In Serie A, 4 teams fight for 2 Champions League places
MILAN (AP) — Trying to figure out which Italian teams will qualify for the Champions League could get a bit complicated this weekend.
Going into the final day of the Italian league season,...
Serie A race for 2 Champions League spots goes to final day
The race for the final two Champions League spots from Serie A will go to the last day of the season.
Atalanta drew 1-1 at Italian champion Juventus on Sunday to move into third place in the...
Inter beats Chievo 2-0 to move closer to Champions League
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan took a crucial step towards securing Champions League football by beating 10-man Chievo Verona 2-0 in Serie A on Monday.
Astonishing comebacks the new norm in the Champions League
Ajax's disconsolate players collapsed to the ground and pressed their faces into the turf. The night before, Barcelona's startled players looked at each other in pure disbelief , wondering what...
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan kept its Champions League hopes alive by beating Bologna 2-1 on Monday in a Serie A match in which three players were sent off.
Atalanta beats Udinese 2-0 to move to 4th in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Atalanta continued its fantastic season as it produced two late goals to beat relegation-threatened Udinese 2-0 and move into the top four in Serie A on Monday.
ROME (AP) — Lazio has been handed a suspended sentence of a partial stadium closure for one match for their fans' racist abuse against AC Milan.
Roma beats Cagliari to move into Serie A top 4
MILAN (AP) — Roma moved into the Champions League qualifying places after seeing off Cagliari 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday.
The capital side was 2-0 up within eight minutes thanks to Federico...
Atalanta beats Fiorentina to reach Italian Cup final
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — Atalanta added another chapter to a dream season by reaching the Italian Cup final.
The Bergamo-based club came from a goal down to beat Fiorentina 2-1 Thursday in the...
MILAN (AP) — The Italian league's governing body has vowed to do "everything in our power" to wipe out racism in soccer after another incident.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan defender Davide Calabria will miss the rest of the season because of a fractured bone in his left leg.
Calabria had to be substituted shortly before halftime in...
Milan’s struggles have even flummoxed coach Gennaro Gattuso
MILAN (AP) — Even AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is wondering what has gone wrong.
Just over a month ago, Milan appeared set to qualify for next season's Champions League and had a good...
Lazio beats AC Milan 1-0 to reach Italian Cup final
MILAN (AP) — Lazio reached the Italian Cup final by beating AC Milan 1-0 away on Wednesday, dealing the hosts another setback.
Joaquin Correa scored the only goal of the two-legged tie...
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Atalanta came from behind to beat second-place Napoli 2-1 on Monday and firmly put itself into contention for Serie A's last Champions League spot.
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Video shows Lazio fans’ racist chants aimed at Bakayoko
ROME (AP) — A video has emerged of Lazio fans directing a racist chant at AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The video posted on the Gazzetta dello Sport website shows fans singing,...
ROME (AP) — Lazio revived its chances of qualifying for the Champions League with a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Udinese in Serie A on Wednesday.
Troubled Milan faces crucial Serie A match against Lazio
MILAN (AP) — Still smarting from controversial refereeing decisions and troubled by impending new financial fair play sanctions, AC Milan is preparing for one of its most crucial games of the...
AC Milan faces UEFA punishment for breaching finance rules
GENEVA (AP) — AC Milan is facing another round of UEFA punishment for breaking financial fair play rules.
UEFA said Wednesday its independent club finance investigators have sent Milan's...
Juventus set to break more records with title 1 point away
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is set to break a slew of records in Serie A — again.
The team's 2-1 win over AC Milan this weekend, coupled with Napoli's draw against 10-man Genoa, has left Juventus...
Kean scores to leave Juventus within 1 win of Serie A title
MILAN (AP) — Teenager Moise Kean has left Juventus within one win of retaining its Serie A title.
Kean, who was the victim of racist abuse during the week, came off the bench to score what...
What to watch in the leading soccer countries in Europe
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
Juventus will clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title if it beats AC Milan on Saturday and...
