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UEFA European Qualifiers: Result GREECE 0 – 3 ITALY, Goals by Barella, Insigne, and Bonucci, Saturday 8 June 2019

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30% Ball Possession GREECE and 70% Ball Possession ITALY

Greece 0 – 3 Italy

.                                                                     23′ Nicoló Barella
.                                                                     30′ Lorenzo Insigne
.                                                                     33′ Leonardo Bonucci

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Italy claiming an important away victory on their quest to get a spot in the UEFA EURO 2020.  Italy defeating Greece on Saturday 8 June 2019 for the UEFA European Qualifiers Group J at the OACA Spyros Louis in Athens, Greece.  The three goals of Italy scored by Cagliari midfielder Nicoló Barella in the 23rd minute, Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne in the 30th minute, and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci in the 33rd minute.

Italy leads Group J with 9 points and a positive goal difference of +11 followed by Finland in the second position with  points and a positive goal difference of +2.

UEFA European Championship Qualifying Standings  Group J
POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Italy 3 +11 9
2 Finland 3 +2 6
3 Greece 3 -1 4
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 -1 4
5 Armenia 3 0 3
6 Liechtenstein 3 -11 0

Great news! It is Italy to open the score silencing the Stadium in the 23rd minute. Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella defeating Greece goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas with a right footed shot in the center. The assist is by Torino forward Andrea Belotti.

The second goal arriving in the 30th minute. Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne shining big time delighting the fans. Insigne’s joy after delivering a right footed shot in the bottom right corner. The assist is by Federico Chiesa.

Italy increasing the score in the 33rd minute. It is Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci to seal the match following a corner conceded by goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas.  Bonucci defeats Barkas with a headed shot in the bottom right corner.  The assist is by Emerson.

Here is ITALY official starting lineup  formation by Head Coach Aggelos Anastasiadis:

GREECE (3-5-2): Barkas; Siovas, Manolas, Sokratis; Samaris, Zeca, Kourbelis, Fortounis, Stafylidis; Kolovos, Masouras.

Here is ITALY official starting lineup  formation by Head Coach Roberto Mancini:

ITALY (4-3-3): Sirigu; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson Palmieri; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Belotti, Insigne.

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Qualifying round – Group J

Greece 0 – 3 Italy
Saturday 8 June 2019
OACA Spyros Louis
Athens, Greece

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Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant referees: Gary Beswick (ENG) and Adam Nunn (ENG)
Fourth official: Craig Pawson (ENG)

Goals: 23′ Nicoló Barella (I), 30′ Lorenzo Insigne (I), 33′ Leonardo Bonucci (I)

Official lineups – formations:

GREECE (3-5-2): Barkas; Siovas, Manolas, Sokratis; Samaris, Zeca, Kourbelis, Fortounis, Stafylidis; Kolovos, Masouras.

Subs: Vlachodimos, Paschalakis, Mavrias, Siovas, Bouchalakis, Koulouris, Durmishaj, Mantalos, Siopis, Bakasetas, Pelkas.

Head Coach: Aggelos Anastasiadis.

ITALY (4-3-3): Sirigu; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson Palmieri; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Belotti, Insigne.

Subs: Cragno, Mirante, Romagnoli, Mancini, Izzo, De Sciglio, Pellegrini, Sensi, Zaniolo, Quagliarella. Bernardeschi, Kean.

Head Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Italy Under-21 Coach Di Biagio announces his 23-man Azzurrini squad for the UEFA European Championship

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Italy Head Coach of the Under-21 National Team Luigi Di Biagio announces his 23-man squad for the European Championship to be played in Italy for the first time from June 16 to June 30, 2019.    

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Tickets to sports events worldwideItaly U-21 is in Group A with Spain, Belgium, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.  As reported by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC),  Italy will kick off on Sunday 16 June at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna before facing Poland (Wednesday 19 June, 21:00 CEST in Bologna) and finally Belgium (Saturday 22 June at 21:00 CEST in Reggio Emilia).

