All posts tagged "Italy"

  • How Gonzalo Higuain revitalized his career at Napoli

    Imagine how many editors Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis must have had to ignore before publishing his vilifying statement regarding departing striker Gonzalo Higuain on his club’s official website. The outspoken Italian film producer criticized the “traitorous”...

    • Posted August 2, 2016
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  • Mario Balotelli at a crossroads with injury setback

    Three years ago to the week, Mario Balotelli donned the cover of Time Magazine. After bursting onto the European football scene at Euro 2012, Balotelli had been setting alight the Premier League, and his house, at Manchester...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • Sassuolo emerging from the rocks as European dark horses in Serie A

    “Sic ex murice gemmae.” This phrase features on the Coat of Arms of Sassuolo, an Italian town smack between Parma and Bologna that is renowned as the ceramic-making capital of Italy. The city is home to little...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • Twenty years at the top and Gianluigi Buffon still wants more

    An outsiders’ image of the Juventus this decade has been defined by two players: Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo. Although Pirlo’s career has now taken him to New York City FC, both players offer a refreshing counterpoint...

    • Posted September 3, 2015
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  • Juventus’ old-boys proving age is relative

    Patrice Evra’s departure of Manchester United seemed all too forced. Similarly, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand also left the Red Devils a year earlier. Had Evra’s ‘body gone’? No, he was perfectly fit, albeit the minor adjustments...

    • Posted May 14, 2015
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  • Italian player to adopt baby abandoned on train

    Italian forward Floro Flores learned that a baby had been found in a bag underneath a the seat on a train heading from Naples to Avelino. Flores has downplayed his heroism, but there is no denying that...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • MOTD- Napoli 2-0 Juventus

    Napoli rallied past Serie A leaders Juventus in a commanding 2-0 win to technically keep their title hopes alive, but even now still sitting 17 points behind the side they romped past tonight with 7 just seven...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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  • Balotelli denies assaulting photographer

    Mario Balotelli has denied his latest controversial act of reportedly assaulting a photographer outside a nightclub in Liguria, Italy.  The AC Milan star, famous for his controversial actions, which include setting off fireworks inside his old home...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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  • Italian FA to investigate eight own goals scored in cup match

    The Italian Football Federation are set to investigate another possible match-fixing case after lowly Bagheria scored eight own goals in the final ten minutes of a Coppa Silica tie. Bagheria, which play in the eighth tier of...

    • Posted February 7, 2014
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  • Michael Essien set to sign for AC Milan

    AC Milan have announced the signing of Chelsea veteran Michael Essien on a permanent deal, with the former Real Madrid player set to arrive in Milan this evening. Essien has been at Chelsea since 2005, but at...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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