MILAN (AP) — Inter and AC Milan are close to announcing a joint project for a new stadium, casting aside potential renovations to the San Siro.
Inter handed suspended sentence for more racist chants
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan has been handed a suspended sentence of having one of its stands closed for a match after its fans were again found guilty of racist chanting.
Milan players fight among themselves during loss to Inter
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan's lack of unity on the field was plainly reflected off it when two players almost came to blows on the bench.
Franck Kessie was visibly upset after being replaced by...
Inter ends poor run with 3-2 win at Milan; Juve loses
MILAN (AP) — Crisis-hit Inter Milan enjoyed a morale-boosting 3-2 win over AC Milan in an entertaining Derby Della Madonnina on Sunday to move back above its city rival in the Serie A...
AC Milan’s rise mirrors Inter’s decline in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan's rise over the past few months has been mirrored by Inter Milan's decline.
As the two sides approach the second derby of the season, they are in vastly different moods...
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has avoided a ban for Sunday's Serie A derby against Inter Milan.
Gattuso was sent to the stands in the first half of Saturday's win over Chievo...
Inter beats Spal 2-0 to stay close to Milan ahead of derby
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan managed a confidence-boosting win ahead of next weekend's derby against AC Milan but its misfortunes continued Sunday.
Piatek scores again as Milan wins 2-1 at Chievo in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan ensured it will go into next weekend's derby match ahead of Inter Milan after beating Chievo Verona 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday.
CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) — Still without striker Mauro Icardi amid a contract dispute, Inter Milan lost 2-1 at Cagliari in Serie A on Friday and loosened its hold on a Champions League...
Milan draws 0-0 at Lazio in 1st leg of Italian Cup semifinal
ROME (AP) — Just like last year, nothing could separate AC Milan and Lazio in the Italian Cup semifinals on Tuesday.
Milan drew 0-0 at Lazio in the first leg of their semifinal, leaving it...
Donnarumma at root of Milan’s impressive form
MILAN (AP) — While AC Milan's forward line has been garnering most of the plaudits, young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been at the heart of the team's success.
Dzeko scores late as Roma wins 3-2 at Frosinone in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Edin Dzeko scored the winner deep into stoppage time to help Roma keep up the pressure on AC Milan for the final Champions League spot.
Piatek scores again as AC Milan beats Empoli 3-0 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — When it comes to scoring in Serie A, only Cristiano Ronaldo is more prolific than Krzysztof Piatek.
But only just.
Netting in AC Milan's 3-0 win over relegation-threatened...
Piatek scores 2 as Milan beats Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Krzysztof Piatek looks to be firing AC Milan back into the Champions League.
The Poland international scored twice as Milan came from behind to beat Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A on Saturday. Piatek has four goals from three league starts since joining Milan from Genoa in January for a reported 35 million euros ($40 million). He also scored two in the Italian Cup for the Rossoneri.
Lazio moves into Champions League spots with win over Empoli
ROME (AP) — Lazio remained firmly in the race for a Champions League place after a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Empoli in Serie A on Thursday.
Felipe Caicedo scored the only goal of the match, converting a penalty three minutes before halftime after he had been tripped by Empoli goalkeeper Ivan Provedel.
Simone Inzaghi's side moved into fourth place, two points ahead of AC Milan and three above Atalanta and Roma, who all have a game in hand.
Lazio and Atalanta win to be a point behind 4th-place Milan
MILAN (AP) — Lazio and Atalanta kept themselves firmly in the race for a Champions League place with narrow wins in Serie A on Monday.
They are both level with Roma, one point behind fourth-place AC Milan, after Lazio won at relegation-threatened Frosinone 1-0 and Atalanta triumphed at Cagliari by the same scoreline.
The top four in Serie A qualify for the Champions League.
Roma still struggling ahead of key AC Milan match
MILAN (AP) — Roma sporting director Monchi had a simple message to fans after the team's humiliating 7-1 defeat at Fiorentina in the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.
