Edy Reja felt Atalanta deserved more than a point against second-placed Lazio, but “it could prove decisive.”
Lazio clawed back a draw away to Atalanta, so Roma go second, while Chievo scared Inter, Fiorentina crushed Cesena and Antonio Di Natale beat Verona.
There is so much at stake, as Edy Reja faces his old club to keep Atalanta in Serie A and Lazio cling to second place.
Follow all the action as it happens from today’s games Atalanta-Lazio, Inter-Chievo, Fiorentina-Cesena and Verona-Udinese.
Atalanta striker German Denis apologised for punching Empoli’s Lorenzo Tonelli. “I lost control. I shocked myself.”
Stefano Pioli is confident Lazio can get the points away to Atalanta even without Miroslav Klose, but “Edy Reja knows us well.”
Lazio are without Miroslav Klose, Lucas Biglia and Stefan de Vrij for the trip to Atalanta.
Mauricio Pinilla revealed his overhead kick goals are no fluke. “You’ve got to be a little crazy.”
Lazio sealed Parma’s relegation, Roma crushed Sassuolo and Genoa humiliated Milan, plus Cesena-Atalanta and Palermo-Torino thrillers.
Empoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli will face Napoli tomorrow, as his ban was suspended “pending further investigation.”
Follow all the action as it happens from eight Serie A games, including Juventus v Fiorentina, Milan v Genoa, Lazio v Parma and Sassuolo v Roma.
Cesena President Giorgio Lugaresi believes a victory against Atalanta tonight is essential to maintain hopes of safety.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri says Lorenzo Tonelli is a victim of injustice - ‘if I say what I really think I’ll get banned’.
Empoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli denies threatening German Denis, insisting “Luca Cigarini held me down while he beat me.”
German Denis’ agent has called Empoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli ‘shameful’ as their feud rumbles on.
Lorenzo Tonelli denies threatening the family of German Denis, and will explain all at a Press conference.
Atalanta striker German Denis has been banned for five games after punching Empoli’s Lorenzo Tonelli.
Empoli sporting director Marcello Carli believes German Denis lost his head when he punched Lorenzo Tonelli.
Atalanta director Pierpaolo Marino believes German Denis should be punished for striking Lorenzo Tonelli, but underlined that the striker was provoked.
There was a brawl after Atalanta’s 2-2 draw with Empoli, as German Denis punched Lorenzo Tonelli following alleged “death threats.”