Serie A

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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Juventus claim comfortable 3-0 win at Atalanta


Carlos Tevez scored twice as defending champions Juventus beat Atalanta to record their fifth straight win at the start of the Serie A season. The Argentine put Juve ahead when he poked in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross. Atalanta wasted a chance to equalise when German Denis’ weak penalty was saved by Gianluigi Buffon and, within a minute, Juve were 2-0 in ...

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Francesco Totti a “freak of nature” – Rudi Garcia


Francesco Totti is “a freak of nature” says Roma boss Rudi Garcia, as the Serie A club’s talisman prepares to face Verona on his 38th birthday. Skipper Totti has scored 235 times in 21 seasons at Roma and is Serie A’s second highest goalscorer of all-time. “We shouldn’t remind him how old he is because he’s convinced he’s still 28. ...

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Allegri urges Juventus not to underestimate Atalanta


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned his side not to underestimate Atalanta ahead of their Serie A clash on Saturday. The two teams have experienced differing fortunes so far in the campaign, with the Bianconeri making a 100 per cent start without conceding a goal, and Atalanta losing their past two matches, picking up four points overall. But Allegri says the Nerazzurri were unlucky not ...

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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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