Sport Daniel Pablo Osvaldo narrowly avoided a red card

The Italian was involved in a training ground incident this month

Del Piero scores against Inter Milan

Del Piero keeps Juve in touch

Alessandro Del Piero came off the bench to score the second goal as Juventus beat Internazionale 2-0 last night to maintain their Serie A title challenge.

Ashley Young pictured in the first leg against Athletic Bilbao

Ashley Young convinced Manchester United can progress against Athletic Bilbao

Ashley Young is convinced Manchester United can create a bit of history by overturning a 3-2 first-leg deficit against Athletic Bilbao tomorrow night.

Sven was dismissed by Leicester last year

Eriksson says Chelsea job is not impossible

Swede defends Russian owner over sacking of manager at underperforming 'huge club'

Messi keeps Barça on Real's coat-tails

Barcelona kept pace with Real Madrid in the La Liga title race with a narrow 2-1 win over Real Sociedad. Lionel Messi was unsurprisingly the architect of the win: laying on an assist for debutant Cristian Tello in the first half, before adding a second himself, drilling a shot into the net after good work from Dani Alves.

Carlos Tevez is likely to be sold for around £25m

Carlos Tevez could play for Manchester City reveals Roberto Mancini

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has admitted Carlos Tevez could feature in the Premier League again - if he proves his fitness.

David Pizarro

David Pizarro signs on loan for Manchester City

Manchester City have completed the signing of midfielder David Pizarro from Roma on loan until the end of the season.

Daniele de Rossi has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester City

Daniele de Rossi English lessons fuel Manchester City transfer speculation

Roma’s hopes of hanging onto Daniele de Rossi have been dealt a blow with the revelation that the midfielder has been learning English.

Mancini's side head the league table

Roberto Mancini open to January arrivals at Manchester City

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini may consider making new signings this month, but only if there are significant departures first.

Manchester United thumped AC Milan 7-2 in two seasons ago

The Italian jobs: How English clubs have fared against the Italians

Arsenal and Chelsea were both drawn against Italian opposition today in the shape of AC Milan and Napoli respectively.

Francesco Totti threatens to quit Roma

An outburst from talismanic striker Francesco Totti, who said he would think about leaving the club after 19 seasons, has provided the latest twist to the soap opera at ambitious AS Roma.

Baldini builds bridges on Roma return

Franco Baldini, Fabio Capello's closest adviser, oversees his first match since returning to Serie A as general manager of Roma when Palermo visit the Stadio Olimpico tomorrow.

Manchester City 'target' Daniele De Rossi staying insist Roma

Roma coach Luis Enrique insists Manchester City target Daniele De Rossi wants to remain at the club.

Cerci wants to stay at Fiorentina

Manchester City target Alessio Cerci wants to remain at Fiorentina next season.

John Arne Riise: Back and on the attack

Fulham's defender with the thunderbolt in his left foot wanted another shot at the Premier League

Capello's team turn tables on press pack

Reporters traded ill-fitting suits for England tracksuits yesterday. Sam Wallace insists he acquitted himself, despite one glaring miss
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Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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