Sparta Prague Coach Andrea Stramaccioni caused something of an international incident with Benevento, so was called “a cretin” by the Mayor.
Verona Coach Fabio Pecchia felt his side showed “character” in beating 10-man Benevento.
Marco Baroni saw “a quality performance” from his Benevento side, even with 10 men against Verona.
For the first time in Serie A history, the top side have won their first eight games in a row, at the same time the bottom side have lost eight.
Verona huffed and puffed against 10-man Benevento, but Romulo’s guided volley was enough to secure the three points.
Daniele Verde drops to the Verona bench, as Mattia Valoti replaces him against Benevento.
Benevento’s chief medic confirmed he administered a banned substance to captain Fabio Lucioni, which caused him to fail a doping test.
Police raided the Benevento HQ and training centre as part of an investigation after captain Fabio Lucioni failed a doping test.
Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni says he is confident that he will be cleared of doping charges.
Join us for the build-up and action from today’s eight Serie A games, from Napoli-Cagliari through Benevento-Inter, Milan-Roma and Atalanta-Juventus.
Marco Baroni insists his Benevento team are ‘alive’ despite their seventh consecutive defeat.
Inter squeezed past Benevento this afternoon, with Luciano Spalletti’s men emerging with a 2-1 win at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito.
Luciano Spalletti believes Inter deserve plaudits for their fine start to the Serie A season.
A Marcelo Brozovic first half brace proved just about enough for Inter, but Benevento were only denied an equaliser by the upright.
Inter fully intend to keep Benevento on zero points and continue their march on the top of the table with Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic.
Luciano Spalletti urged Inter to follow Napoli’s lead and be “more daring and unpredictable” against Benevento tomorrow.
Serie A heads into its final weekend before the October international break, and it looks set to be an important weekend.
Benevento’s problems worsened on Thursday after they lost 3-1 to amateur side Fregene in a friendly match.
Serie A strugglers Benevento are reportedly considering a swoop for ex-Roma and Milan defender Philippe Mexes.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from seven Serie A games, including Sampdoria-Milan, Inter-Genoa, Verona-Lazio and Fiorentina-Atalanta.