Italian Serie A

JUST IN: Napoli Appoint Gattuso To Replace Ancelotti as Manager

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Gennaro Gattuso on Wednesday took over as coach of Napoli after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked despite guiding them to the Champions League last 16, the troubled Serie A side announced. Gattuso, who left AC Milan at the end of last season after failing to qualify for the Champions League, takes charge of a club who sit seventh in Serie A. “The aim is to recoup points and get back into the Champions League positions,” said Gattuso, who won the 2006 World Cup as a player with Italy. “We need to work hard, win back points and come [Read]

Napoli Sacks Ancelotti hours after 4-0 Champions League win

  Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as Napoli manager just hours after guiding the club to a 4-0 Champions League win over Genk. The veteran former AC Milan and Bayern Munich boss has been in charge at San Paolo since the summer of 2018 and oversaw a second-place finish in Serie A last term. However, they now sit in seventh, some 17 points behind current leaders Inter Milan thanks to a nine-match winless run and there have been widespread rumours of internal strife. La Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli ha deciso di revocare l’incarico di responsabile tecnico della prima squadra al signor Carlo Ancelotti.Rimangono intatti i rapporti di amicizia, stima e [Read]

C. Ronaldo’s son wins Cavour Trophy, Best Striker Award with Juventus’ U9 side

– Cristiano Ronaldo’s son has won the Cavour Trophy with Juventus’ Under 9 side – The eldest son of the Portugal international scored three goals in this tournament – He was also named as the best striker by the organizers of the championship Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be proud of his son after winning youth tournament with the Old Lady’s Under 9 team where he was also named the best striker. Since Cristiano Jr joined the Juventus’ youth team, he has been impressive and has also made headlines many times. By the end of October, he was sitting on 58 goals and had a further 18 assists in just [Read]

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to win MVP in England, Spain, Italy

– Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first footballer in history to win the MVP in England, Spain and Italy – The 34-year-old was given the award for the best player in 2018-19 Serie A season where Juventus won the league – Ronaldo failed to show up for the 2019 Ballon D’Or ceremony as Lionel Messi won his sixth award Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his outstanding record over his fiercest rival Lionel Messi as he becomes the first player to win the best player in England, Spain and Italy. The Juventus forward failed to attend the 2019 Ballon D’Or ceremony as Messi scooped a record sixth award and now one above Ronaldo. [Read]

Ronaldo makes big statement in Serie A as he loses Ballon d’or to Messi

Portugal and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has made it clear that he is proud of himself being the best player in the Italian Serie A after losing the 2019 Ballon d’Or award to his fiercest rival, Lionel Messi. Ronaldo shunned the ceremony in Paris, but instead attended the award night in Italy where he was named the best player for the 2018/19 season. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Lionel Messi wins record sixth ballon D’or award Last season during Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut season with Juventus, the former Real Madrid star scored 26 goals for the Old Lady to win the Serie A. “I’m proud to be the best player in Serie A. [Read]

Always be under your partner during sex – Inter Milan Coach advises players

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte has revealed that he gave instructions to his players as to how to have sex with their partners in order not to affect their forms on the field of play. The ex-Chelsea coach who is looking to end the dominance of Juventus, who are one point ahead of Inter Milan in Serie A, told his players that during the season sex they must not last long and the players must also stay under their partners. Speaking to L’Equipe in a recent interview, the 50-year-old Italian coach said: ‘Competition for me is battle,’ ‘It is “your death, my life”. I am very focused on the fact [Read]

Angry Ronaldo leaves stadium for home after being substituted on Sunday

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo reported left stadium angirily on Sunday, November 10th and headed home after being subbed during a tough Serie A encounter between Juventus and AC Milan. The 34-year-old Portuguese superstar was taken off the pitch for Paulo Dybala after just nine minutes into the second half while the scores was still at 0-0. The decision however proved vital and paid off as the Argentine forward scored the lone goal at the 77 minutes to hand the Old Lady the victory over fierce rivals. But the decision by Maurizio Sarri did not go down well with the Portuguese who was reported to have left the pitch and [Read]

