Serie A

Kevin-Prince Boateng says goal against Fiorentina was “important”

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Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng has described his goal against Fiorentina as “important” for himself and his AC Milan career. Boateng scored in the 88th minute to help AC Milan secure a 2-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday in the Italian Serie A match played at the San Siro. The former Schake man came off the bench to replace M’baye Niang in ...

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Roma sack Rudi Garcia after poor run of results

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Roma have sacked manager Rudi Garcia after a poor run of results in Serie A. Former Lille manager Garcia had seen his side win just once since the beginning of November, a 2-0 home victory against struggling Genoa. The Italians have been drawn against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League having qualified with the lowest number ...

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Italy boycott Ballon d’Or over Gianluigi Buffon absence


Italy boycotted the Ballon d’Or vote because Gianluigi Buffon was not included in the 59-man shortlist, Sky Sports have reported. The veteran goalkeeper, who is still first choice for both his country and Serie A champions Juventus at 37 years old, did not make the preliminary list released in October. Other ‘keepers chosen over him include Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo, Bayern Munich’s ...

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Palermo change coaches for third time this season

Davide Ballardini was sacked after falling out with his players

Palermo have named Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto as their third coach of the season after firing Davide Ballardini. Ballardini, who had been in charge for just seven games, was axed following a falling out with the team and did not coach Palermo when they beat Verona 1-0 away on Sunday in a key relegation battle. The players said he did ...

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Serie A round-up: Sassuolo stun Inter with last-gasp penalty


Domenico Berardi converted a penalty in the fifth minute of injury time on Sunday to give Sassuolo a shock 1-0 win away at Inter Milan Inter were knocked off the top of the Serie A table by Napoli following their 5-1 win at Frosinone, also on Sunday, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring twice to take his tally to 18 for the ...

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Roma lose at home to Atalanta


Shell-shocked AS Roma followed up their midweek Champions League debacle in Barcelona by losing 2-0 at home to nine-man Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday. Roma’s neighbours Lazio, also in crisis, slumped to a controversial 1-0 defeat at Empoli, their fourth loss in five league matches. Lorenzo Tonelli headed the winner after five minutes while Lazio forward Miroslav Klose had ...

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Fiorentina stay top as Roma dominate derby


Fiorentina retained their grip on top spot in Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Sampdoria while Roma beat derby rivals Lazio by the same scoreline to maintain their title challenge. Elsewhere, Napoli stayed in the hunt after Gonzalo Higuain scored his 200th career goal, his 64th for the Azzurri, in a 1-0 home win over Udinese. Champions ...

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Verratti: ‘Conte simply the best’


Marco Verratti praised Italy boss Antonio Conte as “the best Coach I have ever worked with.” The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is expected to be in the squad for upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan on October 10 and Norway on October 13. “I believe Conte is the best Coach I have ever worked with,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “He ...

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Buffon:Man City’s failure to land Pogba is a blessing to football


Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has stoked the flames ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Manchester City by claiming the Premier League leader’s failure to land Paul Pogba was ‘a victory for football’. The France international was among several names on City’s wishlist, which saw them spend over £150 million on players, including Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas ...

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Inter Milan wins Milan Derby


Inter Milan moved top of Serie A as a goal from Fredy Guarin earned a narrow derby victory over AC Milan. Roberto Mancini’s side maintained their 100% start by continuing their impressive recent record against their city rivals at the San Siro. Colombian midfielder Guarin found the bottom corner from outside the area in the 58th minute. Substitute Mario Balotelli ...

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