Italian Serie A

Roma make it perfect 10

Marco Borriello (left) and Morgan de Sanctis celebrate at the end of the match. Photo: EPA

Marco Borriello headed his first goal of the season to secure a 1-0 win for Roma over Chievo and extend the leaders’ new all-time Serie A record of opening season wins to 10.

Friday, 1 November, 2013, 10:17am

AS Roma hail manager Rudi Garcia for magical transformation

AS Roma have been a revelation since Rudi Garcia took charge of the one-time struggling club in mid-July. Photo: Reuters

It has taken new coach Rudi Garcia only five games and less than three months to turn AS Roma from a bickering outfit prone to defensive calamities into the most efficient unit in Serie A.

28 Sep 2013 - 3:41am 1 comment

Higuain back in action for Napoli

Gonzalo Higuain plays against Bologna in Naples. Photo: AFP

Napoli head north to Chievo today on the back of a convincing opening day win over Bologna, thanking their lucky stars new signing Gonzalo Higuain will be available.

31 Aug 2013 - 4:26am

Juventus easily secure 29th Italian Serie A crown

Fans celebrate Juve's 29th Serie A title. The banner alludes to two Serie A titles that were withdrawn due to match-fixing. Photo: EPA

Juventus cemented a 29th title triumph after another near-flawless campaign, but for coach Antonio Conte hoisting the club back among the giants of European soccer will continue to be hampered by a cash-strapped Serie A.

7 May 2013 - 5:28am

AC Milan set sights on victory against Juventus in Turin

El Shaarawy

Juventus may be cruising to a 29th Serie A title, but AC Milan are still aiming to come away from Turin with a win this weekend, striker Stephan El Shaarawy says.

With Juventus now 11 points ahead of Napoli after the second-placed side's 1-1 draw at Milan last week, a second straight Scudetto already seems a formality for the Turin giants.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:08am

Flamini goes from hero to zero as AC Milan stumble against Napoli

Mathieu Flamini. Photo: AP

Flamini opened the scoring with his second goal of the season on the half-hour, but Goran Pandev brought the visitors level in the 33rd minute. The Frenchman then went on to get himself sent off in the second half. 

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Juventus eager to bounce back from Bayern bump in Serie A

Juventus eager to bounce back from Bayern bump in Serie A

Leaders Juventus will look to put their 2-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich behind them by putting strugglers Pescara to the sword today as they continue their march towards the Serie A title.

6 Apr 2013 - 5:24am

Francesco Totti celebrates 20 years in Italian Serie A

Francesco Totti is keeping his options open but he could still be considered for the Italian squad for the 2014 World Cup. Photo: AFP

Despite the relative lack of domestic title glory - the Giallorossi have won only one Serie A title, also known as Scudetto, in 2001 in Totti's incredible 20-year spell with the club - the 36-year-old will go down as one of Italian soccer's greats.

30 Mar 2013 - 6:02am

Juventus wary of struggling Inter Milan in Serie A

Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic

Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic insists the champions will not take Inter Milan lightly when the sides meet today.

Juve lead the Serie A table by nine points from Napoli with Milan third, a further two points back with nine games remaining.

30 Mar 2013 - 4:34am

Juventus' Martin Caceres wary of Roma threat

Martin Caceres battles Celtic's Gary Hooper. Photo: Reuters

Juventus defender Martin Caceres says the Italian champions must forget their Champions League success over Celtic and concentrate on dealing with a potentially "ruthless" Roma in the league today.

Juve's comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Scottish champions in Glasgow midweek gave them a huge boost ahead of the second leg in Turin in three weeks.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:09am

Impressive Fiorentina a challenge for Juventus

Edinson Cavani. Photo: Reuters

Juventus striker Alessandro Matri is confident the leaders can see off the challenge of an impressive Fiorentina side to extend their lead over Napoli today.

9 Feb 2013 - 3:51am

Juventus face Chievo test with Mirko Vucinic, Antonio Conte serving bans

Mario Balotelli is expected to feature for AC Milan. Photo: EPA

Vucinic was one of several players cautioned for aggressive behaviour, and handed a one-match ban, towards the match referee after he refused to award an apparently valid penalty claim in the final minute of a 1-1 draw with Genoa last weekend.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:01am