Serie A

Thousands gather for funeral of Fiorentina’s Astori [Photos]


Stars from across Italian football and beyond are in Florence for the funeral of Davide Astori, the Fiorentina captain who was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday. The 31-year-old was discovered hours before his team were scheduled to play Udinese in a Serie A match. He is believed to have died from a cardiac arrest. His team-mates were pictured arriving ...

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Napoli’s title hopes dented as Edin Dzkeo stars for Roma


Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma dealt a major blow to Napoli’s hopes of winning the Serie A title with a 4-2 victory at Stadio San Paolo. Napoli, who last won the Scudetto in 1990, led reigning champions Juventus by four points before the Bianconeri closed the gap to one following their dramatic 1-0 triumph at Lazio earlier on Saturday. It looked like Napoli ...

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Milan owner declared bankrupt


In an astonishing report this morning, Italian daily Corriere della Sera claims that Milan owner Yonghong Li is bankrupt and that his assets will be auctioned off on Taobao. Taobao is the Chinese equivalent of Ebay and this is not the first time that investigations have found the patron to be devoid of the funds and the China Securities Regulatory ...

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Giorgio Chiellini facing trial by TV over alleged Belotti punch


Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini faces trial by TV after appearing to punch Torino striker Andrea Belotti in Sunday’s Derby della Mole win. In the 13th minute of the second-half, the two players, both international team-mates, came together as they challenged for the ball and Chiellini was shown to have raised his hands in an aggressive manner towards his opponent. Match ...

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Higuain bags hat-trick as Juventus thrash Sassuolo


Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick as Juventus thrashed Sassuolo to stay second in Serie A behind Napoli. Chelsea-linked Alex Sandro opened the scoring and Sami Khedira added two more before the half-hour mark. Miralem Pjanic made it 4-0 in the first half, before striker Higuain’s treble in the second period. AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw at Udinese, with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ...

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Napoli stay top with win at Benevento


Napoli maintained their one-point advantage at the top of Serie A with victory at bottom side Benevento. The visitors went ahead in the first half through Dries Mertens’ clever turn and chip into the far corner. Lorenzo Insigne’s lob struck the bar before Marek Hamsik tucked home from close range early in the second half. Benevento were given a penalty ...

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Inter winless in 8 games after draw with Crotone


Inter Milan extended their winless run in Serie A to eight games with a draw against relegation-threatened Crotone. Striker Eder had given the home side the lead with a deflected header in the first half, but they could not hold on. Midfielder Andrea Barberis scuffed in the leveller in the second period for Crotone, who are three points above the ...

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Juventus keep up pressure on Napoli with win at Chievo


Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus beat nine-man Chievo to go two points clear at the top of Serie A. Midfielder Samuel Bastien was dismissed for two yellow card incidents while Fabrizio Cacciatore was shown a straight red with the game goalless. Shortly after Chievo were reduced to nine players, Khedira drilled home from 12 yards before Argentine ...

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Roma’s poor form continues after loss to Sampdoria


Striker Edin Dzeko, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, played as Roma’s torrid form continued with a home defeat to Sampdoria. Colombia forward Duvan Zapata scored 10 minutes from time to settle the game. Former Manchester City striker Dzeko, 31, played the full 90 minutes but was unable to prevent his side from sliding to defeat. Roma are without ...

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