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Saturday September 23 2017
Serie A Previews: Derby della Mole day

There are three Serie A matches today, as Roma host troubled Udinese, Napoli pay a visit to SPAL and Juventus take on Torino in the Derby della Mole.

Click here for all the individual match previews from Serie A Week 6.

The action begins today at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT) with Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma seeking a third straight victory.

They do it by welcoming Udinese, who lost four of their five games so far, and have tactician Gigi Del Neri under fire.

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Thursday September 21 2017
Serie A attendances up

Week 5 saw an average of 23,000 fans at Serie A fixtures, as attendances continue to rise.

September sees the first midweek Serie A round of the season, and in the past two years the average attendance hadn’t cracked 20,000.

However, last night there were an average of 23,000 fans, a figure helped by the 45,343 who attended Milan-Spal and the 35,652 at Juventus-Fiorentina.

In addition, 28,000 fans attended the Stadio Olimpico to see Napoli beat hosts Lazio 3-1.

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Thursday September 21 2017
Serie A Team of Week 5

With Napoli and Juve standing alone at the top of Serie A Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 5’s action.

Alessio Cragno [Cagliari]

Despite him being on the losing side, the hosts could have suffered far worse if not for the 23-year-old Italian. He was particularly outstanding when making a double save from Simone Missiroli’s header then Alessandro Matri’s follow-up, plus of course Matri’s penalty. Exceptional.

Mattia Caldara [Atalanta]

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Thursday September 21 2017
Week 6: Giacomelli for Turin derby

The referees for Serie A Week 6 have been announced, with Piero Giacomelli assigned the Derby della Mole between Juventus and Torino on Saturday.

The match will take place at Juve’s Allianz Stadium, with the Bianconeri having won all five of their League games this season and Torino similarly still unbeaten.

Elsewhere, Marco Guida is in charge of Inter-Genoa, Davide Massa will oversee Roma’s visit of Udinese and Paolo Valeri is given Milan’s trip to Sampdoria, while Napoli’s clash with SPAL will be officiated by Maurizio Mariani.

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Thursday September 21 2017
And then there were two

Napoli and Juventus continue to push each other, Inter fail to maintain their perfect start and Roma ease to victory, as Nick Valerio rounds up Week 5. 

Napoli’s Scudetto credentials were put to the test when they travelled to the Stadio Olimpico. Having demolished Milan last weekend, all eyes were on the Capital and what began as a captivating encounter turned in to a procession, as the Partenopei emerged 4-1 victors.

In a game of two halves, the spectacle was marred by defensive injuries to the integral pair of goalscorer Stefan de Vrij and Bastos. There were concerns about the lack of strength in depth at Lazio, especially after selling Wesley Hoedt, and those fears proved justified.

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Wednesday September 20 2017
Cagliari pay the penalty

Alessandro Matri saw one penalty parried, but converted the second as Sassuolo sink his former club Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena.

The Neroverdi registered their first win of the season and their first ever Serie A victory on Sardinian soil after one draw from three previous attempts.

Matri earned a penalty from Leonardo Pavoletti’s clumsy challenge, but saw his spot-kick beaten away by Alessio Cragno.

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Wednesday September 20 2017
Liveblog: Serie A Midweek Madness

Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s nine Serie A games, including Benevento-Roma, Lazio-Napoli, Juventus-Fiorentina and Milan-SPAL.

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It all begins at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT) when Roma try to build momentum as they visit a Benevento side rooted to the foot of the table.

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Monday September 18 2017
Too much, too little

The Serie A quality gap is growing fast and it’s not going to help anybody to stay on this path, writes Susy Campanale.

Benevento Coach Marco Baroni said it all after a 6-0 defeat at the Stadio San Paolo: “There was simply too much Napoli for us to deal with.” Maurizio Sarri’s men are a handful for most opponents, but this weekend saw the line blurred between minnows and cannon fodder. It’s the first time since 1960-61 that three teams have a perfect record after four rounds in Serie A. This is not a positive statistic.

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Sunday September 17 2017
Liveblog: Serie A Super Sunday

Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s seven Serie A games, including Sassuolo-Juventus, Napoli-Benevento, Milan-Udinese and Genoa-Lazio.

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We begin at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT) at the Mapei Stadium when Juventus try to maintain their 100 per cent Serie A record, but leave the Barcelona nightmare behind them, against Sassuolo.

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Sunday September 17 2017
Rastelli eyes mentality change

Cagliari Coach Massimo Rastelli praised his side’s ‘change in mentality’ after a 2-0 win at SPAL.

Despite comfortably maintaining their Serie A status last season, the Sardinian side were beaten 14 times in 19 away matches.

However, today’s victory ensured they opened their account on the road this campaign.

“We need to keep going with this mentality,” Rastelli explained after victory in Ferrara.

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