Lukaku scores as Inter beats Lecce 4-0 in Conte’s 1st match
MILAN (AP) — New season, new Inter Milan.
Antonio Conte's reign at Inter got off to an impressive start as the Nerazzurri beat newly-promoted Lecce 4-0 in Serie A on Monday.
Familiar faces in unfamiliar roles in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — A coaching shakeup in Serie A has brought some familiar faces back to Italy.
Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri — both former Chelsea managers — have returned to their home...
Antonio Conte named Inter Milan coach
MILAN (AP) — Antonio Conte was named Inter Milan coach on Friday, returning to Italian club soccer for the first time since leaving Juventus in 2014.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has left the Serie A club, with Antonio Conte expected to replace him in the next few days.
Spalletti joined Inter from Roma in 2017 and led...
MILAN (AP) — After being heavily linked with Roma and Juventus, Antonio Conte seems destined for Inter Milan if the coach returns to Italian soccer.
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi had a mixed reception on Sunday in his first appearance on the field at San Siro since early February.
The former Inter Milan captain could not prevent his team...
Spalletti says Icardi will start for Inter at Genoa
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi will make his first appearance for Inter Milan in nearly two months when the team visits Genoa on Wednesday.
Inter coach Luciano Spalletti says Icardi will be in...
ROME (AP) — Nearly two months after it started, the ongoing feud between Mauro Icardi and Inter Milan is making more noise than ever.
Inter coach Luciano Spalletti let his fury run loose...
After 6-week exile, Icardi left off Inter’s squad
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi has been left off Inter Milan's squad facing Lazio on Sunday following a six-week exile from the club.
Icardi resumed training with Inter over the international...
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...
ROME (AP) — Italian club Roma has fired coach Eusebio Di Francesco following the team's elimination from the Champions League.
Roma announced Thursday that De Francesco has left the club...
Inter drops Icardi as captain, Icardi pulls out of match
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan pulled the captaincy from Mauro Icardi, and Mauro Icardi responded by pulling himself out of Inter Milan's next match.
The dispute highlights the tense contract talks that have been going on between the 25-year-old Argentine player and the Italian club.
Inter Milan struggling as mid-season slump returns
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan's mid-season slump has become something of a tradition, and the tradition is back again this year.
Since 2013, Inter has only once managed to win more than one league match in January. And this year's poor run is putting Champions League qualification in doubt and piling pressure on coach Luciano Spalletti.
Fans jeer Inter after 1-0 home defeat to Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan players left the field to deafening jeers from their own fans after the latest setback on Sunday.
Inter lost 1-0 at home to relegation-threatened Bologna in Serie A to pile more pressure on coach Luciano Spalletti, amid speculation the club is preparing to replace him with Antonio Conte.
Spalletti insisted "the players are still behind me" and said "votes of confidence are useful for people whose jobs are in the balance, nothing changes in my daily life.
Fight against racism dominates Inter’s draw with Sassuolo
MILAN (AP) — An ugly chant was turned into a powerful symbol against racism as Inter Milan drew 0-0 with Sassuolo in front of an unusual San Siro crowd on Saturday.
It was the second of two matches Inter had to play behind closed doors as part of its punishment for racist chanting in the Dec. 26 league match against Napoli. The club, though, was allowed to let in more than 10,000 children from local schools in an initiative against discrimination.
Inter, Napoli, Fiorentina into Italian Cup quarterfinals
Inter Milan eased into the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup, although none of its fans were present at San Siro to see the Nerazzurri crush second-division Benevento 6-2.
Inter was forced to play the match behind closed doors as part of its punishment for racist chanting in the Dec. 26 league match against Napoli.
Inter out of Champions League despite 1-1 draw against PSV
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan's first season back in the Champions League in seven years was brought to a swift end on Tuesday after it failed to beat a team with nothing to play for.
Mauro Icardi rescued a 1-1 draw for Inter against PSV Eindhoven but it wasn't enough to prevent the Italian team from being eliminated from the knockout stage.
Inter needed to better Tottenham's result at Barcelona to progress to the round of 16 but that match also finished 1-1, thanks to Lucas Moura's late equalizer.
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.
Inter rallies again to beat PSV 2-1 in Champions League
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Two matches, two come-from-behind Champions League victories for resilient Inter Milan.
Inter rallied from a goal down to beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 on Wednesday and record its second victory after conceding first in the Champions League.
Both times, captain and striker Mauro Icardi was front and center for the Nerazzurri, scoring a late equalizer two weeks ago against Tottenham and the winner against PSV.
