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Juventus beat Lazio with Lichtsteiner goal, advance to Coppa Italia semis

Juventus beat Lazio with Lichtsteiner goal, advance to Coppa Italia semis

Stephan Lichtsteiner set up a Coppa Italia semifinal clash with Inter Milan as defending champions Juventus edged out Lazio 1-0 in Rome.

Stevan Jovetic's goal helps Inter beat Napoli in Coppa Italia

Stevan Jovetic's goal helps Inter beat Napoli in Coppa Italia

Inter Milan booked their place in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia with a hard-earned 2-0 victory at Serie A leaders Napoli.

Carlos Bacca helps fire AC Milan to rare home victory over Fiorentina

Carlos Bacca helps fire AC Milan to rare home victory over Fiorentina

Carlos Bacca's early goal set AC Milan on their way to a 2-0 win over Fiorentina which eased the pressure on Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Paulo Dybala brace helps Juventus dominate at Udinese

Paulo Dybala brace helps Juventus dominate at Udinese

Juventus blew Udinese away at the Stadio Friuli to record their 10th consecutive Serie A victory.

Luciano Spalletti frustrated by Hellas Verona on return to Roma dugout

Luciano Spalletti frustrated by Hellas Verona on return to Roma dugout

Luciano Spalletti was denied victory on his return to the Roma dugout as Hellas Verona forced a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.

Gonzalo Higuain bags brace as Napoli move four points clear at top of Serie A

Gonzalo Higuain bags brace as Napoli move four points clear at top of Serie A

Napoli opened up a four-point lead at the top of Serie A after Gonzalo Higuain's brace secured a 3-1 come-from-behind victory at home to Sassuolo.

Samir Handanovic saves Inter Milan, but Atalanta still claim draw

Samir Handanovic saves Inter Milan, but Atalanta still claim draw

Inter Milan were held to 1-1 at struggling Atalanta as their Serie A title challenge suffered another blow on Saturday.

AC Milan into Coppa Italia semifinals through Bacca and Niang

AC Milan into Coppa Italia semifinals through Bacca and Niang

Carlos Bacca inspired AC Milan to a 2-1 victory over Carpi to secure the Rossoneri a place in the Coppa Italia semifinals.

Roma sack head coach Rudi Garcia with Luciano Spalletti set for role

Roma sack head coach Rudi Garcia with Luciano Spalletti set for role

Roma have parted company with their head coach Rudi Garcia and are expected to appoint Luciano Spalletti as his replacement.

Juventus go second with win over Sampdoria

Juventus go second with win over Sampdoria

Juventus assumed second place behind new Serie A leaders Napoli after beating 10-man Sampdoria 2-1 to rack up a ninth straight victory.

Napoli are winter champions after a 5-1 win at Frosinone

Napoli are winter champions after a 5-1 win at Frosinone

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli blew Frosinone away 5-1 to assume first place in the Serie A table.

Late penalty damages Inter Milan's title hopes as Sassuolo steal points

Late penalty damages Inter Milan's title hopes as Sassuolo steal points

Inter Milan's Serie A title hopes were dented by Sassuolo, who clinched a dramatic win at the San Siro thanks to the heroics of their goalkeeper Andrea Consigli and an injury-time penalty from Domenico Berardi.

Sinisa Mihajlovic sent to the stands as AC Milan draw with Roma

Sinisa Mihajlovic sent to the stands as AC Milan draw with Roma

Roma and AC Milan played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico, where Rossoneri manager Sinisa Mihajlovic was sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle across the technical area.

Fiorentina miss out on top spot with loss to Lazio

Fiorentina miss out on top spot with loss to Lazio

Fiorentina missed the chance to go top of Serie A as Lazio battled to a 3-1 win at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, where there was a late flurry of stoppage-time goals.

Insigne magic inspires Napoli

Insigne magic inspires Napoli

Marek Hamsik hit the winning goal as Napoli moved into third place with a 2-1 home victory over Torino.

Inter Milan remain top as Mauro Icardi strike sinks Empoli

Inter Milan remain top as Mauro Icardi strike sinks Empoli

Inter Milan held onto top spot in Serie A as Mauro Icardi's goal earned a slender 1-0 victory at Empoli.

Pogba, Dybala star as Juventus continue resurgence

Pogba, Dybala star as Juventus continue resurgence

Juventus stormed back into the title race by beating hapless Hellas Verona 3-0 to register an eighth straight Serie A win.

