BOLOGNA NEWS

Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s eight Serie A games, including SPAL-Inter, Napoli-Bologna, Milan-Lazio and Roma-Sampdoria.
Maurizio Sarri heaped praise on Napoli’s reaction to going a goal behind to Bologna after 25 seconds.
Dries Mertens issued a warning to his Napoli teammates despite their 3-1 win over Bologna this afternoon.
Roberto Donadoni was bitterly critical of the referee after Bologna’s 3-1 defeat to Napoli. “It’s a penalty that’s given for top eight teams.”
There were surprises and controversy this afternoon, as Hellas Verona crushed Fiorentina 4-1, 10-man Udinese conquered Genoa and chaotic Crotone-Cagliari.
Rodrigo Palacio had put Bologna in front after 25 seconds, but Napoli came back with a Dries Mertens brace – including a soft penalty.
Lorenzo Insigne urged Napoli to ignore Juventus and “focus only on ourselves” against Bologna this afternoon.
Napoli need a victory over Simone Verdi’s Bologna to recapture top spot from Juventus, but are without injured Raul Albiol in defence.
Check out all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, including Napoli-Bologna, Fiorentina-Verona and Torino-Benevento.
Raul Albiol is not even in the Napoli squad for tomorrow’s match against Bologna due to an injury.
Roberto Donadoni asks Napoli fans not to blame Simone Verdi for staying at Bologna. “Just remember how you felt about Gonzalo Higuain.”
Napoli and Juventus are suddenly fighting it out for Sassuolo winger Matteo Politano, who is valued at over €20m.
Lega Pro chief Gabriele Gravina has support from half of Serie A clubs as FIGC President, ahead of Damiano Tommasi and Cosimo Sibilia.
Raul Albiol has some fitness concerns and could miss this weekend’s Serie A match between Napoli and Bologna.
Sassuolo are prepared to sell Matteo Politano to Napoli in exchange for €20-25m and Adam Ounas on loan, it’s reported.
Massimiliano Irrati has been announced as the referee for Sunday’s Milan-Lazio game.
Slavia Sofia have officially confirmed that Kaloyan Krastev has been sold to Bologna, signing a four-year contract.
Marek Hamsik insists he will have nothing to say to Simone Verdi when Napoli face Bologna this weekend as “the San Paolo will take care of him.”
Montreal Impact have officially confirmed the signing of Bologna midfielder Saphir Taider as a Designated Player.
Godfred Donsah’s agent has confirmed that he is in talks to take the Bologna midfielder to Torino.