Tag Archives: Serie A

Lazio leapfrog Roma into second

Miroslav Klose and Felipe Anderson celebrating (Image credit: Gallo Images)

Miroslav Klose and Felipe Anderson starred as Lazio completed their third 4-0 rout of the season, over Empoli on Sunday, to leapfrog city rivals Roma into second place in Serie A. Roma travelled to Torino hoping to close the gap on leaders Juventus to 11 points after the defending champions slipped up on their way to a shock 1-0 defeat ...

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Allegri: Juve got it wrong

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted his Italian Serie A leaders got their “approach all wrong” after they slipped to just their second defeat this season against struggling Parma. Bottom-placed Parma stunned Juve with a 1-0 win at the Stadio Tardini yesterday evening, ending a run of 20 unbeaten league games. Jose Mauri’s goal was enough for the Gialloblu to make ...

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Parma floor Serie A leaders Juventus

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Jose Mauri struck on the hour mark as crisis-hit Parma stunned Juventus 1-0 to hand the champions only their second defeat of the Serie A season, while Cagliari’s relegation woes deepened with a 2-0 defeat at Genoa. Days before hosting Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri rested a number of regulars for ...

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Gervinho sidelined with thigh tear

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Roma striker Gervinho has been ruled out for three weeks with a thigh muscle tear, denting the Serie A side’s hopes of a second place finish this season. A statement by the club said: “Gervinho underwent tests which revealed a first grade tear in his right thigh. He will likely be unavailable for three weeks. From tomorrow, he will begin ...

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Toni owes €1.7m to German church

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Verona star Luca Toni could be forced to pay €1.7m to the German Catholic Church for failing to pay a religious tax. According to Sport Mediaset, Toni will go to trial in Munich for the outstanding sum accrued while he was playing for Bayern from 2007 to 2010. The Kirchensteuer rule finances religions via taxes in Germany, which in Bavaria ...

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Paul Pogba: Injured Juventus midfielder ruled out for two months

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is set to miss the Champions League quarter-finals after injuring his hamstring against Borussia Dortmund. Pogba, 22, limped off in the first half of Juve’s 3-0 win on Wednesday and has been ruled out for 50 days. The former Manchester United midfielder will also miss France’s internationals against Brazil and Denmark. Juve are 14 points clear ...

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Parma docked two points by Italian FA for failing to pay players

Serie A side Parma have had two points deducted by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for failing to pay their players’ salaries. The cash-strapped club’s players have not been paid all season and the Crusaders have a debt of 197.4m euros (£145m). They are bottom of the league, 15 points from safety and have already been docked a point last ...

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Napoli 2-2 Inter: Icardi’s cheeky penalty punishes profligate Partenopei

Marek Hamsik and Gonzalo Higuain looked to have sealed victory for the hosts but Rodrigo Palacio halved the deficit before his fellow Argentine chipped home a late spot-kick Mauro Icardi’s late penalty earned Inter a 2-2 draw at 10-man Napoli, as Rafael Benitez’s men spurned a two-goal lead and the chance to close the gap on second-placed Roma. The Giallorossi’s ...

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Former Italy forward Iaquinta busted in Mafia investigation

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Former Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta had his home searched as part of an investigation into the ‘Ndrangheta Mob taking root in the wealthy north of the country. Prior to the search, Iaquinta’s father was among 117 people arrested after Italian cops found two guns in a safe at his home in Calabria. Iaquinta, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World ...

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