Italy Under-21 Squad list for the European Championship

Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Sampdoria), Alex Meret (Napoli), Lorenzo Montipò (Benevento);

Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Alessandro Bastoni (Parma), Kevin Bonifazi (Spal), Arturo Calabresi (Bologna), Federico Dimarco (Parma), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Giuseppe Pezzella (Genoa), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari);

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Alessandro Murgia (Spal), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma);

Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Moise Bioty Kean (Juventus), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Andrea Pinamonti (Frosinone).

Staff – Delegation Head: Massimo Ambrosini; Team Manager: Vincenzo Marinelli; National Teams Co-ordinator: Maurizio Viscidi; Head Coach: Luigi Di Biagio; Secretary: Mauro Vladovich; Assistant Coaches: Massimo Mutarelli, Carmine Nunziata; Fitness Coach: Vito Azzone; Goalkeeper Coach: Antonio Chimenti; Match analyst: Filippo Lorenzon; Doctors: Angelo De Carli and Luca Gatteschi; Nutritionist: Cristian Petri; Physiotherapists: Enzo Paolini, Alfonso Casano, Emiliano Bozzetti. National teams department: Manfredi Martino.

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Italy Under-21 Schedule

Friday 7 June

16:00 Press conference with the Coach

17:00 Training (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Saturday 8 June

10:30 Training (closed)

13:00 Lunch

Training camp to end and players return home

Schedule for the European Championship

Monday 10 June

Meet at 12:00 CEST at the Admiral Park Hotel –  Bologna

16:15            meeting with the press (player)

17:00            training at Casteldebole (open to the public)

Tuesday 11 June 2019

10:00            training (closed-door)

16:15            meeting with the press (player)

17:00            training at Casteldebole (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Wednesday 12 June 2019

11:00            Official photo at Casteldebole

18:00            training at Casteldebole (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Thursday 13 June 2019

10:00            training (closed-door)

16:15            meeting with the press (two players)

17:00            training at Casteldebole (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Friday 14 June 2019

10:30            training (closed-door)

13:30            Exclusive interview with UEFA.COM (Di Biagio and one player)

Saturday 15 June 2019

17:00            UEFA press conference at the Stadio “Dall’Ara”

17:30            training at the “Dall’Ara” in Bologna (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Sunday 16 June 2019

21:00            ITALY – SPAIN at the Stadio “Dall’Ara” in Bologna

Monday 17 June 2019

16:30            meeting with the press (player)

17:30            training at Casteldebole (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Tuesday 18 June 2019

15:30           UEFA press conference at the Stadio “Dall’Ara”

17:30            training at Casteldebole (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Wednesday 19 June 2019

21:00            ITALY – POLAND at the Stadio “Dall’Ara” in Bologna

Thursday 20 June 2019

16:30            meeting with the press (player)

17:30            training at Casteldebole (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Friday 21 June 2019

10:45            training at Casteldebole (first 15 minutes open to the press)

18:00            transfer to the Stadio “Città del Tricolore”

19:15            walk around at the Stadio “Città del Tricolore”  before then heading to the Hotel Boiardo

19:30            UEFA press conference at the Stadio “Città del Tricolore”

Saturday 22 June 2019

21:00            BELGIUM – ITALY at the Stadio “Città del Tricolore” in Reggio Emilia

Saturday 23 June 2019

Players depart from the squad should they be eliminated.

Olympic Play-Off

28 June 21:00 in Cesena

European Championship final 30 June 2019

20:45   Stadio Friuli in Udine

Copa America 2019: Argentina 23-man official called up players includes 4 Serie A players

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Italian Soccer Serie A Blog congratulates the 4 Italian Serie A players called up by Argentina Head Coach Lionel Scaloni in the 23-man Squad for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.

  • Fiorentina defender German Pezzella
  • Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul
  • Juventus forward Paulo Dybala
  • Inter forward Lautaro Martinez

The Copa America will be played from  Friday, Jun 14, 2019 to Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 with 12 teams: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (hosts), Chile (title holders), Colombia, Ecuador, Japan (invited team), Paraguay, Peru, Qatar (invited team), Uruguay, Venezuela.

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Copa America: Argentina 23-man Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Agustin Marchesin (Club America), Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors)

Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Renzo Saravia (Racing), Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Angel Di Maria (PSG), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Exequiel Palacios (River Plate), Guido Rodriguez (Club America)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lautaro Martinez (Inter), Matias Suarez (River Plate)​

 

2018-2019 Serie A Week 38 Results / Thirty-eighth Round on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019

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Hello, my friends. Here are the 2018-2019 Serie A Week 38 Results / Thirty-eighth Round on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26  May 2019.   This is the end of the season.

