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Giampiero Mughini: Hitler would have been afraid of Wanda Nara

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019 by Marca.com135 hits

Mauro Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara has emerged as a significant figure in the Serie A world and now the Italian writer Giampiero Mughini has claimed that she has a personality that would have scared off Adolf Hitler. The Inter striker's contract renewal has muddied the relationship between the couple and the club, while the Argentine was stripped off his captaincy. "Hitler would have b...Full Story »

AC Milan eager to secure Giacomo Bonaventura to new contract

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com116 hits

Giacomo Bonaventura is in line to be offered new terms by AC Milan. The winger is contracted to Milan until 2020, but the club wants to extend it to 2022. Gazzetta dello Sport says talks have opened and are aimed at adding another two years to the current contract with an improved salary. Bonaventura was signed from Atalanta on transfer deadline day in 2014 for €7m. The midfielder ha...Full Story »

AC Milan 2 - 1 Lazio: Bonaventura header sinks Lazio as Milan maintain winning run

Posted Monday, January 29, 2018 by PA147 hits

Giacomo Bonaventura scored the winner as in-form AC Milan recorded a third successive Serie A victory by beating high-flying Lazio 2-1.Midfielder Bonaventura settled a tight contest at the San Siro with a bullet header past Thomas Strakosha a minute before the break.Italy Under-21 forward Patrick Cutrone had earlier nodded Milan ahead before they were quickly pegged back by a fine finish from La...Full Story »

Ventura sacked from Italy post after World Cup qualifying failure

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Goal.com142 hits

Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked as Italy manager after overseeing a catastrophic World Cup qualifying failure. For the first time since 1958 Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup, with a 0-0 draw against Sweden on Monday at San Siro clinching a 1-0 aggregate victory for the Swedes in their qualifying play-off. And the debacle has cost Ventura his job, as the FIGC confirmed in a s...Full Story »

Ventura's missteps, shallow player pool responsible for Italy's World Cup woe

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by ESPN175 hits

MILAN, Italy -- Perhaps this had been coming for Italy. Successive group-stage exits at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and a head coach in charge whose greatest achievement in a 41-year career was promotion from Serie C in 1996 -- the warning signs were certainly there. But for a World Cup to take place without Italy, the four-time world champions and two-time runners-up, still feels like a jol...Full Story »

Italy vs Sweden - Gian Piero Ventura calls on his Italy side to show heart in vital clash

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA203 hits

Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura has spoken about the need for "heart and determination" as his side prepare to host Sweden in Monday's World Cup qualifying play-off second leg. The Italians are in danger of missing out on the finals for the first time since 1958, having lost leg one 1-0 in Stockholm on Friday. Ventura, quoted by figc.it, said at a press conference ahead of the return meeting at ...Full Story »

Italy's Gian Piero Ventura faults referee after 'undeserved defeat' to Sweden

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by ESPN128 hits

Gian Piero Ventura said Italy did not deserve their 1-0 defeat to Sweden in Friday's World Cup playoff first leg and placed blame on the referee for being too lenient. Sweden substitute Jakob Johansson scored his first international goal shortly after the hour mark with a shot from the edge of the area that deflected in off Daniele De Rossi and wrong-footed goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Italy...Full Story »

Ventura fumes at fitness levels after Italy's woeful draw

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com81 hits

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura blamed his players' poor fitness levels for a disappointing 1-1 draw against Macedonia that failed to guarantee the Azzurri a World Cup play-off spot. Giorgio Chiellini's first-half goal was cancelled out by Aleksandar Trajkovski with 13 minutes remaining to ensure a miserable end to an insipid performance from Italy. They travel to Albania on Monday for their ...Full Story »

Italy vs Macedonia - Ventura: I'm more interested in desire

Posted Friday, October 06, 2017 by PA105 hits

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura brushed aside questions about his side's formation ahead of Friday's critical World Cup qualifier against Macedonia. Ventura has controversially favoured a 4-2-4 formation - something not used by any Serie A side - but its limitations were horribly exposed in the 3-0 loss to Spain during the last international break. With Italy's chances of avoiding the play-offs ...Full Story »

Italy will qualify for World Cup, says Ventura

Posted Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com134 hits

Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura is confident the four-time world champions will be among the 32 teams to feature in Russia. Giampiero Ventura is "sure" Italy will qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia, despite the country's disappointing loss to Spain. It was a night to forget in Madrid on Saturday as Italy crashed to their first tournament qualifying defeat in 56 games, beaten 3-0 ...Full Story »

Italy vs Israel - Ventura hoping to get Italy's World Cup qualifying campaign back on track