C. Ronaldo Jnr follows dad’s steps with 58 goals in 28 games for Juve Academy [SEE VIDEO]

  – Cristiano Ronaldo’s son is also following his father’s goal-scoring spree – The 9-year-old has been impressive for Juventus academy, scoring 58 goals in 28 games – Cristiano Jr has also recorded 18 assists for the Turin young side since joining in 2018. If anything could be said of Ronaldo’s legacy in football, apart from his enviable goal-scoring prowess which has seen him hit a record-breaking 700 career goals in a spree of 973 matches, his son Cristiano Jr would also be at centre of discussion. The Portuguese star came to Juventus after disagreeing with Real Madrid hierarchy in 2018 with his 9-year-old son also joining the Turin youth [Read]

‘I don’t look for records, they look for me’ – Ronaldo credits ‘obsession’ following 700th goal

The Portugal star hit the 700-goal mark for club and country on Monday, but had mixed feelings following a 2-1 loss to Ukraine. Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he is not obsessed with breaking records as they come naturally for him after scoring his landmark 700th career goal. Ronaldo bagged a consolation penalty in the second half of Portugal’s 2-1 Euro 2020qualifying defeat to Ukraine in Kiev on Monday. The 34-year-old superstar made no mistake from 12 yards after Taras Stepanenko was penalised for handling the ball inside the box, but it was not enough for Portugal as they lost for the first time since the 2018 World Cup. Defeat for Portugal at the Olympic [Read]

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

SPORTS: NFF partners AS Roma to boost local football

The Nigeria Football Federation on Friday announced that it had signed a multi-year partnership with Italian football club, AS Roma to boost the development of football in Nigeria. The partnership, which was unveiled in Abuja, will see the NFF and Roma collaborate together on and off the pitch, says the statement released by NFF via its Twitter handle. According to the statement, the two parties will share football, business and media expertise, with Roma offering the NFF technical and operational support and advice in the areas of youth coaching, player development, football administration and digital media best practices. In return, the NFF will also collaborate with the AS Roma in [Read]

Real Madrid To Battle PSG, Liverpool Vs Napoli As UEFA Unveils Draws For 2019/2020 Champions League [SEE FULL DRAWS]

The Ligue 1 champions will face the La Liga giants while the Reds will match up with Carlo Ancelotti’s side in the group stage once again Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage of the Champions League after they were paired together Group A in the draw, which took place in Monaco on Thursday. The two clubs have been linked over the pursuit of PSG star Neymar, with Real Madrid mooted as one of the Brazilian suitors. The pair will be joined by Club Brugge and Galatasaray. Reigning champions Liverpool will see a familiar face in Group E, having been paired up with Napoli, who they narrowly [Read]

Student Fails French Exam After Naming Cristiano Ronaldo As The Goat [SEE PHOTOS]

A student failed his French exam by a single mark after he named Cristiano Ronaldo alongside a picture of a goat. Ahmed Nabil, 15, was presented with a variety of different animals in the paper but rather than write down a sensible answer, he included a certain five-time Ballon d’Or winner in his answers. “It was a French exam I did two years ago.” he told SPORTbible. “For me personally, it was a very hard test and one of the sections was: write the meaning of every animal we show you but in french. “I couldn’t remember what a goat was called in french, so I thought I’d do something [Read]

Red Hot Lukaku Bangs – in Four goals On Inter Debut

ITALY  – Former Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku on Sunday marked his first appearance for his new club, Inter Milan with a four-goal haul. Lukaku scored four goals in Inter Milan pre-season friendly against Virtus Bergamo. Lukaku left Man United to join Inter Milan in a £74m Deal last week. He didn’t play at all for United during the pre-season because of back injury but Inter manager, Antonio Conte handed him an opportunity against Serie D minnows Bergamo. Wearing the No 9 shirt, Lukaku took advantage by scoring four times in an 8-0 victory. Inter start their Serie A campaign against newly-promoted Lecce at the San Siro on August 26. [Read]

BREAKING: Man United, Inter Agree £74m for Lukaku Transfer

ENGLAND  – Inter Milan and Manchester United have reached an agreement over striker Romelu Lukaku for a fee that could rise to 80m euros (£74m), BBC has reported. In July, the Premier League side rejected Inter’s £54m bid for Lukaku, who was fined by the club after missing training on Tuesday. Belgium international Lukaku, 26, has trained at his former team Anderlecht for the past two days. Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, flew to London on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve Lukaku’s future. Later that evening, Pastorello posted a photo on Instagram of them on board a private jet with the caption: “Ready to take off. Direction Milano.” United and [Read]