Serie A

Serie A round-up: Fiorentina dent Juventus’ title charge

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Fiorentina put a dent in Juventus’ title charge with a 2-1 win at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Nikola Kalinic and Federico Chiesa fired Fiorentina in front with goals in either half and, although Gonzalo Higuain got Juve back into it, the Serie A leaders could not find an equaliser. Kalinic opened the scoring in the 37th minute when a long ...

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Inter Milan claim dramatic last-gasp win over Chievo

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Inter Milan came from behind to beat Chievo 3-1 with late goals from Ivan Perisic and Eder at the San Siro to record a fifth straight Serie A victory. Forward Sergio Pellissier had given the visitors a shock half-time lead when he crashed a volley past goalkeeper Samir Handanovic following a corner. Inter, though, were somewhat unfortunate not to have ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah reaches 200 Serie A games

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Ghanaian international Kwadwo Asamoah featured in his 200th Italian Serie A game on Sunday when Juventus beat Bologna 3-0 at the Juventus Stadium. Asamoah’s career in Italy started in 2008 with Udinese but he made his first appearance in January 2009 when Udinese drew 1-1 with Sampdoria. He has gone on to make a combined 199 more for Udinese and ...

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Mauro Icardi leads Inter Milan to 3-0 win over Lazio

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Mauro Icardi took his Serie A goal tally to a league-leading 14 with a brace in a 3-0 win over Lazio that gave Inter Milan’s fans some unexpected festive cheer. Lazio travelled to the San Siro looking for a win that would have pushed Simone Inzaghi’s men up to second at five points behind Juventus. But the visitors, who won ...

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Serie A round-up: Roma bounce back and Napoli snatch draw

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Roma bounced back from their Serie A defeat to Juventus at the weekend by coming from behind to beat Chievo 3-1. The Giallorossi found themselves trailing to Jonathan de Guzman’s header but turned it around either side of half-time through Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko goals, with Diego Perotti’s late penalty adding some security. With leaders Juve not in ...

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Nesta laments lack of quality in Italy

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World Cup-winning defender Alessandro Nesta claims “there is not enough quality in Italy to compete against Germany or other nations”. In an interview with Omnisport, former AC Milan defender Nesta – one of the country’s most decorated centre-backs following an illustrious career spanning 20 years – lamented the standard of players coming through for Italy, despite their run to the ...

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Inter set to raid Man United for fringe players

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Reports claim that Inter will call former boss Jose Mourinho over players surplus to requirements at Manchester United. The Portuguese Coach is expected to have a clear-out in January after a return of just five wins in his opening 11 games for the Red Devils. Those players said to be heading for the exit are Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, and ...

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Stefano Pioli replaces Frank de Boer as Inter Milan coach

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Inter Milan have named former Lazio boss Stefano Pioli as their new coach. The 51-year-old has signed a contract until the end of June 2018 at the Italian giants, who sacked Frank de Boer on 1 November after 85 days in charge. Pioli’s first game will be the Serie A match against city rivals AC Milan at the San Siro ...

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Report: Inter pick Pioli

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Marcelino’s lawyer apparently told reporters that Inter “have chosen Stefano Pioli” to be the new Coach, beating Gianfranco Zola. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Marcelino’s lawyer commented at the hotel that “they have chosen Pioli.” There is also a sign because Marcelino was spotted preparing to leave Milan after three days at the hotel. Frank de Boer was fired ...

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Boakye-Yiadom downplays concussion scare

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Ghana and Latina striker Richmond Boakye Yaidom has disclosed that he is responding to treatment and is well on his way to recovery after suffering a concussion in a Serie B match against Citadella. The incident occurred just 23 minutes into the match after he collided with an opponent. The striker passed out on the pitch before he was picked ...

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