Italy

Sunday 19 October 2014

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The Japan international struck twice to give Filippo Inzaghi's men a polished away victory which sees them move into third place in Serie A

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The San Siro side are unbeaten in their last three games but face a side which have had a bright start to the season and sit level on points with them

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ANALYSIS: Rafael Benitez has long taken the blame for the Nerazzurri's regression in recent years but the club were just as culpable for failing to strengthen an ageing squad

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The Roma coach is looking forward to his side's Champions League clash with the Bavarian giants, while Mattia Destro believes it will be a "wonderful" match

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After thoroughly scouting the Italy international, Louis van Gaal believes he has found the best option for the right-hand side of his defence

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The Bianconeri boss had no complaints after the reigning Italian champions dropped points for the first time this season in a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo

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Simone Zaza's opening goal proved too much for a travelling Bianconeri side, as Paul Pogba's equaliser was the only end product that Maximiliano Allegri's side could muster up

Saturday 18 October 2014

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First-half goals from Mattia Destro, Francesco Totti and Adem Ljajic wrapped up a very comfortable win for the hosts, with Chievo struggling to get into the contest whatsoever

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The Giallorossi were in charge right from the first whistle as they returned to winning ways after their loss against Juventus earlier this month

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The Giallorossi were beaten by Juventus before the international break, but have otherwise had a flawless start to the Serie A season

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The home side went downhill quickly after a bright start while Rafael Benitez's men have picked up some momentum and three points on Sunday will be a huge boost to either side

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The striker has been replaced in all of his starts at the San Siro club so far and hopes to play all 90 in Sunday's encounter

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The 50-year-old feels his side showed they are the best team in the league despite their 3-2 defeat to the champions and said they must beat Chievo

Friday 17 October 2014

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The coach was dismissive that Saturday's opposition would be easy and confirmed that Arturo Vidal would miss out the match due to coming back late from international duty

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The 21-year-old received a lot of flak for his behaviour while dating Wanda Nara, the ex-wife of former team-mate Maxi Lopez, but he says the criticism was unfair

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The Italian has won the award after scoring three goals to help Southampton record four consecutive wins, while boss Ronald Koeman has scooped the manager's gong