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Inter and Juventus take the positives from Serie A stalemate | Paolo Bandini

Still unbeaten in Serie A after the Derby d’Italia, leaders Internazionale are rightly starting to cause a little anxiety in TurinThe stage was set for a spectacle. A full house at the Allianz Stadium and the atmosphere crackling as Juventus fans put o…

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Internazionale hold Juventus to goalless draw and stay top of Serie A

Internazionale remain in top spot in Serie A after holding Juventus to a goalless draw in Turin.Victory for Juve would have seen the defending champions usurp their Derby d’Italia rivals but they could not find a breakthrough despite dominating the cha…

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Juventus v Internazionale: Serie A – live!

Live updates as leaders Inter take on defending champions JuveScoreboard: all Saturday’s goals as they go in!Email Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 7.42pm GMT Kick-off is almost upon us in Turin … the teams are just navigating their way ou…

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to swap Juan Mata for João Mário?

Today’s fluff puts too fine a point on itManchester United want to tempt João Mário away from Internazionale and are so keen on the Portuguese midfielder that they will offer his Italian employers Juan Mata in exchange. According to the Corriere dello …

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Who are the all-time top goalscorers at the biggest clubs in Europe?

Sergio Agüero has followed Wayne Rooney in becoming the most prolific goalscorer at a Premier League club. Which players hold that accolade in Europe?• Who are the Premier League clubs’ top goalscorers?Who is Real Madrid’s top scorer with 412 goals?Raú…

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Serie A roundup: Juventus survive scare as Napoli are held at Chievo

• Juventus forced to fight back from a goal down against Benevento• Napoli’s lead at top closed to a point after draw at ChievoJuventus were given an almighty scare by table-propping Benevento before the champions came from behind to win 2-1 to hand th…

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Napoli’s perfect start continues after compelling Serie A weekend | Paolo Bandini

It was ‘Everyone Against Everyone’, as Gazzetta had billed it, but after a Juve shock and Mauro Icardi’s decisive hat-trick, Napoli remained out in frontSooner or later, the wheels had to come off. Napoli set an impossible pace through the first seven …

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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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Internazionale v Milan: Serie A – live!

Updates from the Milan derby at the Stadio Giuseppe MeazzaLive scores: all the goals from the games around EuropeSend your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 1.41pm BST Hello there. Internazionale and AC Milan have had a disappointing time in recen…

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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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Inter shock Roma to give Spalletti the last laugh on jeering ‘Totti fans’

The crowd sang Totti’s name in a veiled jab at the man who phased out their hero but Mauro Icardi’s sharp-shooting fired Spalletti’s side to a scarcely-deserved win

At the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, the 46th President of the United States paused to grab a selfie with the eighth King of Rome. Frank Underwood and Francesco Totti: two characters stripped of the jobs that defined them. Netflix are yet to confirm whether House of Cards will be renewed for a sixth season, but for Roma the show must go on, even with their greatest star now relegated to a supporting role.

The crowd sang Totti’s name before kick-off against Inter, louder than that of any player who would take to the pitch. It was a show of support for a man still struggling to adjust to life as a director. But it was also a not-so-thinly veiled jab at Luciano Spalletti, the manager who phased him out of the Roma team over the past two years, before leaving to take charge of the Nerazzurri.

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Chelsea go down to Inter despite comical Geoffrey Kondogbia own goal

Nerazzurri win 2-1 against English champions in Singapore friendly
• Ivan Perisic and Stevan Jovetic on target for Italian team

Ivan Perisic demonstrated what he can do against Premier League opposition by firing Internazionale to a 2-1 friendly victory over Chelsea in Singapore.

The Croatian winger has been linked with Manchester United this summer although Inter boss Luciano Spalletti said in the build-up to this pre-season clash he would “strongly oppose” any sale.

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Ivan Perisic will stay at Internazionale, says coach Luciano Spalletti

• Croatian winger had been linked with a move to Manchester United
• Spalletti: there has been ‘no significant contact’ from other clubs

Internazionale’s coach, Luciano Spalletti, insists Ivan Perisic will remain at the San Siro next season, despite the Croatian winger being linked to Manchester United this summer.

Perisic had reportedly been intent on leaving Italy for Old Trafford but Inter have taken him on their pre-season tours and Spalletti now appears unwilling to consider any sale.

