Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his lead at the top of the Golden Boot race as far as the Italian football top flight is concerned this season. The Portuguese international hit two goals in the win over Udinese at the weekend to extend his lead over nearest challenger RomeluLukaku as the race to win the Golden Boot starts to gather pace in the Italian football top flight this term. Cristiano Ronaldo has made a big impact on Italian football since his move from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer of 2018 and he further highlighted his influence in Italian football with a brace during the 4-1 victory at home to Udinese as his Juventus side bounced back from the disappointing maiden league defeat of the season suffered at the hands of Fiorentina last year.
AC Milan are the kings of Italian football at the moment as the seven-time European champions continue to set the pace in the Serie A this season. The Rossoneri are yet to taste defeat in Italian football this season and they are one of the two teams without a single defeat in the league this season. Italian Serie A champions Juventus are the other team with a zero defeat in the Italian top flight this term.
Milan recorded their eighth win of the season with an away victory over Sampdoria during their clash in Italian football top flight on Sunday night. It was a week ten clash in the Italian Serie A. AC Milan beat Sampdoria2-1 away from home to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the league standings. The win took their unbeaten league run to 22 games dating back to the last match before the hiatus caused by Covid-19 last season. The last loss for the Rossoneriin the league came in the month of March as Milan lost 2-1 at home to Genoa.
Roma defender Chris Smalling has claimed that he was left in a very disappointing situation with regard to his future at Manchester United.Smalling recently became a Roma player on a permanent basis following a €20 million transfer. Crucially, he made the switch to Roma initially on a loan deal and it was later changed into a permanent move following an impressive campaign in the Italian Serie A.
Smalling has described how he was quite aware that he had no future at Manchester United when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge of the club. However, Smalling was disappointed to learn at the last minute that he could leave United. This reduced the number of options available and he had to take the international route to make sure that he was getting game time on a regular basis. If not for this late information, Smalling says that he might have had more options. The 30-year-old is an England international and should have no trouble in finding a club fit for his stature. Over the years, Smalling has been quite successful by winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one EFL Cup, and one Europa League medal.
Italian Serie A leaders AC Milan aree reportedly interested in signing one of the defenders on the books of reigning European champions Bayern Munich. This is according to the newest reports coming out of the media in Italy. The Rossoneri are keeping tabs on an experienced player at the Allianz Arena.
According to MilanLive, Bayern Munich centre back Jerome Boateng is a major target for AC Milan ahead of next summer. The long-term future of Boateng is in serious doubt at the Allianz Arena and the Rossoneri are prepared to capitalise on the situation. The target is to add his experience to a young Milan squad.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he might need to step aside for another penalty taker after he missed again at the weekend.
The Swedish football legend has taken Italian football by storm on his return to the Rossoneriat the start of the year. He has been a key player for AC Milan in their ascent to the top of the Italian Serie A table this season but was left frustrated by his inability to convert from 12 yards out during the league game with Hellas Verona on Sunday night.
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has said that the club have not made any offer to sign Sandro Tonali from Brescia this summer. The 20-year-old was recently relegated from the Serie A with the Italian outfit, but he has still attracted plenty of interest from top European sides. The Nerazzurri were linked with his services earlier this month, but it appears that AC Milan have eventually won the race to land his signature.
In an interview with Sky Sport, Piero initially spoke on the position of manager Antonio Conte and said that it is normal to have moments of confrontation. He added that the club have held a long-term interest in Tonali, but have not made any bid for his services, he told: “First of all, I would like to clarify a point about the coach. There was no need for any clarification with Conte, it is normal for there to be moments of confrontation. As far as Tonali is concerned, it should be clarified that we have never started any negotiations for him. I do not deny that we have followed him for some time and that we like him, I hope he can prove to be an excellent player for the national team as well.”
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte wants his playersto focus the bitterness of their loss on their next match positively.Since the resumption of the top flight of Italian league, Inter has not lost a game. Buton Sunday they were defeated by Bologna which stopped their winning streak.Their race for the title couldn’tafford such loses as it will be a dent mark for them on the table.
With Juventus having 11 pointlead on the table,every game stands important to Inter but they recent loss to AC Milan has raised the hopes for the club. The 11 point gap can be lessened to eight points if they are to win against Hellas Veronabut it ended up in a tie for 2–2.
Juventus has extended the contract of two veteran players of the club, Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon. The club has confirmed that both the players have agreed to the extension of one year. The new signing stands till June 2021 and by then Buffon will be 43 and Chiellini will be close to 37. The club said that the contract extension is a reward and gratitude for the long term loyalty and quality of the players to them.
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has warned Miralem Pjanic to behave like a great player. With his current attitude, he will be unable to make it to the first team of the club. He has played across 32 matches for the club in this season andhas only scored three goals.
Before the suspension of the league in March, his performance in the game was not up to the mark. They had a genuine concern for him as he had been replaced many times in the game. In the match against Napoli, he was called off the pitch after 50 minutes of playing time where Juventus faced defeat for 2–1. In the Champions League, his performance against Lyon wasn’t satisfactory.
Former Juventus and Real Madrid manager Fabio Capellohas apprised Lautaro Martinez on the move to Barcelona. He also said that he has been impressed by the talent of Martinez and he doesn’t want him to sit in the sidelines in Barca as he thinks that it is difficult to find a place in the first team of the club.
Martinez name has been linked with the transfer to Barcelona for the past few weeks and his performance in Inter has been good with him scoring 16 goals from 31 appearances in this season. Capello advises that Martinez will be having a better option if he stays at Serie A.