Italy

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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The striker fired home in injury time for Roberto Mancini's men after Carlos Carmona was sent off in their Serie A opener

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The game turned sour for the Rossoneri afer Rodrigo Ely was dismissed in the first half, with the Viola going on to take the three points

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The reigning Serie A champions suffered a 1-0 defeat in their first league game of the season but the coach felt they deserved more for their efforts

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Roberto Mancini is expected to deliver nothing less than a return to the Champions League after being backed in the transfer market this summer - can he make a strong start?

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Sinisa Mihajlovic takes charge of his first Serie A game as Rossoneri coach, while opposite number Paulo Sousa is also make his bow as Viola boss

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The home side spurned a number of chances, most notably through Mario Mandzukic, before a late sucker-punch condemned them to defeat

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After sweeping Lazio aside in the Supercoppa Italiana, Massimiliano Allegri's men will be looking to make another early statement of intent as they kick off their league campaign

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The Italy international has been frozen out at Anfield and former coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is prepared to take him back to San Siro on a season-long loan deal

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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The Roman club's captain opened the scoring in the Italian capital but later suffered a calf problem that could hinder their Champions League hopes

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The Bianconeri have already been in touch with the former Fiorentina star's agent and are now planning talks with the Premier League champions, who are open to a loan move

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Juventus shot-stopper Stefano Tacconi is a huge admirer of the club's current captain but believes that Dino Zoff remains the benchmark

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Rudi Garcia's men fell behind to a goal from Bosko Jankovic but salvaged a share of the spoils thanks to long-range effort that should have been saved

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Roma have won 2-0 in both of their opening day fixtures under Rudi Garcia - will they do it again on Saturday?

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The Swede's former San Siro team-mate believes the Rossoneri will be well short of Juventus this season unless they can tempt the striker back to the club

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Mateo Kovacic's exit may have hampered Roberto Mancini's preparations but the striker is determined to start the Serie A season in style

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There have been changes afoot at both clubs this summer and Sunday's clash will give the two new coaches a yardstick to measure their progress