After the 2018/19 Serie A fixtures were revealed, Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi spoke about the outcome, as his side will face Napoli in the first round and Juventus in the second round.
“We couldn’t have gotten a more complicated start, we will face the two best teams from last season.
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Roma are looking to build on last season’s third-place finish in Serie A as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Giallorossi open the campaign away to Torino, before hosting Atalanta at the Stadio Olimpico in the first home game of the campaign.
The first Derby della Capitale of the season comes on 30 September, while Roma will not meet reigning champions Juventus until the weekend of December 22 – with the Stadio Olimpico scheduled for the third from final weekend of the season on May 12.
AC Milan have expressed an interest in signing Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin next summer.
The Uruguay centre back is out of contract after this season and will be allowed to leave the Wanda Metropolitano on a free transfer.
Manchester United were reported to be in for the 32-year-old last summer when Jose Mourinho was attempting to further bolster his defense.
That deal never came to fruition, however, and, according to Corriere dello Sport, AC Milan are set to pounce next summer.
The Italian outlet claim that Milan’s technical director Leonardo has already contacted Godin to sound him out over a move to the San Siro.
While the likes of Manchester City and PSG scoffed at Financial Fair Play restrictions, Inter are still struggling to live up to the FFP agreement with UEFA, which was signed four years ago.
Early indications are that Inter will need to make around €50m in player sales by June 30 in order to ensure they break even.
In previous seasons, Inter have used the sales of young players to ensure they break even for the reporting period, usually allowing them to leave with buyback options.
For example last summer Inter avoided selling Ivan Perisic to Manchester United by selling Gianluca Caprari, Senna Miangue, Federico Dimarco, Fabio Eguelfi and others instead.
Roberto Mancini admits he thought “it was heading to 0-0 again” after a last-gasp Italy victory over the USA.
“We’re doing better than expected.”
The Azzurri once again dominated possession and had numerous chances, but had to wait until the 94th minute for Matteo Politano’s breakthrough.
“It was heading to 0-0 again… but that’s football, there’s nothing you can do about it. We had so many chances, the important thing is that it was a good performance,” the Coach told Rai Sport.
Tiemoue Bakayoko remains confident he can silence his doubters despite making a difficult start to life at AC Milan.
The France international joined the Italian outfit in the summer on a season-long loan deal after Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri deemed him surplus to requirements, but is yet to make any kind of impact in 12 appearances this season.
Bakayoko only moved to Stamford Bridge in 2017 but ended up being shipped out after failing to live up to his £40million price tag in his first season on English shores.
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Inter and AC Milan have announced that they have agreed to a “Memorandum of Understanding” that has formalised “their willingness to work together on the project for a modern, state-of-the-art stadium,” likely a renovated San Siro.
The stadium is rented by both Milanese clubs, but they’re keen to take out a joint lease and effectively own the arena.
“F.C. International Milan S.p.A. and A.C. Milan S.p.A. communicate that they have signed a memorandum of understanding confirming their willingness to work together on a project for the construction of a modern, state-of-the-art stadium,” the Nerazzurri announced in a statement.
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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo played down the significance of his team’s loss to Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for the Serie A giants with a tremendous volley in Turin, but they were beaten despite a dominant performance.
Juan Mata’s free-kick and an Alex Sandro own goal saw United claim a surprise 2-1 win to end Juve’s perfect record in Group H.
But Ronaldo insisted there was no reason for Juve to panic after suffering their first defeat in 15 games this season.
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Samir Handanovic kept Inter afloat for 80 minutes, then Mauro Icardi cancelled out a Malcom goal to earn a precious point against Barcelona.
The Nerazzurri had lost 2-0 at Camp Nou, but were still comfortably second in their group after two wins over Tottenham and PSV. Radja Nainggolan returned from injury, but Leo Messi was again only in the stands after fracturing his arm. Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti also missed out.
It took all of 90 seconds for Ousmane Dembele to sting Samir Handanovic’s gloves from distance, while Luis Suarez’s audacious flick off the outside of the boot drifted just past the far top corner.
Arsene Wenger is ‘edging closer’ to a sensational return to management with AC Milan.
Reports in France claim Wenger – who has been out of a job since leaving Arsenal at the end of last season – is in advanced talks with the Italian club to replace Gennaro Gattuso.
Milan have made a decent start to the season and sit fourth in the Serie A table, but high-ranking officials at the club are demanding to see more progress after splashing out in excess of £130million on new recruitments over the summer
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