Lazio and Roma drew 1-1 in the Derby della Capitale in Serie A on Sunday, a thrilling game in which the woodwork was hit an incredible six times - a Serie A record since Opta began recording such data in 2003-04.

Lucas Leiva's third-minute volley rattled the post and Nicolo Zaniolo also hit the frame of the goal before Roma took the lead in the 17th minute.

Ex-Lazio left-back Aleksandar Kolarov slotted in a penalty awarded after Edin Dzeko's cross was blocked by the arm of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, giving Roma their 1-0 advantage.

Lazio's front two struck the same post in quick succession, Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa denied, before fine margins continued to rule a chaotic derby when Roma's Zaniolo hit the woodwork for the second time.

Simone Inzaghi's men levelled in the 58th minute. Kolarov was robbed by Milinkovic-Savic, who sent Immobile clear and the striker cleverly fed Luis Alberto to smash home.

Remarkably the woodwork would come into play again as Lazio's Marco Parolo curled a glorious effort on to the face of the crossbar with four minutes to go.

Lazio then thought they had won it in added time when Manuel Lazzari hammered in, but substitute Jony had run offside to deliver the low cross from the byline.

Ante Rebic has been left out of Eintracht Frankfurt's squad for Sunday's Bundesliga clash against Fortuna Dusseldorf amid rumours of a possible move to AC Milan or Inter Milan.

The Serie A rivals continue to be linked with Croatia international Rebic, who has featured in six of Frankfurt's previous nine matches this season although he was also left out for the defeat to RB Leipzig last week.

He started Thursday's Europa League play-off tie with Strasbourg and was sent off in the first half of the 3-0 second-leg win, which sealed his side's place in the group stage of the competition.

Rebic was once again omitted against Dusseldorf, though, and is reportedly closing in on a switch to Serie A, with Milan the rumoured frontrunners for his signature ahead of Monday's deadline.

Speaking three weeks ago, the German side's sporting director Bruno Hubner said he was "optimistic" about keeping Rebic.

Last season's Europa League semi-finalists Frankfurt have already lost two key forwards during the transfer window as Luka Jovic joined Real Madrid and Sebastien Haller moved to West Ham.

Will he, or won't he?

Neymar has dominated headlines throughout the transfer window, with the Paris Saint-Germain star eyeing a Barcelona return.

However, it seems he will not get what he wanted before Monday's deadline…

 

TOP STORY – NEYMAR GIVES UP ON BARCA MOVE

Neymar will remain at Paris Saint-Germain after failing to secure a move to Barcelona, according to reports.

The PSG superstar wanted to return to LaLiga champions Barca, just two years after his world-record move to Paris.

Barca had tried to negotiate a deal with PSG, however, L'Equipe says Neymar has already notified the club and family that he will stay at the Ligue 1 holders.

 

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- Juventus are gearing up for a late move for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen, according to The Express. Juve have reportedly joined PSG in trying to sign Eriksen prior to Monday's deadline.

- The Mirror says Real Madrid have also turned their attention to Eriksen after they were unable to prise Neymar from PSG. Madrid have also been linked to Sporting CP captain Bruno Fernandes.

- Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Dinamo Zagreb's Dominik Livakovic are potential targets for Manchester United, who are worried David de Gea will leave for free at the end of the season. That is according to The Sun.

- According to the Daily Mirror, Borussia Dortmund are monitoring the situation regarding Liverpool teenager Bobby Duncan. The 18-year-old reportedly had a move to Fiorentina blocked by Liverpool, prompting his agent to accuse the Reds of "bullying", accusations the club called "inaccurate" and "inflammatory".

- Fiorentina are desperate to lure Matteo Politano from Inter, reports Calciomercato. La Viola have offered €30million but Inter want €35m as they reportedly line up Eintracht Frankfurt star Ante Rebic as a possible replacement.

