Verona are without Luca Toni against Sassuolo today, but Coach Andrea Mandorlini doesn’t want that to be an alibi.
Toni has not trained properly all week due to a tendon problem and is not in the squad for this afternoon’s Serie A fixture. It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.
“Daniele Cacia will start. That is all that needs to be said,” snapped Mandorlini in a Press conference.
“I think there are rules that have to be respected. In pre-season Toni earned his place, while in his absence it’s only right that Cacia plays.
“This is the order I see things in and only performances on the field can change it.”
New signing Juan Manuel Iturbe from Porto is in the squad and could make his Serie A debut, while it’s the bench again for Samuele Longo.
Daniele Ragatzu and Michelangelo Albertazzi are also unavailable for Hellas Verona.
Verona squad for Sassuolo: Rafael, Nicolas, Mihaylov; Agostini, Bianchetti, Moras, Gonzalez, Cacciatore, Maietta; Donati, Hallfredsson, Laner, Cirigliano, Jorginho, Martinho, Donadel, Romulo; Longo, Cacia, Gomez Taleb, Sala, Iturbe, Jankovic