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Here is the final verdict. Juventus is the winner of the 2018-2019 Serie A Scudetto.  The top scorer of the Serie A is Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella with 26 goals.

  • Teams playing the Champions League:  Juventus, Napoli, Atalanta, and Inter.
  • Teams  playing the Europa League: AC Milan and AS Roma.
  • Three teams relegated to the Serie B:  Empoli, Frosinone, and Chievo Verona.
  • Top scorer of the Serie A:  Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella with 26 goals followed by Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata with 23 goals, AC Milan forward Piatek Krzysztof with 22 goals, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo with 21 goals, and Napoli forard Arkadiusz Milik with 17 goals.

Juventus finished the season with a defeat at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.  Sampdoria defeated Juventus “Italy’s Champions” with a flat 2 0 with the goals by Gregoire Defrel and Gianluca Caprari.  It’s a boost for Sampdoria giving this splendid gift to their fans.   Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri saluted the team ending his period as Coach: winning five Serie A Scudetto and four Coppa Italia.

  • Juventus finished in the 1st position with 90 points, won 28 games,  6 draws, losing 4 and a positive goal difference of +40.
  • Sampdoria finished in the 9th position with 53 points,  won 15 games, 8 draws, 15 lost and a positive goal difference of +9.

Napoli ending the season in the 2nd position with 79 points winning 24 games, 7 draws, and losing 7 with a positive goal difference of +38.  Bologna had a moderate season winning 11 games, 11 draws, and losing 16 with a negative goal difference of -8.

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The Roman gladiators saluted Captain Daniele De Rossi with a victory at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium: Roma 2-1 Parma.     De Rossi made his  616th final appearance with the team while the fans out poured their gratitude for him.  A very emotional farewell with fans applauding and crying for the beloved De Rossi. Roma qualified for the UEFA Europa League next season.

  • AS Roma finished in the 6th position with 66 points winning 18 games, 12 draws, and losing 8 with a positive goal difference of +18.   Parma finished in the 14th position with 41 points winning 10 games, 11 draws, and 17 lost with a negative goal difference of -20.

Empoli, Frosinone and Chievo Verona said goodbye to the Serie A and were relegated to the Serie B.  Frosinone ended in the 19th and Chievo Verona in the 20th position.  The match between the last two teams of the Serie A Standing ended with a goalless draw Frosinone 0  0 Chievo.   Highlight of the match is the salute of Chievo Captain Sergio Pellissier playing his last game.

  •   Frosinone won only  5 games, 10 draws, and losing 23 games having a negative goal difference of -40.  Chievo Verona won only 2 games, 14 draws, and losing 22 games with a negative goal difference of -50.

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Results from Serie A Week 38

  • Frosinone 0 – 0 Chievo Verona
  • Bologna 3 – 2  Napoli
  • Sampdoria 2 – 0 Juventus
  • AS Roma 1 – 0 Parma (in progress)
  • Atalanta 3 – 1 Sassuolo
  • Torino 3 – 1 Lazio
  • Cagliari 1 – 2 Udinese
  • Fiorentina 0 – 0 Genoa
  • Inter 2  – 1 Empoli
  • SPAL 2 – 3 AC Milan

 

Top Serie A teams standing AFTER Serie A Week 38 game. First 4 qualifying for Champions League, 5 and 6 for Europa League. (as of Sunday 26 May 2019)

JUVENTUS, 1st position with 90 points and a positive goal difference of +42

NAPOLI, 2nd position with 79 points and a positive goal difference of +38

ATALANTA, 3rd positions with 69 points and a positive goal difference of +31

UEFA Europa League INTER, 4th position with 69 points and a positive goal difference of +24

AC MILAN, 5th position with 68 points and a positive goal difference of +19

– AS ROMA, 6th position with 66 points and a positive goal difference of +18

Relegation Zone:

– EMPOLI, 18th position with 38 points and a negative goal difference of -19

– FROSINONE, 19th position with 25 points and a negative goal difference of -40

– CHIEVO VERONA, 20th position with 17 points and a negative goal difference of -50

