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Friday December 8 2017
Italy plan Buffon friendly

It’s reported Italy will play a friendly in either Turin or Parma in June, as a send-off for Gianluigi Buffon.

The goalkeeper plans to retire at the end of this season, with the last of his 175 Azzurri caps coming in the 0-0 draw with Sweden which saw the national team fail to qualify for the World Cup.

That means Buffon won’t get to play a final World Cup, but Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the FIGC is planning a friendly which would serve as a more fitting goodbye.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Rossi: 'Genoa an easy choice'

Giuseppe Rossi explains why he chose Genoa to revitalise his career after injury and still dreams of an Italy call. “They said things I wanted to hear.”

The 30-year-old formally signed a contract to the end of the season, as he was a free agent following the end of his deals with Fiorentina and Celta Vigo.

He sustained a series of terrible knee injuries, rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament three times.

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Sunday December 3 2017
Serie B: Bari take a tumble

Bari are caught at the top of the table by Parma and Palermo after their surprise 3-1 defeat at Entella, while Avellino stalled Carpi.

Click here for the full Serie B section, including results, fixtures and tables.

Avellino 1-1 Carpi

Molina 10 (A), Mbakogu 78 (C)

Virtus Entella 3-1 Bari

La Mantia 18 (VE), Troiano pen 37 (VE), Galano 65 (B), De Luca 69 (VE)

Sent off: Micai 85 (Bari)

Brescia 2-0 Salernitana

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Saturday December 2 2017
De Ceglie to have Benevento trial

Paolo De Ceglie is having a trial at bottom of the table Benevento and could join the club next week.

The former Juventus, Parma and Olympique Marseille left-back is currently a free agent after his contract expired.

According to Sportitalia, he will begin training with Benevento from Tuesday and if the trial is successful he’ll be offered a deal.

De Ceglie is still only 31 years old, but struggled for playing time and was released from his Juventus contract in July.

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Saturday December 2 2017
Serie B: Parma go top, Pescara collapse

Parma caught Bari at the top of the table, as Frosinone were pegged back 3-3 by Cesena and Pescara played another six-goal thriller.

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Brescia 2-0 Salernitana

Vitale og 50 (B), Caracciolo 80 (B)

Cremonese 1-0 Spezia

Paulinho 87 (C)

Foggia 1-3 Cittadella

Schenetti 29 (C), Agnelli pen 38 (F), Litteri 39 (C), Kouame 61 (C)

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Thursday November 30 2017
Zola: 'Asprilla constant trouble'

Gianfranco Zola confessed Faustino Asprilla was “a constant search for trouble” at Parma and remembered being mocked for suffering the cold in England.

The former Chelsea and Parma star spoke to The Guardian newspaper and was asked who was wilder between Parma teammate Asprilla and Napoli companion Diego Maradona.

“Tino by miles. Tino was another league. But always in a nice way. Not that Maradona was in a bad way. But Tino was really, really, a constant search for trouble. Good trouble.”

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Saturday November 25 2017
Serie B: Parma and Venezia fall

Parma fell at Carpi and Venezia suffered a shock home defeat to Novara, while Spezia crushed Pescara 4-0 as Palermo temporarily go top.

Click here for the full Serie B section, including results, fixtures and tables.

Ascoli 0-0 Cremonese

Avellino 1-3 Palermo

Molina og 36 (P), Gnahore 48 (P), Nestorovski 77 (P), Asensio 82 (A)

Sent off: Cionek 42 (P)

Carpi 2-1 Parma

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Friday November 17 2017
Borini bouncing back

While Milan splashed out on star names this summer, Fabio Borini has been the surprise standout performer, writes Richard Hall.

Whilst the Rossoneri were spending in abundance this summer, Fabio Borini arrived with few fans and arguably fewer hopes. His loan move from Sunderland surprised many and would have seen more questions asked, had the likes of Andre Silva and Leonardo Bonucci not been catching the eye of the expectant fan base.

His new club promised much, but as yet have not delivered on expectations, as their players try desperately to gel as a cohesive unit. Despite all the odds however, Borini has been one component that has impressed in his time so far.

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Thursday November 16 2017
Parma 'will rise again' under new owner

Serie B side Parma have a new Chinese President, Jiang Lizhang, who pledged the club will “rise again like a giant to take its rightful place.”

The Ducali went bankrupt in 2015 and a new club began from its ashes in Serie D, but has already worked its way up to Serie B and is pushing for promotion.

That was achieved thanks to Nuovo Inizio, a conglomerate of local businessmen who retain 30 per cent of the club.

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Sunday November 12 2017
Serie B: Palermo take top spot

Palermo conquered Cremonese to go top, Venezia and Parma marched on and Cesena were pegged back by 10-man Salernitana in a six-goal thriller.

It was an extremely tense showdown in Cremona, as the Sicilians fought back from a goal down to win thanks also to their goalkeeper Alberto Pomini’s fingertip save in stoppages.

It was a spectacular match in Cesena, as despite going down to 10 men, Salernitana recovered a two-goal deficit to snatch a point.

Palermo are now top of the table, one point ahead of Frosinone and Venezia.

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