Tag Archives: Serie A

Serie A: Mauro Icardi hat trick lifts Inter over AC Milan; Sampdoria beat Atalanta

Mauro Icardi celebrates the first of his three goals on Sunday. 
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Mauro Icardi plundered a hat trick to pile the pressure on AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella as Inter Milan came out on top 3-2 in a thrilling Derby della Madonnina. The Argentina international striker converted a controversial 90th-minute penalty after Ricardo Rodriguez was adjudged to have pulled back Danilo D’Ambrosio to snatch a 3-2 victory at the San Siro. Icardi put the home side ...

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Serie A roundup: Dzeko, Florenzi on target in Roma’s win at AC Milan

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Serie A title hopefuls Roma struck a blow to AC Milan’s own plans to recapture past glories by downing the new-look Rossoneri 2-0 at San Siro on Sunday. A full-strength Milan team boasting the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu – the Turkey midfielder was later sent off – could not resist a gritty attacking display from Roma, who struck ...

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Serie A round-up: Inter Milan maintain 100 per cent record

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Inter Milan scored two late goals to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Serie A campaign with a 2-0 triumph at Crotone. Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar poked home from 12 yards after a goalmouth scramble eight minutes from time to set Luciano Spalletti’s side on their way. And Ivan Perisic sealed matters in stoppage time, cutting inside and ...

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Ciro Immobile nets hat-trick as Lazio thrash AC Milan

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Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio humbled new-look AC Milan 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. A team featuring expensive summer signings like Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Ricardo Rodriguez just about held their own until Italy striker Immobile scored a 38th-minute penalty following Franck Kessie’s foul on Luis Alberto. Immobile’s second, which arrived from a Senad Lulic ...

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Serie A: Juventus beat Cagliari in season opener

Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A (Image credit: Reuters)

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty awarded by video assistant referee (VAR) in Serie A as Juventus began their title defence with a comfortable win against Cagliari. Buffon, making his 620th appearance in the league, denied Diego Farias after referee Fabio Maresca used VAR to award the spot-kick for an Alex Sandro foul. Juventus were already leading at that point ...

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Icardi’s Inter flatten Fiorentina

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The new-look Inter got off to a great start, beating a revolutionised Fiorentina 3-0 with an early Mauro Icardi brace and Ivan Perisic. Luciano Spalletti chose several of the summer signings to start, including ex-Viola men Borja Valero and Matias Vecino. It was captain Icardi who made the difference, earning and converting a penalty – awarded using VAR technology – ...

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Agyemang Badu will move from Udinese if offer is right

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Black Stars and Udinese midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu says he will leave Udinese if he gets a good offer from another club. He has been with the club since 2010 after winning the U-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009 and he is very open to a new challenge. Last season, he was linked with moves to Stoke City and ...

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Totti ends 25-year career in dramatic Roma win

Francesco Totti was in tears after the game as he received a framed number 10 with fans holding up signs with his famous number (Image credit: Getty Images)

Francesco Totti was in tears after a presentation to mark the final appearance of his 25-year Roma career. The 40-year-old forward, who has scored 307 goals in 786 games for his only club, came on in the 54th minute in the win over Genoa to a standing ovation. Roma won the game 3-2, with Diego Perotti’s last-minute winner securing a ...

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