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Hellas Verona v Genoa delayed due to pitch markings not being straight

The game in Verona kicked off 15 minutes late Sampdoria thrash Brescia; Fiorentina edge past Hellas Verona’s Serie A match against Genoa at the Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi was delayed by 15 minutes on Sunday because the pitch lines were not straight….

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European roundup: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top as Real chase

• Messi levels Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 34 trebles in La Liga• Inter comeback from 1-0 down to beat Verona at homeLionel Messi scored two exquisite free-kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo that took Ba…

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European roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Juventus as Real Madrid hit five

• Late penalty seals 2-1 win over Genoa for Serie A leaders• Luka Jovic scores his first Real Madrid goal against LeganesCristiano Ronaldo rescued Juventus when his penalty delivered a barely-deserved 2-1 win over Genoa at the Allianz Stadium.Juventus …

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Choupo-Moting’s shocking miss means PSG fail to wrap up Ligue 1 title

• Former Stoke striker guilty of terrible miss against Strasbourg• Juventus need one point to win Serie A after Napoli drawThe former Stoke City forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was guilty of an extraordinary miss as PSG botched the chance to wrap up t…

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Milan reach agreement to sign Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for €35m

• 23-year-old Polish striker set to sign five-year deal• Higuaín to join Chelsea and Morata Atlético this weekMilan have reached a deal with Genoa to sign the Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek for €35m (£30.9m) plus add-ons. The 23-year-old has been a se…

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Genoa and Sampdoria give wounded city a brief window of escape | Paolo Bandini

For one evening the Stadio Luigi Ferraris was a world unto itself in a city still recovering from the Morandi bridge disaster The noise rolling down from the stands of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris was cacophonous, but TV microphones still picked up Ivan J…

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The most improved football teams in Europe this season

Liverpool had a negative goal difference this time last season. Which other sides in Europe’s big leagues have improved?It’s easy to forget that Liverpool were in a worrying position this time last year. Having just suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat to Totte…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to replace Morata with Genoa’s Piatek?

Today’s whispers are going worldwideHaving had quite enough of watching Álvaro Morata doing the Charlie Brown walk, Maurizio Sarri is planning to sign a new striker in January. Chelsea’s manager has his eyes on Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek at the moment. T…

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Krzysztof Piatek’s glorious run goes on as Genoa swat aside Chievo

The Rossoblu spent just €4.5m on the Polish striker but he is comfortably outscoring more expensive summer signingsKrzysztof Piatek did not require any act of misdirection to save himself from getting mobbed at the airport when he arrived for his medic…

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Genoa fans stay silent to honour victims of bridge collapse

Fans watched match against Empoli for 43 minutes in near-silence to honour victimsFans of Italian football club Genoa watched the first 43 minutes of their team’s Serie A match at home to Empoli in near-silence on Sunday to honour the victims of the mo…

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Serie A round-up: Napoli’s title hopes hit by draw at Sassuolo

• Napoli one point behind Juventus who play Milan later• Inter beat Verona 3-0 and Lazio thrash Benevento 6-2Napoli’s Serie A title hopes suffered a setback when they struggled to a 1-1 draw at lowly Sassuolo, needing a late own goal to avoid defeat.Th…

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European round-up: Suárez, Messi score late to save Barcelona against Alavés

• Philippe Coutinho makes first start for Barcelona in 2-1 win• Dries Mertens scores twice in Napoli’s 3-1 defeat of BolognaLionel Messi scored a spectacular free-kick to give Barcelona a come-from-behind 2-1 win over struggling Alavés, keeping the Cat…

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Monaco sign 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri for £17m from Genoa

• Forward moves to Ligue 1 despite interest from Juventus• Pellegri becomes the second most expensive 16-year-old in historyPietro Pellegri has become the second most expensive 16-year-old in history after completing his move from Geona to Monaco for a…

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European roundup: Paco Alcácer double helps Barcelona beat Sevilla

• Barcelona four points clear at top of La Liga after 2-1 victory• Sampdoria beat Genoa 2-0; Edinson Cavani hits 100th Ligue 1 goalPaco Alcácer was Barcelona’s match-winner, his double helping the La Liga leaders to a 2-1 home success over Sevilla for …

