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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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Serie A roundup: Roma rally to see off Chievo and make ground on leaders

• Stephan El Shaarawy, Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti on target in Roma win
• Napoli grab point at Fiorentina with late equaliser in 3-3 draw

Roma bounced back from their Serie A defeat to Juventus last weekend by coming from behind to beat Chievo 3-1.

The Giallorossi fell behind to Jonathan de Guzman’s header but turned it around either side of half-time through Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko goals, with Diego Perotti’s late penalty adding some security.

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Juventus’s Gonzalo Higuaín scores twice to earn derby win over Torino

• Champions win 3-1 away to establish seven-point Serie A lead
• Dries Mertens scores hat-trick in Napoli’s 5-0 thrashing of Cagliari

Juventus, the champions, look set to end the year with a healthy lead in Serie A after Gonzalo Higuaín scored twice in a 3-1 derby victory at Torino.

A stoppage-time goal from the substitute Miralem Pjanic rubber-stamped Juve’s 13th league win this season after Higuaín responded to Andrea Belotti’s opener with a goal in each half.

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Giovanni Simeone makes history repeat itself as Genoa thump Juventus | Paolo Bandini

Just the 6,084 days after his father scored to beat Juve, Giovanni Simeone inspired Genoa against the shambolic champions in Serie A

If you ask Diego Simeone, he will tell you that he does not often talk about football with his son. The Atlético Madrid manager is immensely proud of the success Giovanni has had in carving out a career in the sport but also anxious to avoid adding to the pressure that comes with following in his footsteps. “I’ve never liked to give him pointers about specific aspects of his game,” said Diego during a television interview two months back. He visits his son whenever he can during international breaks and the pair speak frequently by phone, “[But] we talk about life, which is very important.”

A worthy sentiment. And yet, one wonders how easy it can be to pick apart life from football when you have dedicated one so absolutely to the other. After the younger Simeone joined Genoa from River Plate in the summer, he painted a rather different picture – explaining at his introductory press conference that Diego “lives football all day, from the pitch to the dinner table”. So when his dad’s number flashed up on his phone screen last week, Giovanni knew they would wind up discussing his upcoming home match against Juventus. With Genoa’s first-choice centre-forward, Leonardo Pavoletti, sidelined by injury, the 21-year-old was in line to start up front.

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