Josip Ilicic brace helps to keep Fiorentina top of Serie A

Josip Ilicic brace helps to keep Fiorentina top of Serie A

Fiorentina maintained their pursuit of a first Serie A title in almost 50 years with a 3-1 win at Palermo.

Chievo hold Roma to a 3-3 draw

Chievo hold Roma to a 3-3 draw

Substitute Simone Pepe had the last laugh in a six-goal Serie A thriller that saw Chievo hold Roma to a 3-3 draw.

Bologna with a shock 1-0 victory against AC Milan

Bologna with a shock 1-0 victory against AC Milan

Emanuele Giaccherini's late goal stunned AC Milan as Bologna snatched a 1-0 victory at San Siro.

Sampdoria take three-goal lead, hang on to defeat Genoa in derby

Sampdoria take three-goal lead, hang on to defeat Genoa in derby

Sampdoria almost allowed a three-goal lead to slip before clinging on to beat rivals Genoa 3-2 in the Derby della Lanterna on Tuesday night.

Lazio sink Serie A leaders Inter Milan thanks to Antonio Candreva brace

Lazio sink Serie A leaders Inter Milan thanks to Antonio Candreva brace

Inter Milan lead Serie A heading into the Christmas break, but a 2-1 defeat to Lazio means their advantage is slight.

Giacomo Bonaventura the main man for AC Milan in win over Frosinone

Giacomo Bonaventura the main man for AC Milan in win over Frosinone

Underachieving AC Milan ended the year on a high by edging out plucky Frosinone 4-2 at the Stadio Matusa.

Gonzalo Higuain double inspires Napoli to Serie A win at Atalanta

Gonzalo Higuain double inspires Napoli to Serie A win at Atalanta

Gonzalo Higuain's brace helped Napoli to a 3-1 win over Atalanta and back up to third in Serie A.

Roma end turbulent 2015 with win over Genoa

Roma end turbulent 2015 with win over Genoa

Ten-man Roma snapped a four-game winless streak in Serie A with a convincing 2-0 home victory over Genoa.

Juventus extend Serie A winning run as Mario Mandzukic double downs Carpi

Juventus extend Serie A winning run as Mario Mandzukic double downs Carpi

Mario Mandzukic scored twice as Juventus survived a late scare in a 3-2 win at Carpi to extend their Serie A winning run to six games to go second in the table.

Juventus progress in Coppa Italia, Roma and Fiorentina knocked out

Juventus progress in Coppa Italia, Roma and Fiorentina knocked out

Coppa Italia holders Juventus secured their place in the quarterfinals with a comfortable 4-0 win over Torino, but Roma and Fiorentina both suffered shock home losses.

Inter begin Coppa Italia with simple win over Cagliari

Inter begin Coppa Italia with simple win over Cagliari

Serie A leaders Inter Milan eased through to the Coppa Italia quarterfinals by beating Cagliari 3-0 on Tuesday.

Juventus climb to fourth with win over Fiorentina

Juventus climb to fourth with win over Fiorentina

Reigning champions Juventus burst back into the Serie A title race with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over fierce rivals Fiorentina.

Roma earn point at Napoli thanks to Wojciech Szczesny heroics

Roma earn point at Napoli thanks to Wojciech Szczesny heroics

Wojciech Szczesny excelled in the Roma goal as Serie A title hopefuls Napoli were held to a 0-0 draw at the Stadio San Paolo.

Mandzukic and Ronaldo strike as Juve beat 10-man Milan
Milan 0 - 2 Juventus

Mandzukic and Ronaldo strike as Juve beat 10-man Milan

AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty and was later sent off in a fit of rage on Sunday as his side lost 2-0 at home to Serie A leaders Juventus, the side that sent him out on loan to the San Siro this season.

Two penalties revoked by VAR as Roma thump Sampdoria
Roma 4 - 1 Sampdoria

Two penalties revoked by VAR as Roma thump Sampdoria

AS Roma forward Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice in the second half to help his side thump Sampdoria 4-1 on Sunday in a Serie A game which saw two penalties revoked -- one for each side -- following VAR reviews.

