Goodbye ‘catenaccio’: Serie A turns up the flare

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CLOSEROME (AP) — A seven-goal thriller won by never-say-die Napoli over full-throttle Fiorentina. An entertaining six-goal draw between Roma and Genoa. Inter Milan’s authoritative 4-0 shutout of Lecce in Antonio Conte’s debut.And not a single scoreless draw.If there’s anything to be learned from the opening weekend of Serie A, it’s that free-flowing, attacking football may have finally arrived in the Italian league — and “catenaccio” could be history.There were 33 goals scored over 10 matches for an average of 3.3 goals per game — considerably more than the 2.7 goals per game the league has averaged for the past two seasons.The last time Serie A averaged more than three goals per game over an entire season came in 1950-51.”This was just a little glimmer. Now we need to become dynamite,” Conte said of his completely revamped squad.With offensive-minded coaches like Conte and Maurizio Sarri at Juventus returni

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