BOLOGNA NEWS

Bologna incredibly swept Sampdoria aside 3-0, even when down to 10 men for the entire second half, for the Blucerchiati’s third loss of the season.
Bologna and Sampdoria’s last games were both 3-2 thrillers, so it’s worth keeping a close eye on events at the Stadio Dall’Ara.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo has urged his side “not to be lulled too much” by their win against Juventus when they face Bologna.
Davide Massa will referee Lazio-Fiorentina on Sunday evening, as the Week 14 referees are announced.
Verona sporting director Filippo Fusco says it would be “pointless” to sack Coach Fabio Pecchia at this point.
Around 300 Verona ultras gathered outside the Bentegodi to protest after tonight’s defeat to Bologna.
Verona Coach Fabio Pecchia says there’s “great anger, great sorrow” after the Bologna loss - “I’m struggling to think that we lost this game”.
Bologna Coach Roberto Donadoni hails “an important result” against Verona, but “I expect more” from Mattia Destro.
Bologna fell behind twice in Verona, but Godfred Donsah's strike secured a valuable three points in a thrilling game.
Giampaolo Pazzini and Alessio Cerci both start in attack for Verona, as they take on Bologna at the Bentegodi.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio feels the Italy “debacle could’ve been avoided with a little intelligence” from Giampiero Ventura and asked players for advice on the Coach.
CONI President Giovanni Malagò believes Carlo Ancelotti would take the Italy job with a change in the Federation and reveals Marcello Lippi chose Giampiero Ventura.
Roberto Donadoni turned down the chance to return to the Italy bench two years ago. “I preferred to respect my Bologna contract.”
Verona boss Fabio Pecchia admits the Serie A table does not make happy viewing for his side ahead of facing Bologna.
Croatia have qualified for the 2018 World Cup, with Ivan Perisic rattling the woodwork, after beating Greece 4-1 on aggregate.
Sweden are expected to bring in Mikael Lustig and Jakob Johansson for the decisive World Cup play-off with Italy.
Bologna and Sweden full-back Emil Krafth admits he was overjoyed when discovering he’d face Matteo Darmian rather than Lorenzo Insigne.
Bologna and Sweden defender Emil Krafth maintains Italy “are still the favourites” to reach the World Cup even after a 1-0 first leg defeat.
Italy are expected to start Andrea Belotti with Ciro Immobile, while Sweden can rely on Albin Ekdal in the World Cup play-off.
As expected, Montreal Impact have appointed Remi Garde as their new Coach, rather than Francesco Guidolin or Walter Mazzarri.