MILAN (AP) — Milan’s famous Piazza del Duomo will be thronged with celebrating soccer fans on Sunday.
Whether the square in front of the iconic cathedral is a sea of red-and-black AC Milan shirts or swarming with the blue-and-black of Inter Milan remains to be seen..
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan’s lengthy wait for the Italian league title will last another week at least.
Second-half goals from Rafael Leão and Theo Hernández saw Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 on Sunday and it now only needs one point from its final match to secure its first Serie A title since 2011.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Arsenal looks to reclaim its place in the Premier League's top four, at the expense of north London rival Tottenham, with a win at Newcastle.
MILAN (AP) — The last time Juventus ended the season without a trophy, AC Milan took the Serie A title and Inter Milan won the Italian Cup.
This year could see a repeat of 2011.
The two Milan clubs are fighting it out at the top of Serie A, with Inter two points behind its city rival with two matches remaining.
ROME (AP) — Inter Milan remained on course for a league and cup double by beating Juventus 4-2 after extra time in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.
Ivan Perišić scored twice in extra time after Hakan Çalhanoğlu had converted a controversial late penalty.
MILAN (AP) — For Inter Milan, Wednesday’s Italian Cup final could be the first of two trophies.
Inter plays Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and then has two league matches in Serie A, where it is locked in an intriguing title fight with city rival AC Milan.
MILAN (AP) — Napoli won at Torino 1-0 despite missing a penalty and consolidated third place in Serie A on Saturday.
Fabián Ruiz scored in the second half after Lorenzo Insigne had another spot kick saved.
MILAN (AP) — Lautaro Martínez may have saved Inter Milan’s title challenge.
Martinez scored twice to help the defending champion recover from two goals down to beat Empoli 4-2 and move to the top of Serie A on Friday — for 48 hours at least.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Real Sociedad tries to keep alive its chances of qualifying for the Champions League when it visits last-place Levante in the Spanish league.
ROME (AP) — Goalkeeping blunders continue to make a major impact on the Serie A title race.
Following inexcusable errors by Inter Milan’s and Napoli’s goalkeepers in recent matches, AC Milan was the beneficiary of a massive mistake by Fiorentina’s ’keeper in the final 10 minutes of a 1-0 win Sunday that kept the Rossoneri on track for their first Italian league title in more than a decade.
GENEVA (AP) — Title duels, top-of-the-table showdowns, and runaway league leaders set to be crowned.
European soccer has multiple stages set for drama this weekend entering the final month of a season that will peak with the Champions League final on May 28.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan is coping better without its veteran talisman than Inter Milan. And that's bad news for defending champion Inter heading into the final four matches of the Italian league season.
ROME (AP) — For four months, Inter Milan had been pointing to its postponed match at Bologna as a chance to gain ground in the title race.
Yet a goalkeeping blunder handed Bologna a 2-1 win Wednesday as Inter wasted a lead and a chance to reclaim the Serie A lead.
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Juventus looks to consolidate a Champions League place with a visit to talented Sassuolo. Juventus is fourth in Serie A and can extend its five-point advantage over fifth-place Roma, which lost to defending champion Inter Milan on Saturday.
ROME (AP) — If AC Milan wins its first Serie A title in 11 years this season — and that's looking more and more like a distinct possibility — its last-gasp comeback victory at Lazio on Sunday might go down as one of the keys to success.
MILAN (AP) — Defending champion Inter Milan gave a signal of intent as it crushed Roma 3-1 to move on top of Serie A on a miserable return to San Siro for former coach José Mourinho on Saturday.
Denzel Dumfries, Marcelo Brozović and Lautaro Martínez scored for Inter and Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late consolation.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Federico Bernardeschi scored against his former club as Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-0 on Wednesday to set up an Italian Cup final against Inter Milan.
After Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski failed to intercept a cross, Bernardeschi controlled the ball with his chest then volleyed in shortly after the half-hour mark.
