Juventus director Beppe Marotta explains why Serie A no longer relies on Italians. “It would’ve been unthinkable to see Bacary Sagna at Benevento.”
Turin-based newspaper La Stampa points out the last time a Serie A match kicked off with two line-ups made entirely of Italians was Empoli-Sampdoria in 2008.
“At the time, especially for clubs in the mid to lower half of the table, it was rare to seek foreign players,” said ex-Sampdoria director Marotta.
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