Serie A

Juventus snatch late win over Roma in thriller

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Leonardo Bonucci’s 86th minute stunner saw Juventus snatch a thrilling victory as they beat Roma 3-2 in a contest that also saw Alvaro Morata and Konstantinos Manolas sent off late on. A top-of-the-table clash between two teams boasting five league wins from five promised much and there was certainly no shortage of drama at Juventus Stadium on Sunday, with referee Gianluca Rocchi awarding three penalties – two to ...

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Parma boss flays Ghana’s Afriyie Acquah for dismissal

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Parma coach Roberto Donadoni has lashed out at his players, especially Ghanaian Afriyie Acquah as being careless and naive following their 4-2 defeat to Udinese at the Stadio Friuli. The Ducali have now suffered four defeats and conceded 14 goals from their opening five matches in the Serie A this season. Donadoni is urging his side to rediscover their self-belief. “The ...

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Muntari scores as AC Milan beat Chievo

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Sulley Muntari and Keisuke Honda helped AC Milan to a 2-0 victory over Chievo at San Siro as the hosts ended their winless Serie A run. Having made a flying start to their campaign, Milan’s loss to champions Juventus preceded two surprise draws on the road against Empoli and Cesena. However, Filippo Inzaghi’s side got back to winning ways on Saturday ...

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Juventus vs Roma is like El Clasico – Morata

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Alvaro Morata believes that Juventus’ clash with Roma is akin to a meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The young Spaniard moved from the Santiago Bernabeu to Turin this summer for a fee of around €20 million and, after a frustrating pre-season injury, has scored one goal in three Serie A games since. His new side host their title rivals, who finished second last term and have ...

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Roma title rivalry a shock – Carlos Tevez

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Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has admitted he has been surprised to see Roma emerge as title contenders following his arrival in Italian football. The Argentina international helped the Old Lady to their third consecutive league title in his first season since arriving from Manchester City, with Rudi Garcia’s side finishing runners-up in 2013-14. The two sides are again locked at the top of the Serie ...

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Marek Hamsik happy at Napoli – Agent

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Speculation of a move away from Napoli for Marek Hamsik has been played down, with the player’s agent insisting he is happy with the Serie A club. The Slovakia playmaker has been linked with a number of European sides, with Liverpool tipped as leaders in the race to sign the 27-year-old in January. Hamsik has been an influential force under ...

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Totti unsure over Roma contract extension

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Francesco Totti has revealed that it is not yet certain that he will sign a contract extension with Roma. The Giallorossi captain turned 38 last week and still has another two years to run on his current deal with the capital club. However, speculation is rife that the forward, who scored a sublime goal in Tuesday’s Champions League draw at Manchester City, ...

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We learned our lesson – Walter Mazzarri

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Inter coach Walter Mazzarri says his team have put their 4-1 defeat against Cagliari at San Siro behind them, after their win over Qarabag. The Italian side ran out 2-0 home winners over the Azerbaijani club after strikes from Danilo D’Ambrosio and Mauro Icardi. Mazzarri was happy with his side’s performance and that his side had learned from their humiliating defeat to Cagliari. “The lads played a difficult and ...

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Juventus know Roma’s weak points – Bonucci

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Leonardo Bonucci says that Juventus are intent on exploiting Roma ‘s “weak points” in Sunday’s Serie A showdown in Turin. Both sides have won all five of their league games to date, while the Giallorossi are coming off the back of an impressive 1-1 draw with Champions League rivals Manchester City in midweek. Juventus, by contrast, lost 1-0 at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, but ...

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Pjanic can become Roma’s Andrea Pirlo – Tommasi

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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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