"Arsenal beat Milan 3-0, so we have to believe we can turn it around," says Roberto di Matteo, who'll be running things for Chelsea for the rest of the season. His team actually has a less onerous task than Arsenal, on paper, with a 2-0 win enough to see them through and the mood in camp decidedly different since Andre Villas-Boas was given the boot.
At least six people were killed and 15 injured Friday night after a cruise ship ran aground near the Italian island of Giglio, Italy's ANSA news agency reported early Saturday.
Striking expanses of coastline aren't exactly in short supply across the Mediterranean. But for some reason, only a few marquee spots -- the Greek Isles, the Amalfi Coast, the south of France -- get all the love. Chances are, Sardinia doesn't even make the list.
Sampdoria lost ground on Inter Milan at the top of Serie A on Sunday when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Lazio in a game where both teams finished with 10 men.
Sampdoria moved to the top of Italy's Serie A with a 4-1 trouncing of Siena as city rivals Genoa dropped their first points after losing 3-1 at Chievo.
Juventus maintained their fierce pace at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 home win over Livorno in Turin on Saturday night.
Inter Milan claimed their fourth successive Scudetto on Saturday night without kicking a ball, after AC Milan were beaten 2-1 by Udinese.
Juventus came from behind to defeat Bologna 4-1 on Saturday to put pressure on Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table.
AC Milan consolidated third position in the Serie A table as a goal from Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf proved enough to give them a 1-0 victory over Cagliari on Sunday.
Inter Milan were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Torino on Sunday but still increased their lead at the top of Serie A after shock defeat for Juventus the night before.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescued a point for Italian leaders Inter Milan, as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Cagliari in their first match since returning from the Christmas break.
Inter Milan remain on course to retain their Serie A title, but the defending champions needed a late double from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to secure a nervy 4-2 win over rock-bottom Chievo on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho's reign at Inter Milan suffered another setback on Wednesday night as the defending Italian champions were held 0-0 away to Fiorentina.
Turin giants Juventus were beaten at home by Palermo for the first time in 47 years to leave them struggling in 11th place in the Serie A standings after six rounds.
Real Madrid midfielder Guti will miss next week's Champions League match at Zenit St Petersburg after suffering a serious leg injury at the weekend.
Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan moved to the top of Serie A on goal difference from Juventus and there was a superb first win for AC Milan in Sunday's late game in Italy.
Roma kept the Serie A title race alive for another week at least with a 4-1 thrashing of Torino.
Inter Milan, who had seen their seemingly invincible 11-point Serie A lead whittled down to just one, stopped the rot on Sunday with a 2-0 win at Atalanta to go four points clear with six games left.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has been ruled out of Tuesday's first leg Champions League quarterfinal clash against Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium.
Serie A leaders Inter Milan and second-placed AS Roma were both held to 1-1 draws on Saturday to leave Inter four points clear at the top.
Serie A strugglers Cagliari are off the bottom of the table after the Italian federal court of justice overturned a three-point penalty imposed on the Sardinians.
Francesco Totti marked his 500th outing for Roma with a goal as the second-placed Serie A club trimmed Inter Milan's league lead to six points with a 2-0 win at Napoli on Sunday.
Udinese remained in fifth place in Italy's Serie A after suffering a 3-1 defeat away to Napoli on Saturday, with both teams having a player sent off.
European champions AC Milan crashed out of the Coppa Italia at the round of 16 stage on Wednesday night after a 1-1 draw at Catania.
Serie A strugglers Cagliari have ended their search for a new coach by appointing Davide Ballardini to the position.
Italian soccer is once again in the dock. In the wake of the gas-station shooting of 26-year-old Lazio fan Gabriele Sandri last month, some grim considerations have returned to haunt Italian soccer and, arguably, Italian society at large.
Inter Milan have gone seven points clear at the top of Serie A after beating city rivals AC Milan 2-1 in the first Milan derby of the season.
Italian champions Inter Milan extended their Serie A lead to seven points with a comfortable 2-0 win away to struggling Cagliari on Sunday night.
