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Italian Paper Talk: Too Much Smoke, Not Enough Italy

Azzurri fail to impress as they are held by Croatia at San Siro…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy with reaction to the Azzurri’s 1-1 draw with Croatia including the flares from the visiting fans.

 

Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

– Too much smoke, not enough Italy.

– Italy 1-1 Croatia. Shame of the visiting Ultras.
– The national team fades. Antonio Candreva gives us the lead, a mistake from Gianluigi Buffon and then we suffer.
– Flares and fights: match suspended for 10 minutes.

– The secrets of Benitez: I work on the mind. “I give a footballing education, I don’t just teach a formation. The Napoli of the future must be built without me.”

– Inter revolution. Roberto Mancini believes. Milan have a jack up their sleeves.

– Adani says no to being Mancini’s assistant: “I’ll stay with Sky.” And Bonaventura dreams of the step-up.

– Francesco Totti represents the beauty of football. A champion off the field too. Fachetti Award for the Roma man who is with us today.

– Terrible clash for Mertens, hit on the head and faints on the field. During Belgium v Wales the Napoli player ended up in hospital. Then he Tweets “I am well”.

– Pereyra support. The Juve wildcard who didn’t have money to buy shoes. From a difficult childhood to Allegri’s 12th man: the romance of the Argentine’s career.

Image courtesy of Corriere dello Sport.

– Italy held.

– The Azzurri suffer, but get a draw against Croatia (1-1). Ahead through Candreva, a goal from Perisic soon after with a Buffon error. Kovac’s side dominate, match suspended twice due to Croatian flares.

– “Attack! Shoot! Press!”. This is how Mancini shakes-up Inter.

– His words to the players, a simulated derby.

– Juve want Chiriches, Roma go for Balanta.

– In January, the signings for the Scudetto.

– Fear for Mertens, anxiety for Napoli. He faints during Belgium’s match. Head knock, but he recovers.

– Trap on Greece: “I’m ready”.

Image courtesy of Tuttosport.

– Lots of smoke, not much heat.

–  Ugly Italy, they only draw with Croatia. Candreva scores at the start. Perisic responds with a little help from Buffon.
– Azzurri in trouble for long periods.
– Match suspended in the second half for the repeated throwing of flares by the Croatian Ultras.

– Come on Juve, this Tevez is a hardman for the Champions League.

– Montero speaks. Interview with the Uruguayan who debuted on the Penarol bench by winning 4-0.

– Ganz, ex of both teams: “I think it’ll be Torres’ night.

– Mancini priorities. Palacio, the fans and the Champions League.

– Toro turning point. Barreto and five others out?

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