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Napoli hold off Mario Balotelli’s Brescia to earn narrow win

Napoli survived a second-half fightback from Brescia to move into fourth place in Serie A with a 2-1 home win on Sunday as Mario Balotelli opened his account for the visitors.

Mario Balotelli scores first Brescia goal in defeat to Napoli

Mario Balotelli scored his first goal for new club Brescia but the promoted northerners still fell to a 2-1 defeat to Napoli in Serie A action on Sunday.
Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo (right) and Leonardo Bonucci celebrate above a stricken Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender’s decisive own goal. Tullio Puglia - Juventus-Juventus FC via Getty Images

Kalidou Koulibaly own goal hands Juventus dramatic win to ruin Napoli comeback

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored an injury-time own goal to hand Juventus a 4-3 Serie A victory in Turin on Saturday after the visitors had fought back from three goals down.
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is travelling to Italy to complete a loan move to Roma, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling set to complete Roma move as coach confirms loan deal

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is travelling to Italy to complete a loan move to Roma, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.
Carlo Ancelotti expects his Napoli side to be brilliant against Arsenal on Thursday as the Italians look to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Serie A coaching shuffle gives Napoli hope of toppling Juventus

As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli’s 30-year wait for the Serie A title.
Eljif Elmas will join Serie A side Napoli from Fenerbahce, it was confirmed on Monday.

Fenerbahce confirm Elmas to join Napoli

Turkish giants Fenerbahce announced North Macedonia international Elmas is set to fly to Italy to complete his reported €15 million (‎£13m/$17m) move to Napoli.
Napoli striker Dries Mertens

Dries Mertens: Napoli must buy players amid James Rodriguez links

Dries Mertens said Napoli must buy new and "top level" players if they want to dethrone Serie A champions Juventus.

Tottenham and Roma in talks over Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is set to meet Roma official Franco Baldini in London to negotiate a deal for Toby Alderweireld, according to Sky in Italy.
Ivan Marcano

Porto re-sign defender Ivan Marcano from Roma

Ivan Marcano has returned to Porto just one season after leaving for Serie A side Roma.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out a buy-to-sell move for James Rodriguez this summer, stating that the club are not in the human trafficking business.

Napoli confirm talks for James Rodriguez with Hirving Lozano lined up as alternative

Napoli will try to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer but will turn their attention to PSV star Hirving Lozano if they fail to land coach Carlo Ancelotti's first choice, says president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Jim Pallotta

Roma: Daniele De Rossi didn’t get Eusebio Di Francesco fired – Jim Pallotta

Roma owner Jim Pallotta has insisted that stars such as Daniele De Rossi, Kostas Manolas, Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko did not conspire to get former coach Eusebio Di Francesco sacked.

Ander Herrera, Pablo Sarabia, Julian Brandt and the best bargains of the transfer window

Premier League clubs can begin reinforcing their squads for next season in earnest after the transfer window opened on Thursday and there are plenty of shrewd signings to be made.
Jordi Alba's mistakes resulted in Liverpool's first two goals in their Champions League win over Barcelona. AP Photo-Dave Thompson

Liverpool beat Barcelona and the greatest Champions League comebacks in history

Sensational comebacks are increasingly a staple of the modern Champions League and Liverpool arguably topped them all on Tuesday.

Eusebio Di Francesco sacked by Roma

Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked as Roma coach following the club's Champions League last-16 exit to Porto.

Eden Dzeko’s 95th-minute winner rescues Roma against lowly Frosinone

Edin Dzeko snatched a 95th-minute winner for a double on the night as Roma rescued a 3-2 come-from-behind win against lowly Frosinone on Saturday to keep in touch with the Champions League places.
Kostas Manolas

Report: Manchester United set to trigger Roma defender Kostas Manolas release clause

Manchester United are reportedly ready to trigger the £32m release clause of Roma center-back Kostas Manolas.
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Roma close in on Champions League last 16 with win over CSKA Moscow

Roma inched closer to a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over 10-man CSKA Moscow in the Luzhniki Stadium.

Joe Gomez: Liverpool won’t sit back against Roma

Joe Gomez says Liverpool will aim to score goals against Roma in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final rather than aiming to soak up pressure.

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Twitter outlines plan for ‘open and decentralized’ system for social networks

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Nigeria midfielder Afeez Aremu put up a fine performance as IK Start sealed promotion to the Norwegian Eliteserien despite going to a 4-3 defeat against Lillestrom in the second leg of their playoffs tie on Wednesday night.

Afeez Aremu celebrates Norwegian league promotion with IK Start

Nigeria midfielder Afeez Aremu put up a fine performance as IK Start sealed promotion to the Norwegian Eliteserien despite going to a 4-3 defeat against Lillestrom in the second leg of their playoffs tie on Wednesday night.