Davide Astori

Astori 'tragedy' weighs on Italy as rebuilding process opens

Already at a historic low point following a failed World Cup qualification, Italy's rebuilding effort begins this week with the team in mourning …


Napoli’s title hopes reignited; Icardi scores 4 in Serie A

ROME (AP) A second-half header from Raul Albiol earned Napoli a 1-0 win over Genoa on Sunday and reignited the southern club’s title hopes.<p>Napoli …


Fiorentina vow to 'keep memory of Astori alive' in renaming training ground

Fiorentina president Mario Cognigni has confirmed the club's training ground will be renamed in honour of Davide Astori.<p>The Italian side continue to …


Celebrity deaths 2018: Sir Ken Dodd, Stephen Hawking and other legends gone too soon

Some familiar faces and hugely popular figures are among the well-known people we've lost so far this year.<p>Liverpool legend Sir Ken Dodd was among …


Buffon: I’m with Italy because of Astori

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that he has joined up with the national squad in part to pay tribute to late international team-mate …


Icardi breaks goal drought by scoring four in Inter rout

AFP/Rome<p>Captain Mauro Icardi scored four times to break through the 100-goal mark in Serie A as Inter Milan returned to the top four with a 5-0 rout …


Fiorentina rename training ground after late captain Astori

Fiorentina are to rename the club's training ground after Davide Astori following the club captain's shock death.<p>Viola president Mario Cognigni …


Fassone ready for Gattuso talks after Milan resurgence

AC Milan chief executive Marco Fassone is ready to enter contract discussions with Gennaro Gattuso after the former midfielder's outstanding start to …


Date Set for Highly Anticipated Milan Derby After Fixture Delayed by Astori Tragedy

Serie A have officially set a date for the highly anticipated Derby della Madonnina - more commonly known as the Milan Derby - after the original …


YouTube Re:View: Stephen Hawking, Demi Lovato Jason Derulo

Welcome to YouTube Re:View. This week, we bid sad farewells, examine why chewing gum around Oprah is a bad idea and belt out some tunes.<p>RIP Stephen …

DJ Khaled

Napoli's Hamsik still has eyes on Serie A title

With 10 games to play this season, Napoli desperately need to return to winning ways.


Juventus Restore the Natural Order in Serie A

<b>After their victory at Udinese, the champions are back on top of the league</b><p><b>Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy</b><p>So, will this be the week when Juventus, to all intents and purposes, wrap up a seventh consecutive league title? As is so often the way with the Old Lady in the month of March, she has been …


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TGU Podcast Episode 1<p>In our first ever episode, host and TGU founder Richard Hall and editors Luca Hodges-Ramon and Neil Morris chat about their most …

Sadness mixes with internal strife at Fiorentina

The death of Davide Astori brought pause to an ongoing dispute between fans and owners at FiorentinaThe storied city of Florence has only ever had …


Has Luciano Spalletti lost his head at Inter Milan?

Napoli were the visitors at San Siro on Sunday, the night that Inter celebrated their 110th birthday. The fixture list had handed the Nerazzurri an …


Fiorentinas Brilliant And Emotional Tribute To Davide Astori

It was the 13th minute in the game between Fiorentina and Benevento last Sunday As planned the ball was kicked into touch and both teams stood still …


World sport: 10 photos we liked this week

<b>A selection of some of the most visual sport photographs taken from around the world this week:</b><p>Learn more about the blind judo stars of India here<p><b>All photographs are copyrighted.</b>


Inter 0-0 Napoli: Juventus move into pole position in Serie A

1 Aggressive Inter lineup results in resolute defence<p>Inter manager Luciano Spalletti opted for an attack-minded midfield on Sunday night, choosing …


Chelsea talks 'pleased' Dzeko but Roma striker has no regrets

The Bosnia international was the subject of an offer and negotiations with the Blues, but is re-focused on Serie A and Champions League commitments


Balague: Players WILL die young while US model is ignored

Five days after the death of Fiorentina captain, Davide Astori, the French full back, Thomas Rodriguez who plays in the reserves side of second …


OUTRAGEOUS!!! @ciroimmobile earns @OfficialSSLazio a point with a last-minute, no-look, back-heeled, lobbed-volley! Goal of the season?

GOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Deep into injury time, super sub @andrevsilva19 pulls a winner out of the bag for @acmilan. Over to you, @Inter_en...<p>Amazing goal …


Fiorentina beat Benevento in 1st match since Astori's death

Florence, March 11 (IANS) ACF Fiorentina honoured their late captain Davide Astori during the 1-0 win over Benevento in the 28th round of the Serie A …


Fiorentina's incredible 13th minute tribute to Astori

Fiorentina paid the ultimate tribute to former captain Davide Astori during their first match following his tragic death.<p>The Italian international …


Tears and tributes as Serie A returns with Davide Astori in its thoughts | Paolo Bandini | Football | The Guardian

Florence downed tools to remember Davide Astori on Thursday. The player’s funeral had been held in the morning at the Basilica Santa Croce, with a crowd of 10,000 in attendance, but even those who could not be there in person joined in with a minute-long pause for reflection at 1pm. Across the …


Greek game abandoned after ‘armed’ owner protests decision

ATHENS, Greece (AP) A disputed goal at the end of a Greek league match on Sunday between leader AEK and title rival PAOK led to a pitch invasion by …


Monday Verdict: Second-best Mourinho is THE specialist in failure; why Arsenal could collapse v Milan

<b>This week’s Monday Verdict discusses a hollow victory for Jose Mourinho’s Man Utd, Arsenal papering over the cracks plus Liverpool’s squad</b> …


Fiorentina wins emotional 1st match since Astori's death

MILAN (AP) — Fiorentina played its first match since the death of captain Davide Astori, beating last-place Benevento 1-0 on an emotional Sunday at …


Dybala double returns Juventus to Serie A summit

Rome - Paulo Dybala struck twice as Juventus retook top spot in Serie A from Napoli with a 2-0 victory over Udinese on Sunday, as Fiorentina made an …


Fiorentina pays tribute to Astori

Fiorentina returned to action a week after the sudden death of captain Davide Astori in a home game on Sunday played in an emotional atmosphere.<p>Last …


Genoa 0 AC Milan 1: Silva lining for Rossoneri after Europa woe

AC Milan left it late, but Andre Silva's maiden Serie A strike downed Genoa on Sunday.<p>Andre Silva scored his first Serie A goal in the final seconds of the game as AC Milan earned a dramatic last-gasp 1-0 win at Genoa.<p>The Portugal striker arrived at San Siro from Porto among much fanfare in the …