Riera released by Udinese

Midfielder Albert Riera has been released by Udinese after failing to make a single appearance for the Serie A club. Udinese announced the signing of the Spaniard in March on a pre-contract agreement after he was released by Turkish giants Galatasaray. Riera spent the remainder of last season on loan at Watford

‘Special’ home debut for Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri was satisfied with Juventus' performance as his first competitive home match in charge ended in a 2-0 win over Udinese. After departing Milan midway through the previous campaign following a run of poor results, Allegri was appointed as Juve boss in July after Antonio Conte's surprise exit. Allegri began his

FemiFabs Serie A predictions week 24

AC Milan v Bologna  2-0 Milan dropped points at Napoli last weekend, despite taking the lead and outplaying the hosts for much of the second half. Defeat saw them miss out the chance to close the gap on the top-6. Bologna surprisingly won their first match without Alessandro Diamanti, beating Torino 2-1.

Di-Natale to hang his boots at the end of the season

Legendary Italian striker, Antonio Di Natale has announced he will saying his goodbyes from professional football at the end of the season. The 36-year-old Udinese striker made the announcement after following his sides 3-1 loss at home to Verona. "At the end of the season, I will stop. I have

Udinese 0-1 AS Roma: Match Report

Substitute Michael Bradley ensured runaway leaders Roma stayed perfect by sealing their ninth consecutive Serie A win at the expense of Udinese. The capital club survived the challenge of ambitious Napoli last time out and faced another huge test in Udine, where they struggled for incision without injured captain Francesco Totti

AC Milan 1-0 Udinese: Match Report

AC Milan leapfrogged Udinese to move to eighth in Serie A thanks to a 1-0 win at the San Siro. Valter Birsa's 22nd-minute strike was enough to earn the Rossoneri only their third win of the season - all coming at home - and edge them closer to the top five,

Italian Serie A roundup

Lazio's players responded to an organised protest from disgruntled fans in the best way possible by strolling to a dominant 3-0 victory over Chievo in Rome. Biancoceleste supporters expressed their disappointment over the club's perceived failures in the summer transfer market by leaving the Curva Nord empty for the start of

Slovan Liberec 1-1 Udinese (4-2 agg): Match Report

Udinese crashed out of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw away to SlovanLiberec, losing 4-2 on aggregate with Roberto Pereyra sent off. There is still an extremely slim chance of a recall to the group phase, as on Friday UEFA will hold the draw and pick one team to replace Fenerbahce. The Turkish club is banned due to match-fixing. The Friulani had

Luis Muriel to replace Luis Suarez?

With Luis Suarez seemingly on his way out of Liverpool, Brendan RodgersÔÇÖ side are hoping┬áUdineseÔÇÖs┬áLuis Muriel can be his replacement. The Uruguay international has been heavily linked with a move away fromAnfield┬áthis summer, with Real Madrid and Arsenal apparently registering their interest. And according to the Daily Star, the Premier League side

Di Natale: I turned down AC Milan

Udinese┬ástriker Antonio┬áDi┬áNatale┬áhas confirmed that Milan offered him a chance to move to San┬áSiro┬áthis summer. The veteran was linked with the┬áDiavolo┬álast month and heÔÇÖs admitted there was truth in those┬árumours. ÔÇ£I thank Milan boss┬áMassimiliano┬áAllegri┬áand Vice-President┬áAdriano┬áGalliani┬áfor the offer,ÔÇØ he told the┬áMessaggero┬áVeneto. ÔÇ£To be honest, they were not the only club to make my agent a

Udinese sign Fernandes

Udinese have announced the signing of midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Novara. The 18-year-old moves to the Stadio Friuli after helping the Serie B side to a fifth-place finish last season, following a move from Boavista. Fernandes was unable to help Novara negotiate their way through the end-of-season play-offs to achieve promotion, as

Serie A: Udinese 1-1 AS Roma, Match Report

Luis Muriel cancelled out Erik LamelaÔÇÖs strike and Udinese held on to a 1-1 draw with Roma despite a controversial red card. This was a head-to-head for Europe and saw Aurelio Andreazzoli return to the Stadio Friuli, where he was part of Luciano SpallettiÔÇÖs staff before the move to Roma. He

Danilo sentenced to a year in jail for racist abuse

Danilo, 28, was on trial after being caught by a television camera spitting in the face of Atletico Paranaense player Manoel and calling him "macaco" ÔÇô monkey in the Portuguese language ÔÇô when playing for Palmeiras in April 2010. He later publicly admitted that he offended and spat at the opponent,