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Monday September 25 2017
Wk6: Human error

Football cannot exist without errors, judgment calls and disagreements, so Susy Campanale warns it's all about the great imponderable elements.

It is impossible – nor is it desirable – to completely remove human error from sport. VAR’s truth is in the eye of the beholder. Players making mistakes to cause or miss goals is what football is based on. A Coach will always be accused of doing something wrong, no matter how much or little he changes his team from match to match. Errors, and the avoidance of them, are what make sport possible. It’s also why there are so many debate shows, podcasts, Twitter feeds and blogs like this one, because we don’t all agree on what is right.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Pioli: 'Denied two clear penalties'

Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli doesn’t “see how it’s possible to award one penalty and not the other two” after a contentious draw with Atalanta.

Federico Chiesa had put the hosts ahead with a stunning strike after 12 minutes and Remo Freuler equalised at the 94th minute.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Liveblog: Serie A Super Sunday

Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from seven Serie A games, including Sampdoria-Milan, Inter-Genoa, Verona-Lazio and Fiorentina-Atalanta.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

We begin at Marassi at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT) with unbeaten Sampdoria hosting Milan, who won all their competitive matches this season bar one.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Fassone fury with Milan attitude

Milan sporting director Marco Fassone was furious with his side’s defeat to a ‘weaker’ Sampdoria team, adding there are ‘no excuses.’

The Rossoneri were outplayed at Marassi this afternoon and succumbed to a 2-0 loss against Marco Giampaolo’s team.

Speaking post-match, Fassone expressed in no uncertain terms how things need to improve quickly at the San Siro.

“Confidence does not come from one day to the next, but from results,” the director began.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Giampaolo: ‘Probably my best ever’

Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo says his side’s performance in the 2-0 win over Milan was ‘probably the best’ of his tenure.

The Blucerchiati put in a dominant display against the big-spending Rossoneri and were eventually rewarded with goals from Duvan Zapata and Ricky Alvarez.

“It was probably the best match Samp have played since I’ve been here,” Giampaolo reflected after victory at a raucous Marassi.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Montella unhappy with Milan display

Vincenzo Montella says Milan lacked both determination and quality in their defeat to Sampdoria.

Second half goals by Duvan Zapata and Ricardo Alvarez handed Marco Giampaolo’s team a deserved victory and the Rossoneri their second defeat of the season.

“We didn’t like the performance,” Montella reflected after defeat at Marassi.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Duvan Zapata: 'Deserved victory'

Duvan Zapata said Sampdoria “deserved this victory” after beating Milan 2-0 at Marassi and closing on them in the table.

The Blucerchiati are now just one point behind big-spending Milan in the Serie A table and have a game in hand.

“I think we deserved this victory, we fought to the end and must continue in the vein of this performance,” the Colombian told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Milan capitulate to Sampdoria

Sampdoria had to wait until late for a 2-0 victory over Milan through Duvan Zapata and Ricky Alvarez, but dominated them at Marassi.

This was the Rossoneri’s second defeat of the season and a thoroughly deserved one, as they barely managed a shot on target.

Cristian Zapata eventually gifted his cousin Duvan Zapata with the opener, a terrible clearance straight at the Samp striker to chest and fire under the bar.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Perotti doubt for Qarabag and Milan

Diego Perotti is in doubt for Roma’s games against Qarabag and Milan after needing 10 stitches for a gash on his leg.

The Argentine forward earned and then missed a penalty in the 3-1 victory over Udinese on Saturday, firing it against the upright.

It was a rare error from the spot for him and Perotti pointed that out via Instagram.

“Well that explains why I missed the penalty,” he wrote alongside a photograph of the nasty-looking injury.

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Sunday September 24 2017
Osti: 'Tell what Samp are made of'

Sampdoria director Carlo Osti said the clash with Milan today can “tell us what we’re made of and we’ll use our own strengths.”

It kicks off at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), follow the build-up and action from all seven Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

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