Liveblog: Serie A Super Saturday
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, as Napoli host Cagliari to seek second place and it’s the Derby della Mole, Juventus-Torino.
Mertens blows out Cagliari candles
Dries Mertens celebrated his 30th birthday with a brace and assist for Lorenzo Insigne, as Napoli absolutely dominated Cagliari 3-1.
Insigne: 'Hope Mertens scores'
Lorenzo Insigne hopes Dries Mertens can score for Napoli against Cagliari “so we can all be happy” on his birthday.
Napoli have Marek Hamsik in the starting XI after injury, while Vlad Chiriches gets the nod in defence against impressive Cagliari.
Hamsik ready for Napoli-Cagliari
Marek Hamsik is in the Napoli squad, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be fit enough to start against Cagliari today.
Glasgow Rangers target Bruno Alves
Glasgow Rangers have set their sights on Cagliari and Portugal defender Bruno Alves for next season.
Muntari: 'Treated like a criminal'
Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari felt “angry and isolated. I was being treated like a criminal. How could I be punished when I was the victim of racism?”
Gomez launches Papu Dance single
Atalanta star Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez has released a single for charity, including other football players, based on his trademark ‘Papu Dance.’
Muntari ban overturned
The FIGC’s appeals court has overturned Sulley Muntari’s one-match ban, so he’ll be available for Pescara this weekend.
Sarri: Second place historical
Maurizio Sarri says second place would be “history” for Napoli and that Roma should only retire Francesco Totti’s No 10 jersey “temporarily”.
Donsah backs anti-racism strike
Bologna midfielder Godfred Donsah confirmed he is “100 per cent” ready to go on strike if Sulley Muntari’s yellow card for protesting racist abuse is not revoked.
Zeman: 'Only Muntari paid for racism'
Sulley Muntari refused to accept a satirical award after he was racially abused by fans and Pescara Coach Zdenek Zeman noted “he’s the only one who had to pay.”
Albiol: ‘Napoli getting closer’
Raul Albiol believes Napoli are “making important strides” and predicts “next year we’ll be closer to Juventus”.
Valeri for Turin derby
Paolo Valeri will referee Saturday’s Derby della Mole between Juventus and Torino.
Cagliari apologise to Muntari
Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini apologised to Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari and condemned racist abuse from fans.
Pescara against 'racism by one or 100'
Pescara released a statement standing by Sulley Muntari to “send a strong signal against racism, whether it’s done by one or 100 people.”
FIFPro: 'Rescind Muntari card'
FIFPro demand that Sulley Muntari’s yellow card is rescinded after he was racially abused, but the Italian authorities opted to penalise the player rather than Cagliari.
Muntari punished in racism probe
Sulley Ali Muntari has been suspended by the Disciplinary Commission for walking off during Cagliari-Pescara due to racist insults, but Inter and Lazio have suspended bans.
Muntari defended by UN
The head of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has backed Pescara’s Sulley Muntari after he walked off against Cagliari.
Strootman & racist chants investigated
The FIGC is to investigate Kevin Strootman’s perceived simulation against Lazio and the racist chants directed at Antonio Rudiger and Sulley Muntari.
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