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Tevez likens Conte to Sir Alex

Carlos Tevez has compared new boss Antonio Conte with Sir Alex Ferguson after scoring his first goal for Juventus in the 4-0 Super Cup win over Lazio.

Conte, in certain ways, reminds me of Ferguson. Especially in his desire to leave no stone unturned. I’m happy about the victory and the team’s performance as a whole.

This Juventus side can go far and the aim is to win another Scudetto, but we know we still have to improve.

– Carlos Tevez speaking after Juventus beat Lazio 4-0


Mauri vows to prove innocence

Lazio captain Stefano Mauri will try to clear his name through the appeal courts after being handed a six-month ban for alleged involvement in match-fixing.

I'm happy that Lazio don't have to start with a points deduction, but this punishment for failing to report seems like an injustice to me.

I will put my trust in the next steps of the justice system to put this ugly experience behind me.

Even in this situation I will fight like a captain... my plan is to be back on the pitch with my team-mates as soon as possible.

Thanks to all the fans who, every day, have shown me their affection and encourage me in an incredible way.

– Lazio captain Stefano Mauri speaking on his own website

Mauri suspended

Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has been banned for six months for alleged involvement in match-fixing.

The punishment was today handed down by the disciplinary commission of the FIGC (Italian Football League) after the organisation's prosecutor initially recommended a 54-month sanction.

The accusations relate to fixing Lazio's league games against Genoa and Lecce in May 2011.

Lazio skipper among eight to face match-fixing charges

Lazio captain Stefano Mauri is one of eight players who will answer charges of alleged match-fixing issued by Italian Football Federation (FIGC) prosecutors today.

A statement published on said midfielder Mauri and seven other players are expected to meet the national disciplinary commission to answer to match-fixing accusations relating to Lazio's league games against Genoa and Lecce in May 2011.

All three clubs could be subject to disciplinary action for their objective liability in the alleged actions of Mauri, Massimiliano Benassi, Mario Cassano, Stefano Ferrario, Carlo Gervasoni, Omar Milanetto, Antonio Rosati and Alessandro Zamperini.

Biglia set for Lazio

Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia hopes to finalise a move to Lazio "as soon as possible".

The 27-year-old midfielder, who in January reached an agreement to leave Brussels this summer, has attracted the interest of several Serie A clubs, including Coppa Italia winners Lazio.

Everything is done with Lazio. I can't wait to get to Italy, I'm just waiting on the all-clear from a medical.

I hope to be there as soon as possible. I'm ready to impress and Lazio is the perfect club for me.

I've won everything in the Jupiler League and so moving to a superior championship is the next logical step.

Most of all it's a move that boosts my chances of getting into the national team for next year's World Cup in Brazil.

– Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia speaking to La Repubblica


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