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Pivotal Milan Derby Takes Center Stage On Saturday

ROME - Derby matches have shaped the coaching careers of Simone Inzaghi and Stefano Pioli in the past, but the stakes are higher than ever when the former apprentice and master face off in a crucial Milan meeting on Sunday.

Four points separate leaders Inter from third-placed AC Milan ahead of their San Siro clash, although the champions have a game in hand against Bologna to come.

Christian Eriksen Returns To Premier League Seven Months After Collapse

LONDON — Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen joined Premier League club Brentford on Monday, seven months after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a European Championship match.

Eriksen, who collapsed during the game against Finland in Copenhagen and was given life-saving CPR treatment in front of shocked fans and teammates, has signed for Brentford as a free agent for the rest of the season.

Juventus Finally Finds Ronaldo Replacement With Biggest Transfer Of Window So Far

TURIN, Italy — Juventus have signed Fiorentina striker Dušan Vlahović, the Italian club announced on Friday, with the deal worth up to a maximum of 80 million euros ($89.22 million), plus other charges, making it the biggest transfer of the January window so far.

The 22-year-old, who is the joint-top scorer in Serie A this season with 17 goals, has signed a deal until June 2026 in Turin.

Mario Balotelli Returns To Italy National Team Ahead Of Vital World Cup Qualifiers

ROME — Mario Balotelli was named in the Italy squad for the first time since 2018 on Monday, as the Adana Demirspor striker joined seven uncapped players in Roberto Mancini's 35-man training camp selection.

Balotelli, who worked under Azzurri coach Mancini earlier in his career at Inter Milan and Manchester City, has not featured for the national team since September 2018.

But the 31-year-old earned a recall for this week's three-day training camp after scoring eight goals in 18 league games to fire Adana Demirspor to fourth place in the Turkish Super Lig.

Italy’s Supreme Court Confirms Robinho’s 9-Year Rape Verdict

ROME — Italy's Supreme Court confirmed the conviction of former AC Milan and Brazil striker Robinho to nine years in prison for his involvement in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

The ruling cannot be challenged and is definitive.

In 2017 a Milan court found Robinho and five other Brazilians guilty of assaulting the woman after plying her with alcohol in a discotheque. The conviction was confirmed by an appeals court in 2020.

Chucky Lozano Calla A Periodista Que Lo Llamó Un Fiasco Con Un Doblete Ante El Bologna

Duros golpes, COVID y hasta una rara tarjeta roja. Los titulares alrededor de Hirving Lozano no venían siendo muy positivos en el último tiempo. Sin embargo, el Chucky algo de la mala racha pudo sacudirse anotando los dos goles con que el Napoli venció al Bologna.

La doppietta de Lozano además llegó justo en un momento en que la crítica en su contraba se estaba volviendo despiadada.

McKennie Is Becoming USMNT’s Greatest Aerial Threat, Scores Second Headed Goal In Two Games

Weston McKennie has now scored two headed goals in the span of three days for Juventus. The American netted a goal in the Supercoppa Italiana on Wednesday and was once again a menace in the air on Saturday against Udinese. The McKennie goal vs Udinese provided Juventus with some breathing space as the Italian giants won 2-0.

Se Le Pasó La Pierna: El Chucky Lozano Se Va Expulsado En Su Retorno Post-COVID

Un poco afortunado regreso a los campos tuvo Hirving Lozano. Luego de superar un aislamiento forzado por COVID-19, el Chucky se reintegró al Napoli para disputar los octavos de final de la Coppa Italia ante Fiorentina. Sin embargo, veinte minutos después de haber ingresado al campo, el delantero mexicano se fue directo a las regaderas por una durísima entrada sobre el argentino Nicolás González.

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