Inter Milan's seven-match winning run ends with thrashing at Atalanta
Atalanta 4 - 1 Inter

Inter Milan's seven-match winning run ends with thrashing at Atalanta

Inter Milan's run of seven successive league wins was abruptly ended on Sunday when they were crushed 4-1 at Atalanta in rain-sodden conditions.

Napoli get win over Genoa under rainy conditions, stay close to Juventus
Genoa 1 - 2 Napoli

Napoli get win over Genoa under rainy conditions, stay close to Juventus

Napoli splashed their way to a 2-1 win at Genoa in Serie A on Saturday, defying a pitch made almost unplayable by a torrential downpour early in the second half.

Alessio Romagnoli scores another stoppage-time winner for AC Milan
Udinese 0 - 1 AC Milan

Alessio Romagnoli scores another stoppage-time winner for AC Milan

AC Milan's Alessio Romagnoli scored a stoppage-time winner for the second time in five days as they dramatically beat Udinese 1-0 away on Sunday.

Juventus continue unbeaten start in Serie A with win vs. Cagliari
Juventus 3 - 1 Cagliari

Juventus continue unbeaten start in Serie A with win vs. Cagliari

Paulo Dybala scored after 44 seconds for Juventus but they were made to struggle in a 3-1 win over a brave Cagliari team as they stayed six points clear in Serie A on Saturday.

Florenzi earns Roma late draw at Fiorentina
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Roma

Florenzi earns Roma late draw at Fiorentina

AS Roma grabbed a late draw at Fiorentina in Serie A on Saturday when Alessandro Florenzi's equaliser cancelled out a contentious first-half penalty converted by Jordan Veretout.

Inter thump Genoa to notch seventh straight league win
Inter 5 - 0 Genoa

Inter thump Genoa to notch seventh straight league win

Inter Milan notched their seventh successive Serie A victory when two goals from Roberto Gagliardini helped them thump mid-table Genoa 5-0 at San Siro on Saturday.

Napoli Dries Mertens' hat trick helps Napoli get past Empoli
Napoli 5 - 1 Empoli

Napoli Dries Mertens' hat trick helps Napoli get past Empoli

Napoli forward Dries Mertens scored a hat-trick to lead his side to a 5-1 rout of Empoli in Serie A on Friday, moving them back into second place in the standings.

Alessio Romagnoli scores own goal then freakish winner for AC Milan vs. Genoa
AC Milan 2 - 1 Genoa

Alessio Romagnoli scores own goal then freakish winner for AC Milan vs. Genoa

AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli put through his own net and scored a freakish stoppage-time goal in a dramatic 2-1 win over Genoa in Serie A on Wednesday.

Mauro Icardi scores twice as impressive Inter Milan collect sixth straight Serie A win
Lazio 0 - 3 Inter Milan

Mauro Icardi scores twice as impressive Inter Milan collect sixth straight Serie A win

Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi scored twice as they beat Lazio 3-0 away on Monday with an impressive all-round performance to claim their sixth Serie A win in a row.

Napoli's Dries Mertens grabs last-gasp equaliser to foil Roma
Napoli 1 - 1 Roma

Napoli's Dries Mertens grabs last-gasp equaliser to foil Roma

Napoli substitute Dries Mertens scored a last-minute goal to salvage a 1-1 draw against AS Roma in Serie A on Sunday although they slipped further off the title pace as their 100 percent home record ended.

AC Milan win see-saw match against Sampdoria to lift pressure on Gennaro Gattuso
AC Milan 3 - 2 Sampdoria

AC Milan win see-saw match against Sampdoria to lift pressure on Gennaro Gattuso

AC Milan lifted the pressure on beleaguered coach Gennaro Gattuso when a second-half strike by Suso gave them a 3-2 win over Sampdoria in a see-saw Serie A match on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning winner completes Juventus fightback win against Empoli
Empoli 1 - 2 Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning winner completes Juventus fightback win against Empoli

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, the first a penalty and the second a booming long-range shot, to give Juventus a 2-1 win at Empoli on Saturday after their lowly Serie A opponents took a shock first-half lead.

Mauro Icardi's late goal sees Inter past AC Milan in derby
Inter 1 - 0 AC Milan

Mauro Icardi's late goal sees Inter past AC Milan in derby

Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi scored with a stoppage-time header to give his side a 1-0 win over neighbours AC Milan in their derby at San Siro on Sunday.

