Serie A

News, commentary, tickets, pre and post match reaction alongside opinion about Serie A and everything Italian football related.

Serie A, Tickets

Atalanta 2021 Fixtures

We have Atalanta tickets to all the big games this season including those against Juventus, Inter Milan, Roma, Napoli and AC Milan as well as Champions League action.

Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly known as just Atalanta, is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy. The club currently plays in Serie A, having gained the promotion from Serie B in 2010–11.

They are nicknamed the Nerazzurri and the Orobici. Atalanta play in blue-and-black vertically striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. The club stadium is the 26,638 seater Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.

Serie A, Tickets

Sampdoria 2021 Fixtures

We have Sampdoria tickets to all the big games this season including those against Juventus, Inter Milan, Roma, Napoli and AC Milan.

Unione Calcio Sampdoria, commonly known as Sampdoria is an Italian association football club based in Genoa.

The club was formed in 1946 from the merger of two existing sports clubs whose roots can be traced back to the 1890s, Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria. Sampdoria currently compete in Serie A.

Sampdoria play at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, capacity 36,536,[1] which it shares with Genoa’s other club, Genoa Cricket and Football Club. The derby between the two teams is commonly known as the Derby della Lanterna.

Serie A, Juventus

Piro Pleads For Patience At Juventus

Pirlo Juventus

Andrea Pirlo described Federico Chiesa as “naive” after he was sent off on his debut in Saturday’s 1-1 Serie A draw against Crotone.

Chiesa, who joined the champions on loan from Fiorentina on transfer deadline day, saw red on the hour mark for a late challenge on Luca Cigarini.

He had earlier set up Alvaro Morata for Juve’s leveller after Simy had given Crotone the lead from the penalty spot.

Adrien Rabiot was dismissed in the 2-2 draw with Roma on September 27, Juve’s last competitive game after they were handed a 3-0 win for Napoli’s no-show last time out, and Pirlo accepts his fledgling side’s over-enthusiasm might come back to haunt them on occasion.

AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Serie A

Serie A 2020-21 Fixtures Released

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The 2020-2021 Serie A fixtures list has been released and Andrea Pirlo’s first league match in charge of Juventus will be at home to Sampdoria as he looks to guide the club to a record 10th successive Serie A title.

Juventus start at home to Sampdoria before a daunting trip to the Stadio Olimpico to take on Roma. For Inter Milan, who look set to be Juventus’ toughest challenger for the title, they begin their bid away to newly-promoted Benevento.

The release sparked lots of interest in when Pirlo and Conte will go head to head but fans will have to remain patient with the first meeting not until January 2021.

Inter Milan, Barcelona, La Liga, Serie A

Messi’s Former Agent Expects Him To End Up At Inter Milan

Lionel Messi Priceless

Lionel Messi “already has a new team” and will join Inter instead of Manchester City, according to the agent who instigated his move to Barcelona as a youngster.

Messi rocked Barcelona, and all of world football, on Tuesday when the six-time Ballon d’Or winner handed in a transfer request.

The 33-year-old is reported to have had a clause in his contract that would allow him to unilaterally terminate their agreement following the 2019-20 season in order to join another club.

Barcelona, Inter Milan, La Liga, Ligue 1, Man City, Premier League, Serie A

Lionel Messi Hands In Transfer Request

Lionel Messi Transfer News

We knew things were bad at the Camp Nou between the Barcelona players and the board. We knew that Lionel Messi was upset but still we were shocked when the news came out that Messi had activated a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Although his contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season, Messi and his legal team believe the clause will allow him to terminate his deal unilaterally.

Barcelona, Inter Milan, La Liga, Man City

Barcelona Board Consider Selling Messi

Lionel Messi Priceless

That is not a typo. Some members of the Barcelona board are actually in favor of selling the clubs best ever players, and one of the top five players ever to have played this game.

New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has publicly said he wants to build the team around Messi, but ESPN is reporting that some directors say that they would be prepared to listen to offers that would allow Koeman to rebuild the team at the same time as reducing the wage bill.

Does Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu really want to be remembered as the president who sold Lionel Messi?

Serie A, Juventus

Juventus Name Andrea Pirlo As Their New Manager

Pirlo Juventus

Andrea Pirlo was named as the Juventus manager on Saturday night but only after president Andrea Agnelli decided he could not afford first choices Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane.

Former Tottenham boss Pochettino reportedly wanted around £8million a year to take the reins in Turin, while Real Madrid head coach Zidane would have asked for even more, at around £10.8m.

As well as economic reasons, particularly given sacked coach Maurizio Sarri’s £21m pay-off, Pirlo has a similar on-field mentality to previous successful Juventus managers Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri, which has worked in his favour with Agnelli.

Serie A, Juventus

Juventus SACK Maurizio Sarri

Sarri Juventus

Juventus have sensationally axed Maurizio Sarri after just one season in charge following the club’s Champions League elimination.

Despite leading the Turin giants to a ninth straight Serie A title, supporters and the club’s hierarchy have been left unimpressed by the veteran 61-year-old.

And the former Chelsea manager’s fate was sealed the day after the early European exit at the hands of Lyon.

The official announcement was released on Saturday following a crisis meeting held between members of the club’s hierarchy.

Serie A, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus

New Serie A Season To Begin September 12

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Serie A has announced that the 2020-2021 season will begin on September 12, decision that has upset Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis.

With five Serie A teams still involved in Champions League and the Europa League, there is a possibility that at least one Italian team will play its last game of the 2019-2020 season on August 23.

De Laurentiis feels that having a potential pre-season of only three weeks is not long enough and he feels that the 2020-21 season should start on October 4 instead.