Serie A: From Romelu Lukaku to Cristiano Ronaldo, teams utilise old-fashioned centre-forwards to score goals
Even Napoli, which led the recent movement toward false nines, the use of a more agile midfielder-like player at the centre forward position, have relied more on the physical prowess of Arkadiusz Milik for goals this season
Serie A: Lazio beat Brescia in match marred by racist chanting; Andrea Belotti scores brace as Torino shock Roma
Mario Balotelli had scored the opener but was twice the target of racist chanting by Lazio fans
Serie A: Nicolo Barella scores first league goal for Inter Milan in 2-1 win over Verona; Torino beat Brescia
Nicolo Barella scored his first league goal for Inter Milan to secure a 2-1 win over Verona which put Antonio Conte's side top of Serie A on Saturday.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Andrea Belotti's brace powers Italy to 5-0 hammering of Liechtenstein as Azzurri equal 80-year-old record
Federico Bernardeschi gave Italy the lead after just two minutes in Vaduz but it was not until the last 20 minutes that the 'Azzurri' hammered home their domination with four late goals.
Serie A: Andrea Belotti's second-half brace leads Torino to 2-1 win over AC Milan, move to sixth position on table
In four-minute spell, Belotti sealed all three points for Walter Mazzarri's side who had suffered back-to-back losses in their previous two games.
Italy maintained their 100 percent record in the group with 15 points from five games while Armenia, 3-2 winners over Greece in their previous match, are third with six points.
Serie A: Torino dent AC Milan's Champions League hopes; Dries Mertens matches Diego Maradona's league goals in Napoli win
Torino claimed a first Serie A victory over AC Milan in 18 years on Sunday as the race for Champions League places in Italy took a dramatic twist.
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Mario Balotelli overlooked due to lack of fitness, says Italy coach Roberto Mancini
Italy coach Roberto Mancini said he overlooked Mario Balotelli for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers because the Marseille player lacked fitness.
Serie A: Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne nets late equaliser to salvage a point against Sassuolo; Inter Milan beat SPAL
Lorenzo Insigne netted a late equaliser for Napoli in a frustrating 1-1 stalemate at Sassuolo on Sunday to leave Carlo Ancelotti's side trailing league leaders Juventus by 18 points.
Serie A: Inter Milan squander two-goal lead to draw against Torino; Genoa beat Empoli in emotionally-charged match
Inter Milan — who returned to the Champions League after finishing fourth in Serie A last season — had fallen to a shock 1-0 opening defeat to Sassuolo.
International friendlies: Mario Balotelli scores as Roberto Mancini starts Italy reign with win over Saudi Arabia
Mario Balotelli got new Italy coach Roberto Mancini off to a winning start by scoring the opener in a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in a pre-World Cup friendly in Saint Gallen
Inter remain fourth in the final Champions League qualifying spot, one point behind Roma, with AC Milan's hopes of elite European football next season taking a knock as they remain sixth.
Belotti attracted attention from around Europe after he scored 26 goals for Torino in Serie A last season and also became a regular for Italy.
Serie A: Marek Hamsik equals Diego Maradona's record as Napoli go top; Inter Milan suffer first defeat of season
Marek Hamsik equalled Diego Maradona's record as Napoli's all-time top goalscorer as they took advantage of Inter Milan's first defeat of the season and moved top of Serie A with a 3-1 win at Torino on Saturday.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura refuses to resign despite not qualifying for finals
Ventura was widely criticized for poor tactical decisions before and after Sweden's 1-0 aggregate win over the Azzurri.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Italy on brink of elimination after Sweden clinch win in play-off's first leg
Gian Piero Ventura's Italy will need to respond in Monday's return leg at the San Siro in Milan to avoid becoming only the second Azzurri outfit to fail to reach the finals.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Shaky Italy look to seal spot in main event in two-legged playoff against Sweden
Italy are the only one of the eight previous winners not yet sure of their place in this World Cup.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Italy failing to qualify would be catastrophic, says coach Giampiero Ventura
"I'm not thinking about the play-offs, we need to think about the next two matches and then based on who we meet we'll weigh things up," said Ventura.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Isco's double strike and Alvaro Morato's late goal help Spain defeat Italy
Spain took a giant step towards qualifying for next year's World Cup as Isco's double and Alvaro Morata's late strike swept aside Italy 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
The use of video replays at matches ran into trouble in Serie A on Sunday when Torino claimed they had a goal wrongly disallowed despite the referee consulting a video assistant referee (VAR).