Mascia unveiled a placard dedicating the away end of the stadium to the Livorno midfielder, who suffered cardiac arrest during a Serie B encounter with Pescara exactly a year ago.
Youth policy beginning to bear fruit for AC Milan, but rumours about ‘rotten apple’ Mario Balotelli persist
Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri’s recent decision to field an attacking trio with a combined age of 60 against Sampdoria made headlines around Italy.
In an intense final quarter of an hour at the Stadio Ennio Tardini, Palermo goalkeeper Francesco Benussi contrived to allow Parma striker Amauri’s half volley slip through his arms in farcical fashion.
Siena made the short journey north to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday morning to face a Fiorentina side that have been stuttering in recent weeks.
Italian sports journalist Gianni Brera dubbed the encounter between Juventus and Inter the ‘Derby of Italy’ in 1967, as it was recognised as the most intense contests around the peninsula.
‘The death of football’: Dark cloud over referees in Serie A after Catania’s defeat at the hands of Juventus
Built up as a grudge match by the Italian press leading up to Sunday, Juventus knew what they were getting themselves into as they made the trip to Sicily to take on Catania.
Serie A clubs look set to rely heavily on youngsters for the upcoming 2012-13 season out of necessity rather than choice.
Turbulent waves of controversy are never too far away from the murky shores of Italian football, especially towards the beginning of each new season over the past several years.
As the rain began to pour down over Beijing’s National Stadium, the Bird’s Nest, it quickly became apparent football audiences were in for a treat of a Supercoppa Final between Juventus and Napoli.
Zdeněk Zeman only watched on from the bench with a wry smile and a sinister stare as his new AS Roma players were put through their paces, with countless laps of the training track under torrential rain.
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