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Ronaldo and Higuain star as Real Madrid rout Osasunaupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 18:34:00

Real Madrid took another decisive step towards their first La Liga title in four seasons with a thumping 5-1 win at Osasuna on Saturday.

Superb Dortmund hit Cologne for sixupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 17:31:00

Borussia Dortmund edged a step closer to retaining their German Bundesliga title on Sunday as Japan's Shinji Kagawa scored twice in a 6-1 thrashing of Cologne.

Milan go four points clear in Serie Aupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 19:32:00

AC Milan are now four points clear at the top of the Italian Serie A table, after goals from Antonio Nocerino and Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave them a 2-0 home win over Lecce on Sunday.

Kozak seals comeback for 10-man Lazio; Siena edge ahead of Napoliupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 06:20:00

A stunning second-half fightback saw 10-man Lazio score three goals to claim a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cesena and climb to third place in Italy's Serie A.

Milan lose ground in Serie A title race; Barcelona held in Copa del Rey updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 04:22:00

AC Milan's Serie A title hopes were dealt a blow as they lost 2-0 at Lazio Wednesday while city rivals Inter shared eight goals in a thriller against Palermo.

Deadline-day transfers: A football agent's inside storyupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 10:58:00

It happens at the end of January every year -- an apparently mad and desperate dash to sign players as European football's transfer window draws to an agonizing close.

Real Madrid into Spanish Cup quartersupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 04:59:00

Holders Real Madrid progressed to the quarterfinals of the Spanish Cup after Tuesday's 1-0 win at Malaga sealed a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Milito magic helps Inter Milan march onupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 17:15:00

Inter Milan moved closer to a Champions League place after crushing Parma 5-0 on Saturday following fourth-placed Lazio's shock 4-0 defeat by Siena.

Udinese top in Italy after Milan only drawupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 17:54:00

Udinese have gone top of Itay's Serie A after a 2-1 home win over Chievo, with champions Milan missing out on top spot after being held 2-2 at Bologna.

Evergreen Raul sends Schalke into last 32 of Europa Leagueupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 18:15:00

Veteran Spanish striker Raul extended his European scoring record as Schalke beat Steaua Bucuresti 2-1 on Thursday to reach the knockout stages of the continent's second-tier competition.

Pepe puts Juventus back on top updated: Sat Nov 26 2011 17:24:00

Unbeaten Juventus returned to the top of Italy's Serie A with a 1-0 win at third-placed Lazio on Saturday.

Lazio on top as Milan's winning run endsupdated: Sat Nov 19 2011 17:25:00

Lazio went top of Italy's Serie A on Saturday despite drawing 0-0 at fifth-placed Napoli, as champions AC Milan also dropped points.

Udinese go top as Milan thrash Catania updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 06:08:00

Udinese have gone top of the Italian Serie A table on goal difference from Lazio after captain Antonio Di Natale was again on target in a 2-1 victory over Siena on Sunday.

Udinese and Lazio keep pressure on Juventus in Italyupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 19:00:00

Captain Antonio Di Natale returned from injury to score the only goal that gave Udinese a 1-0 win over Palermo on Sunday -- a result that keeps the pressure on Juventus at the top of Italy's Serie A table.

AC Milan fight back to draw with Lazioupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 17:30:00

Champions AC Milan fought back from going two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Lazio, as the Italian Serie A season finally got underway on Friday after a two-week delay because of a players' strike.

German striking legend Klose completes move to Lazioupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 16:54:00

German striking legend Miroslav Klose has signed a two-year contract with Italian side Lazio, following his failure to agree a new deal with Bayern Munich.

Udinese qualify for Champions League; Juve draw Del Neri's final gameupdated: Sun May 22 2011 17:35:00

Udinese claimed the fourth and final Champions League spot in Italy as a 0-0 draw at home to champions AC Milan kept them ahead of Lazio on goal difference.

Ronaldo matches La Liga scoring recordupdated: Sun May 15 2011 18:46:00

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo equaled the Spanish league scoring record with two more goals in Sunday's 3-1 victory at Villarreal.

