A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Jose Mourinho’s Roma looks to bounce back from consecutive losses when it visits winless Empoli in Serie A. Roma had been unbeaten until a 4-0 drubbing by Udinese last weekend, which was followed by a 2-1 defeat at Ludogorets in the Europa League.
ROME (AP) — José Mourinho’s Roma added another established scorer when Italy center forward Andrea Belotti joined the club on a one-year contract Sunday.
“As part of the overall agreement there is also the option for an additional two-year extension, based on certain performance-related criteria,” Roma said in a statement.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino captain Andrea Belotti scored to give his team a 1-1 draw at Juventus in a hard-fought Turin derby in Serie A on Friday.
The Italy forward created space for himself by slipping away from a defender and volleyed home Josip Brekalo’s cross from the left in the 62nd minute, canceling out Matthijs de Ligt’s first-half goal for the home side.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Juventus hosts Torino for the Derby della Mole (Turin Derby) in Serie A. Danilo’s injury-time equalizer at Atalanta on Sunday stretched Juve’s unbeaten run in the league to 11 games, but the “Old Lady” will need the same resilience against its local rival, which has one of the best defenses in Serie A.
ROME (AP) — Torino midfielder Tommaso Pobega was called up to Italy’s squad for the first time Friday for decisive World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland and Northern Ireland.
Coach Roberto Mancini named 28 players for the two qualifiers, against Switzerland in Rome on Nov.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Moise Kean and Davide Calabria were called up to the Italy squad on Sunday for the Nations League semifinal match against Spain.
Kean, who plays for Juventus, replaces Ciro Immobile among the forwards while AC Milan defender Calabria comes in for Rafael Tolói.
MILAN (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini recalled all the fit players from his European Championship-winning squad on Thursday for the Nations League semifinal against Spain next week.
Only four players are missing from the 26-man squad that beat England in the Euro 2020 final in July: Leonardo Spinazzola, Alessandro Florenzi, Gaetano Castrovilli and Andrea Belotti.
ROME (AP) — In three years, Italy has gone from failing to qualify for the World Cup to a perfect qualifying campaign for the European Championship.
It’s a transformation that came sooner than expected under coach Roberto Mancini, who has found the right mix of younger players and veterans to create optimism around a team that had lost all of its confidence.
ROME (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini cut Paris Saint-Germain forward Moise Kean and six other players from his provisional squad for the upcoming European Championship.
Mancini named a 28-man squad on Sunday and a further two players will have to be removed ahead of the announcement of the final 26-man list by the deadline of midnight on Tuesday.
CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) — Federico Bernardeschi scored one goal and set up two more in Italy’s 7-0 win over San Marino in a European Championship warmup on Friday.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini used mostly reserves before he decides on his 26-man list for Euro 2020 over the weekend.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Parma was relegated from Serie A on Monday after losing 1-0 at Torino, which boosted its own hopes of survival...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Injury-depleted Italy required two late goals to secure a 3-1 win over 10-man Armenia on Thursday and extend its perfect start to European Championship qualifying.
Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini was enraged as his squad failed to produce any serious chances in the second half when it held a man advantage — until substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini broke the deadlock in the 77th...