Posts Tagged Italy

Champions League test for Allegri’s Juventus

Juventus players celebrate their 2-0 win over Udinese at the end of a Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Juventus continued to show little has changed since Massimiliano Allegri took charge as it eased to a 2-0 win against Udinese on Saturday in the former AC Milan coach's home debut. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

MILAN (AP) — Juventus is back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year’s competition, and Atletico Madrid is back after nearly winning it all.

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Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry

Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa from Japan, front, and Freiburg's Pavel Krmas from Czech Republic, right, challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between BvB Borussia Dortmund  and SC Freiburg in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team.

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Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

Roger Federer, of Switzerland,  celebrates after winning a set against  Fabio Fognini, of Italy, during the third single match of the tennis Davis Cup World Group semifinal  between Switzerland and Italy,  in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal.

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Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal

Italy's Simone Bolelli, left, and his doubles partner Fabio Fognini, right celebrate after winning a set against to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli of the doubles during   the tennis Davis Cup World Group Semifinal  between Switzerland and Italy, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept.13, 2014. Without Roger Federer, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had its lead cut to 2-1 in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years.

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Switzerland leads Italy 1-0 in Davis Cup

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a ball to Simone Bolelli, of Italy, during the first single match of the tennis  Davis Cup World Group semifinal  between Switzerland and Italy,   in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Sept.12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday.

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