SERIE A

  • Serie A: Juventus beat Chievo 2-0 to move eight points clear 28 minutes ago

    Milan: Paul Pogba showed why the top European teams are interested in him as he orchestrated a 2-0 win for Juventus against Chievo Verona, sending the defending champion provisionally eight points clear at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday. Pogba scored a stunning opener on the hour mark...
  • Klose scores one, sets up another as Lazio beat AC Milan 3-1 15 hours 28 minutes ago

    Rome: Lazio came back to beat visiting AC Milan 3-1 and move into third place in Serie A on Saturday. Jeremy Menez put Milan ahead four minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico but Lazio - which has lost only once in eight matches - stormed back in the second half...
  • Serie A turning into a repeat of last season Yesterday

    Milan: Juventus are steaming clear of the rest of the field, AS Roma are struggling to keep up, the two Milan clubs lurch from one crisis to another and Napoli are exasperatingly inconsistent. The current Serie A season, which enters the second half at the weekend, is turning into a carbon...
  • Sampdoria close to clinching deal for striker Samuel Eto'o 4 days ago

    Rome: Italian Serie A football club Sampdoria is set to sign former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, the club's sporting director Carlo Osti has said. Sampdoria has been in talks with Eto'o and his representatives in recent weeks and the deal "is almost finalised", Osti said on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. The 33-year-old joined...
  • Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez 4 days ago

    Milan: Parma, joint bottom of Serie A alongside Cesena, have signed Uruguay midfielder Cristian Rodriguez and Portugal forward Silvestre Varela, both on loan, the club said on Tuesday. Rodriguez, who has played for Uruguay at two Copa America tournaments and the 2014 World Cup, joined from Atletico Madrid, where he has...
  • AC Milan's coach Inzaghi gets that sinking feeling 6 days ago

    With a certain air of inevitability, AC Milan have slumped into a mid-season crisis and coach Filippo Inzaghi is falling into the same trap as predecessors Massimiliano Allegri and Clarence Seedorf. Allegri and Seedorf were sacked last season, both victims of a combination of unrealistically high expectations at the seven-times European...
  • Tevez fires Juventus five points clear, Napoli go third 6 days ago

    Juventus reached the halfway point of the Serie A season with a commanding five-point lead over Roma after thrashing Verona for the second time in four days on Sunday. Paul Pogba and Serie A leading scorer Carlos Tevez both scored in the opening seven minutes as Juve extended their lead at...
  • AS Roma, Inter Milan held to draws in Serie A 1 week ago

    Milan: Roma were held to 1-1 at Palermo on Saturday in another slip-up in their quest for the Serie A title. Rudi Garcia's team fell three points behind Juventus after last week's derby draw against Lazio, and the defending champions can pull further ahead on Sunday when they host Hellas Verona...
  • AC Milan sign Spanish winger Suso from Liverpool January 17, 2015

    AC Milan have signed Liverpool's little-used Spanish winger Suso, the Premier League club confirmed on Saturday. The 21-year-old moves to Italy for an undisclosed fee with British media reports claiming he has signed a four-year-deal with the Serie A club. Suso failed to establish himself at Liverpool after joining in 2010, making...
  • AC Milan set to sign Suso from Liverpool, says Adriano Galliani January 17, 2015

    Milan: AC Milan are on the verge of signing Liverpool's little-used Spanish winger Suso, chief executive Adriano Galliani said on Friday. "It is done 99.9 percent," Galliani told reporters, adding the 21-year-old would arrive in Italy in the "coming days". Suso joined Liverpool in 2010 but has never established himself, spending the...
  • Serie A: Lazio's Felipe Anderson out injured for three weeks January 15, 2015

    Rome: Lazio will be without in-form midfielder Felipe Anderson for almost a month after the Brazilian sprained his knee during training. The club says that Felipe Anderson has injured his left knee but that tests carried out later on Thursday rule out "the presence of associated meniscal tears." Lazio added that the...
  • Palermo reject Manchester United interest in Paulo Dybala January 15, 2015

    MILAN: Palermo have rebuffed interest from Manchester United among others for forward Paulo Dybala but could sell the Argentine at the end of the season, president Maurizio Zamparini said on Wednesday. The 21-year-old, who has yet to play for Argentina's senior side and is also eligible for Italy and Poland, has...
  • Napoli, Juventus in slanging match over referee January 12, 2015

    Serie A was bogged down in another refereeing controversy on Monday as Napoli and Juventus became involved in a slanging match over their match on Sunday. Juventus, 3-1 winners, reacted angrily after Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis said a hairline decision which allowed Juve's second goal to stand was "either bad...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Napoli 3-1 to move three points clear January 12, 2015

    Milan: Serie A leader Juventus won 3-1 at Napoli to move three points clear of Roma, who fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Lazio in the capital derby earlier on Sunday. Miguel Britos leveled for Napoli, canceling out a stunning Paul Pogba volley, but Juventus restored their...
  • Roma fight back in derby to draw 2-2 against Lazio in Serie A January 11, 2015

