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Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal on Saturday, the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to hit the mark.

Allegri hails Ronaldo’s leadership skills as Juventus wins match against Cagliari

Massimiliano Allegri praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s leadership skills as Juventus beat Cagliari 3-1 for their 10th win in 11 games to maintain their six-point cushion at the top of Serie A on Saturday.
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gives instructions to his players during the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - LLUIS GENE

Roma reeling after Chievo stalemate before Real Madrid trip

Eusebio Di Francesco's Roma threw away a two-goal lead as tailenders Chievo snatched a 2-2 draw in the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to deliver a blow to the side from the capital before their daunting midweek trip to Champions League holders Real Madrid.

Mario Balotelli scores on international return as Italy beat Saudi Arabia in friendly

Mario Balotelli returned to Italy duty with a bang following a four-year absence as his first-half goal set the tone for a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia in St Gallen.

Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi: Barcelona did nothing to cause us problems

Alessandro Florenzi believes Roma outclassed Barcelona tactically and performed "perfectly" as they won 3-0 to pull off one of the Champions League's greatest comebacks and reach the semi-finals.

Roma stun Barcelona to reach Champions League semi-finals

Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Roma, losing 3-0 in their quarterfinal second leg at the Stadio Olimpico to go out 4-4 on aggregate.

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon back for Argentina, England swansong

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon has been called up by interim coach Luigi Di Biagio for friendlies against England and Argentina later this month.

Italy won’t be at World Cup for first time since 1958

Players from both teams slumped to the ground, the Swedes in exhausted ecstasy, the Italians in losers’ agony.

Simone Zaza included in Italy squad for World Cup play-off

Simone Zaza has been handed an international recall ahead of Italy's crunch World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden.

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