2018 – 2019 Italian Serie A Standing
GP W D L F A GD P
38 28 6 4 70 30 +40 90
38 24 7 7 74 36 +38 79
38 20 9 9 77 46 +31 69
38 20 9 9 57 33 +24 69
38 19 11 8 55 36 +19 68
38 18 12 8 66 48 +18 66
38 16 15 7 52 37 +15 63
38 17 8 13 56 46 +10 59
38 15 8 15 60 51 +9 53
38 11 11 16 48 56 -8 44
38 9 16 13 53 60 -7 43
38 11 10 17 39 53 -14 43
38 11 9 18 44 56 -12 42
38 10 11 17 41 61 -20 41
38 10 11 17 36 54 -18 41
38 8 17 13 47 45 +2 41
38 8 14 16 39 57 -18 38
38 10 8 20 51 70 -19 38
38 5 10 23 29 69 -40 25
38 2 14 22 25 75 -50 17

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Match Officials: Italy Serie A Week 38 / Thirty-eighth Round on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019


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Here are the match officials and fixture for the 2018-2019 Italian Serie A Week 38 / Thirty-eighth Round on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019 as designated by the Italian Referee Association (AIA).  This is the last game of the season.

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The Italian Referee Association (AIA) has designated Referee Luca Banti from the section of Livorno to direct the Serie A Week 38 game Inter vs Empoli on Sunday 26 May 2019 at the Giusepe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy at 20:30.

Referee Banti will be assisted by Gianluca Vuoto from the section of Livorno and Matteo Passeri from the section of Gubbio.  The fourth official will be Fabrizio Pasqua from the section of Tivoli.  The VAR will be Piero Giacomelli from the section of  Trieste and the AVAR will be Giorgio Schenone from the section of Genova.

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Saturday 25 May 2019

FROSINONE – CHIEVO VERONA
Matusa Stadium
Referee: DI MARTINO
Assistants: SCHIRRU – CAPONE
Fourth Official: MASSIMI
VAR: CALVARESE
AVAR: DI VUOLO
18:00

BOLOGNA – NAPOLI
Renato Dall’Ara Stadium
Referee: DI PAOLO
Assistants: ROSSI C. – ROSSI L.
Fourth Official: PISCOPO
VAR: MANGANIELLO
AVAR: GALETTO
20:30

Sunday 26 May 2019

TORINO – LAZIO
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
ABISSO
VALERIANI – PAGLIARDINI
IV: PILLITTERI
VAR: CHIFFI
AVAR: FIORITO
15:00

SAMPDORIA – JUVENTUS
Luigi Ferraris Stadium
Referee: NASCA
Assistants: TASSO – RASPOLLINI
Fourth Official: PRONTERA
VAR: LA PENNA
AVAR: CECCONI
18:00

ATALANTA – SASSUOLO
Atleti Azzurri D’Italia Stadium
Referee: DOVERI
Assistants: COSTANZO – TEGONI
Fourth Official: AURELIANO
VAR: DI BELLO
AVAR: VIVENZI
20:30

CAGLIARI – UDINESE
Sardegna Arena
Referee: VOLPI
Assistants: SCATRAGLI – MOKHTAR
Fourth Official: MAGGIONI
VAR: GIUA
AVAR: RANGHETTI
20:30

FIORENTINA – GENOA
Artemio Franchi Stadium
Referee: ORSATO
Assistants: PERETTI – BINDONI
Fourth Official: FABBRI
VAR: IRRATI
AVAR: DEL GIOVANE
20:30

INTER – EMPOLI
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Referee: BANTI
Assistants: VUOTO – PASSERI
Fourth Official: PASQUA
VAR: GIACOMELLI
AVAR: SCHENONE
20:30

AS ROMA – PARMA
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
Referee: MAZZOLENI
Assistants: MARRAZZO – POSADO
Fourth Official: PAIRETTO
VAR: MARESCA
AVAR: PAGANESSI
20:30

SPAL – AC MILAN
Paolo Mazza Stadium
Referee: VALERI
Assistants: CARBONE – ALASSIO
Fourth Official: DIONISI
VAR: MARIANI
AVAR: MONDIN
20:30