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Serie A Wrapup: Juve And Benevento Both Lose

Juventus fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria on Sunday while Benevento remain without a point after 13 matches in Serie A after losing against Sassuolo in stoppage time. Duvan Zapata, Lucas Torreira and Gian Marco Ferrari put Sampdoria 3-0 up in the second half before Juventus threatened an astonishing stoppage-time comeback with a [...]

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes that retaining the league title is an easier task in Italy than it is in the English Premier League, due to the transfer policies of the leading clubs. Conte won the second of his three consecutive Serie A titles at Juventus in 2013 after rivals AC Milan sold forwards Zlatan [...]

Napoli Go Top As They Beat Lazio

With a three-goal burst in the space of five minutes, Napoli showed why many believe they have the potential to win their first Serie A title in nearly three decades. Overturning an early deficit, Kalidou Koulibaly, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored early in the second half of a 4-1 win over Lazio on Wednesday [...]

Inter Milan scored two late goals to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Serie A campaign with a 2-0 triumph at Crotone. Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar poked home from 12 yards after a goalmouth scramble eight minutes from time to set Luciano Spalletti’s side on their way. And Ivan Perisic sealed matters in [...]

Champions League: Roma Held At Home By Atletico

Atletico Madrid’s stated bid to finally break through and win the Champions League got off to a slow start with a scoreless draw at Roma on Tuesday. Diego Simeone’s Spanish side had the majority of the chances – including one first-half effort that was cleared off the line by a defender – but were largely [...]

Ciro Immobile scored a hat trick as AC Milan’s new-look side were humbled 4-1 by Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in a game delayed for an hour by torrential rain. A team featuring expensive summer signings including Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Ricardo Rodriguez just about held their own until Italy striker Immobile scored a [...]

Who Had The Best Mercato This Summer?

It was a record breaking summer transfer window in Serie A, as Italian clubs spent €821 million. A good chunk of that was spent by AC Milan, whose new Chinese owners are desperate to return the Italian giant to glory. Milan spent 214m in total and champions Juventus were the second-biggest spenders with 123m. But [...]

Roma have completed the signing of forward Patrik Schick from Sampdoria in a club record deal adding up to around €42 million. Schick had been set to join Juventus last month but the deal collapsed due to a reported heart problem. The 21-year-old Schick underwent and passed medical tests in Rome on Tuesday before putting [...]

New Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti had a fruitful return to the Italian capital on Saturday, as his Nerazzurri side came from behind to win at Roma 3-1 in Serie A. Mauro Icardi scored twice in the second half as Roma was made to pay for its profligacy, having hit the woodwork three times. Spalletti [...]

Milan Sides Lay Down Marker As Serie A Begins

Academy product Patrick Cutrone was the standout performer in an AC Milan team chock-full of expensive summer signings as his goal and assist helped the ambitious Rossoneri thrash 10-man Crotone 3-0 in Serie A on Sunday night. The match at Stadio Ezio Scida was an opportunity for Milan fans — especially those who missed last [...]