Category: Leagues: Serie A

Ronaldo’s capture strengthens Serie A and adds to CR7’s legacy

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus for a reported $140m. The Portuguese star, who had threatened to leave Madrid for the past few seasons, has finally moved on. Ronaldo was Madrid’s number one star player and certainly their best since Zinedine Zidane. His departure comes across as a surprise but, make no mistake, this is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Eyebrows have been raised at the fee involved for a player who is 33 years old. Ronaldo isn’t just any 33-year-old soccer player. He’s a dedicated professional and one of the fittest players in the world. He ... Read more

Ancelotti replaces Sarri with promise to end Napoli’s 28-year title wait

Milan (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti promised to end Napoli’s 28-year wait for a Serie A title after it was confirmed on Wednesday he would take over from Maurizio Sarri as coach of the Italian club on a three-year deal. Ancelotti, sacked by Bayern Munich last September, steps in after Sarri was pushed out of the San Paolo Stadium after finishing second in Serie A behind Juventus. Napoli have not won Serie A since the days of Argentina legend Diego Maradona who led them to to their only two titles in 1987 and 1990. “I’m very happy to return to my ... Read more

Ancelotti named as new Napoli coach on three-year deal

Milan (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed coach of Italian club Napoli on a three-year deal, the Serie A side confirmed on Wednesday. “Napoli are happy to announce agreement has been reached with coach Carlo Ancelotti to lead the first team for the next three seasons,” the club said in a statement. Ancelotti, who was sacked by Bayern Munich last September, replaces Maurizio Sarri who led the club to second in Serie A behind Juventus this season. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss is reported to have agreed a deal worth 6.5 million euro ($7.6 million) ... Read more

Ancelotti to take Napoli job as Sarri puts Zenit, Chelsea on alert

Milan (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti has reached agreement to take over as Napoli coach ending Maurizio Sarri’s three-year reign at the Serie A club, according to reports in Italy on Wednesday. Italian Ancelotti — who was sacked by Bayern Munich last September — hammered out a deal Wednesday after a series of meetings with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in Rome. De Laurentiis later confirmed Sarri’s departure in a brief post on Twitter. “I’d like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause,” De Laurentiis said. “He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans ... Read more

Where to find Roma vs. Juventus on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Roma vs. Juventus, you’ve come to the right place. Barring a remarkable swing in goal difference, the Scudetto race is over. However, Roma are in a big battle for a Champions League spot. The Gialorossi are in third currently, although Lazio—two points back—and Inter—four points back—could yet oust Eusebio di Francesco’s side. Having said that, Juve will want to win this title in style. Game: Roma vs. Juventus Kickoff: Sunday, 2:45pm ET Looking to watch Roma vs. Juventus online from work, home or on the go? If you live in ... Read more

Where to find Juventus-Milan Coppa Italia final on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Juventus vs. Milan in the Coppa Italia final, you’ve come to the right place. Wednesday’s Coppa Italia final features the Serie A powerhouses of Juventus and AC Milan. The game will be shown live on US television on GolTV and GolTV en Espanol, but if you don’t get either channel, you can watch it for free via the legal streaming service fuboTV. Game: Juventus vs. Milan Kickoff: Wednesday, 3pm ET Looking to watch Juventus vs. Milan online from work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, ... Read more

All roads lead to Rome for double-chasing Juventus

Milan (AFP) – All roads lead to Rome this week for Juventus who will look to seal the Italian Cup and Serie A double in the space of four days at the Stadio Olimpico. Massimiliano Allegri’s Turin giants take on his former club AC Milan in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday, and on Sunday play AS Roma needing just one point to rubberstamp a seventh successive Serie A title. Milan have not won a major trophy since Allegri led them to the Serie A title in 2011. Beaten twice by Juventus in the league this season, the club’s last ... Read more

Napoli slip up again to all but hand Juventus Serie A title

Milan (AFP) – Juventus are practically assured of winning a seventh successive Serie A title after second-placed Napoli were held 2-2 by Torino on Sunday. Juventus have a six-point lead in Serie A with two games left to play. Both teams are equal in head-to-head clashes but Juventus are well ahead of their southern rivals on goal difference. The champions now need just one point to officially retain their crown with games to come against Roma in the Stadio Olimpico and already-relegated Verona in Turin. Torino twice battled back from a goal down to steal a point from Maurizio Sarri’s ... Read more