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Benevento relegated after first season in Serie A

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Rome (AFP) – Benevento’s relegation from Serie A was confirmed on Sunday after just one year in Italy’s top flight and less than 24 hours after an impressive 1-0 win at AC Milan.

Crotone’s 2-1 victory away to Udinese on Sunday condemned Benevento to an immediate return to the second division after they were left 14 points from safety with just four matches to play.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock ’embarrassed’ AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan’s European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Benevento had earned their first ever Serie A point last December in Naples in Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock ’embarrassed’ AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan’s European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Benevento had earned their first ever Serie A point last December in Naples in Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser.

After Ronaldo magic, Juventus bid to keep home fires burning at Benevento

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Milan (AFP) – After a spectacular loss to Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid, Juventus travel Saturday to meet Benevento, a side from outside Naples propping up the bottom of the Serie A table.

Ronaldo’s two goals - including a stunning overhead bicycle kick - condemned Juventus to a 3-0 defeat in the Champions League Wednesday.

After Ronaldo magic, Juventus bid to keep home fires burning at Benevento

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Milan (AFP) – After a spectacular loss to Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid, Juventus travel Saturday to meet Benevento, a side from outside Naples propping up the bottom of the Serie A table.

Ronaldo’s two goals - including a stunning overhead bicycle kick - condemned Juventus to a 3-0 defeat in the Champions League Wednesday.

Skriniar, Ranocchia rescue dire Inter against Benevento

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Milan (AFP) – Milan Skriniar and Andrea Ranocchia nodded crisis-hit Inter Milan back up into third place in Serie A on Saturday with a hard-fought 2-0 win over bottom club Benevento.

It was only Luciano Spalletti’s side’s second win in two months and moves them up one point ahead of AS Roma who take on AC Milan on Sunday with Lazio a futher point back in fifth ahead of their game at Sassuolo.

Skriniar, Ranocchia rescue Inter against Benevento

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Milan (AFP) – Milan Skriniar and Andrea Ranocchia nodded crisis-hit Inter Milan back up into third place in Serie A on Saturday with a hard-fought 2-0 win over bottom club Benevento.

It was only Luciano Spalletti’s side’s second win in two months and moves up them one point ahead of AS Roma who take on AC Milan on Sunday with Lazio a futher point back in fifth ahead of their game at Sassuolo.

Football: Sagna targets France return with underdogs Benevento

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Milan (AFP) – France right-back Bacary Sagna said Saturday he was hoping to revive his international career and play in the World Cup as he signed for Serie A underdogs Benevento.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City defender signed a six-month deal with the option for another year with Benevento who sit bottom of the Serie A table in their first ever top-flight campaign.

Benevento snap up Cannavaro Jr

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Milan (AFP) – Serie A strugglers Benevento on Wednesday completed the signing of teenage midfielder Christian Cannavaro, son of Italian football great Fabio Cannavaro.

Benevento president Oreste Vigorito confirmed the arrival of the 18-year-old, the eldest of the former Italy captain and 2006 World Cup winner’s three children.

Inter, Roma held as Benevento finally win

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan and Roma lost ground on leaders Napoli on Saturday after both title-chasing sides were held at home, while at the other end of the table Benevento got their first ever Serie A win.

Inter, in third, are now seven points behind Napoli after a goalless draw against Lazio at San Siro as Roma, in fourth, drew 1-1 against Sassuolo in the capital.

Bonaventura double gives Gattuso first win

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Milan (AFP) – Giacomo Bonaventura struck twice as AC Milan bounced back from last week’s embarrassing draw at Benevento by beating Bologna 2-1 on Sunday to give Gennaro Gattuso his first win as coach.

Midfielder Bonaventura opened the scoring early on before Simone Verdi’s leveller, but grabbed the winner 14 minutes from time.

Bonaventura double gives Gattuso first win

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Milan (AFP) – Giacomo Bonaventura struck twice as AC Milan bounced back from last week’s embarrassing draw at Benevento by beating Bologna 2-1 on Sunday to give Gennaro Gattuso his first win as coach.

Midfielder Bonaventura opened the scoring early on before Simone Verdi’s leveller, but grabbed the winner 14 minutes from time.

Gattuso licking ‘stab’ wounds after Benevento draw

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Milan (AFP) – New AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli’s last-gasp equaliser against his team felt worse than being stabbed after the newly-promoted side gained their first ever Serie A point on Sunday.

Brignoli scored an improbable diving header in the fifth minute of injury time to draw 2-2 with Milan at the Stadio Vigorito and end the southern club’s record-breaking losing run, which has stopped at 14 consecutive defeats.

Juventus close gap as Napoli, Inter Milan held

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed the gap at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over bottom club Benevento on Sunday as leaders Napoli were held by Chievo and Inter Milan drew 1-1 against Torino.

Amato Ciciretti’s first-half opener for Benevento stunned Juventus before Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado scored after the break to seal three points for the six-time defending champions.

Juventus close gap as Napoli, Inter Milan held

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed the gap at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over bottom club Benevento on Sunday as leaders Napoli were held by Chievo and Inter Milan drew 1-1 against Torino.

Amato Ciciretti’s first-half opener for Benevento stunned Juventus before Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado scored after the break to seal three points for the six-time defending champions.

