Nikola Kalinic

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Late Belotti brace for Torino stuns Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Italy striker Andrea Belotti made amends for missing a second-half penalty for Torino with a late brace that secured a share of the points in a 2-2 draw at Fiorentina in Serie A Monday.

In a clash helpful to both sides’ chances of qualifying for Europe next season, Fiorentina raced to a two-goal lead before half-time after Riccardo Saponara, in the eighth minute and Nikola Kalinic, with a 38th minute header, beat Joe Hart in the Torino net.

Fiorentina’s Kalinic turns down 40mn-euro China option

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Rome (AFP) Fiorentina's Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic said Friday he would stay with the club rather than respond to an overture from China.

Chinese outfit Tianjin had expressed interest in securing his services.

But Italian media quoted comments by Kalinic to Croatian website Sportske.

Italian title race not over, says beaten Juve boss

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Milan (AFP) The Serie A title race is far from over, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned after a first-half opener by Chinese Super League target Nikola Kalinic paved the way for Fiorentina's shock 2-1 defeat of the champions.

Juventus travelled to Florence looking for their fifth consecutive win since suffering a shock 3-1 loss at Genoa at the end of November.

Icardi double helps Inter thwart 10-man Viola

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Icardi double helps Inter thwart 10-man Viola

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Kalinic hat-trick gets Fiorentina firing

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Milan (AFP) Nikola Kalinic struck a hat-trick and Federico Bernardeschi hit a brace as Fiorentina's stuttering Serie A season finally took flight with a classy 5-3 win at Cagliari on Sunday.

Elsewhere, 10-man Napoli added to the woes of basement side Crotone with a 2-1 win that reduced their gap on leaders Juventus to four points.

Kalinic hat-trick gets Fiorentina firing

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Milan (AFP) Nikola Kalinic struck a hat-trick and Federico Bernardeschi hit a brace as Fiorentina's stuttering Serie A season finally took flight with a classy 5-3 win at Cagliari on Sunday.

Elsewhere, 10-man Napoli added to the woes of basement side Crotone with a 2-1 win that reduced their gap on leaders Juventus to four points.

Perisic winner for Croatia stuns champions Spain in Euro 2016

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Bordeaux (AFP) Ivan Perisic struck a sensational winner three minutes from time as Croatia ended Spain's 14-game unbeaten run at the European Championship finals to top Group D after a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

Spain will now face Italy in the last 16 in Paris on Monday in a repeat of the 2012 final.

Perisic winner for Croatia stuns champions Spain in Euro 2016

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Bordeaux (AFP) Ivan Perisic struck a sensational winner three minutes from time as Croatia ended Spain's 14-game unbeaten run at the European Championship finals to top Group D after a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

Spain will now face Italy in the last 16 in Paris on Monday in a repeat of the 2012 final.

Perisic winner stuns champions Spain in Euro 2016

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Bordeaux (AFP) Ivan Perisic struck a sensational winner three minutes from time as Croatia ended Spain's 14-game unbeaten run at the European Championship to top Group D after a 2-1 victory in Bordeaux on Tuesday.

Spain will now face Italy in the last 16 in Paris on Monday in a repeat of the 2012 final.

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Gigi Buffon salutes Juventus’s ‘crazy, incredible’ season

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It took some time to splutter to life but Juventus's "crazy, incredible" rollercoaster ride towards a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title was the "best" of the lot, said goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon.

A hard-fought 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Sunday allowed Juventus to stretch their lead over closest rivals Napoli to 12 points.

Gigi Buffon salutes Juventus’s ‘crazy, incredible’ season

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It took some time to splutter to life but Juventus's "crazy, incredible" rollercoaster ride towards a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title was the "best" of the lot, said goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon.

A hard-fought 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Sunday allowed Juventus to stretch their lead over closest rivals Napoli to 12 points.

Transfer roundup: Chelsea and Man Utd targets not for sale, as Messi to earn £800k-a-week in England?

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Transfer roundup: Chelsea and Man Utd targets not for sale, as Messi to earn £800k-a-week in England? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Friday's transfer rumblings rate from the sublime to the ridiculous, with a host of leading Premier League clubs in the mix according to the European press.

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Kalinic Leaves England For Ukraine

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Blackburn's Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic has decided to call time on his stay in England after agreeing to join Ukrainian side Dnipro for an un-disclosed fee. Kalinic arrived at Ewood Park two years ago but failed to spark at the club scoring just 13 goals.

Nikola Kalinic: Pre-Season Premier League Snapshot

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Blackburn don't have much firepower up front, but they do have young Croatian Nikola Kalinic who could be a "sleeper" pick as we gear up for a new Fantasy Premier League season. Kalinic scored the game-winner today in Blackburn's 2-1 ... Continue reading →

Premier League Results Wrap

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Aston Villa 3 0 West Ham United

Mark Albrighton (W) deserved much credit as The Villains ran out clear winners. Most had them written off for much of an inspiring season, but the punters were proved dead wrong by the creative and attractive play of the home side.