Delio Rossi is adamant Bologna can cause an upset against Juventus to celebrate the club’s birthday.
Juventus host Bologna with Roberto Pereyra a new addition to the absentee list.
Max Allegri urged Juventus to treat Bologna “as the most important match of the season,” but injuries increase.
Udinese will be without Napoli-owned striker Duvan Zapata for four months after he underwent surgery today.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio could reportedly make his return from injury against Bologna on Sunday.
Udinese confirmed Duvan Zapata sustained a “high grade hip flexor strain.”
Emanuele Giaccherini is out for another three weeks with a thigh strain, announced Bologna.
Stefano Colantuono insists Udinese “always reassured me” even during their four-game losing streak.
Coach Delio Rossi calls Bologna’s 2-1 defeat to Udinese ‘our best game yet’, while defending Mattia Destro: ‘He’s not the problem’.
Lazio fought back for a win at Verona, but nine-man Torino beat Palermo to go second, Chievo held Sassuolo amid controversy and Udinese conquered Bologna.
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Leaders Inter and second-placed Fiorentina face off, while Milan visit Genoa, Lazio take on Verona and Sassuolo-Chievo is a surprise clash.
Stefano Colantuono complained at “stupid” reports he’s due to for the sack and explained Udinese’s problems ahead of Bologna.
Fiorentina will be without Manuel Pasqual for at least three weeks due to a calf strain.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade praises Coach Paulo Sousa’s ‘winning mentality’ after victory over Bologna took the Viola into second place.
Paulo Sousa said he has belief in Fiorentina, but is also “realistic” after they surged into second place.
Inter made it five out of five with Felipe Melo, but Roma shot themselves in the foot, Frosinone made history by holding Juventus and Carpi stalled Napoli.
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Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa says Giuseppe Rossi is ‘a phenomenon’ but is still ‘in the process of rehabilitation.’
Juventus got their first win of the campaign at 10-man Genoa, but Sassuolo pegged Roma back and Torino took second place while Bologna sank Frosinone.