Italian League

  • Torino sign striker Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus 5 days ago

    Torino have signed Fabio Quagliarella from Italian champions Juventus, welcoming the striker back to his first club as they look to rebuild their attack following the sale of Ciro Immobile to Borussia Dortmund. "Juventus can today announce that Fabio Quagliarella has completed a permanent switch to Torino after a fee of...
  • Juventus face Napoli, Roma visit relegation-threatened Sassuolo in Serie A March 28, 2014

    Milan: League leader Juventus travel to third-place Napoli this weekend looking to maintain their charge to a third successive title. Second-place Roma visit relegation-threatened Sassuolo earlier on Sunday and will be hoping to put some pressure on the Bianconeri and cut the gap to 11 points. Here are five things to...
  • Walter Samuel header gives Inter Milan a 1-0 win over Sassuolo February 10, 2014

    Juventus squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at promoted Hellas Verona on Sunday and miss the chance to extend their Serie A lead to 11 points. A last-minute leveler ensured the two-time defending champion remained nine points ahead of Roma, who drew 0-0 at bitter rival Lazio in the capital...
  • Inter Milan visit Juventus, Roma host Parma in Serie A January 31, 2014

    Milan: The highlight of this weekend's Serie A matches is undoubtedly Inter Milan's visit to Juventus in what is sure to be a heated derby d'Italia match. There is also the Genoa derby on Sunday, while second-place Roma host Parma looking to take advantage of any more slip-ups from Juventus. Here...
  • Juventus, Napoli look to put pressure on leaders Roma November 8, 2013

    Rome: Juventus and Napoli have been keeping pace just behind Serie A leader Roma and the two clubs meet Sunday night in Turin after Roma host promoted Sassuolo earlier that day. Roma dropped their first points of the season last weekend but are still three points clear of two-time defending champion...
  • AS Roma head to Udinese in search of record win October 25, 2013

    Milan: Roma head to Udinese in search of a record-breaking ninth victory, while Juventus hope to kick-start their season against Genoa. Napoli host Torino on Sunday, looking to bounce back after their first defeat of the season. Here's what to look forward to this weekend in Italy: RECORD-SETTING ROMA? Roma are looking...
  • Francesco Totti double helps Roma thrash Inter Milan 3-0 October 6, 2013

    Milan: Francesco Totti scored twice to show he can still dominate at 37 and Roma showed it's for real with a 3-0 win at Inter Milan to extend their winning start in Serie A to seven matches on Saturday. The victory moved the Giallorossi five points clear of Napoli and Juventus,...
  • Five things to know about the Italian league August 21, 2013

    Milan: Five things to know about the Italian league as it prepares to kick off this week: NEW LOOK NAPOLI Napoli not only have a new coach but have also overhauled their squad since finishing runner-up to Juventus last season. Walter Mazzarri left for Inter Milan at the end of the season...
  • Serie A: Napoli held by Torino, Lazio thrashed November 5, 2012

    Rome: A defensive blunder by Napoli allowed a stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Torino on Sunday, hurting the southern club's title chances. Lazio also dropped back after getting beat 4-0 by Catania, while Fiorentina were the day's big winner after beating Cagliari 4-1 to jump ahead of Lazio...
  • Conte denies any role in match-fixing scandal May 29, 2012

    Turin: Juventus boss Antonio Conte has reiterated that he was not aware of any match-fixing during his time in charge of Siena. It has been alleged that the former Italy international was aware of a plot to arrange the outcome of a crucial Serie B clash with Novara on April 30,...
  • Juventus boss Conte investigated for match-fixing May 28, 2012

    Rome: Italian police investigating a soccer match-fixing scandal placed Juventus trainer Antonio Conte under investigation and arrested the captain of Lazio Stefano Mauri and former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto, authorities said on Monday. The Italian football federation said Mauri was one of 14 people arrested. Italian authorities swept through the Italy...
  • Caceres signs permanent deal with Juventus May 26, 2012

    Turin: Uruguay defender Martin Caceres has signed a permanent deal with Juventus, tying him to the Serie A champions until 2016. Caceres joined Juventus for a second loan spell in January from Sevilla and the 25-year-old has impressed enough to earn a four-year contract, with the Italian club spending €8 million...
  • Juventus coach Conte signs new three-year deal May 25, 2012

    Turin: Juventus coach Antonio Conte has signed a new three-year deal with the Serie A champions that will keep him with the club until 2015. Conte, a former Juventus captain, took over last summer from Luigi Delneri, who failed to take Juventus into the Europa League with a seventh-place finish in...
  • Italian Cup: Champions Juventus keen on double May 20, 2012

    Rome: Juventus will be looking to cap their undefeated season by adding the Italian Cup to their Serie A title when they meet Napoli in the final on Sunday. The Bianconeri completed the recovery from their darkest period following the 2006 match-fixing scandal as they lifted their first Serie A title...
  • Milan sign midfielders Montolivo, Traore May 18, 2012

    Milan: AC Milan have strengthened their midfield with the signing of Italy's Riccardo Montolivo and Mali's Bakaye Traore who were both free agents, the Serie A runners-up said on Thursday. Montolivo, 27, spent seven years at Fiorentina, where he was club captain, scoring 17 goals in 230 appearances, while 27-year-old Traore,...
  • Juventus praise van Persie, stay silent on bid May 9, 2012

