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The dates for the Coppa Italia round of 16 and quarter-finals have been released by the Lega Serie A.
Sampdoria’s abandoned game with Roma will be played on December 13 or January 24, depending on the Coppa Italia.
American media agency IMG has agreed to pay €371m a year for the foreign television broadcast rights to Serie A, the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa.
Roberto Donadoni can count on Rodrigo Palacio for tomorrow’s season opener against Torino. “Bologna have learned our lessons.”
Ahead of this weekend’s Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for the top sides, starting with champions Juventus.
Hellas Verona beat Avellino 3-1 with a Daniele Verde brace and Bruno Zuculini strike to book a Coppa Italia appointment with city rivals Chievo.
Genoa were forced to go through extra time to beat Cesena 2-1 in the Coppa Italia Third Round and go on to face Crotone.
There were more huge upsets in the Coppa Italia Third Round, as Perugia humiliated Benevento 4-0, Bologna were knocked out by Cittadella and Chievo were pushed to the edge.
Bologna crashed out of the Coppa Italia after a humiliating 3-0 home defeat to Cittadella, but Simone Verdi was sent off within five minutes.
Simone Inzaghi wants Lazio “courage” in the Italian Super Cup clash with Juventus tomorrow night, but has Keita Balde Diao and Felipe Anderson doubts.
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