Juventus winning and entertaining by playing ‘Sarriball’
MILAN (AP) — Juventus has a new coach and a new style of play.
There might have been a feeling of déjà vu in Sunday's Derby d'Italia, which saw Juventus win 2-1 at Inter Milan: Gonzalo...
Juventus wins 2-1 to end Inter’s perfect start
MILAN (AP) — Juventus ended Inter Milan's perfect start to the season with a 2-1 win at San Siro to move top of Serie A on Sunday.
Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench and scored the winner 10...
Higuain, Ronaldo help Juventus beat Leverkusen 3-0
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored one goal and set up another, with Cristiano Ronaldo also getting on the scoresheet as Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the Champions League on...
Koulibaly own-goal gives Juventus 4-3 win over Napoli
MILAN (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain called Juventus' 4-3 win over his former club Napoli a "roller coaster" and that's certainly what Saturday's Serie A match turned out to be.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Harry Kane smashed the winning goal from the halfway line as Tottenham beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus 3-2 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.
Argentina, Colombia open Copa America looking to end drought
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Will it be more of the same or the starting point of a prosperous cycle?
The question applies to both Argentina and Colombia ahead of their Copa America debut in...
Chelsea secures third place in Premier League
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea wrapped up its Premier League campaign and third place with an uninspired goalless draw at Leicester on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea secured a top-four spot in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday after two goals in a three-minute span helped the club to clinch a return to the Champions...
Chelsea moves into top 4 after draw with Burnley
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea moved into the Premier League's top four on Monday with a frustrating 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Goals two minutes apart from N'Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea...
Gonzalo Higuain retires from Argentina’s national team
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has announced his retirement from the Argentina national team, citing family reasons.
Higuain, Jorginho guide Chelsea to 2-1 win at Fulham
LONDON (AP) — Scott Parker's first game as interim manager of Fulham ended in defeat after goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho gave his former side Chelsea a 2-1 win in the Premier League on...
Sarri gets immediate response from rampant Chelsea
This time there was no need for Maurizio Sarri to get mad with his players.
The Chelsea manager could instead sit back and enjoy their performance in a 5-0 win over Huddersfield that lifted them back into the top four in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Higuain at double for 1st Chelsea goals in Huddersfield rout
LONDON (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Chelsea goals in a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Saturday, halting the slump after back-to-back English Premier League losses that created uncertainty about manager Maurizio Sarri's future.
In the striker's third game since joining on loan on Juventus, Higuain turned the ball into the net in the 16th minute and curled in Chelsea's fourth in the 69th.
"He has the quality," Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard said.
With Higuain quiet, Chelsea embarrassed 4-0 at Bournemouth
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Chelsea capitulated in a 4-0 loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday for a second straight defeat in the Premier League, with Gonzalo Higuain failing to make an impact in his debut in England's top division.
Josh King scored either side of a superb solo strike from David Brooks before Charlie Daniels added a fourth, with all of Bournemouth's goals coming in the second half at Vitality Stadium.
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.
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).
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.
10-man AC Milan draws 0-0 at relegation-threatened Bologna
ROME (AP) — Following a week in which it was eliminated from the Europa League and hit with a financial fair play penalty, AC Milan didn't do much to help itself with a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Bologna in Serie A on Tuesday.
Milan finished with 10 men after midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off after picking up his second yellow card in three minutes.
Gonzalo Higuain and Hakan Calhanoglu both missed chances for Milan.
Overzealous Higuain has nightmare match vs. former club
MILAN (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain was so desperate to make his mark against his former team that it proved to be his downfall.
After missing a first-half penalty, Higuain was sent off late in AC Milan's 2-0 loss at home to Juventus for arguing with the referee following a booking.
Ronaldo ends San Siro hoodoo as Juventus beats Milan 2-0
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo ended his San Siro hoodoo to help Juventus to a 2-0 win after AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty against his former team on Sunday.
Higuain left Juventus in the offseason following the signing of Ronaldo and he had a nightmare game as he was also sent off seven minutes from time for dissent after being booked for a foul on Medhi Benatia.
Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia.
Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup.
MILAN (AP) — Leonardo Bonucci sensationally returned to Juventus from AC Milan on Thursday, with Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara moving the other way.
Bonucci won six Serie A titles in seven years at Juventus but the Italy defender joined Milan last year — in what was the shock of the transfer window — for a fee of more than 40 million euros ($45 million) amid reports of a dressing room spat.
