Serie A

10-man AC Milan held by Cesena

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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