MILAN (AP) — Only AC Milan will end the year less than 10 points behind runaway Serie A leader Napoli.
An own-goal in stoppage time saw Milan snatch a 2-1 win at home to Fiorentina on Sunday to remain eight points adrift of Napoli, which beat Udinese 3-2 the previous day.
MILAN, Italy (AP) — Giorgio Furlani will replace the outgoing Ivan Gazidis as AC Milan CEO, the club said on Friday.
Gazidis will leave the Serie A champion after four years when his contract expires next month.
MILAN (AP) — Despite a bad start to the season, Juventus could end the year in the top four in Serie A.
Moise Kean's goal was enough for Juventus to win 1-0 at bottom club Hellas Verona on Thursday to move fourth in the league standings.
PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps picked central defenders Raphael Varane and Prensel Kimpembe, but left out standout goalkeeper Mike Maignan in a World Cup squad announced Wednesday amid injury concerns.
ROME (AP) — Even without its most exciting player, Napoli is still finding ways to win.
American right back Sergiño Dest missed his third straight match for AC Milan on Tuesday night, a day before U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announces his World Cup roster.
Dest did not dress for Milan's Serie A match at Cremonese.
ROME (AP) — A hat trick last weekend. A goal and an assist this weekend to move atop the Serie A scoring chart.
AC Milan right back Sergiño Dest is the latest injury worry for the United States ahead of the World Cup, and Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner missed his third straight match Thursday.
Dest did not play in Milan's Champions League group stage finale against Salzburg on Wednesday because of adductor fatigue.
MILAN (AP) — Every time Napoli has been tested this season, it has responded admirably.
From trouncing Liverpool and Ajax — 4-1 and 6-1, respectively — in the Champions League, to beating defending Serie A champion AC Milan at San Siro and edging Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
MILAN (AP) — Olivier Giroud has a knack of delivering in big games.
He did it again on Wednesday with two goals and two assists as AC Milan beat Salzburg 4-0 to return to the Champions League knockout stages for the first time in nine years.
It took nine years for seven-time European champion AC Milan to finally win its way back into the Champions League knockout rounds with a 4-0 victory over Salzburg on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain’s quest for a first European title got potentially tougher because it is now unseeded in the round of 16 draw Monday despite winning 2-1 at Juventus.
A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Wednesday:
AC Milan hosts Salzburg with a spot in the last 16 up for grabs alongside Chelsea, which is already assured of winning the group ahead of its home match against Dinamo Zagreb.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has been rewarded for his title-winning exploits with a two-year extension to his contract at the defending champion.
Milan announced on Monday that the 57-year-old Pioli has signed a new contract until June 2025.
LONDON (AP) — The Champions League has reached the final round of group-stage matches, with four spots in the lineup for the last 16 still up for grabs.
MILAN (AP) — Defending champion AC Milan fell to a surprise second loss of the season in Serie A with a 2-1 defeat at Torino on Sunday.
Koffi Djidji and Aleksei Miranchuk netted in two first-half minutes for the hosts before Junior Messias pulled one back for Milan in the 67th following a bad mistake by Torino goalkeeper Vanja Milinković-Savić.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan continues to improve off the field as it flourishes on it.
Milan, which was recently taken over by RedBird Capital Partners, reported a loss of 66.5 million euros ($66.7 million) for the 2021-22 financial year at a shareholders meeting on Wednesday.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Seven-time European champion AC Milan is on the verge of returning to the Champions League knockout stage for the first time in nine years.
A second-half goal from Rafael Leão helped Milan to a dominant 4-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday to move into second spot in Group E.
ROME (AP) — José Mourinho’s physical Roma squad came closer than most teams have to keeping high-scoring Napoli out of the net.
In the end, though, Napoli’s vast array of talented forwards again proved too much to handle.
MILAN (AP) — A first-half brace from Brahim Díaz helped AC Milan to a 4-1 win over Monza in Serie A, making it an unhappy return to San Siro for former Rossoneri CEO Adriano Galliani on Saturday.
Divock Origi scored his first goal for Milan and substitute Rafael Leão sealed the game after Filippo Ranocchia had pulled one back for Monza.
MILAN (AP) — Much of the attention will be focused off the field when Monza takes on defending champion AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday.
There will be familiar faces in the directors’ box at San Siro as Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani return to the club they led to 29 trophies in 31 years.
MILAN (AP) — Victor Osimhen continued his comeback from injury with his second goal in as many matches to help free-scoring Napoli beat Bologna 3-2 and move back to the top of Serie A on Sunday.
Napoli had to come from behind, and goals from Juan Jesus and Hirving Lozano either side of the break appeared to have turned the match around.
LONDON (AP) — Reece James has vowed to fight on after almost certainly being ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury.
Tests have confirmed the Chelsea and England defender faces an eight-week lay-off while he receives specialist treatment on the damage sustained in the Champions League game against AC Milan on Tuesday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea and England defender Reece James will see a specialist to determine the extent of his knee injury amid concerns ahead of the World Cup.
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Former Italian and Russian league center back Salvatore Bocchetti was handed his first senior-level head coaching job by Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday.
Bocchetti replaces Gabriele Cioffi, who was fired on Tuesday after four straight losses left the club in the relegation zone.