Keylor Navas is poised to swap Madrid for PSG and he might not be only the goalkeeper to move to Paris. Cadena Ser claims Sevilla's Sergio Rico will swap LaLiga for Ligue 1 on loan with the option to buy.

AC Milan head coach Marco Giampaolo defended his decision to bench Krzysztof Piatek, while he said Lucas Paqueta must learn to be "a little less Brazilian."

Piatek was named among the substitutes as Milan edged Brescia 1-0 at San Siro on Saturday to celebrate their first victory under Giampaolo.

Giampaolo made changes to the team that lost 1-0 to Udinese on the opening weekend, with prolific scorer Piatek dropped to the bench in favour of Andre Silva before he was introduced just past the hour mark.

The move sparked questions and Giampaolo explained his decision after Hakan Calhanoglu's early header settled the contest in Milan.

"Every game requires its own choices and in this one I chose Andre Silva and [Ismael] Bennacer," Giampaolo told DAZN.

"Milan have a strong squad, so I have the option to choose between various alternatives. I don't know if Andre Silva is leaving before the transfer deadline, but he is a professional, he is at our disposal and therefore he can play.

"Piatek is a great player, but if he is on the bench occasionally, the world isn't going to end. Players must think only of giving their all for Milan, then I'll make my decisions. Maybe I saw he wasn't quite as sharp during the week in training as some others."

Brazilian midfielder Paqueta also started on the bench after he was named in Giampaolo's line-up against Udinese last week.

Asked about Paqueta – who was introduced for scorer Calhanoglu in the 65th minute – Giampaolo said: "In the way I see things, Paqueta can be an excellent mezz'ala.

"He just needs to learn to be a little less Brazilian at times, more solid and less playful.

"I think he can be a mezz'ala, but then in the final 10 minutes, in some situations, he could be used as a trequartista, but I like a player who is more attacking in his characteristics."

Juventus assistant Giovanni Martusciello said the Serie A champions never give up after Saturday's stunning 4-3 win over Scudetto rivals Napoli.

After surrendering a 3-0 lead, Juventus prevailed thanks to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly's 92nd-minute own goal at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.

Juventus were cruising courtesy of goals from Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, whose strike put the home side ahead just past the hour mark.

Napoli, however, produced a sensational rally as Kostas Manolas, Hirving Lozano and Giovanni Di Lorenzo scored to help restore parity by the 81st minute.

But Juve managed to escape with all three points after Koulibaly turned the ball into his own net in the second minute of stoppage time.

Martusciello – deputising on the sidelines as head coach Maurizio Sarri continues to recover from pneumonia – told Sky Sport Italia: "We saw a physical dip after the hour mark and it was tough against a side like Napoli who pass it so well, but we also got distracted and should've made more of the situation when 3-0 up.

"You can concede goals, but not three in 16 minutes. Perhaps we felt sated by going 3-0 up and allowed Napoli to bite back.

"When there are errors of positioning and then reaction, you're going to concede goals against players of this quality. I want to focus on the very positive performance in the first hour, but some fear set in after they got back into it.

"I've been here for around a month and even in the pre-season friendlies I was amazed by the way this squad does not give up. They gave their all and kept going to achieve something from the game and it is a remarkable trait."

Star defender Matthijs de Ligt made his Serie A debut for Juve following his big-money arrival from Eredivisie champions Ajax.

De Ligt was an unused substitute in Juve's opener but Giorgio Chiellini's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) handed the 20-year-old his first start.

The Netherlands international, though, was not completely convincing – the Dutchman caught napping for Napoli's second goal.

"De Ligt is still a little bit behind in terms of learning the movements and being part of the defensive unit," Martusciello said. "He has arrived in a difficult league like Serie A from a very different team, but he has a great deal of quality, is very intelligent and will learn quickly. He had a very good hour too, so he's getting there.

"We had hoped for more time to get him settled, but unfortunately Giorgio Chiellini had that serious injury and changed the plans."

