Inter Milan's Marcus Thuram struck late for a deserved 1-0 home win over AS Roma as they reclaimed first place in Serie A on Sunday by moving two points ahead of Juventus. With nine minutes left Federico Dimarco made a run down the left before delivering a low cross into the box where Thuram outpaced his marker and calmly tapped the ball into the net. Inter have 25 points from 10 games ahead of Juve on 23.
Juventus has started talks with banks to form a syndicate for its planned cash call of up to 200 million euros ($213 million), the Italian soccer team said on Monday, after its board approved the capital increase. "The company is considering the opportunity to engage a syndicate for the subscription of any newly-issued shares that remain unsubscribed and, for this purpose, has initiated contacts with leading banking institutions," it said in a statement. Juventus on Monday said the capital increase was expected to be executed in the first four months of next year.
Juventus will provide full support to Nicolo Fagioli after the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed the player's seven-month ban for breaching rules on betting on matches has started, the Serie A club said on Thursday. The FIGC announced the punishment on Tuesday, before confirming that his suspension begins on Oct. 19, meaning the player could return for the end of the season. The FIGC also confirmed that Fagioli will undergo therapy for his gambling lasting at least six months, and in a minimum of 10 public meetings in a period of five months.