SERIE A

  • Juventus down Genoa to maintain 14-point lead in Serie A March 23, 2015

    Rome: Carlos Tevez scored the sole goal to help Juventus beat Genoa 1-0 and extend their 14-point advantage over Roma in Italian Serie A on Sunday. The second placed Roma also snatched a 1-0 victory at Cesena to avoid being taken over by third placed Lazio, who are just one point...
  • In-form Carlos Tevez leads Juventus to 1-0 victory over Genoa March 22, 2015

    Juventus striker Carlos Tevez scored a magnificent first-half goal, and later missed a penalty, as the runaway Serie A leaders won 1-0 win at home to mid-table Genoa on Sunday. Juve's third straight victory by the same scoreline puts them 17 points clear with 10 games left before second-placed AS Roma...
  • AC Milan beat Cagliari 3-1 for 1st win in four Serie A matches March 22, 2015

    Milan: AC Milan beat relegation-threatened Cagliari 3-1 to end a run of three matches without a victory in Serie A on Saturday. However, there were few fans present to witness the victory, with the Milan 'ultras' calling a strike to protest poor results, leaving the stands mainly empty apart from...
  • Juventus midfielder Pogba out for at least two months: reports March 20, 2015

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will be out for at least eight weeks because of a hamstring injury, Sky Sports Italia reported on Thursday. The French international went off in the 26th minute of Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League last-16 second leg victory over Borussia Dortmund, a win that took Juve through 5-1...
  • Serie A club Parma declared bankrupt by Italian court March 19, 2015

    Italy: Crisis-hit Serie A club Parma were declared bankrupt by an Italian court on Thursday with debts of more than 200 million euros ($220 million). The hearing in Parma was uncontested and lasted only 10 minutes in front of judge Pietro Rogato. Parma's new owner and president, Giampietro Manenti, was not present...
  • Serie A: Late Fiorentina goals sink AC Milan, Roma lose at home March 17, 2015

    Fiorentina piled on the misery for AC Milan by scoring twice in the last 10 minutes as they came from behind to win 2-1 and put more pressure on Filippo Inzaghi's team on Monday. Second-placed AS Roma's dismal form continued with a 2-0 loss at home to Sampdoria, keeping them 14...
  • Serie A: Luca Toni double for Verona sinks Napoli March 16, 2015

    Veteran forward Luca Toni scored twice to hand modest Verona a 2-0 win over Napoli which increased the pressure on coach Rafael Benitez in Serie A on Sunday. Bottom-of-the-table Parma's troubles continued as they lost 4-1 at Sassuolo, playing the last half hour with 10 men, while Chievo eased their relegation...
  • Serie A: Alvaro Morata strike inches Juventus closer to title March 15, 2015

    Rome: Juventus substitute Alvaro Morata only needed ten minutes and one superb strike in Palermo on Saturday to fire the champions to a 1-0 win, a 14-point lead in Serie A and another step closer to a seemingly inevitable 31st Scudetto. Juve's first triumph away from home in over two months...
  • Serie A: Lazio and Napoli looking to close in on second-placed Roma March 14, 2015

    Milan: It was not so long ago that Roma was aiming to catch Juventus at the top of the Serie A table. Now Rudi Garcia's men are looking over their shoulders as Lazio and Napoli threaten to take over second spot. Napoli missed the chance to close the gap to Roma...
  • Financial fair play question mark over Roberto Mancini's transfer plans March 10, 2015

    Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini would like to sign Yaya Toure but has admitted that UEFA's financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season. Mancini said he had given the squad a new mentality since taking over in November for his second stint at...
  • Serie A: Paul Pogba goal sends Juventus 11 points clear March 10, 2015

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba scored a sublime goal to break Sassuolo's determined resistance and give his side a 1-0 win which sent them 11 points clear at the top of Serie A and closer to a fourth successive title on Monday. Veteran striker Miroslav Klose helped himself to two goals as...
  • Gianfranco Zola fired by Cagliari after 10 games March 9, 2015

    Gianfranco Zola was fired as coach of relegation-threatened Cagliari after 10 Serie A games and less than three months in charge on Monday. "Cagliari announce that Gianfranco Zola and his staff have been relieved of the technical leadership of the first team," the Sardinian club said in a statement. "It was a...
  • Serie A: Roma draw 0-0 at Chievo, Mattiello breaks his leg March 8, 2015

    Milan: Roma were held to a 0-0 draw on Sunday at Chievo Verona as the capital side's title hopes took another blow in a Serie A match which was marked by horrific injury to youngster Federico Mattiello. The 19-year-old Mattiello, who is on loan at Chievo from Juventus, was stretchered off...
  • AC Milan's troubles continue, Samuel Eto'o breaks Sampdoria duck March 8, 2015

    Milan: AC Milan's troubles continued when they conceded an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time and were held 2-2 by modest visitors Verona in Serie A on Saturday. Former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o opened his Sampdoria account with a stunning strike in a 2-0 home win over Cagliari which...
  • Filippo Inzaghi refuses to blame injuries for AC Milan's troubles March 6, 2015

    AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi does not want to blame a perennial injury crisis for his team's indifferent form, he said on Friday. Midfielders Nigel de Jong and Riccardo Montolivo have joined half a dozen other players on the injury list for Saturday's Serie A match against Verona, which is seen...
  • Familiar tale at AC Milan as Filippo Inzaghi battles for survival March 5, 2015

    Milan: Filippo Inzaghi's future as AC Milan coach has been thrown into doubt and Saturday's match at home to Verona is being billed as his last chance to keep his first senior coaching job. In what has become a familiar routine, once-mighty Milan's season has turned into a story of crisis,...
  • Manolo Gabbiadini goal keeps Napoli-Lazio semi-final in the balance March 5, 2015

    Napoli's Manolo Gabbiadini netted a precious second-half equaliser to earn a 1-1 away draw at Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final on Wednesday. It was the 23-year-old's fourth goal in all competitions since joining Napoli in the January transfer window and cancelled out Miroslav Klose's first-half strike...
  • Massimiliano Allegri angry after Juventus let Roma off the hook March 3, 2015

    Rome: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left the Stadio Olimpico pitch in angry mood after seeing his team squander a one-goal lead against 10 men in their 1-1 draw at AS Roma on Monday. Juventus were poised to open up a 12-point lead over their opponents at the top of Serie A...
  • Ten-man Roma salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus in Serie A March 3, 2015

    Rome: Ten-man Roma scored a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus on Monday and keep alive their faint Serie A title hopes. Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita headed in following a free kick in the 78th minute at the Stadio Olimpico after Carlos Tevez had given Juventus the...
  • Serie A: Napoli lose 1-0 at Torino as Lazio close in on third spot March 2, 2015

    Milan: Napoli missed the chance to move level with second-placed Roma as they lost 1-0 at Torino in Serie A on Sunday, while Lazio closed in on third place with the race for the final Champions League spot gathering pace. Kamil Glik scored to boost Torino's chances of qualifying for Europe...
  • Serie A: Lazio beat Sassuolo 3-0 to keep up the pressure on Napoli March 1, 2015

    Milan: Lazio kept up the pressure on third-placed Napoli with a comfortable 3-0 win at Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday as the race for the final Champions League spot gathered pace. Goals from Felipe Anderson, Miroslav Klose and Marco Parolo helped Lazio record their third successive win and move two...
  • AC Milan fail again to win two in a row in Serie A March 1, 2015

    Verona: AC Milan was held to a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Chievo Verona in Serie A on Saturday as it once again failed to win consecutive matches. Filippo Inzaghi's team doesn't have two successive victories since October, and remained ninth ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures. Chievo earned a valuable...
  • Sampdoria and Genoa draw Serie A derby match 1-1 February 25, 2015

    Genoa: Sampdoria drew 1-1 at home to Genoa in a Serie A derby on Tuesday that left the two sides level on points in the fight for a European place. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Genoa could have won it right at the end...
  • Duvan Zapata leads Napoli closer to Roma in Serie A February 24, 2015

    Milan: Duvan Zapata scored a goal of sheer brute force and determination to set Napoli on the way to a 2-0 win over Sassuolo which moved them another step closer to second-placed AS Roma in Serie A on Monday. Mauro Icardi scored his 14th league goal of the season to give...
  • Serie A: Roma's title hopes fade after 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona February 22, 2015

    Milan: Roma's slim title hopes faded even further on Sunday as they drew 1-1 at Hellas Verona in Serie A to leave them nine points behind league leader Juventus. Francesco Totti fired Roma in front in the 26th minute but Verona leveled when Seydou Keita deflected Bosko Jankovic's header into his...
  • Juventus beat Atalanta 2-1, extend lead to 10 points February 21, 2015

    Turin: Juventus extended their Serie A lead to 10 points after coming from behind to beat relegation-threatened Atalanta 2-1 on Friday. Giuliano Migliaccio put Atalanta ahead in the 25th minute, before two goals in quick succession from Fernando Llorente and Andrea Pirlo gave Juve a half-time lead. Migliacco scored with a header...
  • Serie A: Roma looking to get back to winning ways at Verona February 21, 2015

    Milan: At the start of the year, Roma appeared certain to push Juventus all the way in the Serie A title chase. A lot has changed in less than two months. Roma were hit by a serious injury crisis, while others were away at the African Cup of Nations, and...
  • Confusion reigns at Parma as wages deadline passes February 18, 2015

    Confusion reigned at Serie A table-proppers Parma on Tuesday as the club failed to provide any official comment on whether they had paid the players' wages by the previous day's deadline. Players said they had no news as they arrived for training while one television network broadcast pictures which it said...
  • Thai businessman says in talks with AC Milan over stalkes in club February 18, 2015

    Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol says he has held "cordial and private" discussions with Serie A side AC Milan, following media reports that he had made an offer for a controlling stake in the club. "I would like to personally clarify some wrong or misleading information that appeared on Italian media in...
  • Not selling control of AC Milan, says Silvio Berlusconi February 16, 2015

    Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Monday he was not interested in selling control of AC Milan, following reports of an offer being made for the soccer club by a Thai businessman. Earlier on Monday local media had said Bee Taechaubol, executive director of southeast Asian private equity group...