Napoli move to within four points of Juventus with Udinese win
Udinese 0 - 3 Napoli

Napoli move to within four points of Juventus with Udinese win

Fabian Ruiz and Marko Rog came off the bench to score around Dries Mertens’ penalty, as Napoli dominated Udinese 3-0 and moved to within four points of Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not enough for Juventus win as Genoa hit back to draw
Juventus 1 - 1 Genoa

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not enough for Juventus win as Genoa hit back to draw

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals in Europe's top five leagues as Juventus dropped points for the first time this season following a 1-1 Serie A draw with Genoa on Saturday.

Napoli beat Sassuolo with goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne
Napoli 2 - 0 Sassuolo

Napoli beat Sassuolo with goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne scored his seventh goal of the campaign in a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo at the San Paolo.

AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain scores twice during Serie A win over Chievo
AC Milan 3 - 1 Chievo

AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain scores twice during Serie A win over Chievo

Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as AC Milan secured a 3-1 victory over bottom side Chievo.

Krzysztof Piatek on target again but Parma hit back
Parma 3 - 1 Genoa

Krzysztof Piatek on target again but Parma hit back

Genoa forward Krzysztof Piatek maintained his record of scoring in every Serie A match for his new club on Sunday although it was not enough to prevent them losing 3-1 at home to Parma.

Dzeko scores again, Roma hold off Empoli
Empoli 0 - 2 Roma

Dzeko scores again, Roma hold off Empoli

Edin Dzeko continued his upturn in form as Roma made it four straight wins in all competitions to move third in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Empoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in away win at Udinese
Udinese 0 - 2 Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in away win at Udinese

Unstoppable Juventus maintained their perfect start to the season after 10 matches when first-half goals from Rodrigo Bentancur and Cristiano Ronaldo gave them a 2-0 win at Udinese in Serie A on Saturday.

AC Milan dispatch Sassuolo to break string of successive draws
Sassuolo 1 - 4 AC Milan

AC Milan dispatch Sassuolo to break string of successive draws

AC Milan made surprisingly light work of surprise squad Sassuolo -- who would have gone second with a win -- as they won 4-1 away to end a run of three successive draws.

Fiorentina, Atalanta coaches clash over disputed penalty
Fiorentina 2 - 0 Atalanta

Fiorentina, Atalanta coaches clash over disputed penalty

Fiorentina beat Atalanta 2-0 in Serie A on Sunday having opened the scoring with disputed penalty that sparked an angry clash between coaches Stefano Pioli and Gian Piero Gasperini at the final whistle.

Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Juventus come from behind to beat 10-man Napoli
Juventus 3 - 1 Napoli

Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Juventus come from behind to beat 10-man Napoli

Cristiano Ronaldo played a part in all three goals as Juventus came from behind to defeat title rivals Napoli on Saturday.

Federico Fazio turns hero as Roma beat Lazio in Rome derby
Roma 3 - 1 Lazio

Federico Fazio turns hero as Roma beat Lazio in Rome derby

Roma defender Federico Fazio went from villain to hero as his side continued their recent dominance over neighbours Lazio with a 3-1 win in a pulsating Derby della Capitale on Saturday.

AC Milan concede late again in draw with promoted Empoli
Empoli 1 - 1 AC Milan

AC Milan concede late again in draw with promoted Empoli

AC Milan were foiled by heroic goalkeeping from Empoli's Pietro Terracciano as they were held 1-1 by the promoted side on Thursday, their third successive Serie A draw.

Juventus beat Bologna as Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi score
Juventus 2 - 0 Bologna

Juventus beat Bologna as Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi score

Paulo Dybala has been somewhat obscured by Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus but the Argentine broke his goal scoring drought on Wednesday.

Napoli stay second while Roma hit four
Roma 4 - 0 Frosinone

Napoli stay second while Roma hit four

AS Roma ended a five-match winless run in all competitions by thumping Frosinone 4-0 with Cengiz Under, Javier Pastore, Stephan El Shaarawy and Aleksandar Kolarov sharing the goals.

Inter Milan earn lucky win against Fiorentina despite second-half lapse
Inter Milan 2 - 1 Fiorentina

Inter Milan earn lucky win against Fiorentina despite second-half lapse

Inter Milan overcame one of their notorious lapses to beat Fiorentina 2-1 in Serie A and notch their third win in a week on Tuesday, suggesting early-season troubles may be behind them.