Serie A

Gianluigi Buffon to retire unless Juventus win Champions League

Gianluigi Buffon has played 633 times for Juventus and 173 matches for Italy (Image credit: Reuters)

Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will retire at the end of the season unless his club win the Champions League. The 39-year-old hopes to play in next summer’s World Cup and would extend his career for the Club World Cup if Juventus won Europe’s elite trophy. The Serie A side have been beaten in the Champions League final twice in ...

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Serie A round-up: Khedira bags hat-trick in Juventus rout

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Sami Khedira scored a first career hat-trick as 10-man Juventus recovered to trounce Udinese 6-2 at the Dacia Arena. A poor start for Juve saw Stipe Perica skip past Giorgio Chiellini to power home, but Samir’s own goal levelled things up. Khedira headed in Juan Cuadrado’s cross to turn the match around shortly before Mario Mandzukic was dismissed for collecting two bookings in ...

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Serie A: Napoli’s perfect start ended by Inter Milan stalemate

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Napoli’s perfect start to the Serie A season was ended by a 0-0 draw against second-placed Inter Milan at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday. Dries Mertens missed two fine chances to extend the hosts’ winning run to nine games, but ultimately a strong defensive display from the visitors earned a deserved point. The confident home side looked eager to ...

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Giovinco: I want Italy call

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco doesn’t understand why Italy won’t call him, but says the Azzurri is his “greatest aspiration”. The former Juventus man hasn’t been capped by his country October 2015, ostensibly because he’s playing in Major League Soccer, which is seen as weaker than European football. “It’s true that the tactics are easier to play against here, and ...

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Serie A: Mauro Icardi hat trick lifts Inter over AC Milan; Sampdoria beat Atalanta

Mauro Icardi celebrates the first of his three goals on Sunday. 
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Mauro Icardi plundered a hat trick to pile the pressure on AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella as Inter Milan came out on top 3-2 in a thrilling Derby della Madonnina. The Argentina international striker converted a controversial 90th-minute penalty after Ricardo Rodriguez was adjudged to have pulled back Danilo D’Ambrosio to snatch a 3-2 victory at the San Siro. Icardi put the home side ...

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Napoli beat Roma 1-0 to go five points clear of losing Juventus

Lazio players celebrate with Ciro Immobile after a goal against Juventus. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images

Ciro Immobile scored twice in a 2-1 Lazio victory in Turin as Paulo Dybala failed to save Juventus from suffering their first home defeat in Serie A in more than two years. A product of the Juve academy who was recently a formidable goal-scoring force for their cross-town rivals Torino, Immobile continued his hot streak this term with a leveller shortly after ...

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Udinese ease past 10-man Sampdoria

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Udinese ended Sampdoria’s unbeaten Serie A start with a 4-0 victory at Friuli, where midfielder Edgar Barreto was sent off. The home side had been on the back of a three-match losing streak, but went ahead on 27 minutes through a penalty from Rodrigo De Paul. Sampdoria, who beat AC Milan last time out, then found themselves down to 10 ...

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Serie A roundup: Dzeko, Florenzi on target in Roma’s win at AC Milan

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Serie A title hopefuls Roma struck a blow to AC Milan’s own plans to recapture past glories by downing the new-look Rossoneri 2-0 at San Siro on Sunday. A full-strength Milan team boasting the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu – the Turkey midfielder was later sent off – could not resist a gritty attacking display from Roma, who struck ...

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Serie A round-up: Inter Milan maintain 100 per cent record

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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 stoppage time, cutting inside and ...

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Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus – Agent Mino Raiola

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Mino Raiola says he can see Juventus forward Paulo Dybala playing for Chelsea or either Manchester club in the future. Dybala was linked with a move away from Turin in the summer, with Barcelona tipped to be his next club, but he stayed put. The 23-year-old Argentinian starred for Juventus last season as they won Serie A and reached the ...

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