Reigning European champions Italy have maintained top spot in Group A3 of the ongoing UEFA Nations League campaign after they played out a goalless draw with England. The Nations League clash between hosts England and Italy at the Molineux on Saturday was the repeat of the Euro 2020 final which ended in heartbreak for the Three Lions. They were beaten on penalties by the Italians after the teams scored a goal each in 120 minutes. Manchester United stars Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford plus Arsenal player Bukayo Saka all missed their spot kicks for England thus allowing Italy to win the Euro 2020 tournament via a 3-2 win on penalties.
Italian football was back at the top after the Euro 2020 triumph as masterminded by Roberto Mancini who had taken over shortly after the country missed out on qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Russian soil. Italian football went on a strong run of 35 games without defeat on the international stage during the same time as the Euro 2020 triumph. The end of the unbeaten run ushered in series of inconsistent results for Italian football. In the end, the Italians failed to qualify for the World Cup tournament in Qatar as a product of those inconsistent results. Continue reading GROUP A3: ITALY MAINTAIN TOP SPOT
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio has fuelledtransfer rumours of a move to Italian football this summer after he visited the city of Milan during this international break.
Asensio spent a few days in Milan in the company of his girlfriend Sandra Garal thereby increasing the rumours of a move to Italian football giants AC Milan. Previous transfer reports had stated that AC Milan would be his likely destination if the Real Madrid star was to swap Spanish football for Italian football. Continue reading ASENSIO FUELS MILAN RUMOURS WITH VISIT
Juventus will be facing strict competition from Inter Milan in the race to sign Torino star Gleison Bremer when the summer transfer window opens for business in the next coming months. The Brazilian star has improved his game impressively at the Turin club and has since started to attract the attention of potential clubs across Europe. Juventus have been tipped to sign the defender and they currently are the most likely destination for the player as reports continue to make the rounds that the Old Lady could be losing star defender Matthijs de Ligt at the end of this current season. Signing Bremer could look like a very easy thing for Juve to do but as a matter of fact, according to Calciomercato, it won’t be that easy, with Inter entering into the fray.
The report stated that de Ligt could be allowed to leave the club as his performance kebake have not yet improved. The cent teal defender’s poor showing was under the spotlight as AC Milan came from one goal down to win 2-1 against Juventus and reports are suggesting that the former Ajax man could be sold to an English Premier League club. Continue reading INTER AND JUVENTUS BATTLE IT OUT FOR TORINO STAR
Atalanta might be struggling to qualify from theirChampions League group,but they are enjoying a contrasting form in the league after they ended their long wait for an away win over Juventus.
The GianPeroGasperini-led Atalanta side will have to beat Spanish team Villarreal away from home in their final group game if they want to seal a place in the Champions League knockout stage rather than drop down to the Europa League.Atalanta have been good ambassadors of Italian football in the last few years and they would need to show their quality again when they take on Unai Emery and his Villarreal players, who are the reigning Europa League winners from last season.
The Milan duo of Inter Milan and AC Milan are still without a win in the Champions League this season after their second game in the group stage. The two Italian football teams finished in the top two of the Serie A last season but they are yet to light up the Champions League stage this season thanks to the absence of at least a win in their first two group games.
The UEFA Euros tournament may still be on at the moment but with the final round of games already in progress and with teams getting eliminated from the competition, it won’t be too long before attention will be switched to club football. Different players from across Europe are looking to help their respective countries at the Euros and a lot of them ply their trades in the top 5 leagues in European football and beyond.
There are players from the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the French Ligue 1, the Spanish La Liga, and of course, the Italian Serie A. With the Euros set to be wrapped up in July, players will be getting some break before resuming for club duties. August is the month when the top leagues in world football will start their 2021-22 football season and there are already high hopes about how competitive the leagues will be next season. Continue reading WHO WILL WIN SERIE A NEXT SEASON
Italian football giants Inter Milan will have to fend off the interest of other European teams in the bid to sign RuslanMalinovskyi. The Nerazzuri are keen to sign the midfielder from fellow Italian Serie A outfit Atalanta in the summer.
The interest of several European clubs was reported in the British media. The specific publication from The Sun revealed that Malinovskyi is still a transfer target for Italian football giants Inter Milan ahead of the summer’s transfer window but they will have to contend with Premier League giants Chelsea and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) who are both interested in the player. Continue reading INTER FACE EUROPEAN CHALLENGE FOR MALINOVSKYI
Italian fullback Matteo Darmian has proven to be the unlikely hero for Inter Milan in the past few weeks. His goals over the course of this month have moved the Italian football giants closer to a first league title in over a decade.
Ex-Parma and Manchester United player Darmian has scored two big goals for the Nerazzuri in the past four league games while starting in his wing back position. Those two goals have secured four big points for Inter Milan in the race for the league title in the Italian football topflight. Continue reading DARMIAN, UNLIKELY HERO FOR INTER
Italian football won’t have any representative in the Champions League quarterfinals after the two teams left in the competition were eliminated earlier this week. Atalanta and Lazio were both knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid and holders Bayern Munich. Four Italian football clubs started the Champions League journey at the group stage but none is left in the competition at the final eight round. Inter Milan, Juventus, Atalanta and Lazio started the Champions League journey on behalf of Italian football. Italian Serie A leaders Inter Milan were the only Italian football team that failed to make it beyond the round of 32 stage. The Nerazzuri didn’t do well after they finished last in their group and were rightly eliminated. Inter Milan finished bottom of their group behind the likes of Shakthar Donetsk, Borussia Moenchengladbach and group winners Real Madrid. Borussia Moenchengladbach and Real Madrid qualified for the round of 16 stage as the top two teams in the group, while Ukrainian club Shakthar Donetsk finished third and had to drop down to the Europa League level. Inter Milan and Real Madrid were expected to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage but the Nerazzuri didn’t live up to that expectation.
In the round of 16, Lazio were drawn with holders Bayern Munich and Italian champions Juventus were pitted against FC Porto of Portugal. Atalanta were drawn with 13-time European champions Real Madrid. Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage thanks to the away goal rule after a 3-2 win at home in the second leg. The Old lady had lost 2-1 away in the first leg. They were knocked out of the competition last week Tuesday. For Atalanta, they were beaten 1-0 at home in the first leg by Real Madrid before the second leg ended in a 3-1 win for the Spaniards at home on Wednesday night. Real Madrid were able to seal a last eight with a 4-1 aggregate win. Continue reading ITALIAN TEAMS MISS OUT ON QUARTERFINALS
Italian football exports were decisive as French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) crush Barcelona in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night. There were three Italian football exports on show during the game, which ended in a comprehensive away win for PSG. The French champions were able to take a big step towards securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the competition.