    Milan: Roma fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Lazio in the capital derby on Sunday and move provisionally level on points with Serie A leader Juventus. Francesco Totti scored both Roma's goals in the second period after a dismal first-half performance from Rudi Garcia's team. Roma's talismanic...
  • Inter Milan claim first home win since Roberto Mancini's return January 11, 2015

    Inter Milan gave coach Roberto Mancini his first home Serie A win since his return to the club in November when they beat fading Genoa 3-1 on Sunday. Inter, stuck in an uncomfortable midtable position, took a 2-0 halftime lead through Argentine strikers Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi. Palacio gave them an...
  • 10-man AC Milan draw 1-1 at Torino in Serie A January 11, 2015

    Milan: AC Milan was held to 1-1 at Torino in Serie A on Saturday, after playing half the match with 10 men and surviving several close shaves by the home side. Kamil Glik atoned for giving away an early penalty by equalizing for Torino with nine minutes remaining. "We're disappointed with the...
  • Xherdan Shaqiri joins Inter Milan January 10, 2015

    Milan: Italian Serie A team Internazionale has announced that the Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract until June 30, 2019. The 23-year-old player, who stands 1.69 meters tall, shone in last season's German Bundesliga for Bayern Munich. Just like his former club member Arjen Robben, Shaqiri has wonderful...
  • Serie A: Roma look to leapfrog Juventus as they face Lazio January 10, 2015

    Milan: After months of listening to AS Roma bickering about the refereeing in the controversial match against them in September, Juventus have turned the tables following Tuesday's so-called phantom goal for their rivals. Second-placed Roma closed the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to one point when they won 1-0 at...
  • Inter Milan reach deal to sign Shaqiri from Bayern Munich January 8, 2015

    Milan: Inter Milan has reached a deal with Bayer Munich to sign midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. On Thursday the Serie A side confirmed the agreement between the clubs, adding that the deal still had to be signed. Shaqiri is expected to arrive in Milan in the next 24 hours to complete the...
  • Inter Milan hold Juve, miserable debut for Zola January 7, 2015

    Milan: Serie A leaders Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Inter Milan who hit back through a clinical Mauro Icardi strike after conceding an early Carlos Tevez goal on Tuesday. Second-placed AS Roma cut the gap to one point with a 1-0 win at Udinese, although the hosts claimed...
  • Controversial goal gives Roma 1-0 win at Udinese in Serie A January 6, 2015

    Rome: A controversial goal helped Roma to a 1-0 win at Udinese in Serie A on Tuesday, highlighting the need for goal-line technology. A header from Davide Astori in the 17th minute hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down near the goal line. The goal-line official ruled that the ball...
  • Serie A: Juventus gear up for Inter Milan after holiday break January 6, 2015

    Juventus aim to bounce back from a loss to Napoli in the Italian Super Cup when they host Inter Milan on Tuesday as Serie A resumes with a full slate of matches after a holiday break. Juventus hold a three-point lead over Roma and have lost only once in the Italian...
  • Juventus coach confirms Wesley Sneijder interest January 5, 2015

    Milan: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that the Serie A leaders are interesting in signing Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray. "It's not easy to reinforce Juve, but we have some very clear ideas and it's no secret that we are looking for an attacking midfielder and a defender," Allegri...
  • Lukas Podolski completes loan move to Inter Milan January 5, 2015

    London: Striker Lukas Podolski has completed a loan move from Arsenal to Inter Milan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 29-year-old German has scored 31 goals in 82 appearances for Arsenal since arriving from Cologne in 2012. "Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish...
  • Italy football chief plans to cut size of Serie A January 5, 2015

    Rome: Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio hopes a plan to reduce Serie A from 20 to 18 clubs is approved this year. Tavecchio tells RAI state radio, "If it's not done in 2015 then we'll have to make other evaluations." Tavecchio also wants to cut Serie B from 22 to 20...
  • Lukas Podolski meets Inter Milan's boss and says goodbye to Arsenal January 4, 2015

    Milan: Lukas Podolski's transfer to Inter Milan moved closer on Saturday when the Germany forward met coach Roberto Mancini at the Serie A side's training ground and said his goodbyes to Arsenal. "The World Cup winner was at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti today to get to know his new training...
  • Lukas Podolski to sign Inter Milan loan deal January 3, 2015

    Rome: German striker Lukas Podolski arrived at Milan where he is set to sign a loan deal with Inter after being dumped by Arsenal. The 29-year-old, who arrived at the Italian city on Friday, had become frustrated due to his lack of playing time with the English Premier League side, reported...
  • Carlos Tevez does not intend to extend Juventus contract January 1, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Argentina striker Carlos Tevez, quizzed over the chances of him returning to Boca Juniors, has no plans to sign a contract extension with Juventus. The Italian champions reportedly want to offer Tevez, whose contract runs until June 2016, a deal to stay in Turin to 2018. 'I said I wanted...