Highlights: Atalanta 1_2

  A bandaged Luis Muriel was Atalanta’s hero as he came off the bench to score the winner against Bologna.

  Muriel risked a freak head injury just a week ago but put all that behind him in a hard-fought victory for Atalanta, who broke their Serie A points record for the third time under Gian Piero Gasperini.

  Surviving a free kick from old boy Musa Barrow that hit the bar, the Dea are now just six points off league leaders Juventus, despite having played a game more.

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Osimhen can light up Napoli | Football Italia_3

  It might sound strange, but 2020 just keeps getting better and better for Napoli from a footballing point of view.

  The Partenopei were a complete mess back in December when the infamous row between the players and the club resulted in Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking. However, Gennaro Gattuso has been doing wonders ever since, winning the Coppa Italia and building a solid foundation for next season.

  Putting the results aside, Napoli have done extremely well in the January transfer window, bringing in Diego Demme, Stanislav Lobotka and Matteo Politano, while also securing the services of Amir Rrahmani from Verona and SPAL’s top goalscorer Andrea Petagna for next term.

  While Aurelio De Laurentiis has done well to add quality and depth to the squad, it’s hard to say that any of those signings bring the excitement that the Napoletani are used to seeing. That’s where Victor Osimhen comes in.

  The 21-year-old striker is set to become Napoli’s most expensive signing ever, as the Partenopei are set to pay a stunning €50m plus Orestis Karnezis and bonuses to Lille OSC for the Nigerian talent. The reports of €81m seem far-fetched and probably included the wages for his entire contract. It’s still a lot more than the Partenopei paid for their current most expensive acquisition Hirving Lozano, who arrived for €42m from PSV Eindhoven last summer.

  It’s obvious that even for €50m the expectations towards Osimhen will go way beyond the pure excitement that such a signing brings, but what exactly can he bring to Napoli?

  The Nigerian’s numbers clearly can’t justify his gigantic rumoured €81m transfer fee, as Osimhen scored 18 goals and four assists in all competitions for Lille, before Ligue 1 was cancelled due to the COVID situation. However, his age and playing style are what make him perfect for Napoli, as the 185cm tall striker possess impressive speed and physique, while his off the ball movement is simply remarkable.

  Osimhen is a player who likes to run in the channels and behind the back of opposition defences, which makes him a good for Napoli’s playing style. His acceleration and ability to run with the ball also mean he would be perfect for Gattuso’s counter-attacking approach in certain games.

  While neither Arkadiusz Milik nor Dries Mertens combine those qualities, Osimhen’s biggest advantage over them is the intensity of his pressing gamе. The Nigerian averages 1.3 recoveries in the final third, which is significantly higher than Milik’s 0.9, while his speed and agility are far superior to those of Mertens, who at 33, often loses some of his intensity in the latter stages of games.

  Osimhen’s presence in Napoli’s attack would allow the Partenopei to recover possession much easier and in more advanced areas of the pitch, while his speed and positioning in the penalty area will make the transition from defence to attack much smoother. This is further highlighted by Osimhen’s 78.9% progressive passes success rate, which is equal to Mertens, but significantly higher than Milik’s 64%.

  In terms of shooting, Osimhen is also far more composed than his age might suggest, as 44% of his shots hit the target, which is much better than Mertens’ 35%. Milik’s stats look similar in that regard, but considering that the Pole seems eager to leave, it would certainly help if Napoli have a player of similar height and shooting accuracy.

  The Nigerian’s technical ability is not to be underestimated as well, as although he is right-footed, he is also very capable with his left, scoring seven goals with his supposed weaker foot.

  Of course, pointing out only the strong aspects of Osimhen’s game would be wrong, so just like Martin Schmidt who used to coach him at Wolfsburg admitted recently, the youngster still has a long way to go tactically. However, he already has remarkable speed and athleticism, so he already is a very strong player.

  Mentality wise, just like every young player, the 21-year-old needs to improve his concentration, but he plays with such fire and passion that could potentially make him instrumental for Gattuso’s vision of the team.

  Despite all this, the fact remains that Osimhen’s transfer is a huge gamble for Napoli. Becoming Napoli’s most expensive signing ever and one of the most expensive African players of all time surely comes with a burden, so the big risk here is to avoid the exaggerated transfer fee putting in unrealistic expectations towards the player.

  It is no coincidence that the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have shown interest in the Nigerian, so there is little doubt that Osihmen can light up Naples. He just needs to be given the chance.

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Iovino: ‘Osimhen asked to change representatives’ | Football Italia

  Star Factory representative Franco Iovino has claimed Lille made Victor Osimhen change agency in order to sell the forward to Napoli ‘because of the excellent relationship between the Presidents’.

  Iovino of the Star Factory, the agency that previously looked after the interests of Lille forward Osimhen, has accused Lille of ‘advising’ Osimhen to change agent.

  The Nigerian did eventyally go with William D’Avila, who has since been vital in the negotiations with Napoli and Iovino spoke to Radio Punto Nuovo regarding the transfer saga.

  “It was not clear what happened,” Iovino said. “Perhaps something fishy went down, probably between the Presidents of Lille and Napoli.