Milan need a point to claim 18th Italian titleupdated: Sun May 01 2011 18:00:00

AC Milan need only one more point to clinch an 18th Italian league title after a 1-0 win over Bologna Sunday.

Pazzini late show keeps Inter in touchupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 17:03:00

Inter Milan did all they could to keep the pressure up on Serie A leaders AC Milan as they beat lowly Cesena 2-1. But they left it very late.

AC Milan closer to title as Bari drop out of Serie Aupdated: Sat Apr 23 2011 17:28:00

AC Milan edged closer to a first Italian league title since 2004 after Saturday's 1-0 win at lowly Brescia, whose fellow strugglers Bari dropped into Serie B.

Napoli defeat puts AC Milan in control of Italian title raceupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 17:10:00

Napoli's hopes of winning a first Italian Serie A title since 1990 suffered a huge blow on Sunday as European hopefuls Udinese came away from the Stadio San Paolo with a 2-1 victory that ended in controversy.

Messi brace keeps Barca on title courseupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 20:07:00

Barcelona have maintained their eight-point lead at the top of La Liga with a 3-1 victory over bottom-placed Almeria at the Nou Camp. Jonathan Wilson: Serie A title is AC Milan's to loseupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 16:47:00

What makes a great season? If it's the quality of soccer played, then this has been a dismal year for Serie A, something shown up by the performances of Italian clubs in European competition. Internazionale limps on in the Champions League, somehow in the last eight despite a back line about as well-drilled as a class of 5-year-olds on their first school trip. However, AC Milan and Roma went out in the last 16 and Italian interest in the Europa League ended when Napoli lost to Villarreal in the last 32. Juventus and Palermo didn't even make it out of the groups.

Man City cement top four place; Napoli stay in Italy title raceupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 18:20:00

Manchester City thrashed Sunderland 5-0 to keep alive their slim English Premier League title hopes and to cement their position in the top four Champions League places.

Inter close the gap on leaders AC Milanupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 07:28:00

Inter Milan capitalized on AC Milan's slip-up to move within two points of their city rivals after a controversial 1-0 win at home to lowly Lecce on Sunday.

Real reply to Barca with Madrid derby win; Blow for AC Milan title bidupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 20:38:00

Real Madrid kept the pressure on Spanish leaders Barcelona with a 2-1 victory in the capital derby against Atletico on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic sent off as Italian leaders Milan are heldupdated: Sun Mar 13 2011 18:28:00

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off as Italian Serie A leaders AC Milan wasted a chance to extend their advantage after being held to a 1-1 home draw by bottom side Bari on Sunday.

Inter hit five as Napoli lose ground in Italyupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 17:01:00

Inter Milan are once again five points behind rivals AC Milan at the top of the Italian Serie A table after crushing Genoa 5-2 at the San Siro on Sunday.

Ranieri quits as Roma coach after fourth successive defeatupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 06:38:00

Claudio Ranieri has resigned as AS Roma coach following the Italian Serie A side blew a three-goal lead to lose 4-3 at Genoa on Sunday. Gabriele Marcotti: Roma's ills continue to mountupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 12:24:00

It's a ritual after every Roma home game. Win, draw or lose, the players head over right under the curva, where the Ultras sit.

Messi treble as Barcelona make historyupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 18:33:00

Lionel Messi continued his sensational scoring form with a hat-trick as Barcelona set a new Spanish record of 16 successive league victories on Saturday.

Second-placed Napoli stutter as pressure mounts on Juventus bossupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 17:20:00

Napoli missed a great chance to cut the gap on Italian league leaders AC Milan after crashing 2-0 at Chievo Verona as favored teams struggled to impress in Wednesday's games.

Flight or fight: Do animals have a place at sporting events?updated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:44:00

The majestic bald eagle rises from its trainer's arm, launches itself into the night air and completes a circuit of the stadium to the raucous cheers of thousands of football supporters.