Juventus to play in MLS All-Star Game in Atlanta on Aug. 1
Juventus will play in Major League Soccer's All-Star Game in Atlanta on Aug. 1.
Leading the Italian League as it pursues a seventh straight Serie A title, the Bianconeri will be the latest high-profile European club to face the top MLS players in the annual showcase . Real Madrid won last year's game in Chicago on penalty kicks.
Tearful Chiellini inspires Juve to Spurs win as Italy mourns
LONDON (AP) — Giorgio Chiellini roared in delight as captain Gianluigi Buffon grabbed him by the neck.
It was a fiery show of appreciation from the goalkeeper to the colossus at the heart of the Juventus defense on an emotional night at Wembley Stadium.
Juve win is costly with Higuain, Bernardeschi injuries
ROME (AP) — Juventus' 1-0 derby win over Torino came at a high cost with both prized striker Gonzalo Higuain and his replacement, Federico Bernardeschi, coming off with injuries.
The status of each player will be big concerns for Juventus' pursuit of a seventh straight Serie A title as well as the return leg of the Champions League last 16 against Tottenham.
Kane leads Spurs’ recovery in 2-2 draw at Juventus
TURIN, Italy (AP) — At a crucial moment in its Champions League last-16 match on Tuesday, Tottenham survived against Juventus simply by standing still.
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris chose not to dive in either direction as Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain approached to strike his second penalty of the game. With no big gaps appearing, Higuain smashed the ball straight down the middle and saw it cannon off the crossbar.
Video controversy in Juve’s 2-0 win at Fiorentina
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Video technology caused controversy in Juventus's 2-0 win at Fiorentina on Friday.
Federico Bernardeschi scored against his old team before Gonzalo Higuain sealed victory as Juventus moved top of Serie A, two points above Napoli, which hosts third-place Lazio on Saturday.
But there was an incident in the first half that took center stage.
Fiorentina was awarded a penalty in the 18th minute after Giorgio Chiellini blocked Marco Benassi's cross with his arms.
Higuain scores hat trick in 7-goal Juventus rout
ROME (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat trick as Juventus swept past Sassuolo 7-0 on Sunday to strengthen its pursuit of a seventh straight Serie A title.
Sami Khedira netted twice for the hosts while Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic were also on target for the Bianconeri, who won their seventh successive league match.
Juventus moves top of Serie A after beating 9-man Chievo 2-0
MILAN (AP) — Juventus moved to the top of Serie A after struggling to beat nine-man Chievo Verona 2-0 on Saturday.
Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain scored for the six-time defending champion after Samuel Bastien and Fabrizio Cacciatore were sent off.
Juventus moved two points ahead of Napoli, which hosts Bologna on Sunday.
Messi wants Higuain playing for Argentina at the World Cup
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi says that striker Gonzalo Higuain should be picked for Argentina's World Cup squad.
Higuain lost his place to Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi and Boca Juniors' Dario Benedetto for Argentina's final matches in the South American World Cup qualifiers under coach Jorge Sampaoli.
In an interview with local channel TyC Sports, broadcast on Wednesday, Messi describes Higuain as "a fundamental player, he needs to be there."
Higuain punishes former club as Juventus wins 1-0 at Napoli
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain punished his former club with an early goal in a 1-0 win at Serie A leader Napoli on Friday that tightened the title race.
Playing with a broken left hand that was operated on four days earlier, Higuain took a pass from Paulo Dybala and finished off a swift counterattack with an accurate shot inside the near post past charging goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
Juventus’ Higuain has “perfect” surgery on broken left hand
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has undergone surgery on a broken left hand and will likely miss the highly anticipated Serie A match at Napoli on Friday.
Juventus says the operation on Monday was carried out "perfectly."
Six-time defending champion Juventus trails league leader Napoli by four points.
Inter beats Atalanta to move 2nd after Juventus loses
MILAN (AP) — This season's Serie A title race is shaping up to be the most interesting in years and it took another turn on Sunday when Juventus fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria.
Inter Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 in the evening match to go second, two points ahead of six-time defending champion Juventus. Napoli, which beat AC Milan 2-1 Saturday, is top with 35 points to Inter's 33. Fourth-place Roma has 30 points with a game in hand.
Juventus survives early scare to beat Benevento 2-1
MILAN (AP) — Last-place Benevento threatened a major shock in Turin before Juventus eventually fought back to win 2-1 Sunday and close the gap on leader Napoli in Serie A.
