# Serie A

Last month
March 2023
# Wrap
Milan slip in Serie A top four race, Morata strikes late as Atletico beat Girona
Struggling Salernitana escaped the San Siro with a 1-1 draw.
# starting out
Matt Doherty makes La Liga bow for Atletico, Ebosele handed full Serie A debut
The 20-year-old Ebosele joined at the beginning of the season after his contract elapsed at Derby.
This year
# problems
Crisis-hit Sampdoria claim pig's head was 'act of intimidation'
The club are currently struggling in Serie A and at risk of relegation.
# on fire
Osmihen's incredible season continues as Napoli close in on last 8
The Serie A leaders were too good for Eintracht Frankfurt on the night.
# Trouble
Serie A strugglers sack manager for second time in month
Salernitana have fired coach Davide Nicola again.
# Relief
Giroud on target to end AC Milan's shocking run of form
A 1-0 win over Torino earned Milan their first home win of 2023.
# Hope
Boost for €70 million man as Juventus pick up much-needed win
Dusan Vlahovic scored his first goals for the club in nearly four months.
# On the rise
Teenage starlet shines for Bayern, Napoli's extraordinary season continues
Jamal Musiala sealed a controversial 4-2 away win at Wolfsburg for the league leaders.
# Serie A
Simeone fires Napoli 13 points clear, as five-star Sassuolo torpedo champions Milan
Napoli continue their pursuit of a first Serie A title since 1990 with a late 2-1 win over Roma.
# Take a Bow
Ex-Liverpool man among the scorers as Milan's title hopes left hanging by a thread
Luis Alberto found the net amid a big win for Lazio over the reigning champions.
# Sensational
Thrilling Napoli thrash Juventus to boost hopes of historic Serie A title
Luciano Spalletti’s free-flowing team cruised to a 5-1 victory to move 10 points clear at the top.
# Racism
Lazio fans hurl racist abuse at tearful Umtiti and teammate Banda in Italy
Umtiti’s club Lecce, who won 2-1, afterwards praised their fans for responding to the abuse by chanting the France World Cup winner’s name.
# Wrap
Dzeko hands Napoli first defeat to crack open Serie A title race, Milik saves Juve at Cremonese
Second-placed AC Milan were the main beneficiaries of their local rivals’ win at the San Siro.
Last year
Fabian O'Neill, hailed by Zidane as 'most talented player ever', dies at 49
In 2000, he moved to Juventus but after playing for the Turin giants for just one season, he was farmed out to Perugia.
# problems
Juventus scandal rumbles on as accounts stay deep in the red
The shareholders of Italy’s biggest football club are set to meet to approve the latest disastrous set of accounts
Serie A legend Sinisa Mihajlovic dies aged 53
The former full-back was diagnosed with leukemia just before the 2019-20 season.
# euro wrap
Napoli survive scare to stride clear in Italy, Bayern extend Bundesliga lead
Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen’s resurgence under Xabi Alonso continued and Lens kept the pressure on PSG in France.
# euro wrap
Kroos stunner helps Madrid cut gap on Barca, Kean fires Juve into top four at outraged Verona
Real Madrid beat Cadiz 2-1, while Juventus triumphed by the minimum.
# euro wrap
Atletico lose yet again, Mourinho slams 'unprofessional' player after Roma draw
A round-up of a hectic night of action across Spain, Germany, and Italy.
# fine margins
Former West Ham star the difference as Jose Mourinho left frustrated in Rome derby
Felipe Anderson was on target, while Juventus’ long crisis showed signs of being over
# hot prospect
Australian teenager stars as Jose Mourinho's Roma prevail
Cristian Volpato shot his side into the top four of Serie A with a late strike and assist in a 3-1 win at Verona.
# Criticism
Inter condemn fan-enforced stadium exit in honour of murdered ultra
Simone Inzaghi’s side were on a high after reaching the last 16 of the Champions League last week.
# pushing on
In-form Nigerian striker helps Napoli go six clear in Serie A while Bayern reclaim top spot
Victor Osimhen helped his side to a 4-0 win over Sassuolo.
# Wrap
Mbappe nabs double for PSG, struggling Juve win and Irish interest elsewhere
Ipswich Town beat Derby County in League One.
# Drama
Former Sampdoria president escorted away by security as Mourinho's Roma prevail
Lorenzo Pellegrini’s ninth-minute penalty ensured his side moved closer to the Serie A leaders.
Inter beat Salernitana to continue revival
Simone Inzaghi’s side followed up the thrilling midweek draw with Barcelona with a 2-0 home win.
# Wrap
Lookman fires Atalanta to Serie A summit, Griezmann nets 100th LaLiga goal for Atletico
A round-up of today’s action in Italy and Spain.
Napoli win club-record eighth straight game to take sole control of top spot
The Neapolitans capitalised on Atalanta’s 2-2 draw with Udinese to move two points clear.
# Delight
Allegri joy as Juventus win for first time in a month - 'We almost couldn't believe it'
Bologna are swept aside 3-0 but Atalanta continue to keep the pace at top of Serie A.
# Mixed Fortunes
Former Man United defender Smalling heads Mourinho's Roma to win at struggling Inter
Elsewhere there were wins for Milan and Napoli in Serie A.
# Crime and Punishment
Angel Di Maria handed two-match ban for elbowing opponent during humiliating defeat
The Argentina winger was sent off five minutes before half-time of Juventus’ 1-0 defeat to Monza.
# niamh farrelly
The Irish international flying the flag in Serie A and chasing the World Cup dream
Niamh Farrelly speaks to The42 about her recent move to Parma and her Ireland hopes.
# fiery
Four red cards as Juve held by Salernitana, Atalanta relinquish Serie A lead
Juve are struggling with injuries and form in the early part of the season.
# No way Jose!
Roma surrender unbeaten Serie A start in surprise thrashing at Udinese
Jose Mourinho’s side had only conceded one goal in their opening four games of the campaign.
Leao claims derby honours for leaders Milan, Napoli retake top spot
The Italian champions edged out their neighbours in a five-goal thriller.
Napoli draw with Lecce to leave Roma on Serie A summit
In Wednesday’s other games, Juventus beat Spezia 2-0 while Empoli and Verona played out a 1-1 draw.
Ireland duo on the bench as Udinese play out draw while Inter Milan continue winning run
Festy Ebosele and James Abankwah both joined Udinese earlier this year.
# Serie A
Vlahovic hits double for Juve while Napoli's Osimhen racially abused in Verona rout
A section of the home support directed monkey chants at the Nigerian forward.
# Football Italia
Aaron Connolly makes Italian debut in defeat to Genoa
The Irish forward has joined Venezia of Serie B.
# Serie A
Wexford defender makes Udinese debut against AC Milan
Festy Ebosele arrived off the bench in the San Siro.