Serie A

Madrid’s Morata loss is Juventus’ gain


After scoring just two of Real Madrid’s 21 goals in their eight games this season, Karim Benzema was dropped for the clash with Elche on Tuesday night. While Carlo Ancelotti had Javier Hernandez available to bring in for the Frenchman, he chose instead to reshuffle his side slightly and send out Cristiano Ronaldo to play as a centre-forward. Twelve months ...

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Torres scores as AC Milan are held by Empoli


Fernando Torres scored his first Serie A goal as AC Milan fought back from two goals down to draw at Empoli. The Spain international made his first start for Milan since moving from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal. Lorenzo Tonelli and Manuel Pucciarelli gave the home side the lead before Torres scored with a looping header. Keisuke Honda equalised for ...

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Totti gives Roma something extra – Rudi Garcia


Roma coach Rudi Garcia says Francesco Totti is the key to his side enjoying more possession, stressing the veteran’s eye for a pass provides his side something of which few others are capable. The Giallorossi host Cagliari on Sunday, hoping to continue their 100 per cent start to the Serie A season after opening the campaign with victories over Fiorentina and Empoli. And following Wednesday’s ...

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Juventus were almost perfect – Bonucci


Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says his side were almost perfect in their 1-0 away win over Milan on Saturday. The Bianconeri are yet to concede a goal in competive action this term, winning all three of their Serie A fixtures so far and beating Malmo 2-0 in their first Champions League group stage fixture. “We often see teams defend against Juventus,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia . ...

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Juventus’ patience paid off against Milan – Tevez


Carlos Tevez praised Juventus’ patience as they were made to wait to secure a 1-0 victory over AC Milanon Saturday. The Argentine struck his second league goal of the season, his fourth in all competitions, after Juve went close on a number of occasions through Roberto Pereyra, Giorgio Chiellini and Fernando Llorente. Like in their victory over Malmo in the Champions League Massimiliano ...

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AC Milan 0-1 Juventus: Tevez silences San Siro


​Massimiliano Allegri enjoyed a winning return to AC Milan as Carlos Tevez struck the only goal in Juventus’ 1-0 win in Serie A on Saturday. Making his first return to San Siro since being sacked in January, the former Rossoneri coach watched his new side create a handful of chances, but he had to wait until the 71st minute for the decisive goal. ...

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Milan will dominate football in two or three years -Berlusconi


AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has predicted that his club will be world-beaters once again in just two or three years. The Rossoneri have fallen from grace since their title win in 2010-11 and this season is the first time in 14 years that they will not be taking part in any form of European football. However, ahead of their clash ...

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Allegri expects emotional return to AC Milan with Juventus


Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says he has no hard feelings towards AC Milan ahead of his first return to the San Siro since he was sacked. Allegri, 47, was dismissed by Milan in January after three-and-a-half-years in charge but succeeded Antonio Conte as boss of the Italian champions in July. “I spent three-and-a-half beautiful years at Milan,” said Allegri ahead of Saturday’s game. Fernando ...

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Nigel de Jong to sign new deal at AC Milan


Nigel de Jong admits to feeling flattered by summer interest in his services, but says he is planning to pen a contract extension at AC Milan. With Louis van Gaal having taken over the managerial reins at Manchester United, several of those he worked with as head of the Dutch national side were heavily linked with moves to Old Trafford. ...

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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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