Milan vs Torino

Agent Alerts Liverpool And Arsenal As El Shaarawy Looks To Leave Milan

Stephan El Shaarawy has faced abrupt dip netting only thrice throughout the course of the season after being billed to achieve great heights with AC Milan following his move from Genoa four years ago. The Italian striker has set his sights on a Premier League move this summer, according to his agent brother. Injuries have been a concern for the 22-year-old as a fractured foot thwarted his chances limiting his appearances to seventeen this season, but, at such a tender age, he is still touted to shine as Arsenal and Liverpool are known to be keeping tabs on him. While speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Manuel El Shaarawy stated that his brother might fancy a move to England while also admitting his interest in the progress of the Rossoneri, who have finished thirty seven points behind champions Juventus. “Would Stephan like to go abroad? I never disguised that I’d like to see him play overseas, for example in the Premier […] Read more »

Lazio vs Roma

Analysis: Roma Leave It Late To Secure Runner-Up Spot In Serie A

Lazio were beaten 2-1 by Roma in a dramatic Derby della Capitale at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A on Monday evening. Three goals in 12 minutes gave Roma the win, first Juan Iturbe put the Giallorossi ahead on 73 minutes, but that strike was quickly cancelled out by Filip Djordjevic nine minutes later. However, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa restored the lead with just five minutes to play. As a result, Lazio travel to the Stadio San Paolo on the final day of the season knowing that a loss to Napoli will mean they miss out on Champions League football at the expense of the Partenopei. While Roma have secured second place in Serie A. This was a huge Derby della Capitale, as only one point separated them in the race for second, which is the difference between Champions League group phase qualification and a preliminary round. The Aquile needed one point to be sure of a top three finish ahead of […] Read more »

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Rafael Benitez Is 99% Certain To Be The Next Real Madrid Manager, Ancelotti’s Agent Reveals

After Real Madrid sacked Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian’s agent has suggested that Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is set to take up the vacant position. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced his decision to sack Carlo Ancelotti on Monday. The Italian was sacked after winning four trophies for the club including the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey. The former Chelsea boss was in-charge at the club for only two seasons and was sacked after ending the second season without winning a trophy. It is now being believed that Rafael Benitez is set to replace Ancelotti after his current club Napoli’s last game which will be played on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s agent has went ahead to say that the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager is 99% sure to take up the Real Madrid job. Bronzetti told the Italian TV channel Rai Sport: “Benítez is 99% sure to go to Real.” Benitez has good relations with the club having coached all […] Read more »

Real Madrid press conference

Real Madrid Announce Press Conference To Confirm Ancelotti’s Future

It has been tipped that Carlo Ancelotti will soon be relieved of his duties by Real Madrid as the club will hold a press conference to announce their decision. After ending the 2014-15 season without anything to show for, Carlo Ancelotti is close to getting fired. The Italian manager came at the club in 2013 and went on to win the eagerly-awaited La Decima, Copa Del Rey, European Supercup and Club World Cup for Real Madrid. However, a poor performance by the team in his second season has led many to believe that the three-time Champions League winning manager will be sacked by the club. Real Madrid have announce that they will hold a press conference at 19:00CET on Monday. This conference will be held to confirm the future of Ancelotti which most likely will be away from ‘Los Blancos’. The former Chelsea manager has attracted interest from AC Milan and Manchester City but the Italian has said that he […] Read more »

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Lazio vs AS Roma – Team News, Tactics, Lineups And Prediction

LAZIO v AS ROMA Stadio Olimpico, Rome Monday 25th May, 2015, 16:00 GMT  *** Lazio and Roma square off for the second time in Serie A this season at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday afternoon, with plenty at stake for both teams. The Biancoceleste head into their penultimate game of the campaign needing a point to assure themselves of at least a third-placed finish and a spot in the 2015/16 qualifying campaign for the Champions League. Should Lazio win, they would leapfrog Roma into second place and be two points clear of their city rivals heading into the final round. A loss, however, would set up a tense last weekend for Lazio because they would then need to avoid falling to defeat at fourth-placed Napoli to maintain third spot. Napoli, who crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Juventus on Saturday to remain three points behind Lazio, would win a head-to-head tie-breaker with Lazio if the sides were to end the season […] Read more »

