Serie A

Atalanta loanee Boakye-Yiadom only has eyes for Juventus


Atalanta loanee Richmond Boakye has admitted that he would love to return to the Juventus first team once his loan spell is over. The 21-year-old, who is co-owned by Genoa, is on loan at Atalanta for the season – his third temporary spell away from Juventus in three seasons. However, the Ghanaian striker has admitted that he is not hoping ...

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AC Milan’s van Ginkel sidelined with ankle injury


AC Milan midfielder Marco van Ginkel is expected to be sidelined for a month with an ankle injury. The Holland international, who joined Milan on a season-long loan from Chelsea, was carried off during Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Empoli. Tests done on the 21-year-old revealed damage to his right ankle. A statement from Milan read: “AC Milan announces that in ...

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Roma keep pace with Juve with late Parma win


Roma kept pace with Juventus at the top of Serie A as Miralem Pjanic’s late winner maintained their 100% start to the Italian season. The visitors led when Adem Ljajic ran on to Francesco Totti’s sublime chip to fire a half-volley through the legs of Parma keeper Antonio Mirante. Paolo De Sceglie levelled after the break by heading in from ...

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Juventus beat Cesena at home in Serie A


Arturo Vidal scored twice as Juventus breezed past Cesena to keep up their 100% start to the Serie A season. The champions dominated from the outset and Vidal put them ahead from the penalty spot after Roberto Pereyra’s shot struck Emmanuel Cascione’s arm. Vidal doubled his team’s lead with a precise strike past keeper Nicola Leali after the break. The ...

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I would swap my goal for a win – Torres


AC Milan striker Fernando Torres says he would swap his goal against Empoli for a win.The Rossoneri went 2-0 down after 21 minutes at the Castellani Stadium, but strikes from Torres and Keisuke Honda levelled the game.However, they could not go on to take all three points – despite Jeremy Menez hitting the crossbar and Empoli’s Mirko Valdifiori being sent off late on, meaning Pippo ...

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Juventus debt rises to €206 million


Juventus have announced that their net debt has risen from €160.3 million to €206m after releasing their financial report over 2013-14. This increase is due to payments made in transfer campaigns (€46.1m), advances paid to the city of Turin and various suppliers for the Continassa project (€5.5m), investments in other fixed assets (€6.7m) and cash flow from financing activities (€7.5m), partially ...

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Michael Essien out for two weeks with injury


Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien will be of action for at least two weeks after sustaining an injury in the build-up to AC Milan’s match with Juventus last weekend. The former Chelsea star picked up a foot injury at training before Saturday’s 0-1 loss to Juventus. Apart from missing the match against Juventus, Essien will also miss the trips to Empoli and ...

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Ghana’s Duncan unperturbed by Sampdoria bench role


Ghanaian Joseph Alfred Duncan insists he is unperturbed being on the bench of Sampdoria, adding he will fight for more playing time.The 21-year-old enforcer joined the Genoa-based club this summer on loan from Inter Milan but has failed to nail down a place in the team having featured only twice.“When I accepted to move to Sampdoria, I knew the competition ...

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Madrid’s Morata loss is Juventus’ gain


After scoring just two of Real Madrid’s 21 goals in their eight games this season, Karim Benzema was dropped for the clash with Elche on Tuesday night. While Carlo Ancelotti had Javier Hernandez available to bring in for the Frenchman, he chose instead to reshuffle his side slightly and send out Cristiano Ronaldo to play as a centre-forward. Twelve months ...

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Torres scores as AC Milan are held by Empoli


Fernando Torres scored his first Serie A goal as AC Milan fought back from two goals down to draw at Empoli. The Spain international made his first start for Milan since moving from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal. Lorenzo Tonelli and Manuel Pucciarelli gave the home side the lead before Torres scored with a looping header. Keisuke Honda equalised for ...

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