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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Sulley Muntari will support player boycott in protest over racist abuse

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Sulley Muntari has said he would be the “No.1” supporter of any organized player boycott in protest against what he believes are increasing incidents of racism in the sport. Last week the Ghana midfielder, who plays for top-flight Italian team Pescara, said he was “treated like a criminal” after receiving a one-match ban, which was later rescinded, for objecting to ...

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