Lazio hold leaders Milan in goalless drawupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 17:53:00

Italian Serie A leaders AC Milan were held to a goalless draw by Lazio at the San Siro on Tuesday. Ben Lyttleton: Dabo eyes a move to MLSupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 08:48:00

Earlier this month, two former France midfielders revealed surprising plans about their futures. Patrick Vieira, with six months left on his contract at Manchester City, told L'Equipe magazine that he expects to stop playing this summer, as "playing for a small team would be too difficult to accept." Vieira, 34, thus ended speculation linking him to a reunion with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls. Gabriele Marcotti: How a prophet, an eagle and Lazarus propelled Lazio to the topupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 17:38:00

What's better than one playmaker? Two playmakers. At least as far as Lazio is concerned. The Roman club has combined the talents of Hernanes and Cristian Ledesma to devastating effect this season, climbing up into second place in the Serie A table.

Inter secure fifth successive victoryupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 17:59:00

Italian champions Inter Milan recorded their fifth straight win under new coach Leonardo, defeating Cesena 3-2 at the San Siro despite the visitors coming back from 2-0 down.

Cantona returns with New York Cosmosupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 13:02:00

Former Manchester United and France international forward Eric Cantona is back in the sport after being named as director of football for the newly-reformed New York Cosmos.

Milan draw with Lecce; Wins for Lazio and Romaupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 18:13:00

AC Milan missed the chance to open up a six point lead at the top of Serie A after drawing 1-1 with Lecce at the Stadio Via del Mare on Sunday. Gabriele Marcotti: Ten storylines to follow in Serie Aupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:08:00

These are the top 10 storylines to keep an eye on in 2011 as Serie A resumes play:

Napoli and Lazio gain ground on Milanupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 18:42:00

Lazio and Napoli have closed the gap on Serie A leaders AC Milan to just three points after victories on Sunday.

Impressive Milan extend Serie A leadupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 18:49:00

AC Milan have increased their Iead at the top of Italian Serie A to six points after a comfortable 3-0 victory at Bologna.

10-man Napoli defeat Genoa; 9-man Getafe stun Villarrealupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 18:16:00

Napoli maintained the pressure on Serie A pacesetters AC Milan and Lazio with a 1-0 away win against Genoa on Saturday night.

Stankovic hat-trick provides 'penicillin' for Benitez's ailing Interupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 17:25:00

Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez was delighted after the Italian champions ended a morale-boosting week with a 5-2 victory at home to Parma on Sunday which halted a run of four Serie A games without a win.

Eto'o head-butt adds to Benitez's woesupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 18:39:00

The pressure on Inter boss Rafa Benitez intensified on Sunday as his team crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Chievo in Serie A.

AC Milan go top in Italy; Real Madrid make no mistake in Copa Del Reyupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 05:40:00

AC Milan went top of Serie A for the first time this season with a 3-1 victory over Palermo in the San Siro as previous leaders Lazio lost 1-0 at newly-promoted Cesena Wednesday.

Lazio stay top despite Rome derby defeat; Dortmund march onupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 16:36:00

Roma beat Lazio 2-0 in a heated capital city derby on Sunday as Marco Borriello and Mirko Vucinic both scored penalties.

Ronaldo double rescues Real Madrid; Milan crash to Juventus defeatupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 17:55:00

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continued their hot goalscoring runs as Real Madrid and Barcelona moved ominously clear of their La Liga rivals in Spain on Saturday night.

Lazio stay top in Italy as Inter held by Sampdoriaupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 17:23:00

Lazio opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Serie A standings with a 2-1 home win over Cagliari on Sunday.

Villa strike gives Barcelona victory; Inter cruise past Bariupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 18:09:00

A goal from striker David Villa handed Spanish champions Barcelona a deserved 1-0 victory against Sporting Gijon.

Man City spending spree continues with Koralov signingupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 15:40:00

Manchester City's transfer window spending neared the £90 milliion ($139 million) mark after completing the signing of Serbian international left-back Aleksandar Kolarov from Lazio.

Inter close on treble after fifth straight Serie A winupdated: Mon May 03 2010 11:00:00

Inter Milan stayed on course for the treble after beating Lazio 2-0 on Sunday to open up a two-point gap over Roma in the Serie A title race.