Carlo Ancelotti said he would have been disappointed even if Napoli had rescued a 3-3 draw against Juventus after his team were heartbreakingly denied a miracle comeback in Turin.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored a 92nd-minute own goal as Serie A champions Juventus survived to prevail 4-3 in Saturday's breathtaking showdown.

Juventus looked on track for an emphatic victory thanks to goals from Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, until Kostas Manolas, Hirving Lozano and Giovanni Di Lorenzo all scored in a stunning Napoli rally.

Manolas and Lozano were on target in quick succession to give Napoli hope before Di Lorenzo equalised with nine minutes remaining, only for Koulibaly to divert a Juve free-kick into his own net.

Ancelotti was not a happy man following the last-gasp defeat as he lamented a wasted opportunity and Napoli's poor performance at the Allianz Stadium.

"Juventus have so much character and quality, we know that they always step up in the crunch moments of the season. We can compete, but we wasted an opportunity today, above all that [there was an] hour where we just didn't play. That is really disappointing," Ancelotti, whose Napoli have scored and conceded seven goals in two games, told Sky Sport Italia.

"I would've been disappointed even if it had ended 3-3, because the performance remained the same. Koulibaly won't go on international duty, so he has the chance to train and focus on finding his form during the next couple of weeks."

Ancelotti added: "It was not a positive test, as we played badly for an hour. It seemed over, we got it back on track and it could've ended 3-3 or 4-3, it wouldn't have changed the fact our performance was insufficient.

"The game changed because Juve focused on the counter-attack after going 3-0 up and we took more control of the ball. Lozano added more weight to the attack, but it wasn't just his introduction.

"We allowed Juve to press us, Fabian Ruiz was left isolated throughout the first half and we never found him, because the spaces to go on the counter were there, we just didn't use them.

"The defence was in place with seven or eight players in the final third on the Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo goals, so it's not as if we were caught on the counter then.

"We were unable to find Fabian Ruiz, but we did better after the break when we moved things around and he was able to hurt them.

"The defence is not an individual issue or one of technique. We have conceded seven goals in two rounds because the whole team aren't sacrificing themselves enough to help out."

Kalidou Koulibaly promised Napoli will respond after the centre-back's stoppage-time own goal handed Juventus victory in a thrilling Serie A clash on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti's side came from 3-0 down to level at 3-3 with nine minutes of normal time remaining only for Koulibaly to score in his own net in the second minute of injury time.

Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo put Juve in complete control only for the champions to collapse, allowing new signings Kostas Manolas and Hirving Lozano to score in the space of two minutes.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo thought he had rescued a point for the visitors in Turin before Koulibaly sliced a hopeful Juve free-kick into the top-right corner of Alex Meret's goal.

Napoli defender Koulibaly admitted he is hurting after the defeat but backed his team to show they have the mettle to recover.

"It's an own goal that hurts me because it came after an incredible comeback," he wrote on Instagram.

"I'm sorry but I have to - we have to accept it: we are strong. We showed it. We will prove it."

Koulibaly was turned brilliantly by former team-mate Higuain, who scored for the first time since returning to Juve from a loan spell at Chelsea last season.

"It was a rollercoaster," Juve striker Higuain told Sky Sport Italia. "They scored two quick goals, which can't happen. We lost control of the match and they equalised but, in the end, it's ended up like this.

"It's a really important win. We have things to improve, but we left everything out on the pitch and the reward came in the end."

Higuain has surprisingly won back a place in Juve's plans despite being deemed surplus to requirements last season and sent for a largely disappointing spell under Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

The Argentina international insisted he wants nothing more than to stay and prove his worth again in Turin.

"I'm motivated to stay here. I love this shirt, this club, these fans. From the first second I arrived, I was determined to stay," he said.

Napoli roared back from 3-0 down against Juventus only for Kalidou Koulibaly's injury-time own goal to hand the Serie A champions a dramatic 4-3 victory on Saturday.

