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Serie A – Milan clubs regain glory; Juventus have work to do

The Serie A also had its share of major changes in dominance in the 2020/21 season. A new champion emerged against all odds in Antonio Conte's Inter Milan as Juventus' stranglehold on the title for close to a decade was halted. The champions went on to end the season on a high as they thrashed Udinese 5:1 at home on the final day of the season. The performances they put up even after being confirmed as champions is a pointer that they will be up for it next season. This means that Juventus have their work cut out for them if they want to regain their status as the best club in Italy because the Nerazzurri are the best in the land presently. READ: Foxes gradually attaining status as final day top four bottlers Furthermore, it appears that the glory days of the Milan clubs are ba...
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Why is Serie A Attracting so Many Premier League Stars?

At times throughout the history of the game, Serie A has proved to be the most alluring league in the world. In post-war Italy, players from England and elsewhere were drawn by big salaries, luxury lifestyles, and state-of-the-art facilities and training methods. Players who made the switch received substantial signing-on fees and huge bonuses while those in England received a basic wage, no signing-on fee and were tied to contracts with no expiry date. The golden era In the 1980s and 90s, many of the world’s best footballers flocked to the peninsula again as the Italian league proved to be the strongest in Europe. This included a mini-exodus of stars from the English top flight. Luther Blisset, Gordan Cowans, Trevor Francis, Mark Hateley, Ray Wilkins, Liam Brady, Joe Jordan, Graem...
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Top 3 questions fans will be asking ahead of the 2019/20 season

It's barely two months before the 2019/20 football season commences across Europe's major leagues and fans are already getting excited about what the season may hold. The Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, French Ligue, Bundesliga, and the Eredivisie will surely provide excitement for football followers around the world and we are all looking forward to this. However, ahead of the new season, these are some of the questions on the lips of fans and we've taken note of some of them which we'll discuss here. 1. Could this be the season that Juventus lose the Serie A title? This question is arguably becoming stale but nevertheless, it has to be asked. This is due to the fact that there will be a few changes in the faces at the dugouts of almost all the Serie A's elite clubs. Maurizio...
Headlines from Europe’s elite leagues weekend fixtures
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Headlines from Europe’s elite leagues weekend fixtures

  The weekend across Europe's major leagues was eventful as there were series of talking points that from some of the games played in the Serie A, La Liga, and the Premier League. Here are some talking points from the weekend that precedes Europe's elite club competition in midweek: 1 Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid stumble as Barcelona show character: Our guess is that some of the big clubs had their eyes on UCL exertions in midweek. Regardless, Barcelona established a 2 point lead as they sit top of the La Liga. This is because their two fiercest rivals in Madrid settled for a point each in their games. It must be noted that all three teams went behind in their games but Barcelona clawed back from a goal down to beat Real Sociedad 2:1 at the bogey Anoeta stadium. It ha...
Top 4 surprises in Europe’s elite leagues this summer
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Top 4 surprises in Europe’s elite leagues this summer

  The 2018/19 football season has begun and the first set of matches across Europe's major leagues were concluded before the international break. However, we witnessed some major surprises in the course of the transfer window this summer as well as in the course of the season thus far. We've mentioned then below: 1. Real Madrid witnessed the shock departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer. Therefore, it was expected that Los Blancos would break the bank for a big money signing that would replace the Portuguese. However, this was not the case as the club who were heavily linked with moves for Eden Hazard, Neymar, Mauro Icardi, and Kylian Mbappe, opted for none. Rather, only the likes of Alvaro Odriozola, Thibaut Courtois and Mariano Diaz arrived at the Bernabeu...