    Turin: Juventus director Beppe Marotta has described Robin van Persie as one of the most complete players around, but refused to disclose whether the newly-crowned champions of Italy will launch a bid to sign the Arsenal striker this summer. Van Persie has just a year left on his current contract with...
  • Milan season has been a big failure: Ibrahimovic May 8, 2012

    Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has described AC Milan's season as one big failure, claiming that Massimiliano Allegri's men had gifted their Serie A title to Juventus. The Rossoneri saw their hopes of retaining the Scudetto end with a dramatic 4-2 loss to city rivals Inter Milan on Sunday, with Juventus having defeated...
  • Stramaccioni to continue as Inter coach: Moratti May 8, 2012

    Milan: Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has announced that Andrea Stramaccioni will remain in charge of the Nerazzurri after this season and become the club's permanent coach. The 36-year-old was appointed as interim boss until the end of the season after the departure of Claudio Ranieri in March, and Inter have...
  • Conte eyes Serie A dominance with Juventus May 7, 2012

    Milan: Antonio Conte has spoken of the significance of claiming his first Serie A title as Juventus coach, after hinting that he wants to win many more during his time in charge. The Bianconeri secured their first Scudetto since 2003 with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday, while AC...
  • Juve win ends Ibrahimovic 8-year winning streak May 7, 2012

    Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fantastic record of having won eight consecutive league titles came to an end after his AC Milan side's 4-2 defeat to Inter at the San Siro on Sunday, despite an Ibra double, which handed Juventus the Serie A crown for 2011-12. Juventus wrapped up the Scudetto with one...
  • Juventus under pressure after Milan cut lead May 4, 2012

    Rome: The Serie A title chase has taken a surprising turn with only two rounds remaining, leaving Juventus with just a one-point lead over AC Milan. Juventus looked set to keep their three-point lead intact until an error from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon handed 10-man Lecce a late equalizer in a 1-1...
  • Juventus win to keep lead, Milan keep up chase April 30, 2012

    Rome: Undefeated Juventus moved a step closer to the Italian league title with a 4-0 rout at neighbours Novara on Sunday. Mirko Vucinic scored twice for Juventus, Marco Borriello hit the target for the second straight match and Arturo Vidal also found the net — with UEFA president and former Juventus...
  • Unbeaten Juventus edge closer to league triumph April 27, 2012

    Rome: Juventus are moving closer and closer to their first Italian league title since the 2006 match-fixing scandal, with Antonio Conte's club still undefeated and finding new weapons. With four rounds remaining in Serie A, Juve have a three-point lead over defending champions AC Milan, and also hold the tie-breaker with...
  • Atalanta, Cagliari win to ease relegation fears April 25, 2012

    Milan: Atalanta and Cagliari took giant steps toward avoiding relegation by beating Chievo Verona and Catania respectively in Tuesday's rearranged Serie A games. Maxi Moralez scored the only goal of the game to hand Atalanta a 1-0 win. The Argentine had a goal ruled out for offside in the first...
  • Juventus open up three-point lead over Milan April 23, 2012

    Rome: Undefeated Juventus routed 10-man Roma 4-0 on Sunday to open up a three-point lead over AC Milan with just five rounds remaining in Serie A. Ten-man Milan needed a 90th-minute equalizer from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to salvage a 1-1 draw at home with Bologna. Meanwhile, the Italian game was once again...
  • Juve coach unfazed by match-fixing allegation April 22, 2012

    Turin: Juventus coach Antonio Conte is unfazed by allegations from one of his former players that he knew about a match that was fixed while he managed Siena last season. Local media reported on Saturday that the recently arrested player, Filippo Carobbio, told investigators that Conte was aware of a fix...
  • Napoli, Udinese win to move close to top three April 22, 2012

    Rome: Napoli revived their chances of returning to the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Novara on Saturday, while Udinese salvaged a draw to remain in contention as the Serie A resumed a week after Piermario Morosini's death. Edinson Cavani and Paolo Cannavaro scored first-half goals for Napoli, while Udinese...
  • Livorno players, fans pay respects to Morosini April 16, 2012

    Milan: Livorno players and fans gathered at the team's stadium on Sunday to pay their respects, a day after midfielder Piermario Morosini collapsed and died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara. Morosini, who was on loan from Serie A side Udinese, collapsed in the 31st...
  • Italian matches postponed after player death April 16, 2012

    Milan: The Italian football federation called off all league games this weekend after the death of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini. The league announced the decision on its website on Saturday, shortly before AC Milan was due to kick off against Genoa at 6pm local time. The 25-year-old Morosini died about an...
  • Italian player dies after mid-game cardiac arrest April 16, 2012

    Milan: Former Italy Under-21 midfielder Piermario Morosini died on Saturday after suffering cardiac arrest and collapsing on the pitch during his team Livorno's Serie B match at Pescara. He was 25. Edoardo De Blasio, a cardiologist at Pescara's Santo Spirito hospital, confirmed Morosini's death, saying, "Unfortunately he was already dead when...