SERIE A

  • Juventus host Torino in Serie A derby match 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Milan: Juventus are just one game away from a perfect November, and they have every reason to be confident going into Sunday's Turin derby against Torino. Not only the three-time reigning Serie A champion sitting atop the table, they also took a giant step toward qualifying for the Champions League knockout...
  • Serie A: AC Milan draw 1-1 against city rival Inter 4 days ago

    Milan: Roberto Mancini's first game back in charge of Inter ended with a 1-1 draw against city rival AC Milan in front of a sellout crowd on Sunday. A stunning Jeremy Menez volley gave Milan the halftime lead but Joel Obi leveled shortly after the hour mark. Both sides also hit...
  • Unsung Antonio Di Natale scores 200th Serie A goal 4 days ago

    Unsung Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale scored his 200th Serie A goal in the 1-1 draw against Chievo on Sunday, becoming only the seventh player to reach the milestone. The irrepressible 37-year-old, who backtracked on his decision to retire at the end of last season, struck with a half-volley from 12...
  • Paul Pogba scores twice as Juventus beat Lazio 3-0 in Serie A 5 days ago

    Rome: In a show of rapidly developing talent and established strength, Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez led Juventus to a 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday to maintain the Turin power's three-point lead atop Serie A. Pogba, the France international being hailed as one of the world's next great midfielders, scored...
  • Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini sign new deals at Juventus 1 week ago

    Juventus veterans Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have extended their contracts with the Serie A club, taking them to 2017 and 2018, respectively. Buffon, who is captain of Italy as well as Juventus, will be 39 when his new deal expires and will have spent 16 years between the posts at...
  • Inter announce Roberto Mancini's return as coach November 14, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan reappointed former coach Roberto Mancini on Friday, hours after firing Walter Mazzarri following a poor run of results. Mancini spent four years in charge at Inter, winning two Italian Cups and three straight league titles - although one was awarded after Juventus was stripped for match-fixing. "Our goal is...
  • Inter Milan fire coach Walter Mazzarri November 14, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan fired coach Walter Mazzarri on Friday after a run of poor results left the team in ninth place in Serie A. Inter president Erick Thohir had given Mazzarri his backing on a number of occasions but finally decided to part ways with the 53-year-old coach. "Inter Milan announces that...
  • Leader Juventus crush Parma 7-0 in Serie A November 9, 2014

    Milan: Carlos Tevez scored a stunning goal to help Juventus crush Parma 7-0 and move provisionally six points clear at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday. Tevez ran most of the length of the field and beat four men to score Juventus' fourth before doubling his tally minutes...
  • Serie A: AC Milan's winless streak stretches to four matches November 9, 2014

    Rome: AC Milan's winless streak stretched to four matches following a 2-2 draw at third-place Sampdoria in Serie A on Saturday, although the Rossoneri could at least celebrate promising young forward Stephan El Shaarawy breaking his scoring drought. El Shaarawy put Milan ahead in the 10th minute with his first goal...
  • Serie A: Pogba adds a new entry to Juventus's French connection November 8, 2014

    Rome: Juventus and Roma are the two clear title favorites after 10 rounds of Serie A. Figuring out which club will finish third and claim the last Champions League spot is a little more difficult. After AC Milan's visit to Sampdoria on Saturday, the situation could become a bit clearer. Sampdoria are...
  • FIFA bars Italian FA chief over 'banana' comment November 5, 2014

    Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio has been barred from holding any position with world governing body FIFA for six months over an alleged racist comment he made in August. European soccer's governing body UEFA has already imposed a similar sanction on the 71-year-old and the FIFA decision announced on...
  • AC Milan lose 2-0 at home to Palermo in Serie A November 3, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan lost 2-0 at home to Palermo and failed to move back level with third-place Sampdoria, who beat Fiorentina 3-1 earlier on Sunday in Serie A. Cristian Zapata scored an own goal and was at fault for Paulo Dybala's second as two goals in as many minutes consigned...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Empoli 2-0 to move three points clear November 2, 2014

    Defending champion Juventus took advantage of Roma's loss at Napoli to move three points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win at Empoli on Saturday. Andrea Pirlo broke the deadlock with a trademark free kick on the hour mark and Alvaro Morata sealed the result on the...
  • Serie A: Gonzalo Higuain goal sets up Napoli win over Roma November 1, 2014

    Milan: Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain scored early with an acrobatic volley, his fifth goal in three league games, to set them on the way to a convincing 2-0 win over sluggish AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday. Higuain, who missed a stoppage time penalty in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Atalanta, also...
  • Serie A: After shooting, safety concerns for Napoli-Roma match November 1, 2014

    Rome: Security will be tight when Roma meet Napoli on Saturday for the first time since clashes that led to a fan's death from a shooting before the Italian Cup final in May. Roma fans have been barred from traveling to Naples for the game but there are still concerns of...
  • Lazio held to 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A October 31, 2014