Good weeks don't come often when you are scrambling around for survival at the bottom of Serie A, but Empoli striker Nicola Pozzi certainly had one as he followed up a match-winning Italian Cup performance against Juventus by scoring four times as his side thumped Cagliari 4-1.
Defending champions Inter Milan maintained their grip on the Serie A title race with an emphatic 3-0 win over Lazio at the San Siro on Wednesday.
AC Milan battled to a 2-1 win at Cagliari for their fourth win in 12 Serie A games this season, rallying after falling behind to an early home goal.
Serie A strugglers Cagliari have reappointed the experienced Nedo Sonetti as their head coach after parting company with Marco Giampaolo.
Juventus suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Napoli on Saturday to bring an end to their superb start to the Serie A season.
Struggling European champions AC Milan have been beaten 1-0 at home by Empoli to slip 10 points behind city rivals Inter, who won 1-0 at Reggina on Saturday, in the Serie A title race.
Veteran Roma defender Cristian Panucci has been recalled to the Italian squad for the first time in three years for the crucial Euro 2008 qualifiers against France and Ukraine.
A last minute goal from Giorgio Chiellini earnt Juventus a 3-2 win at Cagliari and allowed the former champions to hold onto top spot in Serie A on Sunday.
Claudio Ranieri agrees that pride will be at stake as he leads fallen Italian giants Juventus back into the Serie A on Saturday.
Inter Milan's 11-match winning run away from home came to a halt at Reggina on Saturday when Roberto Mancini's Italian league leaders could only manage a 0-0 draw.
Ulisses Morais has resigned as coach of Portuguese Premier League side Maritimo after a string of poor results, the Madeira Island club said on Monday.
Brescia striker Matteo Serafini scored a hat-trick as his side dented Juventus' bid to win promotion back to Serie A with a 3-1 victory.
Serie A strugglers Cagliari and Torino both sacked their coaches on Monday and replaced them with former bosses.
Only six Italian football stadiums have been given the all-clear to stage matches this weekend with fans in attendance, the interior ministry has announced.
Brazilian striker Adriano scored his first goal in more than nine months as leaders Inter Milan equalled the Serie A record of 11 straight wins with a 2-1 victory over Atalanta on Saturday.
Hernan Crespo volleyed home a fourth minute winner as Inter Milan beat bottom club Reggina 1-0 at the San Siro to move three points clear at the top of the Serie-A table.
AC Milan ended a three-game losing streak by drawing 0-0 at Empoli on Saturday in the Italian Serie-A.
Serie A strugglers Ascoli have appointed much-traveled coach Nedo Sonetti to replace the sacked Attilio Tesser.
Struggling Serie A side Ascoli have sacked coach Attilio Tesser after losing 1-0 to Empoli at the weekend.
Dejan Stankovic scored a goal in each half to send Inter Milan back to the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Catania on Sunday.
AC Milan made a winning start to their Serie A campaign as Filippo Inzaghi and new signing Ricardo Oliveira gave them a 2-1 victory over Lazio.
World Cup winners Italy will field a reserve team in Wednesday's friendly against Croatia with none of the players who featured in their triumph involved.
Serie A strugglers Cagliari said thave named Marco Giampaolo as their new coach.
Former Udinese and Cagliari coach Giampiero Ventura has taken over at struggling Serie A club Messina, following the sacking of Bortolo Mutti.
Palermo came from a goal down to beat Roma 2-1 while Inter Milan beat Udinese 1-0 in their Italian Cup semifinal, first-leg matches.
Serie A leaders Juventus have been held to a 2-2 by Messina, allowing second-placed AC Milan to claw back some ground with a 1-0 victory over Cagliari.
AS Roma was ordered to play its next home match at a neutral venue without spectators after fans displayed Nazi and fascist symbols during last Sunday's match against Livorno.
AS Roma set up an Italian Cup quarterfinal against Juventus when they beat third division Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate win.
AC Milan moved back into second place in Serie A with a thrilling 4-3 win over Parma on Sunday night.
