Only five Scudetto-winning teams in history have opened the season with a defeat. All of them came under the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, and it's something of a Torino trademark. The Granata have pulled it off three times, while neighbours Juventus have also done it twice. The last time they did it in a curtain-raiser of a campionato was in 1974-75.
No wonder Max Allegri and the club are not panicking. "Serie A is a marathon, not the final of the 100m," he reminded everyone after Juventus opened...
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said his side are "more competitive than ever" as the Champions League holders learned their opponents in this year's group stage on Thursday.
Barca were placed in Group E alongside Roma, who finished second in Serie A last season, along with Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and BATE Borisov of Belarus.
Barcelona lifted the trophy for the fifth time in their history after Luis Enrique's side beat Juventus 3-1 in June's final, and Bartomeu said his team have...
Manchester City have been handed a tough Champions League group stage draw against Juventus, Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach.
City, who also dealt with tough draws in the past four seasons of the Champions League, were selected in Group D with last season's finalists and the Europa League champions.
Holders Barcelona, meanwhile, are in Group E alongside Roma, who finished second in Serie A last season, Bayer Leverkusen and BATE Borisov.
Barcelona lifted the trophy for the fifth time in their...
Schalke have rejected Roma's offer for Sead Kolasinac, according to the Bundesliga club.
Kolasinac, 22, was apparently a target for Roma as they seek to strengthen at left-back.
However, Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt said the Serie A side's offer had been dismissed and that the Bosnia and Herzegovina international will remain in Gelsenkirchen.