MILAN (AP) — What a difference a week makes.
Chelsea was at the bottom of Group E but two straight victories over Serie A champion AC Milan has seen it move into pole position to progress to the Champions League round of 16.
England’s resources at right back are being tested ahead of the World Cup.
Reece James was forced off with a right knee injury in the second half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Hellas Verona fired coach Gabriele Cioffi on Tuesday after four straight losses in Serie A left the club in the relegation zone.
In a brief announcement about the firing, Verona did not name a replacement, although local reports suggest that Diego López is the leading candidate.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Fiorentina got a blast of Lazio's impressive domestic form when the visitor won 4-0 and moved into third place in Serie A on Monday.
Ciro Immobile scored one and set up another while Sergej Milinković-Savić also starred with two assists in a fourth straight league victory for Lazio, which has 14 goals in those matches and conceded none.
A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Tuesday:
Salzburg didn't expect to be leading a group containing Chelsea and AC Milan at the halfway stage, but the Austrian champion remains in first place, unbeaten with five points.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has suffered a fresh setback in his fight to shake off his latest hamstring injury.
The France midfielder did not travel to Italy on Monday ahead of Chelsea's match against AC Milan in the Champions League after having what manager Graham Potter said was a "reaction in training."
MILAN (AP) — Udinese never gives up.
The latest example of the Italian team's fighting spirit saw it recover from two goals down to draw 2-2 against high-flying Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) — A packed San Siro erupted in celebration after Brahim Díaz's stunning solo goal he launched from his own half helped AC Milan beat Juventus 2-0 in Serie A on Saturday.
Díaz made his mark nine minutes after the break when he intercepted a pass and raced forward, beating a number of players before firing powerfully past Wojciech Szczęsny in the Juventus goal.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is back. Maybe.
After a run of five matches without a win — including a humiliating loss to Monza in what was the first Serie A victory for the team owned by Silvio Berlusconi — Juventus has won two straight and finally got its Champions League campaign going with a 3-1 victory over Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday.
A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Wednesday:
Chelsea is one of the top teams in early trouble in the group stage heading into a double-header against AC Milan, with the first match taking place at Stamford Bridge.
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Red-hot Udinese pulled off another comeback win, producing a goal in stoppage time at regional rival Hellas Verona for 2-1 on Monday and extending the Friuli squad’s winning streak to six matches.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín says he will retire from soccer after Inter Miami's Major League Soccer season ends.
The 34-year-old striker joined Miami in September 2020. He has 14 league goals this season, including 12 in his last 15 matches, and 27 goals in 65 games with Miami, which is in contention for a playoff spot with one game left in the regular season.
The Premier League has provided six of the last 10 Champions League finalists and its clubs were by far the biggest spenders in the summer transfer window, strengthening their already-deep squads and weakening some of their European rivals in the process.
Atalanta moved joint top in Italy with a 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday while, at Sassuolo, Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi became the first woman to referee a Serie A match.
Atalanta's Ademola Lookman scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute, although it was all about the assist by Luis Muriel.
MILAN (AP) — United States defender Sergiño Dest joined Italian champion AC Milan with the hope of getting more playing time ahead of the World Cup.
PARIS (AP) — France captain Hugo Lloris has been ruled out of upcoming Nations League matches as a series of injuries led to further replacements in coach Didier Deschamps' squad on Monday.
The French football federation said the Tottenham goalkeeper will miss the games against Austria and Denmark because of a right thigh injury.
PARIS (AP) — Olivier Giroud gets another chance to close in on France's scoring record after being recalled by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday.
Giroud needs three goals to equal Thierry Henry's record tally of 51, and has a chance to stake a late claim for a place in the World Cup squad.
ROME (AP) — All of the big Serie A clubs face intriguing tests this weekend before the season’s first international break.
LONDON (AP) — Graham Potter's first game as Chelsea manager ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the English team facing an uphill task to advance from its group.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan will likely be even more eager to extend Rafael Leão's contract after the Portugal forward again starred in a Rossoneri win.
Leão earned a penalty — converted by Olivier Giroud — and set up Milan’s second for Alexis Saelemaekers to help his team beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
EMPOLI, Italy (AP) — Paulo Dybala scored one and set up another as Roma got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Empoli in an action-packed Serie A match on Monday.
Both teams hit the woodwork numerous times, while Roma missed a penalty and an Empoli player was sent off late on.
ROME (AP) — Atalanta, the team that drew praise and admiration around Europe in recent seasons for its free-flowing attack and abundance of goals, is relying more on its defense these days.
With Luis Muriel having just returned from injury and strike partner Duván Zapata likely out for another month, Atalanta hasn't exactly resembled the unit that produced a whopping 98 goals a couple of years ago.
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Seven-time winner AC Milan opened its Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw at Salzburg on Tuesday.
ROME (AP) — Alleged antisemitic chants by Juventus and Inter Milan fans are being investigated by Italian soccer authorities.
The chants, which allegedly included references to Jews, occurred on Saturday during Juventus’ 1-1 draw at Fiorentina and Inter’s 3-2 loss to AC Milan in the Milan derby.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Unbeaten Atalanta visits last-place Monza knowing that a win will take it top of Serie A. Atalanta has won three of its four matches and only dropped points in a 1-1 draw against AC Milan.