CAGLIARI NEWS

Kalidou Koulibaly insists Napoli will keep believing in the Scudetto - “the important thing is to stay close to Juventus”.
Carlo Ancelotti explained his tactical decisions after the 1-0 win away to Cagliari, as Napoli have “shaken off” their Champions League exit.
Join us for all the action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, including Fiorentina v Empoli, Sampdoria-Parma, Cagliari v Napoli and Roma v Genoa.
Arkadiusz Milik was Napoli’s last-minute man once again to end Cagliari’s unbeaten home record, this time curling in a sensational free kick.
Napoli give Arkadiusz Milik and Faouzi Ghoulam starts in a new-look formation, but Cagliari are unbeaten on home turf.
Cagliari Coach Rolando Maran said “the prospect of facing Napoli mustn’t make us fearful, but be motivation to do better.”
Carlo Ancelotti believes Napoli have gained from their Champions League experience. “I cannot guarantee victory this year, but we will soon be able to win something.”
Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret’s shoulder problem has flared up again, ruling him out of the trip to Cagliari.
Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini insists Nicolo Barella is ‘very happy’ at the club and ‘won’t leave in January’.
The dates and kick-off times of the Coppa Italia Round of 16 have been confirmed, including Sampdoria-Milan, Bologna-Juventus and Inter-Benevento.
Simone Verdi was back in Napoli training today, so should be available for the weekend trip to Cagliari.
Marco Guida has been appointed as the referee for Saturday’s Derby della Mole between Torino and Juventus.
Reports in Italy state Chelsea are interested in Cagliari talent Nicolò Barella but so far there hasn’t been any official offer.
Two doctors have been summoned to attend a hearing on Thursday in relation to the death of Davide Astori, news agency ANSA reports.
Cagliari’s Luca Ceppitelli and Darijo Srna have both been suspended for two matches and fined after their red cards against Roma.
The ties for the Coppa Italia Last 16 have been confirmed, with Milan away at Sampdoria and Napoli welcoming Sassuolo.
Roma have reportedly confirmed their faith in Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, but put the squad into a training retreat.
Roma have locked the team into a training retreat after their incredible 2-2 draw with nine-man Cagliari.
Roma President Jim Pallotta is reportedly considering the axe for Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, but options are limited.
Rolando Maran felt nine-man Cagliari earned a “thoroughly deserved point” in the dramatic 2-2 draw with Roma.