Serie A
Nottingham Forest hosts Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday. Brentford is looking for only its second win of the season.
Inter Milan’s perfect start to the Serie A season continued with a 1-0 win at Empoli but the Nerazzurri found it harder than they perhaps expected against a side that has yet to register a point or score a goal after five matches.
The Champions League starts back up on Tuesday and Manchester City begins its defense of the title when it hosts Red Star Belgrade.
Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala looked a powerful partnership in their first match together as they helped Roma crush newly promoted Empoli 7-0 in Serie A.
After a slew of off-field issues at the start of the season Manchester United needs to focus on results as it returns to action with a home game against Brighton in the Premier League.
Coach Maurizio Sarri has directed Lazio to a 2-1 win over his former club Napoli in Serie A. Luis Alberto and Daichi Kamada scored for the Roman club while Piotr Zielinski temporarily equalized for Napoli.
The plane carrying Romelu Lukaku from London to Rome via Brussels was the most followed flight in the world for a brief period this week.
United States standout Christian Pulisic got his AC Milan career off to an impressive start as he scored one goal and helped to set up another as Bologna was beaten 2-0 in their opening match of Serie A.
Andrea Belotti finally scored his first league goals for Roma but they weren’t enough to help José Mourinho’s side win its Serie A opener after it was held 2-2 by Salernitana.
Claudio Ranieri will have to continue working his managerial magic if newly-promoted Cagliari is to avoid going straight back down to Serie B.
Alexi Lalas was considered a pioneer when he joined Padova in 1994. Nearly two decades later came Michael Bradley at Chievo Verona and then Roma.
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MILAN (AP) — Hellas Verona will continue to play in the Italian top flight next season after it beat Spezia 3-1 in a relegation playoff on Sunday, sending its opponent down to Serie B.
ROME (AP) — Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis may be facing an even bigger challenge now than he did a year ago when captain Lorenzo Insigne, club record scorer Dries Mertens and defensive stalwart Kalidou Koulibaly left the club.
MILAN (AP) — As Giovanni Di Lorenzo became the first Napoli player to lift the Serie A trophy toward the sky since Diego Maradona, the stadium named after the Argentina great exploded into a sea of joy.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday:


Hellas Verona and Spezia are playing for survival on the final day of Serie A.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was named Serie A player of the year on Friday and will be presented with his trophy on a bumper day of celebration for the southern team.
MILAN (AP) — The joy of ending a 33-year wait for the Italian league title will be tinged with melancholy for Napoli on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan secured its spot in next season’s Champions League by winning 1-0 at Juventus on Sunday — barring any off-field developments.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday:


There’s still a European spot on the line and a relegation battle to be decided when the Premier League season ends.
MILAN (AP) — Champions League finalist Inter Milan secured a spot in next season’s competition by beating Atalanta 3-2 in Serie A on Saturday after scoring two goals inside the first three minutes for the first time in more than 80 years.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:


Sassuolo visits last-place Sampdoria, which has already been relegated, in Serie A.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan rebounded from Champions League disappointment by beating already-relegated Sampdoria 5-1 in Serie A on Saturday to boost its bid to qualify for next season’s competition.
When Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Kalidou Koulibaly left Napoli after several years of near misses, many thought the likelihood of a first Serie A title since the days of Diego Maradona went out the door with them.
MILAN (AP) — Italian soccer is back.

Following years of domination by teams from Spain and England, there is a distinct Italian flavor to Europe’s top club competitions this season.
ROME (AP) — AC Milan can move one step closer to reviving its past European glory. Napoli can add another milestone to its extraordinary season.
MILAN (AP) — Roma consolidated third place in Serie A with a 3-0 win over Udinese, which also had a penalty saved on Sunday.
ROME (AP) — Victor Osimhen’s return from injury and a truce with protesting fans meant more for Italian leader Napoli than the result in a 0-0 draw with relegation-threatened Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday.
MILAN (AP) — Over the next three weeks, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli will have three chances to do something he’s only done once before: beat Napoli counterpart Luciano Spalletti.