Milan make surprising changes as they host injury-ravaged Sassuolo at San Siro in a head-to-head for Europe.
Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi says Milan’s new Chinese owners will view the club as a business investment.
Inter chief Piero Ausilio assures they “never even started negotiations” with Napoli for Mauro Icardi, but is “in football love with Domenico Berardi.”
There are some intriguing fixtures today, as Juventus visit Empoli, Napoli go to Atalanta, Milan host Sassuolo, Torino face Fiorentina and tonight it’s the Roma-Inter showdown.
Milan have named a 24-man squad ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Serie A meeting with Sassuolo.
Eusebio Di Francesco said Sassuolo “can’t be unhappy” at fatigue against Milan, because they qualified for the Europa League instead.
Giampiero Ventura has called in Nicola Sansone, Domenico Criscito, Alessio Romagnoli and Matteo Darmian for Italy’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Macedonia.
Vincenzo Montella warned Milan not to “underestimate” Sassuolo amid their injury crisis. “They are direct competitors for Europe.”
Giampiero Ventura is expected to call Marco Borriello in place of Simone Zaza and Mario Balotelli for Italy’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Macedonia.
It’s the last round before the break for international duty and there are some big games, including Torino-Fiorentina, Milan-Sassuolo and a huge Roma v Inter.
Referees chief Marcello Nicchi has confirmed that Serie A will begin trialling video replays in Torino-Fiorentina and Milan-Sassuolo this weekend.
Adriano Galliani says he is “satisfied” with Milan’s progress, Carlos Bacca “reminds me of Filippo Inzaghi” and Riccardo Montolivo “can coexist” with Manuel Locatelli.
Eusebio Di Francesco rues missed opportunities and defensive errors after Sassuolo fell 3-1 at Genk in the Europa League.
Matteo Politano said Sassuolo’s trip to Genk “started badly and ended worse, but we should’ve had a penalty.”
A decimated Sassuolo suffered their first Europa League defeat, falling 3-1 away to Belgian side Genk.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Europa League games: Sparta Prague-Inter, Fiorentina-Qarabag, Roma-Astra Giurgiu and Genk-Sassuolo.
Sassuolo aim to continue their Europa League adventure with a trip to Genk, but are dealing with a massive injury crisis.
Milan have announced that defender Luca Antonelli picked up an injury in training, and faces at least 10 days out.
Eusebio Di Francesco warns Sassuolo “enthusiasm will be fundamental” against Genk after suffering an injury crisis.
Sassuolo named their squad for the Europa League trip to Genk, but are still missing Domenico Berardi and Alfred Duncan.