Sport Daniel Pablo Osvaldo narrowly avoided a red card

The Italian was involved in a training ground incident this month

Daniele De Rossi in action for Italy during the Confederations Cup with Spain

Transfer talk: Daniele De Rossi move from Roma to Chelsea 'all-but-agreed'

Reports that Italian midfielder will join Blues for £11m with boss Jose Mourinho a long-time admirer of the 29-year-old

The new Real Madrid manager has refused to sanction the sale of central defender Pepe (pictured)

Manchester City move for defender Pepe thwarted by Real Madrid

The sale of the Portugal international will not be sanctioned

Paulinho was voted third-best player at the Confederations Cup

Paulinho deal could be completed today as Brazilian arrives at Tottenham for a medical

Midfielder looks set to complete £17m deal to White Hart Lane as Spurs beat off competition from Real Madrid

Mario Gomez: one of four targets City wants to replace Tevez

Manchester City target Mario Gomez to fill void left by departing Carlos Tevez

Manchester City have listed the Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez as one of four targets as they move rapidly to rebuild their strike force after the departure of Carlos Tevez to Juventus, The Independent understands.

Brazilian midfielder in action for Brazil at the Confederations Cup

Tottenham 'close' to signing Brazilian international Paulinho with deal believed to have been agreed

Spurs are keen to strengthen and the signing of current international would signal their intent ahead of the start of the new season

Franco Baldini

Franco Baldini joins Tottenham as technical director

The former England assistant joins from Roma

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Wilfried Zaha, left, takes on Marco Cassetti, right

Wilfried Zaha the star turn as he gives Crystal Palace perfect parting gift

Eventually, after 104 minutes of witty teasing and puckish taunting, Wilfried Zaha drew the foul that won Crystal Palace the game and sent them up.

Senad Lulic goal wins Coppa Italia for Lazio

Lazio won the Coppa Italia for the sixth time by beating city rivals Roma 1-0 in a day of high tension at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Derek Boateng in action for Ghana during the African Cup of Nations

Fulham announce double signing of Fernando Amorebieta and Derek Boateng

Cottagers complete swoop of Venezuelan international after Boateng announces transfer via Twitter

Mario Balotelli was one of three players who had abuse aimed at him

Roma racist chanting against AC Milan earns fine and Sepp Blatter rebuke

Mario Balotelli was targeted by the abuse

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 14 May 2013

City look for quick move as Mancini awaits sacking

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans

Roma fined for racist abuse aimed at AC Milan players

Mario Balotelli was one of those targeted

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans
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