Juve, whose coach Maurizio Sarri was again absent from the Allianz Stadium due to a bout of pneumonia, produced a commanding performance for the first hour to open up a sizeable lead over Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Danilo broke the deadlock with his first touch just 29 seconds into his debut as a substitute for Mattia De Sciglio, before Gonzalo Higuain doubled the lead against his old club and Cristiano Ronaldo struck a third.

Napoli were allowed back into the match through quick-fire goals from Kostas Manolas and Hirving Lozano, another man in his first Serie A outing, before Giovanni Di Lorenzo thought he had earned a dramatic draw.

However, in the second minute of injury time, Koulibaly put through his own net to gift Juve an early boost in the Scudetto race.

Wojciech Szczesny saved superbly from Allan and Juve struck within seconds of the resulting corner being cleared, as Douglas Costa raced into the box and pulled the ball back for Danilo to finish.

It was 2-0 three minutes later, Higuain spinning away from Koulibaly and firing into the top-right corner in fine style.

Victory for a commanding Juve was seemingly assured 62 minutes in, when Ronaldo met Costa's cut-back and placed a left-foot shot beyond the attempted block of Koulibaly and dive of Alex Meret for his first goal of the season.

Suddenly, though, they seemed to crumble. Manolas met Mario Rui's cross with a fine header and, barely two minutes later, Lozano slotted past Szczesny after being picked out by Piotr Zielinski from the left.

Costa's shot was brilliantly tipped onto the bar by Meret and, as anxiety seemed to build within the stands, Napoli snatched an equaliser when Di Lorenzo diverted Jose Callejon's delivery into the net from inside the six-yard box.

Yet with barely 90 seconds remaining, a hopeful free-kick was lofted into the Napoli area and Koulibaly sliced a clearance high into his own net with no Juve player nearby.

Hakan Calhanoglu's early header was enough for AC Milan as they held off Brescia 1-0 at San Siro to collect their first victory under head coach Marco Giampaolo.

After failing to register a shot on target in their 1-0 loss to Udinese on the opening weekend of the Serie A season, Giampaolo responded by leaving out prolific scorer Krzysztof Piatek and changing Milan's system.

The Rossoneri again struggled to get going in Saturday's clash, but Calhanoglu's 12th-minute goal got them off the mark under their new boss.

Brescia, without the suspended Mario Balotelli, were unable to respond as they were joined on three points by their opponents.

Looking to avoid back-to-back losses to begin a Serie A season for just the third time in their history, Milan were ahead early on.

An unmarked Calhanoglu sent a downward header into the bottom-left corner after being left unmarked on the edge of the six-yard, profiting from Suso's impressive play down the right.

A good chance went begging for Dimitri Bisoli to equalise eight minutes later, prodding over from close range, and Gianluigi Donnarumma produced a good save to keep out Stefano Sabelli's deflected strike.

Milan struggled to build on their early goal, with Samu Castillejo wayward from a rare attempt early in the second half.

But the hosts rallied late on and should have added to their tally, substitute Piatek twice being denied by Jesse Joronen in the final 10 minutes, either side of firing against the post


What does it mean? Still work to be done for Giampaolo

Giampaolo accepted he needed to make changes following the loss in Udine and leaving out Piatek for the first hour, the Poland striker having hit 22 league goals last term, was a brave decision - especially considering Andre Silva has been heavily tipped to leave.

Milan may have earned the win but they looked disjointed at times and it appears further tweaks will be needed before the new head coach stumbles upon the right system.


Suso shines after last week's shocker

Calhanoglu scored through Milan's first on target attempt of the new season and it came as a result of Suso's work.

Spanish winger Suso had a poor game at Udinese last week but he responded well and played more key passes than anyone else on the pitch, including making the decisive assist.


Castillejo struggles to get involved

Castillejo should have profited from the tweak in system but he had fewer touches than any Milan player to complete the game and squandered a promising opportunity early in the second half. He did win his fair share of aerial duels, though he was replaced late on after seemingly sustaining an injury.


What's next?

