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The Ultimate Serie A Quiz

How much do you know about the Italian top flight? Test your knowledge as we take you through five thought-invoking questions on the Serie A…

Who scored more goals in the 2016/17 season?
Edin Džeko
Edin came away with the Golden Boot after he struck 29 in the league in a very successful Roma campaign that included Egyptian Mohamed Salah.
Ciro Immobile
Ciro managed to find the net an impressive 23 times but could only help Lazio to a 5th place finish, whilst their rivals Roma finished in 2nd, four points off Juve.
Andrea Belotti
Torino looked average, finishing ninth, but Belotti hit his stride, finding the back of the net 26 times in the league.
Dries Mertens
The Belgian fell just one short of Džeko but he still managed to drive Napoli to an impressive 3rd place finish.
Which team plays their games at the Stadio Paolo Mazza?
SPAL
That’s right! After 50 years, the side from north Italy have returned. Holding just over 13,000, the Mazza has been an everpresent despite SPAL’s financial turmoils over the years.
Bologna
Back in the top flight, Bologna play their games at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. With a capacity exceeding 38,000, the home of i veltri is the 10th biggest Italian ground.
Chievo Verona
Wrong! They share their ground with arch-rivals Hellas Verona. The Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi holds just under 40,000 but is often far from full as both Verona-based sides have had their recent struggles.
Frosinone
The Canarini have played all their games at the Stadio Benito Stirpe since it’s opening in 2017. With a capacity of only 16,000, tickets sell fast, especially when a big club is in town.
Which midfield maestro holds the all-time most assists record?
Marek Hamšík
Surprised? The Slovakian veteran has clocked up 69 assists in the Serie A since his debut in 2005.  
Francesco Totti
Ooh! Not quite. Francesco may have won the hearts of Roma for his loyalty and dedication, but he didn’t win the race for the most assists, falling short on 60.
Andrea Pirlo
Wrong! Surprisingly he’s lower than you think, only reaching 39 assists in nearly 20 years of Serie A.
Miralem Pjanić
The Bosnian still has plenty of time and already sits in third place on 59 assists. There’s little doubt he’ll catch up to Marek in the short future.
How many Scudetto’s have Inter Milan won since their first one in 1910?
18
If you include the one ‘gifted’ to them after the Juventus/Milan betting scandal saw their two main competitors relegated. The Nerazzurri have won 18 Serie A titles since their formation in 1908  
17
Close, but no cigar!
34
Nope! That’s the giants Juventus.
2
That’s Napoli! Try way higher.
Which Italian went for more?
Christian Vieri
You have to go all the way back for this one. Vieri cost Inter Milan £42m in the summer of 1999 after a successful stint at Lazio.  
Mattia Caldara
The young defender has joined AC Milan this summer for an eye-watering £31.5m from Juventus.
Mario Balotelli
Nope! Mario cost Manchester City £26m in 2010. 54 games later and he was off, his only assist for one Sergio Agüero when City clinched the title ahead of their arch-rivals Manchester United.
Antonio Candreva
After 100 games for Lazio, Candreva made a £20m move to Inter where he still plays today. .

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