MILAN (AP) — Combative midfielder Radja Nainggolan is undergoing a medical with Inter Milan ahead of a transfer from rival Roma.
The fee is expected to be 24 million euros ($28 million) with two players — veteran fullback Davide Santon and 18-year-old midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo — also heading to Roma in exchange.
At Inter, Nainggolan will reunite with former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan players were in tears after losing at home to Sassuolo 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday left their chances of qualifying for the Champions League in tatters.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi, Rafinha and other players fell to the ground after the final whistle, several with tears running down their face.
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi missed two great chances as his Inter Milan side was held 0-0 at AC Milan in an entertaining Serie A derby on Wednesday.
Icardi is chasing the league's top scorer award with 24 goals, including six in his past two matches, but somehow shot wide twice from close range— including one in stoppage time.
Inter beats Benevento 2-0 despite terrible performance
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan was booed by its fans and outplayed yet somehow beat bottom club Benevento 2-0 to move to third in Serie A on Saturday.
Two goals in as many minutes from Milan Skriniar and Andrea Ranocchia helped Inter to only its second win in 11 matches.
Luciano Spalletti's side moved a point above Roma and two above Lazio. Roma hosts AC Milan on Sunday, shortly after Lazio visits Sassuolo.
Inter ends 2-month winless streak by beating 9-man Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan ended a two-month winless streak in Serie A with a 2-1 win at home to nine-man Bologna on Sunday, thanks to teenager Yann Karamoh.
Former Inter forward Rodrigo Palacio canceled out Eder's opener but the 19-year-old Karamoh scored a fine solo goal before Bologna defender Ibrahima Mbaye was sent off.
Adam Masina was also shown a straight red in stoppages for a terrible tackle on Inter debutant Lisandro Lopez.
Inter in crisis and sliding down the table
MILAN (AP) — Two months is a long time in football and Inter Milan know that more than most after having experienced one of its worst slumps in recent history.
Inter crushed Chievo Verona 5-0 on Dec. 3 to move to the top of the table and, at that stage, there was optimism in the Nerazzurri camp under new coach Luciano Spalletti.
However, Inter hasn't won in the league since then, drawing five matches and losing the other two to slide to fourth, 13 points behind leader Napoli.
Inter without a win in 4 league games after draw with Lazio
Inter Milan's crisis deepened as it was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Lazio on Saturday to leave it without a win in four league matches.
Inter was undefeated and top of Serie A only two weeks ago. But it is now seven points behind leader Napoli and six below Juventus, which won 3-1 at relegation-threatened Hellas Verona.
Roma is two points further back after a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo, while Lazio remained fifth.
The two capital sides have played a match less than the top three.
Inter’s unbeaten start ends with 3-1 defeat to Udinese
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan's unbeaten start to the season was brought to an unlikely end Saturday as the Nerazzurri were defeated 3-1 at home by Udinese and went on to lose top spot in Serie A.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi had canceled out Kevin Lasagna's opener but Udinese put in an impressive second-half performance and took the lead through Rodrigo De Paul's penalty before Antonin Barak sealed the result.
Inter draws at Juventus 0-0 to stay unbeaten atop Serie A
Inter Milan survived its toughest test yet as it drew at Juventus 0-0 to stay unbeaten and on top of Serie A on Saturday.
Inter barely sighted the goal, and Samir Handanovic was certainly the busier of the two goalkeepers in the Derby d'Italia.
Wojciech Szczesny stepped in for the injured Gianluigi Buffon but he was mainly a spectator between the posts for Juventus.
"Having taken away a point without conceding a goal is good," Inter coach Luciano Spalletti said.
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.
Inter Milan leaves it late to beat Crotone and stay perfect
Inter Milan stayed perfect in Serie A with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Crotone, which remained on Saturday the only team yet to score a goal in the league.
Inter won its previous three matches comfortably but found it harder than expected at Crotone until eight minutes from time when defender Milan Skriniar broke the deadlock.
Inter emerging as dark horse for title under Spalletti
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan is emerging as a dark horse for the Serie A title.
Napoli, Roma and perhaps AC Milan were expected to present the toughest challenges to Juventus' bid for a seventh straight league title. But after beating Roma comprehensively in the Italian capital as well as collecting victories over Fiorentina and Spal, Inter could pose a serious threat.
Happy return to Roma for Spalletti as Inter wins 3-1
New Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti had a fruitful return to the Italian capital on Saturday, as his Nerazzurri side came from behind to win at Roma 3-1 in Serie A.
Mauro Icardi scored twice in the second half as Roma was made to pay for its profligacy, having hit the woodwork three times.
