Roma picked up the first meaningful-ish trophy by beating Inter 1-0 in the Supercoppa (if you’re translation skills are appalling, that’s the Italian Super Cup). Daniele De Rossi’s late penalty secured Roma’s win. The real star of the show was Simone Perrotta who managed to get himself sent-off for dissent while waiting to come on as a substitute. The midfielder is now suspended for the start of the Serie A season.
AC Milan fans have been banned from watching their side’s Serie A curtain-raiser against Genoa. The committee for security and public order in Genoa feared supporters would seek revenge for the fatal stabbing of a Genoa fan at a match between the two sides in 1995. “Having to take this decision after 12 years is a defeat. However, there have been worrying signs and crazy messages, many, not only written on walls,” Giuseppe Romano, Genoa’s civil head of security, told reporters.
Italy’s World Cup-holding national team suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat against Hungary last night. Udinese striker Antonio di Natale – currently linked with a move the West Ham or Manchester City – gave the Azzurri the lead on 49 minutes. A quick-fire three goals for Hungary was enough to secure a comfortable win though.