Reigning champions Juventus are certain to top Serie A at Christmas after a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Thursday in their final league game of 2014.
Juventus beat Cagliari 3-1 away on Thursday to end a three-match winless streak and move four points clear at the top of Serie A.
Champions Juventus hope to end a rollercoaster week on a high with a win away at Cagliari on Thursday, while Napoli bid to return to winning ways at home to bottom of the table Parma.
Cool-headed Cagliari fought back from a two-goal deficit to claim a precious 3-3 draw away to Napoli on Sunday, which left Rafael Benitez`s men six points behind second-placed Roma.
Miroslav Klose struck a brace in a 4-2 win over 10-man Cagliari as Lazio moved up to third place in Serie A on Monday and stretch their unbeaten run to six games.
AC Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura admitted his wonder-strike that earned a share of the points away to Cagliari was a fluke as the Serie A giants crawled up to third in Italy`s top flight.
Swede Albin Ekdal hit a first-half hat-trick as Cagliari stunned ten-man Inter Milan 4-1 at the San Siro on Sunday while city rivals Milan had to settle for a point at promoted Cesena.
Mattia Destro and Alessandro Florenzi hit one apiece for Roma in a 2-0 win over Cagliari that sent the Giallorossi to the top of Serie A thanks to superior goals difference on Sunday.
Roma officials on Sunday slapped a not-for-sale tag on Kevin Strootman amid reports that Manchester United are still pursuing the Dutch midfielder.
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia admitted he is hoping for a draw when Serie A leaders Milan host Juventus later Saturday.
AC Milan have signed former Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi on a free transfer, the Italian club said on Thursday.
A stunning Andrea Pirlo free-kick from 35 metres set Juventus up for a 3-0 win over Cagliari and a record 102-point finish as the champions celebrated in style on Sunday.
Napoli clinched a third-place finish in Serie A and a Champions League qualifying spot after they beat Cagliari 3-0 and rivals Fiorentina lost 4-3 at home to Sassuolo on Tuesday.
A hasty punch may have cost Mattia Destro his place in Italy`s World Cup squad under coach Cesare Prandelli`s code of ethics campaign. But then again maybe not.
AS Roma`s hopes of maintaining their challenge to Serie A title favourites Juventus face a test Saturday when they host Atalanta missing four key players.
Serie A table-proppers Catania have sacked hapless coach Rolando Maran for the second time this season and Cagliari have fired Diego Lopez following defeats at the weekend.
Italy went into Euro 2012 with a shortage of in-form strikers but that is unlikely to be the case at the World Cup with several finding the net at the right time.
Mattia Destro scored his maiden Serie A hat-trick in Roma`s 3-1 win away to Cagliari on Sunday to help reduce the gap to leaders Juventus to just five points.
New signings Adel Taarabt and Adil Rami scored to give AC Milan a 2-0 win at Sampdoria, who were furious at a series of second-half refereeing decisions in Serie A on Sunday.
Fiorentina missed the chance to draw level on points with third-placed Napoli after losing 1-0 at Cagliari with Mauricio Pinilla converting a first-half penalty in Serie A on Saturday.
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