Italy

Garcia takes blame for pasting

Roma head coach Rudi Garcia insists the blame for his side's heavy 7-1 defeat to Bayern Munich should be laid squarely at his door.

Milan keen on Suso deal

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has admitted that the Italian outfit could make a move for Liverpool midfielder Suso in the January transfer window.

Gasperini critical of referee

Gian Piero Gasperini has criticised referee Andrea Cervellera after Genoa were denied a penalty in a controversial 1-1 draw with Empoli.

Guardiola praise for Garcia

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola believes Rudi Garcia has done a 'wonderful' job at Roma ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Manolas: There is only Roma

Greece international Konstantinos Manolas claims he turned down the advances of Arsenal and Juventus before signing for Roma.

Alonso: Roma have progressed

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso believes that Roma stepped up their game last season and are now a real challenge to play.

Ogbonna expresses regret

Angelo Ogbonna could not hide his disappointment after Juventus failed to secure maximum points against lowly Sassuolo on Saturday.

Garcia gleeful after triumph

Roma coach Rudi Garcia is delighted with the manner in which his side responded to adversity when they beat Chievo 3-0 on Saturday.

Thohir banking on 12th man

Inter Milan have not given up on their season just yet but realise that they need to win against Napoli on Sunday.

Allegri to up the ante

Massimiliano Allegri will continue to take absolutely nothing for granted when his club plays against Sassuolo in the Italian Serie A on Saturday.

Coman settled at Juventus

Juventus midfielder Kingsley Coman admits the French contingent in Turin has helped him settle in quicker than he had hoped.

Strootman back in training

Kevin Strootman has returned to training with Roma after recovering from the serious knee injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.

Pogba wants to be world's best

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba says he intends to one day be regarded as the "best player in the world" following a meteoric rise to stardom.

Menez reveales Ibra rivalry

Jeremy Menez has admitted he had no choice to leave PSG because he rivaled Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a position in the starting line-up.

Gomez nearing Viola return

Fiorentina club doctor Paolo Manetti has revealed that striker Mario Gomez is closing in on a return to training following a thigh injury.

Results
South African ABSA Premier League
Wednesday 22nd October
Free State Stars 0 - 0 Amazulu
Bidvest Wits 0 - 2 Polokwane City
Supersport United 1 - 4 Maritzburg United
Ajax Cape Town 2 - 1 Platinum Stars
University Of Pretoria 1 - 2 Bloemfontein Celtic

Barclays Premier League
Monday 20th October
West Bromwich Albion 2 - 2 Manchester United
Sunday 19th October
Stoke City 2 - 1 Swansea City
Queens Park Rangers 2 - 3 Liverpool
Saturday 18th October
Southampton 8 - 0 Sunderland
Newcastle United 1 - 0 Leicester City
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