Italy

Inexplicable Red Card In Italy Restarts Rumors Of Serie A Match Fixing

It's been 15 years since news of Italy's major match-fixing scandal shocked the footballing world. Calciopoli, as the scandal became known, involved five Serie A sides (namely Juventus) paying off anyone and everyone to influence things like refereeing selections and calls made on the field.

Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic — members of Juventus at the time and all still in Serie A — will certainly remember those dark days of Italian football, as well as the subsequent match-fixing scandal that came to light in 2011.

Weston McKennie Scores First Goal Of Season With Ronaldo-Esque Header

Since losing Cristiano Ronaldo in the offseason, Juventus has struggled to replace the Portuguese star’s impressive goal haul. Ronaldo had an incredible ability to leap for headed goals in his three seasons with the Bianconeri. But this Weston McKennie goal vs Sassuolo showed the Old Lady still has a pretty good option when lobbing balls into the box. Unfortunately for the American, the rest of his team wasn’t up to his level on Wednesday. 

Bryan Reynolds’ First Roma Start Ends In José Mourinho’s Worst-Ever Defensive Display

Fort Worth native Bryan Reynolds made his first career start for AS Roma on Thursday. It wasn’t a match to remember. 

Reynolds, a right back who moved to Italy from FC Dallas over the summer, was part of the worst defensive performance in José Mourinho’s 1,008-match career in a stunning 6-1 defeat to Bodø/Glimt in the Europa Conference League. Never before had Mourinho, a man often accused of playing boring, defensive football, allowed six goals in a match.

Ronaldo Levitates AGAIN To Complete United’s Incredible 2-Goal Comeback Vs. Atalanta

It was always going to be Cristiano Ronaldo. With Atalanta’s depleted squad running on fumes at Old Trafford, Harry Maguire’s 75th-minute equalizer set the stage for the inevitable: Cristiano Ronaldo hanging in the air, posterizing José Luis Palomino and directing a downward header inside the post for the win. 

It was Ronaldo’s 300th appearance across all competitions for Manchester United, and he’ll remember it fondly after completing the Red Devils’ improbable second half comeback. 

Chucky Lozano Deja Atrás Su Berrinche Y Su Técnico Lo Recibe Con Un Abrazo De La Paz

La calma vuelve a reinar en el Napoli, luego del berrinche que Hirving Lozano le hizo a su técnico, Luciano Spalletti, el pasado fin de semana.

De acuerdo a La Gazzetta dello Sport, Lozano regresó hoy a los entrenamientos del equipo en el Centro Sportivo di Castelvolturno como "un hijo pródigo" y aseguran que incluso hubo un abrazo de la paz con el adiestrador.

Johan Vásquez Debutó Con Un Gol Y Rescató Un Punto De Oro Para El Genoa

Haciendo la "C" para su novia, Camila Hernández, pero también para su familia y toda la gente roja y azul. Así fue la dedicatoria de Johan Vásquez, luego de debutar y convertir su primer gol con el jersey del Genoa, en la Serie A de Italia.

Vásquez llegó en agosto al conjunto rossoblù, tras su gran participación en los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio, pero aún no sumaba minutos en cancha. Su suerte cambió hoy finalmente, en la Jornada 8, cuando el técnico Davide Ballardini decidió darle su primera titularidad de la temporada.

2021 Ballon d’Or Shortlists Feature 10 Chelsea Players, Record Low NWSL Representation And More

The 30 nominees for the women and men’s Ballon d’Or were released on Friday with several big surprises. The Chelsea Ballon d’Or representation was at an all-time high with ten players (five women, five men) nominated for the award. 

Club Over Country? Donnarumma Gets The Cold Shoulder In His Return To The San Siro

Less than two months ago Gianluigi Donnarumma was an Italian hero. His save on Bukayo Saka's decisive penalty kick during the Euro 2020 final clinched a shootout victory for gli Azzurri and gave Italy its first European Championship since 1968.

Yet three days later he was out the door. After months of failed contract negotiations between Donnarumma and AC Milan, the 22-year-old keeper and his exorbitant wage demands headed to PSG on a five-year deal.

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