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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Benatia celebrates in style as Juventus win to nil yet again

After joining from Roma, the Moroccan centre-back struggled for fitness and form, but he is now established as a central and inspirational figureMehdi Benatia still feels a certain fondness towards Roma. He left in acrimonious circumstances in 2014, ac…

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the sergeant who could take charge in the Premier League

Christmas could have come early for Manchester United fans in the shape of Sergej, a 6ft 4in midfielder who says José Mourinho is the best coach in the worldBy Ben McAleer for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkAfter a run of nine wins in 10…

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Milan misery intensifies amid defeats, finance questions and ‘moral violence’ | Paolo Bandini

Fans would be content just to see Milan’s ship steadied so they can have a chance to enjoy their rivals’ mishaps. Even that, apparently, is too much to askYou could not blame Milan fans for enjoying a moment of schadenfreude. They had endured abundant …

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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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Udinese hand Inter first Serie A defeat of season after San Siro shocker

• Kevin Lasagna, Rodrigo De Paul and Antonin Barak stun Nerazzurri• Udinese move 10 points clear of relegation zone in Serie AInternazionale’s undefeated start to the season was brought to an unlikely end on Saturday with the Serie A leaders beaten 3-1…

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Inter and Juventus take the positives from Serie A stalemate | Paolo Bandini

Still unbeaten in Serie A after the Derby d’Italia, leaders Internazionale are rightly starting to cause a little anxiety in TurinThe stage was set for a spectacle. A full house at the Allianz Stadium and the atmosphere crackling as Juventus fans put o…

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Internazionale hold Juventus to goalless draw and stay top of Serie A

Internazionale remain in top spot in Serie A after holding Juventus to a goalless draw in Turin.Victory for Juve would have seen the defending champions usurp their Derby d’Italia rivals but they could not find a breakthrough despite dominating the cha…

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Juventus 0-0 Internazionale: Serie A – as it happened

Juventus and Internazionale played out a goalless draw in Turin as Luciano Spalletti’s side extended their unbeaten record in Serie A to 16 matches 9.39pm GMT Inter’s unbeaten run lives on, and it is now 16 matches without Serie A defeat for Luciano Sp…

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Champions League power rankings: Manchester City are the team to beat

Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams to avoid in what will be a competitive draw for the last-16 on MondayBy Martin Laurence and Ben McAleer for WhoScored?The last-16 stage of the Champions League promises …

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