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Serie A: Inter Milan report league record losses of 245.6m euros despite title-winning season
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Serie A: Inter Milan report league record losses of 245.6m euros despite title-winning season

The club attributed its significant losses mainly “due to the complete lack of matchday income” because of shuttered stadiums, despite revenue of 364.7 million euros ($423 million).

Serie A: Striker Olivier Giroud tests positive for COVID-19, announce AC Milan
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Serie A: Striker Olivier Giroud tests positive for COVID-19, announce AC Milan

Milan also said that Giroud "has not had contact with the rest of the team since the league match against Cagliari".

Serie A: Massimiliano Allegri back in Juventus hot seat after Andrea Pirlo sacking
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Serie A: Massimiliano Allegri back in Juventus hot seat after Andrea Pirlo sacking

Allegri led Juve to four consecutive league and cup doubles with Italian Cup triumphs in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. They finished below champions Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atalanta this season.

Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso to take over coaching reins at Fiorentina after Napoli stint ends
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Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso to take over coaching reins at Fiorentina after Napoli stint ends

The announcement came two days after Gattuso coached his final game with Napoli and after Giuseppe Iachini’s contract was not renewed by Fiorentina.

Serie A: Inter Milan on cusp of 'toppling a kingdom' with Italian title one step away
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Serie A: Inter Milan on cusp of 'toppling a kingdom' with Italian title one step away

Antonio Conte's Inter are 13 points ahead of city rivals AC Milan who reclaimed second place with a 2-0 win over 18th-placed Benevento, with four games to play.

Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic stirs up controversy after lockdown restaurant 'meeting'
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Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic stirs up controversy after lockdown restaurant 'meeting'

An Italian news website published photos it says were taken at lunchtime on Sunday of Ibrahimovic with friends, all without masks and surrounded by wine glasses, in the restaurant which should have been closed to on-site diners.

Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'very close' to renewing AC Milan contract, says Paolo Maldini
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Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'very close' to renewing AC Milan contract, says Paolo Maldini

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 in October, has been credited with turning Milan into title contenders again since his return to the Serie A club in January last year.

Italy assistant coach Daniele De Rossi hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus
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Italy assistant coach Daniele De Rossi hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus

De Rossi was one of four Azzurri staff members to contract COVID-19 during recent World Cup qualifiers. Eight Italy players also tested positive after returning from international duty.

Serie A: Italy's blasphemy law brings down another footballer, this time Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon
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Serie A: Italy's blasphemy law brings down another footballer, this time Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon

Blasphemy is hardly new in Italian football. But with COVID restrictions keeping fans out there's a better than ever chance of the pitchside microphones picking up every mutter and curse that escapes the players' lips, transporting them into the homes of thousands of viewers.

Paulo Dybala apologises for 'mistake' after breaking COVID-19 rules at house party
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Paulo Dybala apologises for 'mistake' after breaking COVID-19 rules at house party

Paulo Dybala, Weston McKennie and Arthur Melo were reported to have been fined by police who were called by neighbours to the lockdown get-together at US midfielder McKennie's Turin home.

Serie A postpone decision over Torino's Lazio no-show due to coronavirus outbreak
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Serie A postpone decision over Torino's Lazio no-show due to coronavirus outbreak

The league's sports judge Gerardo Mastrandrea said in a statement on Thursday that the unplayed game remained 'sub judice,' without assigning a 3-0 win by default to Lazio.

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to juggle week of football, music at San Remo festival
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AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to juggle week of football, music at San Remo festival

A tailor-made score has been established to allow the footballer to ensure his commitments with the festival, broadcast live for five nights from Tuesday, 2 March, while playing with the Milan club.

Serie A: Inter Milan down arch-rivals AC Milan to extend lead to four points atop standings
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Serie A: Inter Milan down arch-rivals AC Milan to extend lead to four points atop standings

Inter opened up a four-point lead over their second-placed opponents as Antonio Conte's side target a first league title since their unprecedented treble under Jose Mourinho in 2010.

Serie A: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon fined $6,000 by Italian federation for blasphemy
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Serie A: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon fined $6,000 by Italian federation for blasphemy

Gianluigi Buffon, who escaped a ban for the offence, was overheard using a "blasphemous expression" towards teammate Manolo Portanova during Juve's 4-0 league win over Parma

Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets 500th club goal to help AC Milan beat Crotone; Lazio win against Cagliari
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Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets 500th club goal to help AC Milan beat Crotone; Lazio win against Cagliari

Ibrahimovic reached the landmark in 825 games, having made his professional debut for Swedish club Malmo in 1999.

Italian Cup: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku get away without bans for ugly spat
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Italian Cup: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku get away without bans for ugly spat

Ibrahimovic’s one-match suspension is because of the two yellow cards and his subsequent sending off during Tuesday’s game, while Lukaku’s one-match suspension is for accumulated cards.

Paolo Maldini joins AC Milan as technical director, Zvonimir Boban as chief football officer in reshuffle
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Paolo Maldini joins AC Milan as technical director, Zvonimir Boban as chief football officer in reshuffle

AC Milan, seven-time European champions finished only fifth in Serie A last season, missing out on a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2014.

Serie A: Roma punish bottom-placed Chievo to leapfrog city rivals Lazio into fourth position
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Serie A: Roma punish bottom-placed Chievo to leapfrog city rivals Lazio into fourth position

Roma move up to fourth ahead of city rivals Lazio, who had occupied the final Champions League berth overnight after a 1-0 win over Empoli on Thursday.