Serie A

Rafael Benitez set for Napoli contract talks,


Napoli boss Rafael Benitez says he is looking ahead and is set to enter talks over a new contract, despite being linked with Newcastle United. The future of Benitez, who replaced Walter Mazzarri in May last year, had been the subject of much speculation after failing to reach the Champions League group stages this summer. Talk of a rift with ...

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Inter coach wants players to stay grounded after 7-0 win


Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri urged his players not to get carried away after Sunday’s emphatic 7-0 Serie A triumph over Sassuolo. The Nerazzurri demolished the Emilia-Romagna outfit in their first game at the San Siro this season – their first victory of the campaign, having started with a goalless draw at Torino. Inter, who have not won the Scudetto ...

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Milan need a miracle against Juventus – Inzaghi


AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi hailed the character of his side after seeing them edge out Parma in a nine-goal thriller on Sunday – but believes they will need a “miracle” to beat three-time defending champions Juventus next weekend. Milan’s 5-4 win at the Ennio Tardini stadium followed their 3-1 triumph over Lazio and leaves them with a 100 per ...

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Juventus’ Evra insists he is working harder than ever


Juventus full-back Patrice Evra has insisted that he is working harder than ever since joining the Serie A champions. Evra moved to Turin in the summer after spending eight successful seasons at Manchester United, where he picked up five Premier League winners medals. However, despite playing in such an illustrious United side, the 33-year-old revealed that he is working harder ...

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Juventus contract talks underway – Pogba


Paul Pogba has confirmed he is in talks with Juventus about extending his current deal with the Serie A champions. The France international has become a key component of the Juve midfield since joining the club from Manchester United in 2012. Pogba’s impressive performances for the Turin giants reportedly attracted attention from a number of Europe’s top clubs, with Paris Saint-Germain said to be the ...

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Maxi Lopez fires Chievo to victory over Napoli


Napoli’s first home game of the season ended in disappointment as they were beaten 1-0 by Chievo on Sunday. Maxi Lopez was the goalscorer, but it was ‘keeper Francesco Bardi who produced the match-winning display. After an opening day defeat to champions Juventus, Chievo coach Eugenio Corini went for a more defensive formation in an attempt to stifle and frustrate ...

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Tevez and Marchisio seal comfortable Juventus win


A Carlos Tevez-inspired Juventus made it two wins out of two in Serie A as they ran out 2-0 winners over Udinese in Turin on Saturday night. After a runaway title win in 2013-14, Juve are strongly fancied to make it four Scudetti in a row at the end of the campaign, and Saturday’s result at Juventus Stadium means the ...

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Icardi hat-trick as Inter demolish Sassuolo


Mauro Icardi scored a hat-trick as Inter registered their first Serie A victory of the season in a 7-0 humiliation of Sassuolo on Sunday. Both Inter and Sassuolo drew their opening fixtures, but the win never looked in doubt for the home side after Icardi netted his first in the fourth minute at San Siro. Mateo Kovacic played a key role in ...

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Sassuolo say Juventus must pay to re-sign striker Zaza

Simone Zaza (L): Linked with a return to Juventus

Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi says Juventus must pay if they want to re-sign striker Simone Zaza. Zaza, who was initially co-owned by the two clubs, was bought outright by Sassuolo this summer but has already been linked with a return to Massimiliano Allegri’s side. The 23-year-old made his full Italy debut this month in the friendly against the Netherlands before ...

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My knee is “100%” fine – Arturo Vidal


Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has allayed fears over his fitness after playing 90 minutes for Chile against Mexico. Vidal went into the international friendly with Mexico with doubts surrounding his fitness after appearing to break down in training with a knee problem. However, Vidal played the full game against Mexico and insists his knee is fine as he prepares to ...

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