Inter left counting the cost of 1-0 derby win against Milan
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi's stoppage-time header gave Inter Milan a 1-0 win over AC Milan in the city derby on Sunday but it could be left counting the cost of that victory after key midfielder Radja Nainggolan limped off in the first half.
Nainggolan hurt his ankle in a crunching tackle with Lucas Biglia in the first half. The Belgian midfielder will undergo tests on Monday but is now a doubt for Wednesday's Champions League match at Barcelona.
Without Ronaldo, Portugal draws with Modric’s Croatia
FARO, Portugal (AP) — With Cristiano Ronaldo absent and Luka Modric in action, Portugal and Croatia drew 1-1 in a friendly Thursday.
In its first game since reaching the World Cup final, Croatia got on the board with forward Ivan Perisic's goal and defender Pepe equalized before halftime.
The Portuguese had most of the scoring chances but could not break through the Croatian defense at Algarve Stadium in southern Portugal.
MOSCOW (AP) — Croatia's legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared headed to its first World Cup final since 1966.
Then the second half started and it was as if a different Croatian team had replaced the lethargic one.
Modric, Rakitic headline Croatia’s WCup squad
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — With their clubs duties behind them, it's time for Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic to focus on the World Cup.
Both were named in Croatia's squad Monday for the tournament in Russia.
Modric's focus, though, could be distracted by perjury charges he faces for testimony about financial deals with a former Dinamo Zagreb director charged with embezzlement and tax fraud.
Icardi sets personal record as Inter beats Cagliari 4-0
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi set a personal record with his 25th Serie A goal of the season as Inter Milan beat visiting Cagliari 4-0 on Tuesday to move into the Champions League places.
Joao Cancelo scored three minutes in at the San Siro then Icardi, Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Perisic added second-half strikes.
Inter moved up to third, two points ahead of Roma and Lazio, which both play Wednesday.
The top four finishers qualify directly for the Champions League.
Gattuso’s Milan debut ends badly as Benevento ’keeper scores
ROME (AP) — Gennaro Gattuso's debut as AC Milan coach ended in nightmarish fashion when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli equalized in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Benevento its first-ever point in the top division with an improbable 2-2 draw Sunday.
In an up-and-down day for the Milan clubs, Ivan Perisic scored a hat trick as Inter took the Serie A lead with a convincing 5-0 rout of Chievo Verona at the San Siro.
Inter stays unbeaten with 2-1 win at Verona in Serie A
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Inter Milan overcame relegation-threatened Hellas Verona by a hard-fought 2-1 on Monday that extended its unbeaten start to Serie A.
Ivan Perisic scored the winner midway through the second half less than 10 minutes after Giampaolo Pazzini equalized with a penalty.
Borja Valero opened the scoring for Inter in the first half.
Inter moved back into second place, two points behind Napoli and one ahead of six-time defending champion Juventus and Lazio.
Dynamic duo: Icardi and Perisic keep Inter perfect in Italy
ROME (AP) — The dynamic duo of Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are proving unstoppable in Serie A and Inter Milan is quickly moving on from last season's failures and upheaval.
Icardi scored his fifth goal in three matches and Perisic added another as Inter beat Serie B champion Spal 2-0 Sunday to extend its perfect start in the Italian league.
Each of Inter's eight goals this season have involved either Icardi or Perisic, with goals or assists.
Inter appeals against 2-match bans for Icardi and Perisic
MILAN (AP) — Inter has appealed against two-match bans for captain Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic.
Both forwards were sanctioned after Inter Milan's 1-0 loss at Juventus on Sunday.
Perisic was sent off for dissent in stoppage time, while Icardi made comments to the referee at the end of the game and kicked the ball away.
Inter midfielder Brozovic out for weeks with broken toe
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan will be without Marcelo Brozovic for several weeks after the midfielder broke his toe in Sunday's defeat at Juventus.
Brozovic was replaced by Geoffrey Kondogbia just before the hour mark of the 1-0 defeat and underwent tests on Tuesday.
Inter says Brozovic "has sustained a fracture to one of the bones in his fourth toe" and that "his condition will be evaluated over the coming weeks."
Juventus loses 2-1 at Inter as cracks start to appear
MILAN (AP) — A sixth successive Serie A title for Juventus might not be the foregone conclusion it appeared to be at the start of the season.
Cracks have started to appear and Juventus lost its perfect start to the season on Sunday as Inter Milan came from behind to win the Derby d'Italia 2-1.
Mauro Icardi and substitute Ivan Perisic scored for Inter to cancel out Stephan Lichtsteiner's opener.
Inter draws 1-1 with Palermo in Serie A home opener
ROME (AP) — Inter Milan showed signs of improvement in a 1-1 draw with Palermo on Sunday in its home opener at San Siro.
The Nerazzurri's preparations for Serie A were slowed by the departure of Roberto Mancini less than two weeks before the season started and new manager Frank de Boer had a rough start with a 2-0 loss at Chievo Verona last weekend.