Roma reclaim Italian initiative with vital victory at Parmaupdated: Sat May 01 2010 17:19:00

Roma returned to the top of Serie A with a 2-1 victory at 10-man Parma on Saturday to keep the Italian title race on a knife edge.

Liverpool lose injured Torres for rest of European seasonupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 12:42:00

Spain striker Fernando Torres faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the World Cup after being ruled out for the rest of the European soccer season.

AC Milan are held by struggling Lazioupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 17:27:00

AC Milan's Serie A title challenge suffered a setback on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Lazio.

Barcelona battle to Malaga win with late Messi strikeupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 23:51:00

Barcelona left it late before struggling to a 2-1 victory at home to Malaga on Saturday night that restored the defending Spanish champions to the top of the table.

Liverpool complete swoop for Rodriguezupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 16:19:00

Liverpool have signed Argentina international Maxi Rodriguez on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid.

Milan victory turns up heat on Ferraraupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 13:05:00

AC Milan kept up the pressure on Serie A table-toppers and city rivals Inter Milan with a 3-0 win at Juventus on Sunday night -- a result which turns the heat firmly on home coach Ciro Ferrara.

Pandev secures Inter Milan transferupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 10:38:00

Serie A champions Inter Milan have completed the signing of striker Goran Pandev on a deal until 2014.

Inter increase lead as Milan slip upupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 16:42:00

Inter Milan were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Atalanta on Sunday but increased their lead at the top of Serie A after AC Milan were shocked 2-0 in the San Siro by Palermo.

Cassetti gives Roma 'derby' victoryupdated: Sun Dec 06 2009 17:15:00

Roma moved up to sixth place in the Serie A table after a 1-0 victory in the Rome 'derby' against city rivals Lazio.

Inter five points clear after being held at home by Romaupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 17:23:00

Champions Inter Milan failed to re-establish their seven-point lead in Italy's Serie A after being held 1-1 at home by AS Roma on Sunday night.

Shakhtar, Bremen qualify in Europa Leagueupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 20:52:00

Defending champions Shakhtar Donetsk cruised into the last 32 of the Europa League with a 2-0 victory away to Toulouse on Thursday night.

Benfica put five past weakened Evertonupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 17:41:00

Benfica crushed injury-hit Everton 5-0 to end the English club's perfect record in Group I of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Sampdoria only draw to lose ground on Interupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 17:20:00

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. Gabriele Marcotti: UEFA takes small, but logical step toward fiscal sanityupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 10:59:00

We knew it was coming sooner or later. Michel Platini, president of UEFA, had said as much. And now we're one step closer, after UEFA approved what it calls the "concept" of "financial fair play."

Football First 11: Do or die derbiesupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 09:59:00

Manchester United beat Manchester City 4-3 in a frenetic English Premier League on Sunday which United manager Alex Ferguson described as the "best derby of all time."

Sampdoria climb above Juve at the top in Italyupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 16:49:00

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.

Diego injury mars Juventus' perfect startupdated: Sat Sep 12 2009 18:15:00

Juventus moved three points clear at the top of Italy's Serie A with a 2-0 victory at Lazio on Saturday, while AC Milan's poor start to the season continued with a 0-0 draw at Livorno.

Diego's double gives Juventus a capital victoryupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 18:03:00

New signing Diego inspired Juventus to a second successive win of the new Italian Serie A season, beating Roma 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Late goal sees Villa crash out of Europa Leagueupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 17:55:00

English Premier League Aston Villa's hopes of reaching the group stages of the Europa League were ended by a late goal from Rapid Vienna striker Nikica Jelavic in the second leg of the qualifier at Villa Park on Thursday.

Serie A football previewupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 04:45:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto and Gazzetta dello Sport's Giancarlo Galavotti discuss the teams in this season Serie A football league.

