Zlatan Ibrahimovic turning Milan back into title contenders

Soccer Nov 10, 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic turning Milan back into title contenders

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said last season that if he’d been at AC Milan from the outset the Rossoneri would have won the title. He could be proved right this campaign. Many scoffed at Ibrahimovic’s statement in July, despite it coming moments after an extraordinary 4-2 victory ...

Roma held, Fiorentina wins as Italian soccer awaits fans' return

Soccer Sep 20, 2020

Roma held, Fiorentina wins as Italian soccer awaits fans' return

Roma settled for a scoreless draw in their Italian first-division opener at Hellas Verona on Saturday, with Gaetano Castrovilli scoring in a 1-0 win for Fiorentina against Torino behind closed doors before the return of a limited number of fans to stadiums 24 hours ...

Serie A still attracts investors despite decline

Soccer Aug 7, 2020

Serie A still attracts investors despite decline

Serie A is sometimes seen as the fallen giant of Europe's top soccer leagues, based in a country where a stifling bureaucracy has prevented its clubs from competing on level terms with rivals from England, Spain and Germany. Yet, AS Roma's imminent takeover by Texas-based ...

Five more Serie A players test positive for coronavirus

Soccer Mar 14, 2020

Five more Serie A players test positive for coronavirus

Four players from Sampdoria and one at Fiorentina have tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian clubs said on Friday. Gambia defender Omar Colley, Sweden midfielder Albin Ekdal, Norway playmaker Morten Thorsby and former Italy Under-21 forward Antonio La Gumina as well as team-mate Manolo Gabbiadini ...

Soccer Feb 29, 2020

Five Serie A matches postponed over coronavirus fears

Five Italian Serie A weekend matches including Sunday's clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the coronavirus, the Italian League said Saturday. Other matches called off were AC Milan vs. Genoa, Parma vs. SPAL, Sassuolo vs. Brescia and Udinese vs. Fiorentina, ...

Shares of Juventus plunge amid fears virus will keep fans away

Soccer Feb 25, 2020

Shares of Juventus plunge amid fears virus will keep fans away

Shares of Juventus Football Club S.p.A., home to star player Cristiano Ronaldo, fell as much as 14 percent in two days amid fears the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy could lead to some top division matches being played in empty stadiums. The Italian Football Federation ...