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U21: Cutrone double breaks Iceland

Patrick Cutrone bagged a late brace after Riccardo Sottil’s opener, as Italy beat Iceland 3-0 to go second in their Under-21 European Championship group with a game in hand. The Azzurrini leapfrog Iceland and are now on 10 points from four games, leaving beh…

Danilo: 'If Ronaldo was Brazilian…'

Cristiano Ronaldo told Juventus teammate Danilo that “Brazil would’ve won another five World Cups” if he had been in the Seleçao. Danilo made the revelation when speaking to DAZN Brazil, having reunited with CR7 this season. “I knew him from our time at Rea…

Mancini: 'No Euro 2020 experiments'

Roberto Mancini warned his Italy squad for Euro 2020 is practically decided and there’s “no time for experiments,” but Mario Balotelli “will return when he deserves it.” The Azzurri set a new all-time record of 10 consecutive victories and maintained their p…

Cutrone: 'I am always ready'

Patrick Cutrone assured he is “always ready when called upon” by the Italy U-21s or Wolves, but he “remains a Milan fan.” The Wolverhampton Wanderers striker scored a late brace in the Italy Under-21 side’s 3-0 win over Iceland this evening. “I am very happ…

Nicolato: 'Another step forward'

Italy U21 coach Paolo Nicolato said Patrick Cutrone “deserved” his brace in a 3-0 victory over Iceland. “It’s another step forward.” The Azzurrini leapfrogged Iceland into second place in their European Under-21 Championship qualifying group and have a game …

Coach fired for 'disrespectful' 27-0 win

In a truly bizarre story, a youth team coach was fired for setting a bad example to the children by “disrespecting opponents” in a 27-0 victory. Not many managers can say they’ve been sacked after a win, let alone a 27-0 result, but that is what happened in …

Elmas: 'Napoli can win Scudetto'

Eljif Elmas insists Napoli “can still win the Scudetto this season, as we’re only at the start. Juventus, Inter, Napoli and Roma are in the running.” The midfielder spoke while on international duty with Macedonia and is seemingly unconcerned by the poor sta…

Mertens injured with Belgium

Napoli forward Dries Mertens limped off during Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia, leaving his club anxious about his condition. The striker had started the game in Russia and his team was 3-0 up when he was brought down during a promising scoring …

De Vrij minor injury concern

Inter defender Stefan de Vrij has pulled out of Holland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Northern Ireland with a minor injury. The centre-back had been due to start this evening in Belfast. Instead, he is not even on the bench for this game, as he is not fully…

Montella pleased with Ribery return

Vincenzo Montella was pleased with Franck Ribery’s performance after Fiorentina beat Virtus Entella 5-1 in a friendly. The Serie B team was swept aside at the Stadio Franchi in this afternoon’s match, which allowed some – including Ribery after a three-match…

Milan not keen on Kean?

There are reports Mino Raiola offered Everton outcast Moise Kean to Milan, but they would prefer Mario Mandzukic from Juventus. Kean is widely expected to head back to Italy, probably on loan with an option to buy, just months after his almost €30m transfer …

Rossi: 'My Fiorentina dream'

Giuseppe Rossi said Fiorentina are “honoured” to have Franck Ribery in the squad. “My dream is to get back on the pitch.” The out of contract striker was in the stands of the Stadio Franchi in Florence today to attend a friendly match during the break for in…