    Rome: Lazio saw their four-match winning streak broken with a 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday. Bosnia midfielder Senad Lulic put Lazio ahead in the 43rd minute at Verona's Bentegodi stadium, redirecting a cross from Antonio Candreva. Verona equalized with a penalty from Luca Toni in the 69th...
  • Serie A: Juventus lose 1-0 at Genoa, Roma beat Cesena 2-0 October 30, 2014

    Milan: A stoppage-time goal saw Juventus fall to their first league defeat since March as they lost 1-0 at Genoa on Wednesday, allowing Roma to move level at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over Cesena. Luca Antonini netted the winner for Genoa, four minutes into added time....
  • Serie A: AS Roma seek to reverse poor run against Cesena October 29, 2014

    Rome: Juventus has restored a three-point lead atop Serie A. Second-place Roma is struggling to bounce back from its humiliating 7-1 defeat to Bayern Munich. And AC Milan is starting to look like a legitimate contender for third place and the final Champions League berth. That's the situation in the Italian...
  • Juventus fullback Patrice Evra out for a month with thigh injury October 27, 2014

    Turin: Juventus and France fullback Patrice Evra is out for a month with a left thigh injury. Juventus announced the injury details Monday following medical exams. Evra was hurt in training recently. The 33-year-old Evra transferred to Juventus in July following nine seasons with Manchester United. He has appeared in four of eight Serie...
  • Sampdoria President apologises for racist remark October 27, 2014

    Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero apologised on Sunday after saying he told Massimo Moratti to "kick out that Filipino" in reference to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir, in the latest racism gaffe to hit Italian football. "I did not mean to disrespect Mr. Thohir, the Inter directors or the people of the Philippines,...
  • Juventus beat Palermo 2-0 to extend Serie A lead October 27, 2014

    Juventus beat Palermo 2-0 on Sunday to move three points clear at the top of Serie A and bring a disappointing week to a close. Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick as Napoli came from behind to defeat Hellas Verona 6-2, while Inter Milan won 1-0 at 10-man Cesena to alleviate some...
  • Roma held 0-0 by Sampdoria, Parma suffer fifth consecutive defeat October 26, 2014

    Milan: Roma were held to a goalless draw at still-unbeaten Sampdoria as they missed the opportunity to move provisionally top of the Serie A table on Saturday. It was a case of second against third at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris but Roma were still reeling from Tuesday's 7-1 loss to Bayern...
  • Paul Pogba renews deal to stay at Juventus until 2019 October 25, 2014

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a new contract with the Italian giant, tying him to the Serie A club until 2019. Juventus confirmed the deal on Friday, saying that chief executive Giuseppe Marotta had announced at a shareholders' meeting that "before coming here we signed Paul Pogba's contract extension which...
  • Italian football in danger of dying, says Juventus president October 25, 2014

    Italian football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Friday. "We are in progressive decline," he told a shareholders' meeting in Turin. "Italian football will soon be dying if it is unable to face up to a double challenge: on...
  • Serie A: Juventus and Roma seek confidence boosts October 25, 2014

    After chastening losses in the Champions League, Juventus and Roma seek morale boosts at the expense of Palermo and Sampdoria in the Serie A this weekend. Roma can move provisionally top if they beat third-place Sampdoria on Saturday, with Juventus hosting Palermo a day later. Also, a resurgent Lazio will be looking...
  • Massimo Moratti ends Inter Milan link after 19 years October 24, 2014

    Milan: Former Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti has resigned as honorary president, ending his 19-year association with the club. The 69-year-old quit almost exactly one year after selling a 70 per cent stake in the club to a consortium led by Indonesian business tycoon Erick Thohir, who replaced Moratti as club...
  • Genoa held to controversial 1-1 draw by Empoli in Serie A October 21, 2014

    Geneo: Genoa were held to a controversial 1-1 draw by visiting Empoli on Monday in the first match since the port city was hit by devastating floods. Genoa went ahead with a goal from Andrea Bertolacci 14 minutes in and Lorenzo Tonelli equalized with his arm in the 77th following a...
  • Serie A: Inter Milan fight back to draw 2-2 against Napoli October 20, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan came back twice to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Napoli in Serie A on Sunday, while AC Milan climbed into fourth after securing a 3-1 victory at Hellas Verona thanks to a brace from Keisuke Honda. The match at San Siro sparked into life late on...
  • Spectacular Rafael Marques own goal sets up AC Milan win October 19, 2014

    A spectacular own goal by Brazilian defender Rafael Marques, followed by a Keisuke Honda brace gave AC Milan a 3-1 win at Verona in Serie A on Sunday. Marques, facing his own goal, was under no pressure when he tried to hoof away Ignazio Abete's cross but completely miskicked and instead...