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Last-minute penalty by Internazionale’s Mauro Icardi settles Milan derby

• Valencia beat Real Betis 6-3 and rise to second in La Liga table• Wolfsburg come from behind twice to draw at Bayer LeverkusenInternazionale snatched a dramatic 3-2 win over Milan thanks to a last-minute penalty from Mauro Icardi, who completed his h…

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Golazos galore: the 25 best goals from the golden era of Serie A

Channel 4 showed live matches from Italy from 1992 until 2002, capturing some of the greatest players and goals of all time. These are the very best of them

By Emmet Gates for The Gentleman Ultra, of the Guardian Sport Network

On 6 November 1992, Channel 4 took a bold risk and went to Genoa to broadcast a Serie A match live for a British audience. Italian football had a reputation for being dull and defensive, but the players put on a show. Sampdoria and Lazio produced a stupendously entertaining 3-3 draw, with Beppe Signori and Roberto Mancini both on the scoresheet. A week later the cameras captured Milan’s 5-4 win over Pescara, which featured goals from Massimiliano Allegri, Paolo Maldini and Gianluigi Lentini, as well as a couple of own goals from Franco Baresi and a hat-trick from Marco van Basten.

The viewers had been converted and they would remain hooked for the next decade. Below we have compiled the 25 best goals from the 10 years Football Italia was broadcast on Channel 4. To keep the list interesting, every player is limited to just one appearance – the entire 25 could have been by Roberto Baggio and Álvaro Recoba otherwise – and dead balls are denied entry.

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Genoa’s Pietro Pellegri sets Serie A record, sparking tears and transfer talk | Paolo Bandini

The 16-year-old, who has similar qualities to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, lived up to the hype with two goals against Lazio to become the league’s youngest scorer

Marco Pellegri decided to go on living. Genoa’s team administrator had warned us that he might not, telling reporters: “The day [my son] Pietro steps out at Marassi wearing a Genoa shirt I can go ahead and die, because it will mean that I have seen everything.”

Nope, not even close. Pietro Pellegri would make his home debut in April, a three-minute cameo at the end of a defeat to Chievo. It was a beautiful moment: father and son stood side by side on the touchline at Marassi as the board went up announcing the latter’s introduction from the bench.

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Paulo Dybala hat-trick rescues Juventus from terrible start against Genoa

Paulo Dybala grabbed a hat-trick to give Juventus a dramatic 4-2 win at Genoa on Saturday as the Serie A champions recovered from going two goals down in the first seven minutes.

Beaten 3-1 by Genoa last season, Juve fell behind after 19 seconds when Miralem Pjanic accidentally turned Goran Pandev’s pass into his own net.

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Francesco Totti brings down curtain on ‘something beautiful’ at Roma | Paolo Bandini

The 40-year-old attracted a sellout crowd to the Stadio Olimpico for his farewell but Genoa briefly looked like spoiling his party thanks to a player born in 2001

Francesco Totti tried to raise a smile. Striding out on to the Stadio Olimpico pitch for a farewell address at the end of his last-ever match for Roma, he shushed the home crowd and then teased that staying quiet “ought to be easy for you”.

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Atalanta’s Papu Gómez leads by example as his club let young talent move on

The 28-year-old captain sported another unusual armband and led his younger team-mates to a big win at Chievo after a week of off-field upheaval

Not for the first time, Papu Gómez’s biceps stole the show. The Atalanta captain has made headlines all season with his unconventional armband designs. First there was the Mother’s Day tribute, then the Spiderman logo, the Holly & Benji cartoon and, most famously, a celebration of Pro Evolution Soccer’s original Master League XI. As Serie A returned to action on Sunday, he unveiled a new design, inspired by the movie Frozen.

It was chosen to mark his daughter Constantina’s second birthday, with her face appearing alongside those of Anna, Elsa and Olaf. But he might unintentionally have also captured the spirit of the footballing moment. Frozen was a fitting theme for a weekend when one game – Pescara v Fiorentina – was snowed off, while the status quo at the top of the table was perfectly preserved.

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