MILAN (AP) — Lautaro Martínez scored twice to send Inter Milan into the Italian Cup final with a 3-0 second-leg win over city rival AC Milan on Tuesday.
Both of Martínez’s goals came in the first half in a clinical performance that also gave Inter a 3-0 aggregate victory.
ROME (AP) — Another hit to his team’s Serie A title ambitions left Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne in tears following a 1-1 draw with Roma on Monday.
Insigne converted an early penalty but then watched as Roma dominated the second half at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona and finally equalized via Stephan El Shaarawy in added time.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan maintained its lead in Serie A after beating relegation-threatened Genoa 2-0 on Friday.
Rafael Leão and Junior Messias helped Milan move back two points ahead of Inter after the defending champion won at Spezia 3-1 hours earlier.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan took a big step toward defending its Serie A title without even playing on Sunday.
Serie A leader AC Milan was again let down by its poor finishing in a 0-0 draw at Torino, while Napoli lost 3-2 at home to Fiorentina.
MILAN (AP) — Defending Serie A champion Inter Milan moved within one point of league leader and city rival AC Milan with a 2-0 win against Hellas Verona on Saturday.
Ivan Perišić set up both first-half goals for Nicolò Barella and Edin Džeko.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan is a club reborn on and off the soccer field.
Three years ago, Milan finished fifth in Serie A and was forced to withdraw from the following season’s Europa League because of UEFA financial fair play breaches.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan missed the chance to pull three points clear at the top of Serie A as it was held to a 0-0 draw by Bologna on Monday.
The result left Milan just one point ahead of second-place Napoli with seven matches remaining.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan halted its poor run of form in the best possible way by beating fierce rival Juventus 1-0 to boost its Serie A title chances and hinder its opponent’s own hopes on Sunday.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu converted a penalty at the second time of asking in first-half stoppage time.
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The Derby d’Italia is always a hotly contested fight between two of the biggest teams in Italian soccer. But this time Juventus knows it can move above defending champion Inter Milan in what has become a thrilling title race.
ROME (AP) — Amid a tight race for the Serie A title, AC Milan is displaying more consistency than its rivals.
On a night when defending champion Inter Milan was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Fiorentina, Milan won 1-0 at relegation-threatened Cagliari to extend its unbeaten run to eight matches.
MILAN (AP) — Two vital games, three goals, six points. Olivier Giroud is keeping AC Milan very much in the title race.
Giroud has scored 11 goals in all competitions since joining Milan from Chelsea in the offseason but it is his ability to do it in big matches that could prove to be the difference for the Rossoneri.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool could cope with its first Anfield loss in a year to still overcome Inter Milan and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Leading 2-0 from the last-16 first leg in Italy, Lautaro Martinez’s swerving shot that reduced the deficit in the 61st minute gave the Italian champions a hope of a comeback.
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LIVERPOOL vs INTER MILAN
So much has gone right for Liverpool since winning at Inter Milan 2-0 in their last-16 first leg. The English League Cup was won for a first domestic cup in a decade.
MILAN (AP) — Olivier Giroud is proving to be the difference for AC Milan this year as the veteran forward again scored against one of its direct rivals to help the Rossoneri win 1-0 at Napoli on Sunday and keep them on course to win a first Serie A title for more than a decade.
MILAN (AP) — Lautaro Martínez scored a hat trick as Inter Milan ended its goal drought in spectacular style by beating Salernitana 5-0 to move to the top of Serie A on Friday.
Edin Džeko also scored twice and Inter will remain top of Serie A for 48 hours at least.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Sevilla visits Alavés trying to keep the pressure on Real Madrid. A win would pull Sevilla to within three points of the leaders.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan’s miserable month continued when it drew 0-0 against city rival AC Milan in first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Tuesday.
Inter has won only one of its past seven matches in all competitions since the start of February.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Tuesday:
The fifth round of the FA Cup begins with Manchester City among three Premier League teams facing second-tier opposition.
