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Coppa Italia: Maurizio Sarri feels the heat as Juventus struggle with ‘Sarriball’ – The National
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Coppa Italia: Maurizio Sarri feels the heat as Juventus struggle with ‘Sarriball’ – The National

Cristiano Ronaldo’s excellent run has masked deficiencies as Juve prepare to take on brittle Milan Maurizio Sarri took over as Juventus manager last June. EPA On the immediate horizon, there is a small blessing for Maurizio Sarri, the beleaguered manager of Juventus. The clubs who carry the greatest threat to Juve retaining their Serie A title for…

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Coppa Italia Preview: Juventus vs. AC Milan – Black & White & Read All Over
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Coppa Italia Preview: Juventus vs. AC Milan – Black & White & Read All Over

Although the sample size is small, Juventus’ Coppa Italia experience this season has been one that has actually been a much-needed refresher from what has otherwise been a relatively disappointing 2019-20 campaign in terms of how the team has played. The 4-0 beatdown of Udinese was the perfect tonic coming out of a holiday break…

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Coppa line-ups: Juventus-Udinese | Football Italia – Football Italia

Juventus have Gigi Buffon in goal, Douglas Costa as a trequartista and Matthijs de Ligt in defence, but Cristiano Ronaldo is out ill against Udinese in the Coppa Italia. It kicks off at 19.45 GMT and the winners go on to face either Roma or Parma in the Quarter-Final on January 22. Cristiano Ronaldo will…

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Sevilla fight Spurs for Piatek | Football Italia – Football Italia

Tottenham Hotspur have competition from Sevilla for Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, as it’s reported they’d accept a loan with €30m obligation to buy. The Rossoneri only paid €35m to get the Poland international from Genoa a year ago, but he has struggled with a lack of confidence and difficulty fitting into the tactics of new…

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Higuain: ‘A pleasure with Dybala’ | Football Italia – Football Italia

Gonzalo Higuain is relishing his Juventus partnership with Paulo Dybala after their wondergoal against Udinese. “It’s always a pleasure to play with great talents.” The pair of Argentine strikers completed a triple give-and-go in the build-up to their opening goal in this evening’s 4-0 Coppa Italia victory. “It was an important game, because the Coppa…

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Inter fly out for Eriksen talks | Football Italia – Football Italia

Inter director Piero Ausilio is reportedly flying to London today in order to secure a deal for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen. According to Calciomercato.com, FCInterNews.it and more, Ausilio will be in England this afternoon for intensive negotiations, with the aim of taking the Danish international back to Milan with him. They are stepping up…

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Inter to finalise Giroud tomorrow | Football Italia – Football Italia

Reports in France claim Olivier Giroud’s agent will be in Milan tomorrow to finalise the Chelsea striker’s transfer to Inter for €4.5m plus bonuses. Sky Sport Italia already stated last night that the medical would be done by the weekend, but RMC Sport believe it’ll be even faster than that. They suggest agent Michael Manuello…

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Begovic: ‘I will push Gigio’ | Football Italia – Football Italia

Asmir Begovic has claimed Milan presents a “great challenge for me” and has promised to “push” Gianluigi Donnarumma and “help him with my experience”. The former Bosnia international came from AFC Bournemouth as a direct replacement for Pepe Reina, who left to play at Aston Villa in the Premier league. Begovic is looking forward to…

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Insigne: ‘A starting point’ | Football Italia – Football Italia

Lorenzo Insigne said Napoli “needed” the win against Perugia and wants the Partenopei to use the Coppa Italia triumph as “a starting point”. The captain scored a brace against the Griffoni in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia and helped Gennaro Gattuso’s men to overcome the Serie B side with a comfortable win. “This…

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Sarri: ‘It’s normal to argue’ | Football Italia – Football Italia

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said “it’s normal to argue” and insists “everything seems normal” between him and Paulo Dybala ahead of the match against Udinese. The Argentine was not happy when he was substituted against Roma last weekend, but Sarri has denied they are on bad terms and has claimed “it’s normal to argue”. Ahead…

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Midway through Scudetto marathon | Football Italia – Football Italia

Halfway through the campaign, the table has a familiar look to it, as Juventus sit on top, two points clear of Inter, with Lazio a further four behind, with a game in hand. The old adage says it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and consistency tends to be the key. Intriguingly, since the start of…

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Giroud to Inter closer than ever | Football Italia – Football Italia

Inter are closer than ever to bring Olivier Giroud to San Siro from Chelsea after the French forward has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Nerazzurri. Nicolò Schira reports that Inter have come to an agreement with the World Cup winner and are ready to tie him to a contract until June 2022 at the…

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Report: Spinazzola ‘yes’ to Inter | Football Italia – Football Italia

Roma defender Leonardo Spinazzola has reportedly accepted a contract offer from Inter, only awaiting to close the swap deal including Matteo Politano. The Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira reports that the Nerazzurri have come to an agreement with the former Juventus player and will pay the player €2.7m a year. Inter are now negotiating…

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‘No time scale’ for Zaniolo | Football Italia – Football Italia

Doctor Andrea Causarano has admitted that Roma star Nicolò Zaniolo will be the key to his own rehabilitation and revealed “the surgery was perfectly successful”. The starlet ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament and damaged the meniscus during the 2-1 defeat to Juventus and went through an intervention yesterday. Giallorossi’s head of medical department Causarano said…

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Semplici: ‘Ibra revived Milan’ | Football Italia – Football Italia

SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici feels Milan “have revived” with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and expects “an enthusiastic” Rossoneri on Wednesday. Ahead of the Coppa Italia round of 16 against the Diavolo, the coach concedes that the Estensi will have to achieve something “exceptional” to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Italian cup. “SPAL must give…

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