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Dec 30

Lorenzo Pellegrini puts Roma ahead but VAR ensures they draw with Sassuolo

• Fourth-placed Roma had two goals ruled out by video assistant referee• Juventus win 3-1 at Verona; Benevento win their first top-flight matchRoma were twice denied a goal by the video assistant referee (VAR) in a 1-1 draw at home to Sassuolo in Serie…

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Dec 17

Milan thumped by struggling Verona amid Uefa concern over club’s finances

• Verona 3-0 Milan (Caracciolo 24, Kean 55, Bessa 77)• Juventus climb to second with win at BolognaMilan’s miserable season hit a new low when they slumped to a 3-0 loss at struggling Verona in Serie A on Sunday, two days after Uefa expressed concern o…

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Dec 01

Juventus close gap at the top as Gonzalo Higuaín returns to haunt Napoli

Gonzalo Higuaín returned to haunt his former club as his early goal proved enough to earn Juventus a 1-0 win at Napoli that leaves the Serie A title race wide open.The Argentinian striker, who swapped Naples for Turin in July 2016, was passed fit to pl…

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Nov 05

European round-up: Isco caps win as Real Madrid brush aside Las Palmas

• Juventus fight back from a goal down while Milan breeze past Sassuolo• Tempers flare as Lyon thrash rivals St Étienne 5-0 at Stade Geoffrey-GuichardReal Madrid returned to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 victory over Las Palmas, thanks to goals by…

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Oct 21

Napoli’s perfect run ends while Jadon Sancho makes Dortmund debut

• Former Manchester City winger Sancho comes on as substitute in draw• Napoli’s winning run ends with goalless draw at home to InternazionaleNapoli’s perfect start to Serie A finally came to an end in an enthralling 0-0 home draw with Internazionale, t…

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Sep 09

Paulo Dybala’s fine strike caps Juventus’s home victory over Chievo

Juventus maintained their perfect start to the Serie A season with a 3-0 home win over Chievo capped by a superb individual goal from Paulo Dybala. The champions have taken nine points from their opening three games as they chase a seventh successive title.

Chievo gave Juventus a helping hand when Perparim Hetemaj inadvertently headed Miralem Pjanic’s free-kick into his own goal at the near post after 17 minutes.

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Aug 19

European roundup: Atlético rally to draw after Griezmann red at Girona

• Griezmann booked twice before Atlético Madrid bounce back from 2-0 down
• Juventus win opener after Cagliari miss penalty awarded by video assistant

Atlético Madrid demonstrated their remarkable team spirit to come roaring back from two goals and a man down to draw 2-2 at promoted Girona, after Antoine Griezmann had been sent off for the first time in his career.

Girona looked set to enjoy a dream top-flight debut when Cristhian Stuani rose to head in a sweeping cross from Alex Granell midway through the first half and three minutes later showed his predator’s instinct to nod in a loose ball from close range. Griezmann was then dismissed for two successive bookings, one for diving to try and win a penalty and another for dissent.

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Jun 18

Crotone coach Davide Nicola fulfils promise and finishes 1,300km bike ride

• Coach makes journey to celebrate his club avoiding relegation
• Also highlights road safety three years after death of his son

Two months ago the Crotone coach, Davide Nicola, with his team looking set for relegation to the Italian second division, promised he would cycle the 1,300km to his home town in Turin if they escaped the drop.

Crotone went on to pull off one of the greatest escapes in Serie A history and on Sunday Nicola fulfilled his promise as he arrived in Turin after nine days of solid pedalling from the southern region of Calabria.

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Apr 15

Milan’s Cristián Zapata pounces late for dramatic derby draw with Inter

Milan hit back from two goals behind and equalised with the last kick of the game to force an extraordinary 2-2 draw against Internazionale on Saturday as the historic derby was played at lunchtime for the first time and with both clubs under Chinese ownership.

Inter appeared to be cruising after Antonio Candreva and Mauro Icardi scored to give them a 2-0 half-time lead before Alessandro Romagnoli pulled one back with seven minutes left. Milan then won a corner in the seventh minute of stoppage time, Inter failed to clear and Cristián Zapata managed to force the ball back towards goal at the far post.

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