Jan 06

European roundup: Benevento win again and Immobile scores four for Lazio

Two goals from Coda and a Brignola earn 3-2 win against SampdoriaTorino bounce back with 3-0 win against BolognaSerie A’s bottom club Benevento started the new year as they finished the last one by picking up their second win in as many games. They def…

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Jan 01

Napoli out to avoid 2016 with Serie A halfway lead over Juventus | Paolo Bandini

The Partenopei lead Juve by a point in Italy, where 10 of the last 11 Serie A winners were ‘winter champions’, but memories of that exception remainIt was fitting that Marek Hamsik should grab the winner on Friday night: a record-breaking player adding…

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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 24

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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Dec 20

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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Dec 18

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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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 16

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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Dec 11

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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Dec 09

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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