Posted Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by PA162 hits

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura knows he can afford no further setbacks as the Azzurri look to get their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track against Israel on Tuesday. Ventura was widely criticised for his tactics in Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Spain in Madrid which left his side struggling to consolidate second place in Group G. But while some have called for Ventura to be axed, other...Full Story »

Ventura defends Italy tactics after Spain defeat

Posted Sunday, September 03, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com112 hits

Giampiero Ventura defended his tactics after Italy lost a tournament qualifying match for the first time in 56 games, going down 3-0 away to Spain. The Azzurri had been unbeaten in qualifiers since losing 3-1 to France in a European Championship qualifier in 2006, but Ventura's decision to play a 4-2-4 formation against Spain at the Santiago Bernabeu appeared to backfire. The home side were ...Full Story »

Italy can be World Cup surprise package - Ventura

Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com81 hits

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura predicted that his side will be "the revelation of the World Cup" after they beat Netherlands 2-1 in a friendly. The Azzurri fell behind at the Amsterdam Arena when Alessio Romagnoli deflected a cross into his own net but whole-hearted performances from the likes of Ciro Immobile and Marco Verratti ensured the visitors bounced back. Eder rifled home an equaliser...Full Story »

Bonaventura signs on with Milan

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017 by foxsportsasia.com84 hits

AC Milan have announced that midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura has signed a new contract with the Serie A club. A target for Chelsea this January transfer window, the 27-year-old Italian international opted rather to remain at the San Siro. Having joining Milan from Atalanta in 2014, Bonaventura has gone on to play 92 times for I Rossoneri, scoring 18 goals and providing 20 assists. A very bri...Full Story »

AC Milan 1 - 0 Delfino Pescara 1936: Bonaventura goal proves the difference as AC Milan edge past Pescara

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2016 by PA79 hits

Giacomo Bonaventura's second-half strike proved enough as AC Milan bounced back from the midweek defeat at Genoa with a 1-0 victory over Pescara at San Siro to move up to third in Serie A. The first few chances of the match fell to the visitors but Gianluca Caprari fired wide before team-mates Ledian Memushaj and Alessandro Crescenzi both had chances saved by Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarum...Full Story »

AC Milan 1-0 Pescara: Bonaventura fires hosts into third

Posted Monday, October 31, 2016 by Goal.com122 hits

he Rossoneri bounced back from midweek defeat but rode their luck at times at San Siro with the visitors seeing two efforts ruled out for offside by the officials AC Milan moved into the top three in Serie A after a 1-0 victory over Pescara courtesy of Giacomo Bonaventura's second-half free-kick on Sunday, but Vincenzo Montella's men were made to work hard for the win by their dogged visitors...Full Story »

Macedonia vs Italy - Giampiero Ventura talks up the importance of Italy's clash

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA94 hits

Giampiero Ventura fears Italy could lose serious ground in the race to qualify for the 2018 World Cup if they are defeated by Macedonia in Skopje. The Azzurri boss was not impressed with Thursday's 1-1 draw with Spain, a match which saw Riccardo Montolivo suffer cruciate ligament damage while Albania took a two-point lead in Group G. Victory against Igor Angelovski's men at the Philip II Arena...Full Story »

Napoli vs AC Milan - Giacomo Bonaventura backs AC Milan to leave Napoli with all three points

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2016 by PA40 hits

Giacomo Bonaventura has backed AC Milan to seal a Serie A victory at Napoli on Saturday - despite his belief that their opponents are one of the strongest teams in the division. Vincenzo Montella's side started the league campaign with an entertaining 3-2 win over Torino in which striker Carlos Bacca bagged a hat-trick. Milan finished 25 points adrift of Napoli last season, ending the year dow...Full Story »

Torino vs Cesena preview - Ventura proud of Torino players

Posted Sunday, May 31, 2015 by PA93 hits

Torino coach Giampiero Ventura believes his team should not be disappointed with their campaign despite missing out on European football for next season. The Granata host already-relegated Cesena in their season finale on Sunday guaranteed to finish in the top half of the standings. Toro looked to be on course for a top-six finish earlier this year but a drop in form, which has seen them clinc...Full Story »

Genoa vs Torino preview - Ventura: We have to bounce back

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 by PA114 hits

Torino coach Giampiero Ventura has told his players they must move on quickly from the disappointment of last week's 1-0 home defeat to Empoli if they are to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League. The Granata are three points adrift of sixth-place Sampdoria as they travel to the Luigi Ferraris stadium for Monday's game against Genoa. A bizarre own goal from Torino goalkeeper...Full Story »

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