Serie A

Pjanic can become Roma’s Andrea Pirlo – Tommasi


Miralem Pjanic has the potential to become Roma‘s version of Andrea Pirlo, according to Italian Players Union (AIC) president Damiano Tommasi.The Giallorossi travel to Turin on Sunday for a mouth-watering Serie A showdown with the Bianconeri, with both sides boasting 100 per cent records after the first five rounds of the season and locked together at the top of the table.While Pirlo’s participation remains ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah is funniest at Juventus – Morata


Spanish youngster Alvaro Morata has described Ghana international Kwadwo Asamoah as the funniest guy at Juventus. Morata insists he loves to always be with the Ghanaian star as he makes him and the other team-mates happy always. “Kwadwo Asamoah is the funniest guy in the Juventus team. He makes all of us very happy. He makes us laugh with his ...

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Fiorentina: Cuadrado’s agent reveals summer bids for player


Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado’s agent admitted that “two top European clubs” made bids for his client in the summer. The Colombian World Cup star was reportedly on Manchester United’s radar in the summer, but no move ever materialised. However, the 26-year-old’s agent Alessandro Lucci has revealed that two unnamed clubs did come in for him, but the offer was not ...

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Madrid didn’t believe in me – Morata


Alvaro Morata has revealed that he decided to leave Real Madrid for Juventus this summer because he felt Carlo Ancelotti did not believe in him. The Spain Under-21 international made 23 La Liga appearances for Madrid in 2013-14, but featured from the start on just three occasions, much to his own frustration. “My departure from Real Madrid was a complex situation,” Morata told Onda Cero. “I ...

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Carlos Tevez to hold contract talks with Juventus – agent


The agent of Carlos Tevez says the striker will hold talks with Juventus about extending his contract with the club. Tevez, who joined from Manchester City in July 2013, is under contract until summer 2016 and reports in Italy have claimed Juventus are keen to extend his stay by a further two years at least. The 30-year-old has soon adapted ...

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Juventus’ Lichtsteiner rubbishes of Rabiot swap deal


Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has played down talk of a swap deal involving PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The Serie A club are long-term admirers of the 19-year-old Rabiot, who has also been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. After reports suggested that Juventus were willing to part with Lichtsteiner in order to secure Rabiot’s services, the Swiss full-back insists ...

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Buffon decisive for Juventus – Allegri


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri feels Gianluigi Buffon made the difference for the Serie A champions in their 3-0 win over Atalanta and showed why he is a world-class goalkeeper. The Italy international has yet to concede this season and played a major role in the Turin side’s away-win as he saved German Denis’ spot kick at the hour mark with the score still at 1-0. Carlos Tevez ...

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10-man AC Milan held by Cesena


Adil Rami’s header atoned for a Christian Abbiati howler as 10-man Milan could only manage a 1-1 draw at Cesena on Sunday in Serie A. Filippo Inzaghi’s men controlled the game for large periods, but were undone early on when veteran goalkeeper Abbiati fumbled a weak shot straight into the path of Davide Succi, who gleefully accepted the gift. Rami ...

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Inter Milan humbled at home by Cagliari


A first-half Albin Ekdal hat-trick inspired Cagliari to a stunning 4-1 Serie A thrashing of 10-man Inter at San Siro on Sunday. The Sweden international had never scored more than one goal in a single domestic season before, but he was superb as Cagliari ran riot – assisted by Inter captain Yuto Nagatomo’s 27th-minute red card. Cagliari went into the match bottom of ...

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Roma maintain 100% start with 2-0 win


Roma midfielder Mattia Destro scored a stunning goal from close to the halfway line as the Giallorossi maintained their 100% start in Serie A. Destro controlled team-mate Morgan De Sanctis’s goal kick before smashing in a half volley from more than 40 yards. That secured Roma’s fifth straight win after substitute Alessandro Florenzi fired into the bottom corner for the ...

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