MILAN (AP) — Serie A leader AC Milan and defending champion Inter Milan were held to draws by opponents in the lower half of the standings on Friday.
Italy Under-21 left back Destiny Udogie equalized with his first Italian league goal as Udinese secured a 1-1 draw at Milan — less than a week after the Rossoneri were held at last-placed Salernitana to 2-2.
ROME (AP) — Substitute Victor Osimhen headed in a late equalizer and Napoli drew at relegation-threatened Cagliari 1-1 on Monday to move within two points of the Serie A lead.
Cagliari dominated for long periods before Osimhen redirected a long cross from Mario Rui in the 87th minute.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan was upset 2-0 at home by midtable Sassuolo on Sunday, wasting a chance to leapfrog city rival Milan and go top of the Italian league.
Leader Milan stumbled Saturday with a 2-2 draw at last-place Salernitana.
MILAN (AP) — Italian league leader AC Milan dropped crucial points in the title race after drawing 2-2 at last-place Salernitana on Saturday.
Milan is two points ahead of defending champion Inter Milan, which has played two fewer games, and three points ahead of third-place Napoli, which has one game in hand.
As a player, Antonio Conte was widely respected for being a passionate, tenacious, indefatigable midfielder, and he has taken those traits into his successful coaching career.
But does he have the stomach for a fight in his latest job at Tottenham?
MILAN (AP) — When a breakthrough is proving elusive, Liverpool can still prosper from a set piece.
After 75 minutes of caution — even tedium — in the Champions League at Inter Milan, Andy Robertson swung in a corner that was met at the near post by Roberto Firmino glancing in a header, with his back to goal.
Jürgen Klopp and the other 15 managers still in this season's Champions League have one less thing to think about when preparing their teams for matches in the knockout stage.
This is the first season in 57 years that the away-goals rule — a way of deciding two-legged matches in European club competitions if necessary — will not be in use.
MILAN, Italy (AP) — AC Milan surged to the top of Serie A with a 1-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.
After beating city rival Inter Milan 2-1 in the previous round, Milan was third in the standings going into its game against Sampdoria and trailed leader Inter — which was held 1-1 at Napoli on Saturday — by two points.
ROME (AP) — Edin Dzeko's second-half equalizer at Napoli secured for Inter Milan a 1-1 draw and the Serie A lead on Saturday.
Napoli could have gone on top with a win. Instead, Inter has a one-point lead over Napoli with a game in hand, and third-placed AC Milan was one point further back in their three-way battle for the title.
LONDON (AP) — Christian Eriksen says he has no anxiety about playing his first match since a cardiac arrest and believes a return to England was perfect after the incident last summer.
The Denmark international has not played a competitive match since June 12, when he collapsed and in his own words was “gone from this world for five minutes” during a European Championship match against Finland.
MILAN (AP) — Olivier Giroud's brace made it four goals in two games for the striker as AC Milan routed Lazio 4-0 to reach the semifinals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday.
After scoring two late goals to help Milan beat league leader Inter Milan 2-1 on Saturday, the France veteran struck twice in the first half.
MILAN, Italy (AP) — A pair of brilliant goals from Edin Dzeko and Alexis Sanchez ruined Jose Mourinho’s return to his former club Tuesday as Inter Milan beat Roma 2-0 to reach the Italian Cup semifinals.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Dušan Vlahović made a dream debut for Juventus, scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Verona in the Italian league on Sunday.
The coveted striker completed a 70-million-euro ($80-million) transfer from Fiorentina on Jan.
MILAN (AP) — Olivier Giroud again showed why he can never be written off, scoring two late goals as AC Milan rallied to beat city rival Inter Milan 2-1 on Saturday and re-ignite the Serie A title race.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen is training with Ajax's reserves to regain fitness while seeking a new team, his former club said Tuesday.
The 29-year-old Eriksen has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening match at the European Championship against Finland in June.