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ITALIAN SERIE A

2019/2020 Season

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7 Inter 0 0 0 0
8 Juventus 0 0 0 0
9 Lazio 0 0 0 0
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Juve boss Sarri to miss 2 games with pneumonia

ESPN FC's Serie A correspondents Gab Marcotti and Mina Rzouki discuss the teams who have the best shot at stopping Juventus this season.

New Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will not be on the bench for the club's first two Serie A matches, including against former team Napoli.

Sarri is recovering from pneumonia and underwent further tests on Thursday.

Juventus say they "showed a good clinical improvement" but Sarri, 60, needs to be absent "to completely recover."

Sarri has still been going to Juve's training ground and watching the sessions on video link and coordinating with his staff.

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ESPN FC's Serie A correspondents Gab Marcotti and Mina Rzouki discuss the teams who have the best shot at stopping Juventus this season.
Alejandro Moreno says Juventus need more from Cristiano Ronaldo in both the Champions League and Serie A this season.
Gab Marcotti and Mina Rzouki are at odds about how far Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli can push Juventus in Serie A in 2019-20.
Gab Marcotti delves into the faith Inter have placed in Antonio Conte to get players like Romelu Lukaku to shine this campaign.
Mina Rzouki breaks down the race for fourth place in Serie A, which looks set to be a season-long battle between Milan and Roma.

After a three-month hiatus, Serie A returns this Saturday, starting with Juventus at Parma, while every game in Italy's top flight can be seen live in the United States on ESPN+ this season.

On the eve of the 2019-20 campaign, there is hope for all 20 clubs and questions abound: Will Juve win a ninth consecutive Scudetto? Who will qualify for the Champions League? Can Mario Balotelli keep his hometown club Brescia from being relegated?

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Sources: PSG pondering Neymar sale deadline

Julien Laurens thinks Neymar's options have become increasingly minimal and he'll most likely now remain in Paris.
ESPN FC's Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens explains why PSG would prefer a cash deal as opposed to a loan offer from Barcelona for Neymar.
Gab Marcotti shares the latest on Juve's reported offer for Neymar and what that means for Barcelona and Real Madrid's chances of landing the Brazil star.
Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley react to reports Philippe Coutinho will join Bayern Munich on loan and examine how it impacts Barcelona.
Craig Burley feels Zinedine Zidane must work with what he's got if Real Madrid fail to sign Paul Pogba or Neymar this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain are considering setting a deadline to sell Neymar this summer, sources have told ESPN FC.

The potential transfer of the Brazilian superstar has become a frustrating saga for the PSG squad and the club this offseason. Sources say no decision has been made but there have been discussions internally about stopping all forms of negotiations with Barcelona, Real Madrid or any other club interested at a set date.

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Juve want early Serie A kickoffs to target Asia

ESPN FC's Serie A correspondents Gab Marcotti and Mina Rzouki discuss the teams who have the best shot at stopping Juventus this season.
Gab Marcotti and Mina Rzouki are at odds about how far Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli can push Juventus in Serie A in 2019-20.
Alejandro Moreno says Juventus need more from Cristiano Ronaldo in both the Champions League and Serie A this season.

Serie A should consider having earlier kickoffs to help grow the Asian audience and boost clubs' finances, Juventus chief revenue officer Giorgio Ricci has said.

The "big five" European Leagues enjoyed record revenues in the 2017-18 season, earning a combined €15.6 billion, but Serie A lags behind the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga.

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Stewart Robson cites Barcelona's defeats against Liverpool and Roma in response to Cristiano Ronaldo's comments that money cannot buy a UCL title.

Cristiano Ronaldo has said transfer fees in football have got out of hand and that a player of his calibre in the market would now sell for €300 million.

His transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United in the summer of 2009 was a then world record £80m, but eight years later, Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for €222m.

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