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Sports Reporter — Guardian
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Freelance writer/broadcaster specialising in Serie A, Premier League + NFL. Contribute to the Guardian, ESPN, BT Sport, The Score and NFL UK, among others

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Milan To Win & Avoid Berlusconi Era Low — Empoli - Sampdoria For the third week running, Sinisa Mihajlovic afforded Sampdoria's players an unexpected day off - informing them on arrival at their Bogliasco training ground on Friday that training had been cancelled. The strategy has yielded mixed results so far but on paper, at least, makes sense.

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Napoli To Overcome A Resting Juve — Not since 2009 have Napoli claimed three points away to Juventus, but that is what they must do in order to stay in control of their Champions League destiny. The good news for the Partenopei is that their hosts are likely to be short of both star power and motivation, as Massimiliano Allegri rests the players who featured in Wednesday's Coppa Italia final.

A Coppa Italia win for Juventus was more than just a Champions League warm-up — Two down, one to go. The temptation to colour Juventus's achievements in such terms was strong on Wednesday night. By adding a Coppa Italia triumph to the Serie A title that they claimed at the start of this month, the Bianconeri had put themselves within one victory of a famous treble.

Raheem Sterling: how many clubs actually want to sign him? — Liverpool have Sterling under contract until 2017 and showed they will not be coerced into a sale during the stand-off with Luis Suárez in 2013, although there is a marked contrast in the players' importance to the team and future transfer value. Brendan Rodgers is adamant Sterling is staying put.

Carpi and Frosinone’s fairytale promotion is nightmare for others — The end of Italian football is nigh. Or at least, that is how Claudio Lotito might view things. The Lazio owner had much to celebrate on Saturday night, his team taking another big stride toward the Champions League as they won 1-0 away to Sampdoria.

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Juve To Be Held To A Draw At Inter

Hernanes and Mattia Destro bring ex factor to Champions League race — "It's a goal from the ex!" exclaimed Maurizio Compagnoni, commentating on Lazio's game against Internazionale for Italy's Sky Sport 1. "Sure enough, Hernanes does not celebrate." No sooner had those words tumbled forth, than the player launched into a backflip. "Ah. Yes," corrected Compagnoni. "He celebrates in his usual way."

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May 23, 2015

RT @unibet: Juventus have got other priorities, so @Paolo_Bandini can see this man upsetting them later:

May 21, 2015

A piece on Juve's Coppa Italia win, and why it should be viewed as more than a Champs Lg warm-up, for @guardian_sport…

May 20, 2015

Last Juve manager to win the Coppa Italia? Marcello Lippi. His team won the double in 1995... but lost a European final (Uefa Cup, mind)

May 20, 2015

Juventus become the first team ever to win the Coppa Italia 10 times. First time they've won it since 1995.

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