Serie A

I would swap my goal for a win – Torres

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AC Milan striker Fernando Torres says he would swap his goal against Empoli for a win.The Rossoneri went 2-0 down after 21 minutes at the Castellani Stadium, but strikes from Torres and Keisuke Honda levelled the game.However, they could not go on to take all three points – despite Jeremy Menez hitting the crossbar and Empoli’s Mirko Valdifiori being sent off late on, meaning Pippo ...

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Juventus debt rises to €206 million

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Juventus have announced that their net debt has risen from €160.3 million to €206m after releasing their financial report over 2013-14. This increase is due to payments made in transfer campaigns (€46.1m), advances paid to the city of Turin and various suppliers for the Continassa project (€5.5m), investments in other fixed assets (€6.7m) and cash flow from financing activities (€7.5m), partially ...

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Michael Essien out for two weeks with injury

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Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien will be of action for at least two weeks after sustaining an injury in the build-up to AC Milan’s match with Juventus last weekend. The former Chelsea star picked up a foot injury at training before Saturday’s 0-1 loss to Juventus. Apart from missing the match against Juventus, Essien will also miss the trips to Empoli and ...

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Ghana’s Duncan unperturbed by Sampdoria bench role

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Ghanaian Joseph Alfred Duncan insists he is unperturbed being on the bench of Sampdoria, adding he will fight for more playing time.The 21-year-old enforcer joined the Genoa-based club this summer on loan from Inter Milan but has failed to nail down a place in the team having featured only twice.“When I accepted to move to Sampdoria, I knew the competition ...

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Madrid’s Morata loss is Juventus’ gain

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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​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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