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European roundup: Napoli win cuts Juve’s Serie A lead to four points

• Two sent off in first 15 minutes in Lazio’s 4-3 win at Fiorentina• Niko Kovac’s Eintracht Frankfurt reach German Cup finalNapoli twice came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 and cut Juventus’s lead at the top of Serie A to four points after the Turin s…

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Roman revival ups ante in derby at end of crazy week for Roma and Lazio | Paolo Bandini

Lazio are in pieces after a shattering Europa League exit a day after Roma’s miracle comeback against Barcelona but a Champions League spot is at stake on SundayThe biggest Rome derby in at least half a decade has been overshadowed by events preceding …

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Roman revival ups ante in derby at end of crazy week for Roma and Lazio | Paolo Bandini

Lazio are in pieces after a shattering Europa League exit a day after Roma’s miracle comeback against Barcelona but a Champions League spot is at stake on SundayThe biggest Rome derby in at least half a decade has been overshadowed by events preceding …

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Fiorentina use victory as a coping mechanism after death of Astori | Paolo Bandini

La Viola have won six on the bounce since their captain died, their players showing ‘an uncommon strength’ in Serie ASince Davide Astori died, Fiorentina cannot stop winning. To lay it out in such blunt terms feels almost too crude and yet how else sho…

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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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Europa League quarter-finals draw – live!

Updates from the last eight draw, which starts at 12pm GMTWenger will talk to Welbeck if forward dived against MilanEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.04pm GMT “Uefa Europa League is really competitive and umpredictable, everyone has a chance to …

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The best kits in the last 50 years of Serie A

The Gentleman Ultra writers and readers pick their 15 favourite Serie A kits while (just about) managing to stay friendsItaly has always been a home to style and some of the world’s finest sportswear manufacturers, so picking the top 15 kits in Serie A…

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Serie A pauses for Davide Astori then vows to keep his memory alive | Paolo Bandini

Serie A matches were postponed after Davide Astori’s death on Sunday, casting Saturday’s dramatic results into insignificance It felt so all-consuming on Saturday night. A last-minute winner, a six-goal thriller, a title race turned on its head. Then a…

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European roundup: Neymar injured and Griezmann scores Atlético hat-trick

• Neymar taken off on stretcher against Marseille• Milan beat Roma 2-0 with impressive showNeymar was carried off on a stretcher in Paris St Germain’s Ligue 1 game against Marseille at the Parc des Princes on Sunday night. The world’s most expensive pl…

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European roundup: Real Madrid go third thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick

• Real beat Real Socieded 5-2; second-placed Atlético beat Málaga• Robert Lewandowski equals record as Bayern go 18 points clearCristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid moved into third place following a 5-2 thumping of Real Sociedad at the …

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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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Lazio find value in Simone Inzaghi and transfers to rise by different route | Paolo Bandini

The club’s canny acquisitions and the manager’s brand of football where his side refuse to let up even after an opponent’s will has been broken lift them to third placeLazio won at San Siro on Sunday. An impressive feat at any time but all the more so …

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European roundup: Benevento win again and Immobile scores four for Lazio

Two goals from Coda and a Brignola earn 3-2 win against SampdoriaTorino bounce back with 3-0 win against BolognaSerie A’s bottom club Benevento started the new year as they finished the last one by picking up their second win in as many games. They def…

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Napoli out to avoid 2016 with Serie A halfway lead over Juventus | Paolo Bandini

The Partenopei lead Juve by a point in Italy, where 10 of the last 11 Serie A winners were ‘winter champions’, but memories of that exception remainIt was fitting that Marek Hamsik should grab the winner on Friday night: a record-breaking player adding…

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Lorenzo Pellegrini puts Roma ahead but VAR ensures they draw with Sassuolo

• Fourth-placed Roma had two goals ruled out by video assistant referee• Juventus win 3-1 at Verona; Benevento win their first top-flight matchRoma were twice denied a goal by the video assistant referee (VAR) in a 1-1 draw at home to Sassuolo in Serie…

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the sergeant who could take charge in the Premier League

Christmas could have come early for Manchester United fans in the shape of Sergej, a 6ft 4in midfielder who says José Mourinho is the best coach in the worldBy Ben McAleer for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkAfter a run of nine wins in 10…

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Ready for some club football? Enjoy these four huge derbies on Saturday

The big leagues are returning in style with four big derbies: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal, Roma v Lazio, Basaksehir v Galatasaray and Atlético v Real MadridBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkThe first North London derb…

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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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Said & Done: ‘He’s a little bit of a Peter Pan. A kind, sweet, honourable man’

The week in football – also featuring: Lazio, Sunderland, and a Santos bacon omelette Gianni Infantino on this month’s Fifa trials in the US: “These are cases of the past. These things couldn’t happen again.” Infantino, who sacked the ethics team inves…

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Said & Done: ‘It’s grotesque. A wave of politically correct McCarthyism’

The week in football – also featuring: United inspiring girls, and how to get sacked Related: Italian football needs more than a public reading to bring meaningful change | Paolo Bandini Continue reading…