Serie A

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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Ciro Immobile nets hat-trick as Lazio thrash AC Milan

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Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio humbled new-look AC Milan 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. A team featuring expensive summer signings like Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Ricardo Rodriguez just about held their own until Italy striker Immobile scored a 38th-minute penalty following Franck Kessie’s foul on Luis Alberto. Immobile’s second, which arrived from a Senad Lulic ...

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No bids from Inter for Vidal – Rummenigge

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Inter did not launch a close-season bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The Serie A giants undertook the latest stage of their rebuilding process with the financial backing of the Suning Holdings Group, which acquired a majority stake in Inter last June, during the current transfer window. Premier League champions ...

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No Galatasary move for Kwadwo Asamoah

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 07:  Kwadwo Asamoah of Juventus FC looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Juventus FC and FC Nordsjaelland at Juventus Arena on November 7, 2012 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Contrary to expectations, Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah could not complete a switch to Turkish giants, Galatasaray on Deadline Day from Juvenus. Several reports from Turkey stated that the two teams agreed a fee and Asamoah had also agreed on personal terms ahead of finishing the deal. However, the transfer did not materialise because Juventus Leonardo Spinzzola from fellow Serie A side Atalanta ...

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Inter Milan ‘considering’ late move for Spurs defender Alderweireld

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Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has re-emerged as a target for Italian giants Inter Milan, who are readying a late swoop for the Belgium international. According to reports, the 28-year-old’s contract talks with the north Londoners have stalled in recent weeks, with the defender said to have demanded wages which stand alongside some of the club’s best-paid players. With negotiations seemingly ...

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Serie A: Juventus beat Cagliari in season opener

Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A (Image credit: Reuters)

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty awarded by video assistant referee (VAR) in Serie A as Juventus began their title defence with a comfortable win against Cagliari. Buffon, making his 620th appearance in the league, denied Diego Farias after referee Fabio Maresca used VAR to award the spot-kick for an Alex Sandro foul. Juventus were already leading at that point ...

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