Benevento had not picked up a single point in its previous 11 league games — the worst start in the division's history — but took a surprise lead through Amato Ciciretti in the 19th minute.
That lead lasted nearly 40 minutes before Gonzalo Higuain leveled. Juan Cuadrado scored what was to prove the winner in the 65th.
Higuain nets twice as Juventus wins at AC Milan 2-0
MILAN (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain is once again a lean, mean, goal-scoring machine.
The Argentine scored another two to help visiting Juventus beat AC Milan 2-0 on Saturday.
Juventus moved level on points with Napoli at the top of Serie A. Napoli hosts Sassuolo on Sunday.
Argentina coach calls up Aguero and leaves Higuain out again
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has called up Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for two friendly matches in November and again left out Gonzalo Higuain.
Argentina travels to Moscow to face World Cup host Russia on Nov. 10 and then faces another team yet to be decided.
Sampaoli left Juventus striker Higuain out since he took over in June. Higuain has scored 32 goals in 69 games for the national side.
Higuain comes off bench to help Juventus beat Olympiakos 2-0
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain proved his doubters wrong as he came off the bench to set Juventus on its way to a 2-0 win against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Higuain, who has been dropped from the Argentina squad, was left out of Juve's starting lineup for the second successive match. But he was brought on for Juan Cuadrado on the hour mark and responded by scoring nine minutes later and then helping to line up his team's second goal.
Higuain looking to end scoring drought in Turin derby
MILAN (AP) — Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain has had a relatively quiet start to the season, scoring only twice in seven matches so far.
His next chance to break out of that slump will come against city rival Torino on Saturday.
"Higuain has the complete confidence of his teammates, coach, club and fans," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "He's played two or three matches without scoring, but that happens.
Sampaoli goes with youth in lagging bid for World Cup spot
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has put his faith in youth again as he tries to salvage the nation's place in next year's World Cup in Russia.
Sampaoli included 24-year-old Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi in the squad on Friday, again sidelining veteran Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus. Sampaoli also left Higuain off the team for Argentina's previous two World Cup qualifiers.
Juve rests players ahead of Barca trip and beats Chievo 3-0
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus rested top players ahead of the Champions League and still eased to a 3-0 victory over Chievo Verona to maintain its perfect start to the Serie A on Saturday.
Second-half goals from substitute Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain sealed the win after an own goal by Chievo midfielder Perparim Hetemaj.
Juventus visits Barcelona in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.
SERIE A 2017-18: 5 teams to watch out for this season
MILAN (AP) — Five teams to keep an eye on in the Italian league this season, which starts this weekend:
Following another Serie A-Italian Cup double, Juventus has had to deal with infighting and the departures of Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, however, has again bought shrewdly in the offseason.
Argentina drops Higuain for decisive World Cup qualifiers
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has been dropped by Argentina for two crucial South American World Cup qualifiers.
Forwards Mauro Icardi and Sergio Aguero were picked instead by coach Jorge Sampaoli on Friday.
Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala were in a squad that the Argentine Football Association said will be added to.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Argentina gave new coach Jorge Sampaoli a winning debut on Friday, defeating Brazil 1-0 before 95,569 spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly.
Defender Gabriel Mercado's goal on the stroke of halftime helped end Brazil coach Tite's undefeated record since taking the job 12 months ago.
Cuadrado finds room to run in Allegri’s attacking formation
ROME (AP) — If there's one player who has benefited directly from coach Massimiliano Allegri's daring five-forward formation at Juventus, it's winger Juan Cuadrado.
After rejoining Juventus on loan from Chelsea at the start of the season, the speedy Colombia winger was given room to show off his attacking skills when Allegri deployed his 4-2-3-1 formation in January.
Juventus wins with late goal from 17yo Kean in Serie A
ROME (AP) — Juventus ended the Serie A with a sign of the future as 17-year-old Moise Kean scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 comeback victory over Bologna on Saturday.
A second-half substitute, Kean connected on a difficult header following a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.
It was the first Serie A goal for Kean, who was making just his third appearance in the Italian league. In November, Kean became the first player born in this millennium to appear in Serie A.
Juventus wastes chance to clinch title with 3-1 loss at Roma
ROME (AP) — Juventus wasted a chance to clinch a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-1 loss at rival Roma on Sunday.
Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma 2-1 ahead early in the second half with a long, low shot that was deflected by Juventus fullback Stephan Lichtsteiner. Radja Nainggolan added another for the hosts to hand the Bianconeri their first league loss since a defeat to Fiorentina in January.