Milan travel to Verona in their first match back after the international break, while Brescia have a home meeting with Bologna.

Inter head coach Antonio Conte claims speculation over Mauro Icardi’s future has "not been disruptive" to his squad and he does not expect any incomings or outgoings before Monday's transfer deadline.

Argentina striker Icardi has been linked with a move away from San Siro all through the window, with Napoli and Juventus reportedly leading the chase for the 26-year-old.

Inter bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United and a season-long loan deal for Red Devils playmaker Alexis Sanchez.

Lukaku took Icardi’s number nine shirt after arriving at Inter, with the latter switching to number seven.

Nerazzurri chief executive Giuseppe Marotta suggested the club were still hopeful of selling Icardi, who scored 11 goals from 29 Serie A appearances last term but managed impressive hauls of 29 and 24 in 2017-18 and 2016-17, respectively.

However, speaking in his news conference ahead of their trip to Cagliari, Conte indicated Icardi is unlikely to leave as he predicted a quiet end to the window.

"I think it's finished both inbound and outbound," Conte said. "If someone came out numerically we would be forced to do something inbound.

"There are two days to the end of the market but this is the situation."

Former Inter captain Icardi did not feature in the club's win against Lecce and will not be picked to play against Cagliari.

"For me, there continues to be no disruption," Conte added. "What has been done has been done correctly and we will continue to do so.

"We are focused on work and what is happening in the field.

"I understand that for others it is more important to continue to focus on other situations. But we must be focused on what happens in the field."

AC Milan have loaned Diego Laxalt to fellow Serie A side Torino, who have an option to make the deal permanent.

The left-sided Uruguay international moves to Turin after being deemed surplus to requirements under new Rossoneri boss Marco Giampaolo.

Milan signed 26-year-old Laxalt from Genoa following his impressive performances at the World Cup in Russia but he made only six league starts last term.

The move reunites him with Walter Mazzarri, his former boss at Inter.

"I come to Toro with great enthusiasm, ready to put myself immediately at the disposal of the coach and my team-mates," Laxalt said.

Torino's option to buy is reportedly set at €12million.

Romelu Lukaku has hit back at Gary Neville for calling him unprofessional and overweight following the sour end to his two-year stay at Manchester United.

Belgium international Lukaku left Old Trafford for Inter in early August after falling to the fringes of the first team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Chelsea and Everton striker hit 27 competitive goals in his first season with United but the level of his performances tailed off last term amid concerns over his conditioning.

Former captain Neville enthusiastically welcomed his departure, writing "unprofessionalism is contagious" in a social media post referencing Lukaku, who believes the criticism is unjustified.

"Don't question my professionalism," Lukaku told the BBC.

"I live for this game. I am at home all the time. I try to do everything to improve.

"[Neville] can talk about my fitness but he should never say anything about my professionalism, that I don't work hard enough. That is something he cannot say. All the coaches I have had say the same thing about me.

"What did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say when I was on the training ground? What did he say? That I always work hard and always do my best to try and improve myself.

"Same with Jose Mourinho and Roberto Martinez. Now Antonio Conte will say it."

Lukaku admitted last season was a "bad year" for him but holds no ill towards manager Solskjaer after the pair agreed it was time to part ways.

Negotiations over a proposed move to Inter dragged on until the Serie A side upped their offer to a reported €80million.

"Me and Ole tried to work together but at one point I had to be honest with him. He was also honest with me," the 26-year-old said.

"We found an agreement. I wanted to go. He understood why I wanted to go.

"It is something I will always be grateful to him for. We had a conversation man to man. I told him how I felt and he understood.

"He will always get massive respect from me and massive protection."

Atletico Madrid have been busy during the transfer window and they may be aiming to land another star attacker.

It appears the LaLiga giants, who have gone through a rebuild, are targeting unwanted Inter forward Mauro Icardi.

With Joao Felix having made an impressive start in Madrid, Atletico may strengthen yet again before the transfer window shuts on Monday.