Fanzone preview: Italy's Serie Aupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 04:45:00

The new Italian Serie A season kicks off with the first round of fixtures this weekend -- Fanzone details what to expect from the forthcoming campaign:

Eto'o scores but Inter beaten in Super Cupupdated: Sat Aug 08 2009 15:00:00

New signing Samuel Eto'o scored but Serie A champions Inter Milan were beaten 2-1 by Lazio in the Italian Super Cup which was staged in the Bird's Nest in Beijing on Saturday night.

Manager Mowbray leaves Albion for Celticupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:03:00

Celtic have appointed Tony Mowbray as their new manager in succession to Gordon Strachan, the Scottish Premier League giants confirmed on Tuesday.

Round-up: Inter close on Italian titleupdated: Sat May 02 2009 17:03:00

Inter Milan opened a 10-point gap on city rivals AC Milan with a 2-0 win over Lazio in the San Siro on Saturday night.

Grygera salvages late draw for 10-man Juveupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 17:11:00

Czech international defender Zdenek Grygera salvaged an injury-time equalizer for 10-man Juventus in their top of the table clash with leaders Inter Milan in Serie A on Saturday night.

Inter extend advantage despite blowing leadupdated: Sun Apr 12 2009 08:42:00

Serie A leaders Inter Milan suffered a setback in their Italian title defense as they wasted a two-goal lead to be held 2-2 at home by Palermo on Saturday.

Ranieri clarifies 'Chinese referee' commentupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 12:31:00

Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri, is at the center of a race row after comments he made following his side's Coppa Italia defeat to Lazio.

Lazio edge Juve in cup but Inter crashupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 08:43:00

Lazio will take a slender one-goal advantage into the second leg of the Italian Cup semifinals after a 2-1 home victory over Juventus.

Late Poulsen goal earns Juventus victoryupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 12:37:00

A goal deep in injury time from Danish substitute Christian Poulsen gave 10-man Juventus a vital 2-1 win at Catania on Sunday, keeping alive their slim hopes of winning the Serie A title.

Lazio secure place in Coppa Italia semisupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 17:15:00

Lazio scored three second-half goals to defeat Torino 3-1 at the Stadio Olympico on Thursday to secure their place in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia.

Impressive Inter open nine-point advantageupdated: Sat Dec 06 2008 17:18:00

Inter Milan are now nine points clear at the top of Serie A after a crushing 3-0 victory at rivals Lazio on Saturday evening.

Lazio send 10-man Milan crashing out of cupupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 06:34:00

Striker Goran Pandev scored early in extra time to give Lazio a 2-1 win at 10-man AC Milan to secure a place in the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Inter six points clear as rivals Milan loseupdated: Sun Nov 30 2008 16:54:00

Italian champions Inter Milan stretched their lead in Serie A after a 2-1 win over fellow title contenders Napoli combined with a 3-1 defeat for city rivals AC Milan at Palermo in Sunday's late game.

Milan close up on city rivals Inter at topupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 03:40:00

AC Milan maintained their Serie A title challenge with a narrow 1-0 win over bottom club Chievo Verona 1-0 on Sunday.

Resurgent Lazio lead Roman revivalupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 11:58:00

Jose Mourinho's arrival at Inter Milan has created all the Serie A headlines this season and the defending champions are already handily-placed to lift the Scudetto again, lying third in the table on goal difference.

Juventus suffer shock defeat to Palermoupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 17:03:00

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.

Ronaldinho goal gives Milan derby victoryupdated: Sun Sep 28 2008 17:09:00

Ronaldinho celebrated his first league start for Milan by scoring the only goal of the game to give the Rossoneri a 1-0 derby win over Inter and send the Serie A champions crashing to their first defeat of the season.

Mourinho's Inter set early pace in Italyupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 16:35:00

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.

How did your team fare last weekend?updated: Mon Sep 15 2008 13:48:00

Domestic football returned to action last weekend after the international break. Here, on, we review all the action from Europe's top leagues.

Roma thrash Torino to keep hopes aliveupdated: Sun Apr 27 2008 14:01:00

Roma kept the Serie A title race alive for another week at least with a 4-1 thrashing of Torino.

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