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Category: Serie A

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto are leading Lazio’s surge

Win over Juventus might have allowed a third horse to enter Serie A’s title race – with a wealth of attacking riches to call onSergej Milinkovic-Savic needed only one glance to know it was time to start running. Few of the 60,000 fans in attendance at …

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto are leading Lazio’s surge

Win over Juventus might have allowed a third horse to enter Serie A’s title race – with a wealth of attacking riches to call onSergej Milinkovic-Savic needed only one glance to know it was time to start running. Few of the 60,000 fans in attendance at …

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European roundup: Drama as Gladbach beat Bayern; Dortmund rout Düsseldorf

• Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Bayern Munich• Atlanta beat Verona 3-2 in see-saw Serie A encounterBorussia Mönchengladbach’s Ramy Bensebaini scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, for a 2-1 comeback home win over the champions, Bayern Munich,…

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The surprise packages of the season

Like an underdog story? Look no further than Sheffield United, Cagliari, Osasuna, Freiburg and AngersBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe unpredictability of football was in evidence over the weekend as Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich all dr…

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Turati heroics and lethal Lazio offer hope of vintage Serie A title race

The 18-year-old Sassuolo goalkeeper defied Juventus in a 2-2 draw that puts Inter and free-scoring Lazio in the title huntStefano Turati learned on Saturday morning that he was about to make his Serie A debut. One day later, he stood in front of a mob …

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Turati heroics and lethal Lazio offer hope of vintage Serie A title race

The 18-year-old Sassuolo goalkeeper defied Juventus in a 2-2 draw that puts Inter and free-scoring Lazio in the title huntStefano Turati learned on Saturday morning that he was about to make his Serie A debut. One day later, he stood in front of a mob …

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European roundup: Ronaldo earns draw for Juventus at home to Sassuolo

Ronaldo ends goal drought in 2-2 drawSevilla second in La Liga after win over LeganésCristiano Ronaldo scored his first Juventus goal since October to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Sassuolo, as the Italian champions dropped points for only third time th…

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Dani Carvajal’s late winner puts Real Madrid on top of La Liga

• Defender scores scrappy winner at Alavés• Real move ahead of Barcelona at the topReal Madrid earned a spirited 2-1 win at Alavés with a scrappy late goal from the defender Dani Carvajal. Real’s captain, Sergio Ramos, put the visitors in front by head…

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Parma’s Daniele Faggiano: ‘We built one promotion around our cafeteria’

Sporting director has helped take the club from the third tier to Serie A, fuelled by shrewd signings, big dreams and a cosy canteenIn 2015 Parma were declared bankrupt and relegated to Serie D, the fourth tier of Italian football. A season later they …

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Mario Balotelli subject to racist comment by his Brescia chairman

• Massimo Cellino: ‘He’s black and he’s working to whiten himself’• Brescia say chairman’s ‘quip’ was ‘clearly misunderstood’Mario Balotelli has been subject to an extraordinary racist comment from his chairman at Brescia. The former Leeds owner Massim…

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Higuaín and Dybala make Juve party like it’s 2016 – and give Sarri a problem | Nicky Bandini

The Argentinians were excellent in the 3-1 win at Atalanta and Juve’s manager must now decide what to do with Ronaldo A goal down, with less than 20 minutes left to play, in a fixture they had not won for three seasons, Juventus needed a saviour. They …

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Chris Smalling scores and creates in Roma’s victory over Brescia

• On-loan Manchester United defender helps club climb Serie A• Roma remain behind neighbours Lazio who claimed late victoryChris Smalling scored a goal and had two assists as Roma moved into the top four of Serie A with a 3-0 win over Brescia in Serie …

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Arturo Vidal strikes to complete Barcelona’s comeback win at Leganés

• Luis Suárez also on target for table-topping champions• Real Madrid could go level on points with win over SociedadBarcelona came from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory at La Liga’s basement club Leganés as the substitute Arturo Vidal struck a scrappy l…

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Clarence Seedorf: ‘If someone has talent and ideas, give them a chance’

Seedorf’s three spells as a manager – at Milan, Deportivo and Cameroon – have shown him the power of positivityBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkStarting at the highest level felt natural to me. I know how that might sound, but hear m…

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Radja Nainggolan and Cagliari are living the high life in dazzling style | Nicky Bandini

Midfielder has returned on loan to the club where he made his Serie A debut, and showing Internazionale what they’re missingAfter watching his Internazionale team throw away a two-goal lead against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, …

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Cristiano Ronaldo angered by substitution in Juventus win over Milan

• Portuguese walks straight down tunnel after being replaced• Replacement Paulo Dybala scores only goal of match in TurinJuventus stayed top of Serie A with a 1-0 win over AC Milan thanks to Paulo Dybala’s fine strike on Sunday after Cristiano Ronaldo …

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European roundup: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top as Real chase

• Messi levels Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 34 trebles in La Liga• Inter comeback from 1-0 down to beat Verona at homeLionel Messi scored two exquisite free-kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo that took Ba…

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Verona ban ultras leader until 2030 over racist comments about Balotelli

Luca Castellini said Balotelli ‘can never be completely Italian’Verona given one-match partial stadium ban for racist chantsVerona have banned the leader of their ultras, Lucas Castellini, until 30 June 2030 over racist comments he made about Mario Bal…

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Balotelli returned to Italy with hope. It has been crushed again by racism

The racist abuse of Mario Balotelli made for another awful day in Serie A, made worse by those who deny it is even occurring You can’t delete racism. It’s like a cigarette. You can’t stop smoking if you don’t want to, and you can’t stop racism if peopl…

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Mario Balotelli convinced to stay on pitch after racist abuse at Verona – video

Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch after receiving racist abuse from Hellas Verona fans during the teams’ Serie A meeting on Sunday, but was convinced to stay on by his teammates and opposition players.The refere…