  “The negotiations didn’t slow down because of Star Factory but because the player kept hesitating. William D’Avila is a home agent in Lille. The club will surely have advised Osimhen to leave us and go with him.

  “They will certainly have promised him money. Lille for some reason wanted to only sell to Napoli, because there’s an excellent relationship between the Presidents.

  “At the moment, my company doesn’t need to look itself in the mirror, the two clubs do.”

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Juric the Gasperini protege | Football Italia_4

  Towards the end of last season, Hellas Verona were in a bad place. They had finally sacked Fabio Grosso, who despite having one of the strongest squads in Serie B, was struggling to mount any kind of genuine promotion challenge. In came Alfredo Aglietti, who performed a miracle to lead a lacklustre Gialloblu to promotion through the play-offs – only to be later dismissed.

  A little over a year later, Hellas, who were expected to go straight back down, have defied all expectations to sit firmly in mid-table, well away from the bottom three. The mastermind behind all of this is Aglietti’s replacement Ivan Juric, a protege of one of the most respected coaches in Europe, Gian Piero Gasperini. Though his road to Verona was an eventful one.

  Juric first met Gasperini during his playing career, when the latter was appointed as Crotone manager in 2003. Under Gasperini, the Calabrese would win promotion to Serie B and achieve their joint-highest ever league finish. When the Piedmont tactician was given the Genoa job in 2006, Juric followed, becoming a key part of the team that secured a return to the top-flight after an absence of eleven years.

  The Croatian would represent I Grifone for three more seasons before hanging up his boots in 2010. Shortly after, he set about starting his coaching career, studying for his badges and becoming assistant manager of Genoa’s Primavera team. Just a year later, Gasperini appointed him as his assistant at his new club, Internazionale.

  This was a clear indication of the excellent rapport between the two men and Gasperini’s recognition of Juric’s footballing intelligence and coaching potential. Gasperini didn’t last long at Inter and Juric followed him to his next club, Palermo, where they had two separate spells thanks to the trigger-happy nature of the owner at the time, Maurizio Zamparini.

  In 2013, Juric decided he was ready to forge his own managerial career. He returned to Genoa to manage their Primavera team for a season before moving to third-tier side Mantova. The Croatian had teething problems at the start of his spell at the Danilo Martelli, however, winning just one of his first 10 games, but would eventually lead them to a comfortable mid-table finish.

  Despite this inauspicious start to his coaching career, Serie B outfit Crotone would appoint him as their manager at the start of the 2015-16 season. The year before, I Pitagorici had finished just one point above the relegation places. With Juric at the helm – alongside a number of key additions including Alex Cordaz, Federico Ricci and Ante Budimir – Crotone would unexpectedly challenge for promotion to Serie A.

  They occupied one of the two automatic promotion spots for most of the season and ultimately won promotion to Serie A for the first time in their history. Naturally, Juric’s historic achievement would catch the attention of a bigger club and he wouldn’t remain at Crotone for their maiden season in the top-flight.

  In the summer of 2016, Gasperini, who had been back at Genoa for three seasons by that point, left the Luigi Ferraris to take charge of Atalanta. The stars were aligned. Juric was a promising, young coach who already knew the club well and possessed similar ideas to his mentor. Thus, he became Gasperini’s replacement at Genoa.

  To say his time at Genoa was chaotic would be an understatement. His first spell lasted less than a year; sacked in February 2017 after a humiliating 5-0 defeat to bottom-placed Pescara. Just two months later, he was back, but was sacked again 12 games into the 2017-18 season, with the Grifone sitting in the relegation zone.

  So it was a massive shock when, early into the 2018-19 season, Juric returned for a third spell following the dismissal of Davide Ballardini. He lasted just seven games, with no wins, before being sacked again.

  By this point, his managerial reputation was in tatters. He had gone from one of the most exciting coaches in Italy to a punchline. So his appointment at Hellas Verona in June 2019 was met with understandable scepticism. But in less than a year, he’s managed to restore his reputation and then some.

  Juric had Hellas competing for a Europa League spot for most of the season, despite minimal spending in the transfer market. They’ve fallen away from contention for Europe since the restart, but they still seem likely to finish in the top-half, a stellar achievement for a team that everyone doubted last August.

  The Croatian has earned praise from his mentor, Gasperini, for his accomplishments. “I think they’re the revelation of the season, also because of the playing style they have developed.”

  Gasperini’s praise of his protege’s tactical approach is amusing, since the two employ a very similar style of play. Both tend to set out their teams in a 3-4-2-1 or 3-4-1-2 formation, with a positive and aggressive approach to the game. Clearly, Juric has learned a lot from the nine years spent with the 62-year-old tactician.

  There’s still a long way to go until he can match Gasperini’s achievements, but he is taking it slower now. He has recently signed a new deal with Verona, indicating that he feels there is still much work to do before he can move on to bigger things.

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Inzaghi: ‘Lazio achieved objective’ | Football Italia

  Simone Inzaghi wants Lazio to face Hellas Verona ‘in the best possible way’ after securing a top four slot. ‘We have reached our main objective.’