"Sorry, sorry, sorry," he said.
The apology wasn't enough for a group of around 30 Roma fans, who waited for the team to return from Florence to hurl objects and insults at them.
Piatek scores 2 as Milan beats Napoli to reach semifinals
MILAN (AP) — Krzysztof Piatek was given a standing ovation when he went off the field on Tuesday after scoring two goals on his full AC Milan debut to send his new side into the Italian Cup semifinals.
Piatek, who joined Milan from Genoa last week for a reported 35 million euros ($40 million), scored both goals inside 27 minutes to help Milan beat Napoli 2-0.
Napoli receives a warmer welcome at the San Siro
MILAN (AP) — Napoli received a warmer welcome at the San Siro Stadium than it did during its previous visit which was marked by fan violence and racism.
Still, the southern club was subjected to territorial chants by AC Milan supporters during a 0-0 draw on Saturday in Serie A.
Napoli hardly seemed to notice the insulting chants, which emanated from the southern curve where Milan's hard-core "ultra" fans sit.
Milan new signing Piatek: I was born ready
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan has lost its most proven scorer and replaced him with a relatively unproven one.
However, while Gonzalo Higuain failed to shine during his six months on loan from Juventus, Krzysztof Piatek set Serie A alight in the opening half of the season. And the same day Higuain joined Chelsea, Piatek completed a move to Milan for a reported 35 million euros.
Weah scores again for Celtic on Scottish Premiership debut
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — U.S. forward Tim Weah made it two goals in his first two games for Celtic by scoring after coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 win over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.
Weah, the son of former AC Milan star George Weah, ran onto a through-ball and slotted home a first-time finish for Celtic's fourth goal in the 86th minute.
The 18-year-old Weah scored on his debut for Celtic on Saturday in the Scottish Cup.
Chelsea signs Higuain on loan in bid to fix scoring problems
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea signed Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season on Wednesday, reuniting the Argentina striker with coach Maurizio Sarri in an effort to cure the team's scoring problems.
The deal included an option for Chelsea to extend the loan by another season for 18 million euros ($20.5 million), or buy Higuain outright for 36 million euros ($41 million).
Paqueta proving he’s worth the hype as settles at AC Milan
MILAN (AP) — Lucas Paqueta is settling in at AC Milan and beginning to prove he is worth the hype.
While the Brazil international did not score in a 2-0 win at Genoa on Monday, he was at the heart of most of the Rossoneri's good play and hit the woodwork.
Fabio Borini and Suso scored as Milan moved back into fourth spot in Serie A and the final Champions League qualifying berth.
Barcelona signs Kevin-Prince Boateng until end of the season
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona surprisingly signed Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Italian club Sassuolo on Monday until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old Boateng has appeared to be past his prime after playing for the likes of AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, and Tottenham.
The agreement includes an option to buy the former Ghana international for 8 million euros ($9 million).
Boateng, who plays as a midfielder and as a forward, will be officially presented by Barcelona on Tuesday.
US striker Tim Weah, son of George, scores on Celtic debut
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, scored on his debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
The 18-year-old Weah, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, came on in the 69th minute and netted in the 83rd.
"It's really a dream come true," Weah told the BBC.
Troubled Higuain could be reunited with Sarri at Chelsea
MILAN (AP) — Amid reports of an imminent move to Chelsea and a mystery fever, Gonzalo Higuain again lost his cool against his former club Juventus in what could have been his last match for AC Milan.
Higuain was on the bench on Wednesday for most of the Italian Super Cup against Juventus, officially due to "fever." But he went on for the final 20 minutes.
The Argentina forward made little impact as 10-man Milan lost to Juventus, but he still made the headlines.
Juventus beats Milan to win Italian Super Cup in Jeddah
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Amid a background of protests and political outrage, Juventus beat 10-man AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with the Italian team.
"I'm very happy, it was what I wanted, I'm very happy to have won my first title with Juventus," Ronaldo said.