SERIE A

  • Roma held 0-0 by Sampdoria, Parma suffer fifth consecutive defeat 3 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 49 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Arturo Vidal denies report he has been fined by Juventus 6 days ago

    Arturo Vidal has denied reports that he has been fined by Juventus for indiscipline, describing them as "ill-intentioned", and said he is fully committed to the Serie A champions. The Chile midfielder, who underwent keyhole surgery on his right knee one month before playing at the World Cup, has struggled for...
  • Serie A: Juventus draw 1-1 at Sassuolo, Roma win 3-0 1 week ago

    Milan: Defending champion Juventus dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by bottom club Sassuolo on Saturday and saw their lead at the top of the Serie A table cut to one point ahead of Roma. Sassuolo took a shock lead in...
  • Manchester United warned off Roma's Kevin Strootman October 9, 2014

    Manchester United can give up hope of signing AS Roma's Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman in the next transfer window, the Italian club's owner told the BBC on Wednesday. United, managed by Strootman's former national coach Louis van Gaal, have been strongly linked with the player who is still recuperating after suffering...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Roma 3-2 in fiery clash October 6, 2014

    Juventus beat Roma 3-2 in a fiery clash to take sole lead of the Serie A on Sunday as the capital side dropped their first points of the season. Leonardo Bonucci scored the winner four minutes from time with a screamer into the bottom left corner from just outside the area,...
  • Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli out for another month October 5, 2014

    Turin: Juventus and Italy defender Andrea Barzagli will be sidelined for another month after seeing a specialist on his injured right foot. Barzagli underwent surgery in July but has struggled since returning to training and is still in persistent pain. On Sunday, Juventus says Barzagli saw a specialist and a scan revealed...
  • Honda leads AC Milan to 2-0 win over Chievo in Serie A October 5, 2014

    Keisuke Honda scored his fourth goal in six matches as AC Milan ended a three-game winless streak in Serie A with a 2-0 victory over visiting Chievo Verona on Saturday. Sulley Muntari celebrated his 250th match in Serie A by giving Milan the lead in the 55th minute with a looping...
  • Verona beat Cagliari to move provisionally 4th in Serie A October 4, 2014

    Rome: Hellas Verona scored late for a 1-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday that moved the northeastern club into provisional fourth place in Serie A. Greece midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis found the target in the 89th minute at Verona's Bentegodi stadium with a long, powerful shot from beyond the area that was...
  • Roma visit Juventus in top-of-the-table Serie A clash October 4, 2014

    The moods of Roma and Juventus couldn't be more different ahead of their top-of-the-table clash this weekend. Roma are euphoric following a hard-earned 1-1 draw at Manchester City in the Champions League while Juventus are despondent after conceding a late goal in a 1-0 loss at Atletico Madrid. But both sides bring...
  • Udinese beat Parma 4-2 to move third in Serie A September 30, 2014

    Milan: Antonio Di Natale scored twice as Udinese beat struggling Parma 4-2 to move third in the Serie A standings on Monday. Palermo also remained mired at the bottom of the table after Filip Djordjevic's hat-trick helped consign Giuseppe Iachini's side to a 4-0 loss at home to Lazio. Parma took the...
  • Cagliari stun Inter Milan 4-1 in Serie A September 28, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan suffered a humiliating first defeat of the season as it was routed 4-1 by last-placed Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday, while Napoli won to ease the pressure on coach Rafa Benitez. Cagliari had lost their last three matches but gained an advantage when Inter captain Yuto Nagatomo...
  • Remarkable Destro goal upstages Totti, Juventus win again September 28, 2014

    AS Roma's Mattia Destro scored a remarkable goal from near the halfway line to complete a 2-0 Serie A home win over Verona and upstage talismanic team-mate Francesco Totti on his 38th birthday on Saturday. A goal kick from Roma's Morgan De Sanctis landed just inside the Verona half before Destro...
  • Serie A: Destro's stunning strike helps Roma beat Verona 2-0 September 27, 2014

    Milan: Mattia Destro scored a stunning goal from near the halfway line to help Roma beat Hellas Verona 2-0 on Saturday as the capital side maintained its perfect record in Serie A. Destro controlled Morgan De Sanctis' goal kick before smacking it into the back of the net on the half...
  • Roma and Juventus look to stay perfect in Serie A September 27, 2014

    It's business as usual at the top of the Serie A table as joint leaders Roma and Juventus have maximum points heading into the fifth round of fixtures. Juventus have yet to concede a goal and the three-time defending Italian champion visits Atalanta on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Roma host...
  • Explosive Inter Milan trio keep fireworks on the pitch September 26, 2014

    Inter Milan seemed to be playing with fire when they signed Pablo Osvaldo, Mauro Icardi and Gary Medel, three potentially explosive players each with a well-documented history of controversy, before the start of the season. Chile's Medel, nicknamed the Pitbull and raised in one of Santiago's toughest neighbourhoods, had received 13...
  • Udinese beat Lazio 1-0 in Serie A September 26, 2014

    Udinese moved into third place in the Serie A with a 1-0 win at Lazio on Thursday. Forward Cyril Thereau scored in the 26th minute for the visitors, slotting in from the center of the area between two defenders at the Stadio Olimpico. The victory placed Udinese within three points of Italian...
  • Inter, AC Milan meet to discuss San Siro future September 25, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan and AC Milan described their first meeting about the future of the San Siro they share as "very positive." Inter president Erick Thohir had a business lunch with AC Milan vice president Barbara Berlusconi on Thursday. A joint statement by the clubs said the meeting was spent "mainly...
  • Serie A: Juventus and Roma remain level atop after easy wins September 25, 2014

    Rome: Arturo Vidal scored twice as Juventus comfortably beat Cesena 3-0 on Wednesday to become the first team in Serie A history to win their opening four matches without conceding a goal. Vidal converted a controversial penalty in the 18th minute. He then found the net from beyond the area in...
  • Fernando Torres sparks comeback as AC Milan draw with Empoli September 24, 2014

    Fernando Torres scored in his first start for AC Milan as his side came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at promoted Empoli in Serie A on Tuesday. After early goals from Lorenzo Tonelli and Manuel Pucciarelli, Torres found the target with a header in the 43rd and Japan...
  • Roma midfielder De Rossi out for a month September 23, 2014

    Rome: Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi will likely be out for a month due to a first-degree tear of his left calf muscle. Medical tests on Tuesday revealed the extent of the problem after De Rossi was injured late in a 2-0 win over Cagliari at the weekend. De Rossi...
  • Serie A favourites Juventus and Roma already in control September 23, 2014

    Rome: Serie A is only three rounds old and title favorites Juventus and Roma already stand alone atop the table. Neither of the leaders have conceded a goal and both have also won their opening matches in the Champions League. Roma, who have scored one more goal than Juventus, visit Parma...