SERIE A

  • Serie A: Juventus beat Cagliari to end year top of Serie A 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Milan: Juventus eased to a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Cagliari on Thursday to ensure they ended the year at the top of the Serie A standings. Early goals from Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal gave Juventus a comfortable lead in the opening 15 minutes, and Fernando Llorente sealed the match...
  • Andrea Pirlo voted Serie A player of the year 2 days ago

    Milan: Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has been voted best player of the 2013-14 season in Serie A. Pirlo was selected by his fellow players as well as coaches and journalists, and the results were revealed at a ceremony in Milan Monday night. The 35-year-old Pirlo was one of seven Juventus...
  • Inter Milan win 2-0 at Chievo for Mancini's first Serie A victory 2 days ago

    Milan: Inter Milan gave Roberto Mancini his first Serie A victory since returning as coach a month ago when they won 2-0 in soggy conditions at Chievo on Monday. The visitors were helped by an inspired first-half performance from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and ended up comfortable winners after the Flying Donkeys...
  • Juventus' lead over Roma in Serie A cut to one point 3 days ago

    Rome: Patrice Evra scored his first goal in Serie A but Juventus were held 1-1 at home by Champions League hopeful Sampdoria on Sunday, and had their lead cut to one point. Radja Nainggolan scored as second-place Roma won 1-0 at 10-man Genoa to bounce back from their Champions League elimination...
  • Serie A: Lazio move provisionally third with 3-0 win 4 days ago

    Rome: Stefano Mauri scored twice as Lazio beat Atalanta 3-0 to move provisionally into a tie for third with Genoa in Serie A on Saturday. After a dull first half, Mauri scored in the 51st and 71st minutes and Senad Lulic added another for the Roman club in the 81st...
  • AS Roma snatch 2-2 draw against Sassuolo in Serie A December 7, 2014

    Milan: Roma rallied from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo with a stoppage-time equalizer from Adem Ljajic but missed the opportunity to close the gap on Serie A leader Juventus on Saturday. Ljajic, who got Roma back into the match with a penalty, snatched a point for...
  • Juventus held 0-0 at Fiorentina in Serie A December 6, 2014

    Juventus' march to a fourth successive title was halted on Friday as they were held to a goalless draw at fierce rival Fiorentina in Serie A. Massimiliano Allegri's side moved four points clear but second-place Roma can cut the advantage to a solitary point if they beat Sassuolo on Saturday. Juventus appeared...
  • Serie A: Ten-man Napoli salvage 1-1 draw at Sampdoria December 2, 2014

    Rome: Ten-man Napoli salvaged a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria with an injury-time equalizer Monday in a key contest for third place and Serie A's final Champions League berth. Napoli moved into third, level on points with Genoa, and one point ahead of Sampdoria in fifth. Colombian forward Duvan Zapata scored two...
  • Juventus snatch 2-1 win over Torino, Roma beat Inter Milan in Italy December 1, 2014

    Milan: Andrea Pirlo scored deep into stoppage time as 10-man Juventus snatched a 2-1 win over Torino in a derby match on Sunday, while Roma kept pace with the league leaders with a 4-2 win over Inter Milan. "I followed the move, (Arturo) Vidal did well to see me, and I...
  • AC Milan beat Udinese 2-0; Genoa win 3-0 at Cesena in Serie A November 30, 2014

    Milan: Genoa moved provisionally into third place in Serie A on Sunday as they cruised to a 3-0 win at Cesena, while AC Milan earned a 2-0 victory at home to Udinese in a match which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. Genoa were up 2-0 after just eight minutes...
  • Sassuolo extend Serie A unbeaten run to 7 matches November 30, 2014

    Rome: Sassuolo extended their unbeaten run to seven matches by coming from behind to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 on Saturday, and Lazio were held 0-0 at Chievo Verona. The victory moved Sassuolo into the top half of the Serie A table in ninth place, one point ahead of Inter Milan. Verona, who...
  • Juventus host Torino in Serie A derby match November 28, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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...