ROME - The man who scored the winning goal in the last World Cup.The best young player in the English Premier League.A striker who scored a total of 53 goals in Serie A the last two seasons.Mario Goetze, Leroy Sane ...
Jun 7, 2018
FLORENCE, Italy - Former Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon will still be considered if he wants to return to the national team.Buffon retired from international soccer in November after Italy lost a World Cup playoff to Sweden, but he recently returned for friendlies. ...
May 25, 2018
INTER Milan survived its toughest test yet as it drew at Juventus 0-0 to stay unbeaten and on top of Serie A on Saturday.Inter barely sighted the goal, and Samir Handanovic was certainly the busier of the two goalkeepers in ...
Dec 10, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi finally added Italy great Gianluigi Buffon on his long, long list of vanquished goalkeepers.Messi struck two shots past Buffon to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their opening match of the Champions League ...
Sep 13, 2017
MADRID - Spain ended Italy's 11-year unbeaten run in qualifiers with a 3-0 win on Saturday and moved closer to securing a World Cup spot.The Italians hadn't lost a qualifier - World Cup or European Championship - in ...
Sep 3, 2017
MILAN - AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not extend his contract with the Serie A side, putting Europe's elite clubs on alert.Milan must now decide whether to sell the talented teenager before his current deal expires at the end ...
Jun 16, 2017
TURIN, Italy - After more than two decades of top-level soccer, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says next season will be his last.Unless Juventus wins the Champions League.Buffon tells Italy's Sky Sport that if Juventus "were to win the Champions ...
Jun 13, 2017
CARDIFF, Wales - Gianluigi Buffon has collected every major prize in club soccer, except the Champions League. Time is ticking for the Juventus goalkeeper to complete the set.If the 39-year-old Buffon finally lifts the European Cup on Saturday following a ...
Jun 3, 2017
ROME - Juventus wasted a chance to clinch a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-1 loss at rival Roma on Sunday.Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma 2-1 ahead early in the second half with a long, low shot ...
May 15, 2017
MONACO - Striker Gonzalo Higuain displayed some worth for his huge transfer fee and Gianluigi Buffon showed he is still priceless in goal, each starring as Juventus won 2-0 at Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.Higuain scored ...
May 4, 2017
PALERMO, Sicily - Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon will mark his 1,000th appearance as a professional in the World Cup qualifier against Albania on Friday.Buffon made his debut at the age of 17 in 1995, playing for Parma, before moving to Juventus ...
Mar 24, 2017
ROME - It seemed appropriate that Gonzalo Higuain and Gianluigi Buffon stood out on a night for legends.After Italy's all-time leading scorer Luigi Riva was honored before kickoff with the country's highest sports honor, Higuain scored twice ...
Feb 13, 2017
MILAN - Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa got his tactics spot on as he steered his side to a 2-1 win over Juventus, which saw the Serie A leader's advantage slashed to only one point on Sunday.Juventus had been seven ...
Jan 16, 2017
MILAN - Title-winning teams often grind out results despite not playing well - and that is precisely what Juventus is doing.Chievo Verona had won just one of its last six matches but Juventus struggled to break it down before eventually winning 2- ...
Nov 7, 2016
LYON, France - Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon shrugged off recent uncharacteristic errors with an outstanding performance on Tuesday to help 10-man Juventus win 1-0 at Lyon in the Champions League.Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado scored the winner in the 76th minute after ...
Oct 19, 2016
TURIN, Italy - Spain appeared to have started its new era better than Italy but the Azzurri maintained their unbeaten home record in World Cup qualifiers with a 1-1 draw in Turin on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Spain lost to Italy in ...
Oct 7, 2016
BORDEAUX, France - Despite missing more penalties in one shootout than it had done in 40 years of taking spot-kicks after extra time, Germany still managed to end its curse against Italy.Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger all missed in ...
Jul 3, 2016
LYON, France - The jubilant scenes were reminiscent of Italy's triumph at the 2006 World Cup after the final whistle in Lyon on Monday night.Ten years after its last World Cup success, the Squadra Azzurra had just beaten Belgium, 2- ...
Jun 14, 2016
ROME - Gianluigi Buffon saved a late penalty and Juventus took a big step toward a fifth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Sunday.If Napoli fails to win at Roma on Monday, Juventus will have sealed ...
Apr 25, 2016
UDINE, Italy - Two-time defending champion Spain began its preparations for the European Championship with a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Substitute Lorenzo Insigne fired Italy in front in the 68th minute, sliding in ...
Mar 25, 2016
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