Serie A previews: Roma-Sampdoria, Atalanta-Lazio as Italian football return continues

Lazio vs Atalanta: Where and How to Watch the Match | The Laziali

Read two quick-fire match previews ahead of intriguing midweek fixtures in Italy’s top-flight, as Champions League-chasing Roma look to close the gap on the top four. Elsewhere, title challengers Lazio make their Serie A return – aiming to apply pressure on leaders Juventus when they travel to high-flying Atalanta. Continue reading

5 most improved players from Europe’s top leagues in 2017/18

Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich: UEFA Champions League Semi Final

With the 2017/18 campaign now all but over across Europe’s top leagues, only a few cup finals remain between now and next month’s World Cup in Russia. Naturally, everyone’s attention is fixed towards the international tournament – which only comes around once every four years, after all. 

However, following another enthralling season across all fronts, it’s time to take a look at five players who have improved the most and thus, contributed significantly for their respective teams. 

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Scout report: Keita Balde | Lazio’s talented forward

With the 2016/17 campaign finally over, it’s time to reflect. Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio side have fully embraced the tag of underdogs under new management, with the 41-year-old impressing many having only taken over on a permanent basis after Marcelo Bielsa’s shock departure just two days after he was officially appointed last July.

Ciro Immobile’s 23 league goals fired them to a commendable fifth-placed finish, whilst Felipe Anderson and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic excelled with consistent performances throughout the campaign.

However, there is another player whose progress has been intriguing to watch and with a year left on the 22-year-old’s current deal, many of Europe’s top clubs have continued to monitor Keita Baldé’s progress in Italy.

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