Emmet Gates

 
Emmet Gates • EmmetGates Italian Football Expert
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Italian football expert and writer. Has contributed to FourFourTwo, The Set Pieces, Tifo Football, Football Italia and others. Also featured on The Guardian via the Guardian Sports Network and World Soccer.

Articles written by Emmet Gates

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Elbar 0-1 Barcelona: Griezmann scores late on in slender win

A disappointing season for the Catalan giants ends in a slender win against already-relegated Elbar, as the season comes to a close

  • 4 months
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How Juventus could line-up against Bologna

Under siege coach Andrea Pirlo needs a victory on the final day of the season to secure a top four finish for Juventus, and hope results go in their favour

  • 4 months
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How Milan and Atalanta could line-up in crunch Serie A game

The final day of the season sees Stefano Pioli's Milan side travelling to Bergamo needing a win against Atalanta to cement Champions League football

  • 4 months
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Roma 2-0 Lazio Player Ratings: Mkhitaryan and Pedro screamer secures Roma win

Paulo Fonseca's side won 2-0 in the Derby della Capitale, in what is his final home game for the club, as Jose Mourinho waits to take over

  • 4 months
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Juventus 3-2 Inter Player Ratings: Cuadrado shines in controversial Derby d'Italia

Andrea Pirlo's Juventus emerged with a vital 3-2 home win against Inter that keeps their slim Champions League hopes alive

  • 4 months
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Ramos and Varane a doubt? How Real Madrid could line up against Sevilla

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid side will be without several key players as they look to bounce back from their Champions League defeat to Chelsea

  • 4 months
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Serie A team news: How Juventus and Milan could line up

This is a game that both sides can ill afford to lose in the race for the Champions League, with both in a patchy run of form

  • 4 months
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Premier League team news: How Arsenal could line up against West Brom

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta needs to pick his side up after their Europa League semi final defeat to Villarreal in midweek

  • 4 months
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Premier League team news: How Manchester United could line up against Aston Villa

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to rotate his side following the Europa League defeat against Roma

  • 4 months
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Koeman plans three changes - How Barcelona could line up against Valencia

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is expected to largely retain the same starting XI that lost to Granada in midweek, but he will make some changes

  • 4 months
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How Manchester United and Liverpool could line up

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will name a strong team as they welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford, whilst the away side have injury problems

  • 4 months
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Arteta to ring the changes - How Arsenal could line up against Newcastle

Mikel Arteta is expected to ring the changes for the game against Newcastle with the second leg of the Europa League semi final around the corner

  • 4 months
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Dest to return - How Barcelona could line up against Villarreal

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is expected to largely retain the same starting XI that won against Getafe last weekend

  • 5 months
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EFL Cup Final News: How Man City and Tottenham could line up

The first domestic trophy of the season is up for grabs, as Man City and Tottenham meet at Wembley in a game where some fans will be allowed entry

  • 5 months
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Rashford set to miss out - How Manchester United could line up against Leeds

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has several absences, but has mostly a full strength squad to choose from against Leeds

  • 5 months
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Ronaldo out - How Juventus could line up against Atalanta

The Portuguese striker is a surprise absence ahead of the crunch game against Atalanta, with Ronaldo being rested by Andrea Pirlo

  • 5 months
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Kai Havertz: Player Rating and performance v Crystal Palace

The German was sensational in the first half as he tore the home side apart with his movement and quality, scoring one and creating another

  • 5 months
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Aubameyang to start - How Arsenal could line up against Sheffield Utd

The Gabon striker was dropped for the Europa League draw with Slavia Prague, but is expected to start against The Blades

  • 5 months
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Pogba a doubt - How Tottenham and Man Utd could line up

The French midfielder will need a late fitness test in order to decide whether he can play for Man Utd in their away clash against Tottenham

  • 5 months
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RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich Player Ratings: Goretzka finish opens the gap at the top

Leon Goretzka's goal was the only thing that separated the two sides in the clash at the top of the Bundesliga, with Bayern now seven clear

  • 5 months
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Player Rating and performance v Torino

Cristiano Ronaldo had a very quiet afternoon in the Derby della Mole, but still managed to get on the scoresheet as Juventus drew 2-2 with Torino.

  • 5 months
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Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid Player Ratings: Benzema keeps on scoring

The Frenchman netted a brace to keep the pressure on table-toppers Atletico Madrid as his side continue to rely on him.

  • 6 months
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Mourinho to make major changes - How Tottenham could line up against Aston Villa

Jose Mourinho is expected to totally revamp his starting XI following their catastrophic exit from the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday

  • 6 months
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Martial out - How Man Utd could line up against West Ham

The French striker suffered an injury during the Europa League clash against Milan, and is therefore set to miss out against the Hammers

  • 6 months
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Both sides at full strength - How Arsenal and Tottenham could line-up

Both sides have full-strength squads to pick from ahead of the north London derby after enjoying victories on Thursday in the Europa League

  • 6 months