 

TOP STORY – ATLETICO LOOK TO SIGN ICARDI ON LOAN

Atletico Madrid are negotiating a deal to sign Icardi on loan from Inter, according to ESPN FC.

The report says the deal for Icardi, who has been linked with Juventus and Napoli, would include an option to buy for €70million.

The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a move away from San Siro and doesn't appear to fit into the plans of new coach Antonio Conte.


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- There is still plenty to play out on the Neymar front. Paris Saint-Germain still want Ousmane Dembele as part of any deal with Barcelona, according to RAC1. Meanwhile, Sport report Neymar is still optimistic and confident of a return to Camp Nou.

- Fernando Llorente has made a decision on his future. AS and Sport report the striker, who has been a free agent since leaving Tottenham, has agreed a deal to sign with Napoli.

- Giorgio Chiellini's knee injury could lead to some late movement from Juventus. The Serie A champions are interested in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, according to Sport.

- AC Milan are looking to bolster their attack before the window closes. Gianluca Di Marzio reports the Serie A side are considering two options – Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa or Gremio's Everton – before the window shuts.

- The moves look set to continue at Manchester United. The Sun reports Matteo Darmian is set to join Parma in a €1.6m (£1.4m) deal, ending his four-season stay at Old Trafford.

Mauro Icardi is not part of the first-team plans at Inter and the Serie A club remain hopeful of selling their former captain before Monday's transfer deadline, according to CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

Icardi has been linked with a move away from San Siro all through the window, with rivals Napoli and Juventus reportedly leading the chase for the 26-year-old.

The Argentina striker missed a large chunk of last season due to a contract dispute, with his current deal having two seasons left to run.

Inter brought in Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United to lead their line, handing the Belgian Icardi's No.9 shirt, with the latter switching to No.7.

Although Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara had suggested the forward could be staying, it appears there is no way back for him at the club following Alexis Sanchez's arrival, with Marotta confident a deal will be found by the transfer deadline.

"When we acted, we did so with a conscience and a sense of responsibility," Marotta told Tuttomercatoweb.

"The club have the duty and right to choose their stance. They have to make decisions. We're certainly not self-harming. We always act with respect for our players. After that, great difficulties arose.

"There are only three days left, but I still hope that it can be resolved in a positive way. We can't say everything publicly, but we always do things responsibly."

Icardi scored 11 goals from 29 Serie A appearances last term, but managed impressive hauls of 29 and 24 in 2017-18 and 2016-17, respectively.

Regardless of Icardi's future, Marotta stated the Nerazzurri are unlikely to bring in any new faces before the window closes.

"We're satisfied with the work we've done," he said.

"We're happy and satisfied with the investments the club have made. We're happy to have given Conte a great team, so I don't think we'll bring anyone else in."

Giorgio Chiellini has damaged the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee and must undergo surgery, Juventus have confirmed.

The experienced centre-back will begin treatment in the coming days after tests at J-Medical revealed the extent of the injury, which was sustained during training on Friday.

Juve have not offered a timescale on the recovery of the 35-year-old, who scored the only goal of the game in last week's 1-0 Serie A victory over Parma.

"During today's training, Giorgio Chiellini sustained a sprain of his right knee," Juve said in a statement.

"The diagnostic tests performed at J-Medical showed a lesion of the anterior cruciate ligament.

"It will be necessary to have surgery in the coming days."

The news is likely to mean Juve will keep Daniele Rugani and Merih Demiral, who had each been linked with moves away from Turin before Monday's transfer deadline.

Chiellini has made 384 league appearances since joining Juve from Roma back in 2005.

An eight-time Serie A champion, he was a key part of the defence under former coach Massimiliano Allegri, although muscle problems restricted him to just 22 starts in the top flight last season.

In April, the Italy international told DAZN he expected to play "for another year or two" and then take up a backroom role at Allianz Stadium.

Juve face Napoli on Saturday and could consequently hand Matthijs de Ligt a competitive debut.

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