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Official: Bigon extends at Bologna

Bologna have officially extended their contract with director of sport Riccardo Bigon to June 2019. The deal had been due to expire this summer, but a decision to sign on for another year had been in the air. Along with Bigon, Bologna also gave new contracts to his staff Maurizio Micheli, Leonardo Mantovani and Marco…

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Roma retain 3-4-1-2 with Lazio?

Roma are expected to use the 3-4-1-2 formation again for Sunday’s Derby della Capitale with Lazio after sweeping Barcelona aside. The Rome Derby kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) on Sunday, click here for a match preview. Coach Eusebio Di Francesco surprised everyone in the Champions League quarter-final by fielding a new 3-4-1-2…

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Grobbelaar 'still laughing' at Roma

Bruce Grobbelaar is “still laughing” at his ‘spaghetti legs’ routine in the 1984 European Cup Final and is confident Liverpool will beat Roma again. The clubs have been drawn in the Champions League semi-final, which will be their first meeting since that fateful 1984 Final decided on penalties at the Stadio Olimpico. It became legendary…

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Allegri: 'Buffon an example for 20 years'

Juventus Coach Max Allegri defended captain Gigi Buffon for his furious rant at referee Michael Oliver. “I challenge anyone not to react in that situation.” The goalkeeper was sent off for dissent in the Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid, as the referee awarded a debatable penalty with 30 seconds to go. “It’s always easy…

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Roma retain 3-4-1-2 with Lazio?

Roma are expected to use the 3-4-1-2 formation again for Sunday’s Derby della Capitale with Lazio after sweeping Barcelona aside. The Rome Derby kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) on Sunday, click here for a match preview. Coach Eusebio Di Francesco surprised everyone in the Champions League quarter-final by fielding a new 3-4-1-2…

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Grobbelaar 'still laughing' at Roma

Bruce Grobbelaar is “still laughing” at his ‘spaghetti legs’ routine in the 1984 European Cup Final and is confident Liverpool will beat Roma again. The clubs have been drawn in the Champions League semi-final, which will be their first meeting since that fateful 1984 Final decided on penalties at the Stadio Olimpico. It became legendary…

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Icardi out of Argentina squad

Future Inter striker Lautaro Martinez will be in the Argentina squad for the 2018 World Cup, but not current star Mauro Icardi, it’s reported. According to TyC Sports, Coach Jorge Sampaoli has drawn up the list of 35 names, which will later be whittled down for the tournament. Icardi is seemingly not on there, whereas…

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Borini: 'Wanted to prove myself'

Fabio Borini came to Milan to “prove I could play in Italy, that I didn’t run away” from Serie A and reveals what he’d bring from England. Turning 28 next month, his career has always been one in flux, poached from Bologna by the Chelsea youth academy in 2007, returning to Italy with Parma and…

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Gasperini's ill-fated Inter spell

Cast your minds back to 2006, Italy had just won the World Cup and calcio was rocked by by the infamous Calciopoli scandal. Words: Tom Scholes The whole of Italian football was under a dark cloud but amongst the scandals and controversy, a little club by the name of Genoa had just appointed Gian Piero…

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Juve set Emre Can deadline

Juventus are only prepared to wait another week for Emre Can or they’ll look elsewhere, including Aaron Ramsey and Leandro Paredes. The Bianconeri have confirmed many times they have made a proposal to the midfielder, whose Liverpool contract will expire in June. He is dragging his heels over accepting and now director general Beppe Marotta…

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