MILAN (AP) — Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino has concluded a medical with Inter Milan and is near to completing a transfer from Fiorentina estimated at 24 million euros ($30 million).
The 25-year-old Vecino would join playmaker Borja Valero, who also recently transferred from Fiorentina to Inter.
Vecino plays in central midfield and is known for his attacking style.
MILAN (AP) — For inspiration, Inter Milan would do well to look at its own youth team.
Inter finished seventh in the Italian league last season, while the youngsters won the Primavera league title.
"They brought home a very important result," said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti, speaking for the first time since taking over. "I hope that our guys take a lesson from this success. Normally it is them who look up to us, this time it is us who have to look at them. They do us honor."
Eusebio Di Francesco named to coach post-Totti Roma
ROME (AP) — Former Roma midfielder Eusebio Di Francesco was named manager of the Serie A runner-up on Thursday, charged with ushering the Giallorossi into a new era following the retirement of longtime captain Francesco Totti.
Roma announced that Di Francesco had signed a two-year contract to replace Luciano Spalletti, who left to coach Inter Milan.
Di Francesco played for Roma for four seasons from 1997-2001, helping the Giallorossi win Serie A in 2001.
MILAN (AP) — New coach Luciano Spalletti is on a mission to return Inter Milan to the elite of European football.
Inter announced Friday that Spalletti has signed a two-year contract to coach the three-time European champions.
"We've got to bring the results back in line with the history of our club," said Spalletti, who had revealed his move to Inter on Tuesday.
MILAN (AP) — Former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has reached a deal to take over at Inter Milan, with the club's Chinese owners hoping he can restore the former European champions to prominence.
"I'm pleased to be the new coach of Inter," Spalletti said Tuesday at Milan's Malpensa airport before flying to meet Inter's owners in China. "It's all done. We shook hands."
The Suning retail group purchased a majority stake in Inter a year ago.
ROME (AP) — Roma announced the departure of Luciano Spalletti on Tuesday in an expected move that frees the coach to sign with Inter Milan.
"The process to appoint a new coach is now underway," Roma said in a statement.
The announcement came two days after Spalletti guided Roma to a second-place finish in Serie A and direct entry into the Champions League.
The 58-year-old Spalletti has been in negotiations to follow former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini to Inter.
ROME (AP) — Francesco Totti's final match with Roma ended in celebration when the Giallorossi scored a 90th-minute goal for a 3-2 win over Genoa on Sunday that secured a spot in the Champions League.
Substitute Diego Perotti connected on a volley following a free kick from Radja Nainggolan for the winner.
Roma finished second, one point ahead of Napoli, which won 4-2 at Sampdoria with goals from Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon.
Lazio wins 3-1 at Roma as Napoli closes gap to 1 point
MILAN (AP) — Lazio won 3-1 at Roma in a controversial derby in Serie A on Sunday to leave its neighbors in the capital looking nervously over their shoulders.
Roma remained second, nine points behind Juventus with four rounds left, and third-place Napoli closed the gap to just one point.
Napoli beats Roma 2-1 to close in on 2nd in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Napoli got back on track by beating nearest rival Roma 2-1, leaving Serie A leader Juventus with the biggest smile on Saturday.
Napoli remained third but closed the gap to second-placed Roma to two points.
Juventus can stretch its advantage to 10 points with a win at struggling Udinese on Sunday.
"We must be realistic, the title race was very difficult before, now it's almost impossible," Roma coach Luciano Spalletti said. "It will depend what Juventus do, but it's very hard.
ROME (AP) — Lazio won its first derby in nearly four years as it edged city rival Roma 2-0 in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Wednesday.
Lazio hadn't beaten Roma since the cup final in 2013 but goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile ensured it ended a run of four successive defeats to its bitter rival.
"It's one of the best nights of my career," Immobile said. "The fans asked us to win and we won.
Roma midfielder Florenzi out for months after tearing ACL
ROME (AP) — Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi could be out for up to four months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
The Italy international was injured during the second half of Roma's 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday. He was carried off the field in tears.
Roma, which is two points behind Serie A leader Juventus, says Florenzi will undergo surgery on Thursday.
Dzeko’s goals pace Roma into top challenger spot in Serie A
ROME (AP) — With Edin Dzeko improving match by match and Arkadiusz Milik down and out, Roma has overtaken Napoli as the top challenger to Juventus in Serie A.
Dzeko scored twice in Roma's 3-1 win at Napoli over the weekend, giving him a league-best seven goals in eight league appearances this season — just one less than he scored in 31 appearances in his first season with Roma.