It was all around a bad night for Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri as he saw his side lose 2-0 to Marseille in a friendly at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday night. The defeat was compounded by the sigh of big summer signing Sami Khedira being stretchered off.
The German international midfielder Khedira joined Juve from Real Madrid in the close season after seeing the latter part of his time at the Santiago Bernabeu marred by injury problems. And the 28-year-old was has now suffered two muscle injuries since arriving in Turin.
Sinisa Mihajlovic said AC Milan should aim for more than just a Champions League place this season. The new Milan coach sat down with La Gazzetta dello Sport for a lengthy interview after the tour of China, and here are some of is comments.
“So far it’s positive because we started from scratch changing players, tactics and our working methods. We are putting the right elements in the right places with regards to style of football and behaviour. We have taken the right path and will be ready when the games that really matter come along.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny still has a future at Arsenal despite being sent on loan to Serie A side AS Roma on Wednesday, according to Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.
The 25-year-old Polish international — who has signed with the Italian club for a season — looked likely to be frozen out for the upcoming campaign with Arsenal having signed Czech stopper Petr Cech from Chelsea.
The Gunners also have Colombian David Ospina, who replaced Szczesny as first choice in the Premier League matches last season, at their disposal.
Inter have landed Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic on an 18-month loan, the English Premier League club confirmed on Friday.
Jovetic struggled to make an impact at City following his move from Fiorentina in 2013 and the Montenegrin international has been allowed to return to Serie A with a view to a permanent transfer. The 25-year-old passed a medical with Inter earlier in the week and later sent a message to City’s fans on Instagram which read “thank you and farewell”.
La Juventus ha appena completato il quarto titolo consecutivo stagione vincente e sono in semifinale di Champions League. Abbiamo i biglietti per tutte le partite della Juve, in casa e fuori, in Serie A e in Europa.
Le marche di pianificazione hanno istituito un enorme partita con la Roma in settimana due. Altre date importanti del calendario è il Derby della Mole (Derby di Torino) il 1 ° novembre e il 20 marzo Intanto il Derby d’Italia (Derby d’Italia) si terrà il 18 ottobre e il 28 febbraio.
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The 2015-16 Serie A fixture list was drawn up on Monday, starting with Fiorentina v Milan, Verona-Roma and Juventus-Udinese. The ceremony was held at the Expo centre in Milan and the season runs from August 22 2015 to May 15 2016.
It is an unusually early start by Serie A standards, brought forward to help Italy prepare for Euro 2016. There will be midweek rounds on September 23, October 28, January 6, February 3 and April 20.
This season has Carpi and Frosinone, making their absolute debuts in the top flight, along with newly-promoted Bologna.
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly known as just Atalanta, is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy. The club currently plays in Serie A, having gained the promotion from Serie B in 2010–11.
They are nicknamed the Nerazzurri and the Orobici. Atalanta play in blue-and-black vertically striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. The club stadium is the 26,638 seater Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
Atalanta is sometimes called Regina delle provinciali (queen of the provincial clubs) to mark the fact that the club is historically one of the most consistent among the non-metropolitan ones, having played 53 times in Serie A (11th overall for number of participations in the top division), 28 times in Serie B and only once in Serie C.
Former Inter boss Giovanni Trapattoni believes that the Nerazzurri are ‘on the right path’, but he still sees Juventus as Scudetto favourites for this season.
“[Inter’s] path is the right one,” Trapattoni told FCInterNews.
“[Coach Roberto] Mancini is extremely knowledgeable and has international experience. It’s not easy for the team to settle with so many new buys, but I’m sure Inter will do it well.
“You need time for players to settle in, and get used to the instructions from the Coach. The squad is already good, they just have to work on conviction.
Napoli have reportedly increased their offer for Roma 20-year-old defender Alessio Romagnoli to €30m, but the defender wants to move to Milan and not Naples.
The 20-year-old, whose current contract with the Giallorossi is set to expire in June 2018, has become a target of multiple clubs in recent weeks including AC Milan and Arsenal, though it seems like the Partenopei may be the most willing to meet the capital city club’s high asking price for him.
According to La Repubblica, the Partenopei are proposing €28m cash plus another €2m in bonuses. That would add up to the €30m price-tag Roma have placed on the 20-year-old centre-back.
Andrea Pirlo decided to quit Juventus before the Italian Serie A champions could push him out.
The 36-year-old midfielder won four Italian titles in his four years in Turin but opted to leave the Bianconeri and join the new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC this summer. And Pirlo has now admitted he was worried his long-established role as Juve’s playmaker would be prised away from him due to his advancing years.
“The idea of no longer being guaranteed that protagonist’s role really weighed upon me,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Maybe I would have stopped feeling as comfortable within myself. So I preferred to make this choice for myself rather than leave it for others to send me away.”