Serie A

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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Thohir & I want to rejuvenate Inter – Mazzarri


Inter boss says Walter Mazzarri says he and president Erick Thohir are united in their goal of restoring the club to their former glory. The San Siro side have endured a few disappointing season, dropping out of contention for the top places in Serie A and finishing as low as ninth in 2012-13. However, they returned to European football under Mazzarri last term ...

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Rossi out for up to five months


Fiorentina have confirmed that Giuseppe Rossi will miss between four and five months of action after undergoing knee surgery. The 27-year-old has a history of knee problems, having first suffered a torn ligament while playing for Villarreal in October 2011 and repeating the injury in April 2012. Rossi then suffered a ligament strain in January of this year, which ultimately contributed to him ...

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Torres could do great things at AC Milan – Galliani


AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani feels Fernando Torres could achieve great things at San Siro. The Rossoneri signed the Spain international on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea just before the close of the summer transfer window, after being deemed surplus to requirements by coach Jose Mourinho. However, the Portuguese coach has since spoken glowingly about Torres’ character and professionalism and Galliani revealed ...

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I felt I had to leave Chelsea after Diego Costa joined – Torres


Fernando Torres admits he knew his time at Chelsea was up when they signed Diego Costa, and he is excited about his new challenge at AC Milan. Torres switched from Liverpool to Chelsea in a then-British transfer record £50million deal in January 2011. Despite winning a UEFA Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with the club, he never found ...

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Fiorentina and Italy striker Rossi requires knee surgery


Italy and Fiorentina have suffered a blow with news that striker Giuseppe Rossi will have to undergo further knee surgery. The Italy international hurt his right leg in training last month and tests revealed signs of excessive pressure being put on his right knee. The 27-year-old has already undergone two operations to reconstruct cruciate ligaments in the knee. A statement ...

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AC Milan beat Lazio 3-1; Vidic sent off on Inter debut


Filippo Inzaghi enjoyed a dream Serie A coaching debut by guiding AC Milan to a 3-1 win against Lazio at the San Siro on Sunday afternoon. Keisuke Honda put the hosts ahead in the seventh minute before Sulley Muntari doubled Milan’s lead before the hour mark, with summer signing Jeremy Menez then making it 3-0 when he earned and converted ...

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Balotelli exit best for everyone – Galliani

Mario Balotelli con la maglia del Milan

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani believes that Mario Balotelli‘s imminent transfer to Liverpool is in everyone’s best interests.The Rossoneri have agreed a €20 million fee with the Reds for the Italy international, who is expected to complete his proposed move to Anfield on Monday or Tuesday.Milan boss Pippo Inzaghi has already stated that while the San Siro side are losing “a great player”, the ...

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