Juventus vs Napoli

Analysis: Juventus Beat Napoli To Cap Serie A Triumph In Turin

Juventus dealt Napoli’s Champions League hopes a near fatal blow with a 3-1 victory in Turin on Saturday evening. Roberto Pereyra put them ahead at half-time but a David Lopez effort had the visitors level before Stefano Sturaro and Simone Pepe secured the win that now puts Napoli’s hopes of competing in Europe’s premier competition out of their hands. The home side underwent a pre-match lap of honour, parading their newly won Coppa Italia, accompanied by their children as a party atmosphere enveloped the ground. The Bianconeri staged their Double Party to celebrate the last home game of the season, the Scudetto and Wednesday’s Coppa Italia triumph in extra time over Lazio. Napoli needed precious points to keep their Champions League qualification dreams alive. Stephan Lichtsteiner and Kalidou Koulibaly were suspended, but Kwadwo Asamoah made his first appearance since sustaining knee tendon damage in November. Dries Mertens and Lopez had early efforts saved for Napoli but they fell behind in […] Read more »

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Khedira Close; Arsenal Move For Vidal – Juventus Weekly Transfer Roundup

Juventus are reportedly in the running for the signature of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, whose contract is expiring. The German international has been frozen out in the Spanish capital, with the 28-year-old making just three starts this season, despite being an integral part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad. La Repubblica reports that the Bianconeri are ready to offer Khedira an escape route, with the player almost certain to leave when his contract expires this summer. The newspaper believes the Old Lady have made initial contact with Khedira, who currently earns around €5m per season in Spain. As time has gone on during Beppe Marotta’s tenure with Juventus, we’ve come to know that he has an affinity for acquiring good players on free transfers or next-to-nothing prices. We’ve seen it with Andrea Pirlo and Fernando Llorente, Paul Pogba and Andrea Barzagli. Could Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira be the next in line? According to reports from both La Repubblica and […] Read more »

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Juventus V Napoli – Team News, Tactics, Lineups And Predictions

JUVENTUS v NAPOLI Juventus Stadium, Turin Saturday 23rd May, 2015, 16:00 GMT  *** Napoli travel to Turin to face double winners Juventus on Saturday evening with the knowledge that only a victory would be enough to exert pressure on their Roman rivals for the Champions League spots. The Partenopei currently sit fourth, just three points behind Lazio and four behind Roma ahead of their derby meeting on Monday. However, with this clash coming a couple of days before, Napoli would be able to climb up to third with a victory. Both sides will enter the game in impressive form having won four of their last six Serie A matches, though Rafael Benitez’s best results have generally come at the Stadio San Paolo. This will be the 138th meeting between the two and the Bianconeri hold a heavy lead in the overall victories, with 62 to Napoli’s 29; a difference that is even more pronounced in games in Turin. The Partenopei have […] Read more »

FC Bayern Munich vs FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona: The Legend Of Xavi Hernandez And His Three Possible Successors

No single player in the world football in past one decade has made his mark on the game in the manner FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has done it. The midfield maestro is set to bid adieu to the club where he spent 24 glorious years, to play in Qatar. The likes of Paul Pogba, Koke and Ilkay Gundogan are regarded as his possible replacements. Read more »

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Analysis: Juventus Win Record Tenth Coppa Italia

Alessandro Matri was the unlikely hero when he arrived off the bench to score an extra-time winner which gave Juventus a 2-1 win over Lazio in the Coppa Italia final and kept them on course for the treble. Matri, who has changed clubs in each of the last four transfer windows and been a fringe player since returning to Juventus in January, slotted the ball into the corner of the net in the seventh minute of extra time. While the Bianconeri were targeting the Treble, having already secured the Scudetto and preparing for the Champions League Final against Barcelona, the Aquile were looking to recapture the trophy they last won in 2013. Juve hadn’t lifted the trophy since 1995 and had Claudio Marchisio and Alvaro Morata suspended. Lucas Biglia was injured for Stefano Pioli’s side at the Stadio Olimpico, but surprisingly both teams used three at the back. Without suspended striker Alvaro Morata, whose goals against Real Madrid lifted Juve […] Read more »