personal’.

Chiellini caused division with his harsh criticism of Melo and Mario Balotelli while promoting his new autobiography, provoking angry responses from the pair.

“All this fuss was inevitable,” Legrottaglie, who played with the 35-year-old in Juve’s defence, told CalcioToday.

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Monday May 11 2020
Capello: 'Milan sicken me'

Fabio Capello is ‘sickened’ by Milan’s treatment of Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini and ‘doesn’t like’ Giorgio Chiellini writing an autobiography.

Capello began his interview with Corriere dello Sport by maintaining Juventus won the 2005 and 2006 Scudetti ‘on the pitch’ after they were stripped as a result of the Calciopoli scandal.

“[Luciano] Moggi and [Antonio] Giraudo were great directors, we won [the two Scudetti] on the pitch,” he told the newspaper.

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