Juventus close gap as Napoli, Inter held

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed the gap at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over bottom club Benevento on Sunday as leaders Napoli were held by Chievo and Inter Milan drew 1-1 against Torino.

Amato Ciciretti’s first-half opener for Benevento stunned Juventus before Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado scored after the break to seal three points for the six-time defending champions.

Lazio add to Benevento misery to join Serie A leaders

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Milan (AFP) – Lazio joined Juventus and Napoli at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday with a 5-1 win at Benevento who notched up their 11th straight defeat in as many games.

Their first season in Serie A has been a nightmare for Benevento with the arrival of new coach Roberto De Zerbi last week doing little to improve the fortunes of the club from outside Naples with a witch on their crest.

Benevento axe Baroni, appoint De Zerbi

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Milan (AFP) – Benevento on Monday sacked coach Marco Baroni and appointed Roberto De Zerbi, a day after making history by becoming the first Serie A club to lose its first nine games.

The club from outside Naples also confirmed they had fired sporting director Salvatore Di Somma before they travel to Cagliari midweek looking for their first points.

Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win

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Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento.

Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half after a rough challenge on Mattia Valoti, and after missing a string of chances Brazilian full-back Romulo volleyed in on 74 minutes.

Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win

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Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento.

Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half after a rough challenge on Mattia Valoti, and after missing a string of chances Brazilian full-back Romulo volleyed in on 74 minutes.

Napoli, Inter keep pressure on Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved closer to Diego Maradona’s scoring record as Napoli stayed top of Serie A with a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday as Inter Milan pulled ahead of Juventus with a 2-1 win at Benevento.

The pressure will now be on Juventus, who travel to Atalanta later on Sunday, with the champions looking to match Napoli’s unblemished seven wins in as many games.

Napoli, Inter keep pressure on Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved closer to Diego Maradona’s scoring record as Napoli stayed top of Serie A with a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday as Inter Milan pulled ahead of Juventus with a 2-1 win at Benevento.

The pressure will now be on Juventus, who travel to Atalanta later on Sunday, with the champions looking to match Napoli’s unblemished seven wins in as many games.

Dybala, Mertens hat-tricks as Juventus, Napoli stay perfect

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus and Napoli bounced back from Champions League disappointment to keep their Serie A perfect records and join Inter Milan at the top of the table on Sunday.

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus to a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo making it four wins out of four for the champions, while Dries Mertens also scored three goals as Napoli demolished Benevento 6-0.

Dybala, Mertens hat-tricks as Juventus, Napoli stay perfect

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus and Napoli bounced back from Champions League disappointment to keep their Serie A perfect records and join Inter Milan at the top of the table on Sunday.

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus to a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo making it four wins out of four for the champions, while Dries Mertens also scored three goals as Napoli demolished Benevento 6-0.

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Al Napoli basta Allan per domare la Spal. Il Benevento batte il Crotone e torna a sperare

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Basta un gol di Allan al Napoli per domare la Spal e controsorpassare la Juventus in vetta alla classifica di Serie A, in questo infinito duello scudetto. Al termine di un match dalle mille emozioni, invece, il Benevento fa sua la posta in palio contro il Crotone, grazie al 3 a 2 finale, e torna [...

Done deal: Ex-Arsenal and Manchester City star completes shock Serie A move

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Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has joined Benevento on a free transfer, the Italian club confirmed on their official website.

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Unlucky For Some: Serie A Stragglers Benevento Lose 13th Successive Match To Break Man Utd’s Unwanted 90-Year-Old Record

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What you see above is the precise moment Amato Ciciretti realised he played for the one of the worst teams (statistically, at least) in the history of European association football.

Going into Sunday's Serie A match against Sassuolo, newly-promotedBenevento Calcio were poised on the brink of breaking a record that had stood for nigh-on 90 years.

Serie A: Newly-Promoted Benevento On Cusp Of Breaking Unwanted Record Held By Man Utd For Almost 90 Years

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Not that they'll thank us for mentioning it, but newly-promoted Serie A side Benevento Calcio are standing on the very cusp of breaking an antiquated footballing record that has stood for almost 90 years.

The record in question stretches all the way back to the 1930/31 season, when Manchester United lost all 12 of their opening matches in the English First Division.

Shit Football Ink: Serie B Midfielder Amato Ciciretti Gets His Own Twitter Handle Tattooed On Leg (Photo)

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That man there, spread akimbo on the turf, is Amato Ciciretti once of Roma, now of Serie B side Benevento.

As of but a few days ago, Ciciretti is the proud owner of one of the absolute worst bits of body art we've ever had the misfortune of stumbling across.

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Rafa On Isolated Newcastle Player – I Can’t Do Anything – I Feel For Him

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It looks like one of our on-loan players Achraf Lazaar will not play at Benevento again through the rest of the season because he was excluded from their League squad [...]

Ciciretti in prestito al Parma. Il centrocampista saluta il Benevento: “Sempre nel mio cuore”

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Adesso è ufficiale. Amato Ciciretti lascia il Benevento e si trasferisce al Parma con la formula del prestito fino a fine stagione. Il centrocampista romano classe 1993 saluta, dunque, la squadra campana (dove rischiava di passare gli ultimi 4 mesi da "separato in casa" a causa di alcune "incomprensioni" sul suo impegno, ndr) e riparte [.