‘It can’t be true’: Parma return to Serie A after three straight promotions

Parma were declared bankrupt and relegated to Serie D in 2015. Now the club is ‘back where we belong’By Yousef Teclab for The Gentleman UltraIt took the court just 10 minutes to declare Parma FC bankrupt in March 2015. The quick decision ended months o…

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Lazio’s late implosion against Inter could haunt the club for years to come | Paolo Bandini

Inter-bound Stefan De Vrij was at the centre of a wild collapse as Lazio surrendered a Champions League place to InterStefan De Vrij folded himself up small and hid his face underneath a training top, but he could not stop the cameras from honing in on…

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Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri hints at exit amid Chelsea link

Sarri has been linked with the Chelsea jobNapoli finished second in Serie A with 91 pointsMaurizio Sarri has dropped a strong hint that his time at Napoli is drawing to a close amid reports suggesting he will leave the Serie A club.The 59-year-old coac…

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Milan’s Suso: ‘I feel like I am only at 70% of what I can achieve’

The forward talks about the shock of arriving in England as a 16-year-old, having Gennaro Gattuso as his manager and playing for Liverpool again one dayWhen Suso arrived in Italy to sign for Milan, in January 2015, there were no fans or journalists at …

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Buffon given emotional send-off by Juventus as Parma return to Serie A

• Tearful Buffon given guard of honour during win over Verona• Parma return to Italian top-flight three years after bankruptcyGianluigi Buffon made his emotional farewell to Juventus on Saturday as the veteran goalkeeper marked his 640th and last Serie…

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Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus after 17 years – video

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is to leave Juventus after a highly successful 17-year relationship with the club. After his last match this Saturday he will evaluate the ‘proposals and inspiring challenges’ he has received and will next week decid…

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Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus but is considering ‘interesting proposals’

Keeper to end 17-year stay after ‘wonderful adventure’Buffon set to defer retirement after Juve departureJuventus captain Gianluigi Buffon is leaving the Italian champions and considering playing elsewhere.Buffon, who is widely regarded as one of the b…

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Juventus extend ‘My7h’: a success to celebrate or a cause for lament?

The all-conquering Old Lady has no plans to abdicate her throne even with the inevitable summer changes aheadLast May, the commemorative T-shirts celebrated a “Le6end”. This year, Juventus went with “My7h”. Even as players popped champagne corks for th…

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Net spend: Buffon, De Gea and why keepers are massively undervalued | Sean Ingle

Goalkeepers are transferred for less and paid less. Is it time football finally valued them relative to outfield players?So arrivederci then, Gianluigi Buffon. Assuming there is no careering handbrake turn away from retirement, the match against Verona…

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European round-up: Barcelona lose unbeaten record after 5-4 Levante defeat

• La Liga champions Barça lose despite Philippe Coutinho hat-trick• Juventus win seventh consecutive Serie A title with Roma drawBarcelona’s hopes of an unbeaten La Liga campaign were ended in their penultimate game as they lost 5-4 at Levante. The cha…

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