LAZIO HANDED TOUGH EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW

LAZIO HANDED TOUGH EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW

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Italian football capital club Lazio have been handed a tough draw in the Europa League group stage following the draw that took place on Friday. Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri and his players were drawn with the likes of Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray and French Ligue 1 heavyweights Olympique Marseille in Group E.

Lazio were one of two Italian football clubs in Pot 1 ahead of the Europa League group stage draw but that didn’t stop them from being drawn with the tough teams. Napoli were the other Italian football team in Pot 1.

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MUSTAFI SET TO JOIN GENOA

MUSTAFI SET TO JOIN GENOA

German defender ShkodranMustafi is closing in on a move to Italian football club Genoa according to the latest news coming out of the media in Italy.

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Mustafi, 29, will make a return to Italian football as a free agent this summer.

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AGELESS PANDEV SIGNS NEW GENOA DEAL

AGELESS PANDEV SIGNS NEW GENOA DEAL

Veteran striker Goran Pandev has decided to continue his playing career at Italian football team Genoa. The report from Italian football news portal Sky Sports Italia stated that the 37-year-old North Macedonian football icon has agreed a new one-year deal with Genoa. Pandev will play in the Italian SerieA for the new season with the latest development.

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Pandev is a free agent at the moment but it won’t be for long after the reported one-year contract extension agreement with Italian football team Genoa. His previous deal with Genoa expired at the end of last month.

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JUVENTUS MAKE FIRST OFFER FOR LOCATELLI

JUVENTUS MAKE FIRST OFFER FOR LOCATELLI

Italian football giants Juventus have made an opening bid for highly rated Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli according to various reports coming out of the media in Italy.

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Juventus and Sassuolo officials met on Friday afternoon to discuss Locatelli for the second time. Officials from the two clubs had earlier met this month to talk about the Italian international. Juventus made their first offer for Locatelli during the latest meeting and it was turned down by Sassuolo. Italian football giants Juventus are still favourites ahead of Arsenal in the quest to sign the midfielder despite the rejected bid.

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ITALY TO FACE SPAIN IN SEMIS

ITALY TO FACE SPAIN IN SEMIS

Italy will face Spain in the semi-finals at Euro 2020 after they saw off Belgium in their quarterfinal meeting at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on Friday night. The Italians sealed a last eight clash with the number one ranked team on the latest FIFA Rankings after seeing off Austria in the round of 16 at the end of extra time.

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After a goalless affair in regulation time, Italy went on to beat Austria 2-1 in extra time to seal a quarterfinal meeting with Belgium who saw off defending champions Portugal 1-0 thanks to the first half strike from Thorgan Hazard.

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ITALY SECURE EURO KNOCKOUT STAGE SPOT

ITALY SECURE EURO KNOCKOUT STAGE SPOT

Hosts Italy are the first team to book their place in the knockout stage of the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament after Switzerland were emphatically dispatched by the Italians. Italy thrashed the Swiss 3-0 to underline their credentials as one of the favourites for the tournament.

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Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini deserves huge credit for the way he has been able to turn Italy into one of the best teams in European football and world football. Former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss Mancini was appointed at a time when Italian football was struggling but he has been able to rejuvenate the team. He took charge of the team shortly after Italy failed to make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

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DIAZ IS HAPPY AT MILAN

DIAZ IS HAPPY AT MILAN

Real Madrid loaneeBrahim Diaz has said that he’s happy at Italian football giants AC Milan and that the focus is on securing a place in the Champions League next season. Diaz is on loan at Italian football club Milan from parent club Real Madrid.

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Diaz left Spain to join the Rossoneri on loan at the start of this campaign and he has contributed his own quota to the club’s quest to return to the Champions League after several years in the Europa League.

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The Favourites for Euro 2020

The Favourites for Euro 2020

Euro 2020 is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Thanks to the high competitiveness, there’s no denying the fact that this is set to be the best Euro in history. We have numerous teams that have great potential of winning this prestigious tournament as well as underdogs that are capable of pulling the impossible.

But, that is the beauty of football. You can never count anyone out and that is what brings excitement. With that being said, we wanted to take a look at the countries which are theoretically considered as favourites. It is worth mentioning that online sportsbooks have already opened bets for the Euro.

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EUROPA LEAGUE: SMALLING RUES SLOPPY GOALS

EUROPA LEAGUE: SMALLING RUES SLOPPY GOALS

AS Roma defender Chris Smalling was left to rue the sloppy goals conceded by his Italian football team in the Europa League semi-final first leg clash with hosts Manchester United. Smalling and Roma were on the receiving end of a 6-2 thumping at the hands of the Red Devils at the end of the first leg thus giving themselves a huge mountain to climb in the second leg in Rome.

England international Smalling was a former Manchester United player before he left to join Roma on loan at the start of last season. His impressive performances while on loan at the Italian football team for the whole of last season prompted the club to make his move permanent last summer. He spoke to BT Sports about the Europa League semi-final first leg encounter with his former club.

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CHIESA CREDITS PIRLO FOR JUVE FORM

CHIESA CREDITS PIRLO FOR JUVE FORM

Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa has credited manager Andrea Pirlo for his role in the form he has shown for the Old Lady this season. Chiesa has been one of the best players for Italian football giants Juventus in what has been a difficult season by their usual high standards.

The Italian football top flight champions have won the league title in each of the last eight seasons but a ninth straight title is highly unlikely for Juve due to their poor form and the good form shown by Italian football rivals Inter Milan. Juventus trail Inter Milan by 12 points ahead of the remaining nine games this season. In addition, Juve are back in third place after the win over Napoli and they are one point off AC Milan in second place.

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