Inter's star striker Adriano was carried off unconscious after scoring the opening goal in their 4-1 home win over Empoli which keeps up their pursuit of leader Juventus in Serie A on Wednesday.
Champions Juventus moved 10 points clear at the top of Serie A after David Trezeguet struck twice in a 4-0 victory over Cagliari.
Serie A strugglers Treviso have appointed Alberto Cavasin as their new coach in succession to Ezio Rossi, who was sacked following a 0-0 draw with Cagliari at the weekend.
Uruguay have named striker Diego Forlan in their squad for the World Cup playoff against Australia, even though his Spanish club Villareal said he was unlikely to play.
Uruguay coach Jorge Fossati has included two injured goalkeepers in his 27-man squad for the two World Cup play-offs against Australia this month.
AC Milan moved into sole possession of second place in Serie A following a 2-0 win at Cagliari on Sunday.
Serie A leaders Juventus beat title challengers Inter Milan 2-0 on Sunday to open up a five-point lead at the top of the table.
Daniele Arrigoni has walked out on Cagliari, the second coach to depart the Serie A club after just two games of the season.
Serie A club Cagliari have sacked coach Attilio Tesser after just one game in charge.
Fiorentina have signed defender Giuseppe Pancaro from Italian Serie A rivals AC Milan, the Florence-based club said on its website on Wednesday.
Italian forward Gianfranco Zola announced his retirement on Wednesday bringing to an end a 21-year glittering career that graced the English premier league and Serie A.
Inter Milan reached the final of the Italian Cup after a double strike from Christian Vieri led them to a 3-1 victory over Cagliari.
Inter Milan's Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins cancelled out an opener from Gianfranco Zola as Cagliari were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final.
An 85th-minute strike from defender Valerio Bertotto gave Udinese a 1-1 draw at AS Roma in their Italian Cup semifinal first leg on Wednesday.
All weekend sport in Italy, including Serie A football matches, has been cancelled as a mark of respect for the late pope John Paul II, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced.
AC Milan's hopes of winning three trophies this season were ended after they were unceremoniously dumped out of the Italian Cup 6-4 on aggregate by Udinese on Wednesday.
Adriano scored his first goal in almost three months to give Inter Milan a 2-1 Serie-A home win over Lecce.
Inter Milan eased into the semifinals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday, beating Atalanta 3-0 at the San Siro to complete a 4-0 win on aggregate.
Alberto Gilardino and Simone Barone scored after coming on as second-half substitutes to give Italy a 2-0 win over Russia on Sardinia.
Bologna racked up a third consecutive victory and moved into the top half of Italy's Serie A for the first time this season after a 3-1 win against Parma.
Juventus saw their lead at the top of Serie A trimmed to five points after they lost 1-0 at home to Sampdoria and second-placed AC Milan thrashed Messina 4-1.
Honduras striker David Suazo set up one goal and scored another as Cagliari beat Sampdoria 2-0 in an Italian Cup first-leg quarterfinal on Thursday.
Goals by star forwards Andriy Shevchenko and Kaka helped title holders AC Milan to a 3-1 win over third-placed Udinese at the San Siro in the Serie A on Sunday.
Stalemate specialists Inter Milan's pursuit of Italian leaders Juventus stuttered on Saturday when they were held 0-0 by Reggina, their 13th draw in 19 starts.
Gianfranco Zola scored in extra time to knock holders Lazio out of the Italian Cup and put Cagliari into the quarter-finals on the away goals rule.
Mauro Camoranesi scored twice as Juventus won 4-2 at home to Livorno to extend their lead over AC Milan at the top of Serie A to five points.
Juventus kept their firm grip on the Serie A title as Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed a 75th minute winner against Lazio at the Delle Alpi stadium on Sunday.
Former Chelsea star Gianfranco Zola converted a penalty and fed Antonio Langella for a late winner as Cagliari beat Brescia 2-1 in Serie A and moved to within one point of leaders Juventus.
Newcastle United have completed the signing of England midfielder Nicky Butt on a four-year deal from Manchester United.
Inter Milan's Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Kallon has signed a four-year contract with Champions League finalists Monaco.
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