Lukaku: Conte key to choosing Inter
MILAN (AP) — New Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku says Nerazzurri coach Antonio Conte was a key factor in his decision to join the Serie A club.
Belgium forward Lukaku joins Inter Milan from Man United
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan completed the signing of Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United on Thursday.
Lukaku put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Inter, joining his...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina included Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria in its Copa America squad, while Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was left out.
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...
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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...
Lautaro injury could pave way for Icardi return at Inter
MILAN (AP) — Former Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi could make his first appearance in more than a month after the club confirmed forward Lautaro Martinez will miss Sunday's Serie A match against...
Icardi ends 6-week exile at Inter as he resumes training
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi has resumed training with his Inter Milan teammates, ending a six-week exile.
Icardi has not been on the field in more than a month, since being stripped of the...
Icardi’s standoff with Inter appears set to end
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi's standoff with Inter Milan appears set to end amid reports that he will return to training with the club on Thursday.
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) — Inter Milan managed a confidence-boosting win ahead of next weekend's derby against AC Milan but its misfortunes continued Sunday.
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...
Icardi watches as Inter beats Sampdoria 2-1 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Despite the absence of Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan managed to beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Serie A after a dramatic finale on Sunday.
All the goals came in a five-minute spell with Danilo D'Ambrosio and Radja Nainggolan scoring for Inter, either side of Manolo Gabbiadini's equalizer.
Inter remained third but again moved four points clear of fourth-placed AC Milan. The top four from Serie A qualify for the Champions League.
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.
Lazio beats Inter on penalties to reach Italian Cup semis
MILAN (AP) — Lazio beat Inter Milan on penalties in the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Thursday, a result that will do little to dispel reports that Antonio Conte is in talks to become the next Nerazzurri coach.
Lautaro Martinez and Radja Nainggolan had spot kicks saved as Lazio won 4-3 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 following Mauro Icardi's stoppage-time equalizer.
Lazio will next play AC Milan. Atalanta faces Fiorentina in the other two-legged semifinal.
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.
Messi-less Barcelona draws 1-1 at Inter after late goals
MILAN (AP) — Lionel Messi once again watched from the sidelines and Barcelona's attack struggled without him as the Spanish side drew 1-1 at Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday despite dominating for large periods of the match.
The result nevertheless meant Barcelona became the first side to secure qualification for the knockout.
Struggling with Italy, Immobile is still a threat for Lazio
ROME (AP) — Having recently lost his starting job for Italy, Ciro Immobile remains a constant scoring threat in Serie A.
Perhaps with an eye on regaining his place with the Azzurri, Immobile scored twice and also hit the post to help Lazio beat Spal 4-1 on Sunday.
Lazio had lost 3-0 at home to Inter Milan on Monday.
"We needed a reaction after the ugly performance against Inter and I'm just pleased that I could help the squad when we really needed it," Immobile said.
Icardi scores 2 as Inter beat Lazio and go 2nd in Serie A
ROME (AP) — Inter Milan proved on Monday there's a third team in the Serie A race, especially when Mauro Icardi is leading.
Icardi netted twice to help Inter win at Lazio 3-0 and move to second overall, level on points with Napoli. They are six points behind seven-time defending champion Juventus.
The Inter captain failed to find the back of the net in his first four league matches this season, but has rediscovered his scoring touch.
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.
Inter leaves it late _ again _ in 2-1 win over Fiorentina
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan still can't control a match from start to finish. Fortunately, though, the Nerazzurri are making it a habit of scoring late winners.
Danilo D'Ambrosio netted in the 77th minute to secure a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina on Tuesday, marking the third straight game in all competitions which Inter won with a late goal.
Mauro Icardi had put Inter ahead with a first-half penalty before Federico Chiesa leveled after the break.
Inter marks Champs League return with win over Tottenham
MILAN (AP) — Time was winding down and Inter Milan was headed toward defeat in its first Champions League match in six years. Then everything changed in just six minutes.
Mauro Icardi sent the crowd of 64,123 into a frenzy when the Inter captain volleyed in a stunning equalizer against Tottenham with four minutes remaining, and the noise in San Siro grew even louder when Matias Vecino headed in the winner in injury time.
ROME (AP) — The man who scored the winning goal in the last World Cup.
The best young player in the English Premier League.
A striker who scored a total of 53 goals in Serie A the last two seasons.
Mario Goetze, Leroy Sane and Mauro Icardi have achieved plenty in their careers. But they won't be achieving anything at the upcoming World Cup. Along with the likes of Alvaro Morata and Adrien Rabiot, they belong to a group of elite players left off their national team squads.
Icardi left out of Argentina’s World Cup squad
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Serie A co-top-scorer Mauro Icardi was left out of Argentina's World Cup squad on Monday.
Icardi, also the Inter Milan captain, was the most notable absentee from coach Jorge Sampaoli's 23-man list.
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, who has not played since March and is recovering from a knee operation, was picked.
Sampaoli said in a news conference his choices were based on "players that can do many functions to give us different characteristics."
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan is back in the Champions League.
The Nerazzurri trailed 2-1 with 13 minutes left but fought back to beat 10-man Lazio 3-2 and secure a spot in Europe's premier club competition for the first time since 2012, following Matias Vecino's late header.
"The Champions League has been our aim since the beginning of the season," Inter captain Mauro Icardi said. "We were aware of our strength from the start and finally we did it — after a crazy match."