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Manchester United close in on £45m deal for Internazionale’s Ivan Perisic

• José Mourinho wants Croat to increase attacking options
• Perisic may be asked to join United’s tour in the US

Manchester United will try to sign Ivan Perisic before Internazionale fly to China for their pre-season tour next Tuesday, with the forward valued at around €55m (£49m).

It is understood United price the Croat at closer to £40m and so the fee may be about £45m. Luciano Spalletti, the Inter manager, wants the player to stay but Perisic is intent on a move to Old Trafford.

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Ronaldo, nightclubs and my summer at the 1997 Copa América | Jack Carroll

When he wasn’t winning the Copa América for Brazil or breaking the world transfer record, the original Ronaldo enjoyed a few big nights out in La Paz

By Jack Carroll for The Set Pieces, part of the Guardian Sport Network

It was a good time to be a young man looking to break into the big, bad world of football writing. I started a week’s work experience at the Sunday Telegraph sports desk on the day England lost on penalties to Germany at Euro 96. It turned into another week and so on. I had no journalistic training, did not know shorthand and was completely winging it, but ended up staying for five years.

In the summer of 1997 the internet was in its infancy – people used to buy newspapers – and if you wanted to work in sports journalism, the Telegraph was highly regarded. The sports editor, Colin Gibson, was a former chief football writer, and he knew everyone. Rumour has it that Sepp Blatter once held up a Uefa press conference as Colin was late in arriving, saying: “Ve vill vait for Mister Big.”

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European football review: 54 fans from 22 leagues sum up their season

Supporters give their verdicts on how their clubs performed this year

• Premier League fans’ review: part one, part two

• Football League fans’ review: Championship, League One, League Two

Rapid Vienna, fifth in the Bundesliga

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European football review: 54 fans from 22 leagues sum up their season

Supporters give their verdicts on how their clubs performed this year

• Premier League fans’ review: part one, part two

• Football League fans’ review: Championship, League One, League Two

Rapid Vienna, fifth in the Bundesliga

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Lisbon Lions remembered: Celtic’s historic victory, 50 years on – in pictures

On 25 May 1967 Celtic’s 2-1 win over Internazionale at the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon meant they became the first British side, and still the only Scottish team, to win the European Cup. We cast our eyes back 50 years to look at the celebrations of a legendary victory

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The Lisbon Lions 50 years later: still the greatest story ever told in Scottish sport

Few events in the country’s history have had as big an impact on Scottish culture as the day Celtic won the European Cup

By Kevin McKenna for Nutmeg magazine, part of the Guardian Sport Network

In an otherwise monochrome Glasgow childhood, Lisbon came to insinuate itself into my misty consciousness. Long before I knew it was a foreign city or discovered the source of its significance to the adults in my family, Lisbon took its place in my four-year-old lexicon of places and destinations. In 1967 this would not have stretched much beyond “Granny’s house”, “the back garden” and “the bad fire”.

Gradually, during birthday parties, communions and endless baptisms, propaganda from my dad and uncles began to form and settle. When the time came for me to attend school, the story of Lisbon and Jock Stein and Celtic and Internazionale had been stitched into my mind. I’m not sure if the concept of a pre-school education was fully formed in Scotland in the 1960s, but in my neighbourhood it began and ended with the legend of the Lisbon Lions. There was geography and history; word recognition and recall; heroes and villains. How many exasperated primary school teachers all over west central Scotland in the late 1960s fretted over the inability of Tam and Rab to read Janet and John or add two plus three yet somehow talk freely and with some authority of Simpson, Craig and Gemmell; of Zurich, Nantes and Vojvodina Novi Sad?

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Antonio Conte refuses to consider his Chelsea future until title is secured

• Conte says ‘it is normal to have speculation around players and coaches’
• ‘Money is important but it’s not everything,’ says manager

Chelsea will attempt to claim the Premier League title at The Hawthorns on Friday with their manager, Antonio Conte, still heavily coveted by Internazionale and any talks over a contract extension apparently far from his priority.

Victory against West Bromwich Albion would secure the Premier League at the first attempt under Conte’s stewardship, with an appeareance in the FA Cup final still to come. The manager has two years to run on his £6.5m-a-season deal but Chelsea are expected to offer him improved terms following the team’s startling success this term.

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