  It kicks off on Sunday at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

  “We know this is a tough game and we are up against a Verona side who have done so well this season, but we’ll try to put in a strong performance, regardless of the situation in the table,” Inzaghi told Lazio Style Channel.

  “We have reached our main objective, a top four finish. There are still three rounds to go, so we’ve got to end it in the best possible way.”

  The injury crisis is starting to ease after it hit a peak in the defeat with Juventus, but remains an issue for the Lazio coach.

  “I have a few decisions to make, we have to see how some have recovered from the last game and today’s training session. Francesco Acerbi, Adam Marusic, Denis Vavro and Danilo Cataldi probably will travel with us, but are not in great shape.

  “The others will be ready, except for suspended Manuel Lazzari, while Senad Lulic, Stefan Radu and Lucas Leiva are out for the rest of the season.”

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Highlights: Udinese 1_2

  Lecce kept their survival hopes alive going into the final weekend, as they fought back to beat Udinese 2-1 at the Dacia Arena.

  Samir was allowed a free header from a corner to put the Friulani in front, but Marco Mancosu put his jitters behind him by converting the penalty, awarded for a handling offence.

  It was a tense moment, as Mancosu had missed his last two spot-kicks in Serie A.

  With Genoa losing badly at Sassuolo, Lecce needed a victory to close the gap to one point, and achieved it with hitman Gianluca Lapadula.

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Banega sparks COVID controversy | Football Italia

  Just days before Sevilla face Roma in the Europa League, Ever Banega caused controversy by partying without a mask in a COVID-19 hotspot.

  The midfielder was caught on camera by Onda Cero dancing at a nightclub in Valencia.

  This particular club has been linked with 12 cases of Coronavirus, so Banega’s presence when he is meant to be following safety protocols sparked controversy in Spain.

  Roma are due to play Sevilla in a one-off match on neutral turf in Germany on August 6.

  Although Banega has already agreed a transfer to Al-Shabaab for next season, he is still available for the Europa League.

  With COVID cases spiking in Spain, it’s increasingly anxious preparing for the European games.

  Inter are due to play Getafe in the Europa League, while Napoli will visit Barcelona, one of the areas where the virus is surging at the moment.

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Inzaghi: ‘End Lazio season on a high’ | Football Italia

  Simone Inzaghi wants to ‘end this memorable season on a high’ with a win against Napoli, Ciro Immobile’s record and potentially second place.

  It kicks off on Saturday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

  If Atalanta and Inter draw, then Lazio can still leapfrog them both into second with a victory.

  “I am focusing only on Napoli, as it’s the final push in a very long season, we had 12 games in a row that were really tough,” said Inzaghi in his press conference.

  “We want to end on a high for this season that has been memorable for everyone. We’ve been able to win a trophy and get back into the Champions League after 13 years.

  “Cristiano Ronaldo permitting, Immobile can win the Capocannoniere trophy and Golden Boot, Luis Alberto provide more assists than anyone else and there’s also my personal record as the Lazio coach with the most games under his belt.”

  That’s this term, what does Inzaghi see for the future of the Biancocelesti?

  “We want to reach the Champions League in the best way and it’d be disappointing for us to finish fourth, considering the team deserved more. It has been a fantastic season, including the Italian Super Cup, 11 consecutive victories and many individual targets for the players too.

  “Hopefully, we can start the next season with a ‘normal’ fixture list and fans in the stadium. We can’t play every two days, it’s like a knockout tournament to see which players get injured first.”

  Because of the lack of strength in depth, Lazio will have to invest heavily in the transfer market this summer.

  “We’ve got to expand the squad, we know where the gaps are. There is a constant exchange of ideas and opinions with the club.”

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Viola: ‘Construction starts in short time’ | Football Italia

  Mayor of Bagno a Ripoli Francesco Casini has claimed ‘the Florentines understood the importance’ of Fiorentina’s and patron Rocco Commisso’s plans and will start building the new sports centre ‘in short time’.

  Fiorentina and the superintendence met to discuss the club’s plans for a new sports centre in Bagno a Ripoli and the mayor confirmed that the building will commence to help the club take a ‘qualitative leap’.

  “The Florentines understood the importance of Fiorentina’s and Commisso’s plans,” he told Radio Bruno. “The President is an ambitious person with clear ideas.

  “The Sports Centre and the new headquarters of the club will be built in Bagno a Ripoli in short time.

  “I believe that there will arrive great surprises in the market and sporting level, which is what we are most interested in.

  “We must not forget that the theme of infrastructure is the point of a team’s qualitative leap forward.”

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Official: Pirlo new U

  Juventus have announced the appointment of Andrea Pirlo as the club’s new Under-23 coach.

  Check out the betting preview for Juventus v Roma on Eurotips.co.uk.

  The former midfielder has been linked with a return to the Bianconeri in recent weeks and the club confirmed the appointment today.

  “A new adventure for Andrea Pirlo and Juventus begins today,” the club wrote in a press release. “After five years we work together again.

  “Andrea is in fact the new coach of the Under-23 team. A challenge is upon us, for a return that can only please. Welcome back, coach Pirlo!”

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