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.
ROME (AP) — Juventus scored two late goals to rescue a 3-2 win over 10-man Inter Milan in a wild Derby d'Italia on Saturday and stay on track for a record-extending seventh straight Serie A title.
Juan Cuadrado and Gonzalo Higuain scored in the final four minutes as Juventus moved four points ahead of Napoli, which visits Fiorentina on Sunday in a tense title race.
"This is the hunger, pride and thirst for victory that this squad possesses. We will fight to the death to win," Higuain said.
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.
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.
ROME (AP) — After directing Juventus' defense during six straight Serie A titles, Leonardo Bonucci began this season dragged down by the weight of his leadership duties at AC Milan.
Touted as the cornerstone of Milan's revival project under the club's new, big-spending Chinese owners, Bonucci instead turned in performances that left him wondering if his best days were behind him at the age of 30.
Immobile ends drought with 2 goals to help Lazio beat Verona
ROME (AP) — Ciro Immobile boosted his bid for Serie A's top goalscorer award with another two goals as Lazio beat relegation-threatened Hellas Verona 2-0 on Monday.
Immobile, who won the prize with Torino in 2014, took his tally to 22 for the season, four more than closest challenger Mauro Icardi of Inter Milan.
Lazio ended a three-match losing run and moved into fourth spot, a point above fifth-placed Inter Milan and one behind Roma.
Inter’s winless streak extended by 1-1 draw with Crotone
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan's winless streak in Serie A will stretch beyond two months after drawing with visiting Crotone 1-1 on Saturday.
Following Eder's early opener for Inter, Andrea Barberis equalized for Crotone on the hour mark.
Inter hasn't won in the league since Dec. 3, when it moved to the top of the table.
With six draws and two losses since then, Inter has dropped to fourth, one point behind Lazio, which hosts Genoa on Monday.
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."
Icardi scores twice as Inter beats Cagliari 3-1 to go top
MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi scored twice as Inter Milan reinforced its title credentials by winning at Cagliari 3-1 to move to the top of Serie A on Saturday.
Icardi and Marcelo Brozovic scored for Inter before Leonardo Pavoletti set up a nervy final 20 minutes for the visitors.
However, Icardi scored late. The Inter captain moved level with Lazio's Ciro Immobile at the top of the goal-scoring charts, with 15.
Inter beats Sampdoria 3-2 to take lead at least for a night
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan moved atop Serie A at least for a night with a 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Tuesday.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi scored either side of halftime after Milan Skriniar found the target early on at the San Siro. Both had previously played for Sampdoria.
Dawid Kownacki and Fabio Quagliarella scored late for the visitors.
Bonucci’s red card could end up costing Montella his job
MILAN (AP) — Leonardo Bonucci's latest lapse in concentration may end up costing Vincenzo Montella his job at big-spending AC Milan.
Bonucci was sent off in the first half of Milan's 0-0 draw at home with Genoa on Sunday for elbowing a defender in the head as he jostled for position on a free kick.
Icardi hat trick repairs rocky relationship with ‘ultras’
ROME (AP) — Mauro Icardi may have finally repaired his rocky relationship with Inter Milan's hard-core "ultra" fans.
A year after offending the ultras in his autobiography, Icardi won back the supporters in style by scoring a hat trick — including a decisive 90th-minute penalty — in the Milan derby.
It was the one type of performance missing in a career marked by constant goals and nearly as frequent controversy.
Icardi hat trick earns Inter 3-2 derby win over AC Milan
Mauro Icardi is a goal predator.
Seemingly absent one moment, he swoops in unannounced to score in the next.
The Argentine striker had a hat trick in Inter Milan's 3-2 derby victory over big-spending AC Milan on Sunday, displaying perfect timing to redirect two crosses, then calmly converting a penalty for the winner in the 90th.
Inter’s perfect start ends with 1-1 draw at Bologna
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Inter Milan appeared far from a title contender in a 1-1 draw at Bologna on Tuesday that saw the Nerazzurri drop their first points in Serie A.
Having won its opening four matches, there had been growing chatter that a remodeled Inter side could challenge six-time defending champion Juventus and Napoli for the Italian league title.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MILAN (AP) — Cristian Zapata's stoppage-time equalizer prevented the new era at AC Milan from getting off to a losing start on Saturday as the Rossoneri fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at city rival Inter Milan.
Antonio Candreva and Mauro Icardi scored in the first half but Alessio Romagnoli reduced the deficit in the 83rd minute before Zapata's leveler in the seventh minute of stoppage time.
MILAN (AP) — It was supposed to be a battle for Europe. In the end it was over by the 26th minute and Inter Milan romped to a 7-1 victory over Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.
Mauro Icardi and Ever Banega both scored hat tricks as Inter moved above Atalanta and into fourth place, a point above Lazio, which hosts Torino on Monday.
Inter remains six points below the Champions League spots.
Nainggolan nets 2 to propel Roma to 3-1 win at Inter Milan
Radja Nainggolan is proving to be one of the best midfielders in Europe this season and he reinforced that reputation with two stunning goals in Roma's 3-1 win at Inter Milan in Serie A on Sunday.
Nainggolan has now scored five goals in his last four league matches.
Mauro Icardi, who was returning from a two-match ban, pulled one back for Inter but Diego Perotti converted a penalty to secure matters.