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Saturday April 25 2020
Serie A Seasons: Roma 2009-10

Roma and Claudio Ranieri went from being bottom of Serie A to pushing Inter all the way for the Scudetto, but stumbled on the home straight...

Words: Livio Caferoglu

Roma are unrivalled when it comes to being the ‘nearly men’ of Italian football. Despite spending just one of their 92 years in existence outside of Serie A, they have won only three Scudetti and finished runners-up on no less than 14 occasions. Yet the 2009-10 campaign saw them come a whisker away from gatecrashing Inter’s year of the Treble.

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Friday February 14 2020
Pazzini suffers calf strain

Hellas Verona top scorer Giampaolo Pazzini has been diagnosed with a right calf strain, announced the club.

A statement released this evening confirmed the veteran has suffered a Grade I lesion to the right calf muscle.

The recovery time is not yet known, but is expected to be at least a couple of weeks.

Pazzini is 35 years old and still banging in the goals, as he is Verona’s top scorer this season with four in just nine Serie A appearances.

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Saturday February 8 2020
Pazzini: 'That ball felt heavy...'

Giampaolo Pazzini admits “the ball felt really heavy” when he took the winning penalty as Hellas Verona beat Juventus 2-1.

The substitute completed the comeback after Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal and a Fabio Borini equaliser.

“Just seeing the stadium like this and experiencing these moments, it was something the whole city deserved,” the 35-year-old said on DAZN.

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Saturday February 8 2020
Hellas comeback shocks Juventus

Verona caused a huge upset, as they fought back from a Cristiano Ronaldo solo strike to beat Juventus with Fabio Borini and Giampaolo Pazzini goals.

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Saturday February 8 2020
Toni: 'Verona are a revelation'

Luca Toni thought Hellas Verona would be doomed to the drop this season, but was pleasantly surprised and hopes they can trip up Juventus tonight.

It kicks off this evening at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Now retired hitman Toni played for both Juve and Verona, so gave his unique insight into the game in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Sunday January 5 2020
Juric: 'Pazzini extraordinary'

Ivan Juric praised Giampaolo Pazzini for his hard-working performance as Hellas Verona beat SPAL. “We put together this team using logic.”

Hellas conquered the Stadio Paolo Mazza 2-0 thanks to Giampaolo Pazzini and Mariusz Stepinski goals in each half, while SPAL had Nenad Tomovic sent off after 38 minutes.

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Sunday January 5 2020
Verona steamroller 10-man SPAL

Giampaolo Pazzini and Mariusz Stepinski both made the most of Darko Lazovic assists, as Hellas Verona beat 10-man SPAL 2-0 in Ferrara.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Juric: 'Heroic Verona comeback'

Ivan Juric believes Hellas Verona were complacent in the first half against Torino, but their comeback from 3-0 down to 3-3 was "heroic."

The Gialloblu found themselves 3-0 down to Torino with only half an hour remaining, but turned the game around with three goals inside 15 minutes.

“There was a lot of talk during the week, too many compliments, and we lacked a bit of concentration," said the coach in his press conference.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Juric: 'Verona on right track'

Ivan Juric insists Hellas Verona are on the right track even after their Coppa Italia exit, but Giampaolo Pazzini isn’t ready to start with Bologna.

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“I will focus more on those who assimilated our characteristics better during pre-season and it will be close to the side that played in the Coppa Italia, albeit with a few adjustments,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Sunday June 2 2019
Hellas Verona return to Serie A

Hellas Verona have been officially promoted after spending just one season in Serie B thanks to their comeback win over Cittadella tonight.

The Gialloblu lost the first leg of the promotion decider 2-0 away, but won their home tie by 3-0, with the minnows reduced to nine men.

They are only the second ever side to win the Final after a two-goal deficit from the first leg, as Torino came back from a 4-2 defeat in 2005-06.

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