Davide Astori spent most of his career between Fiorentina and Cagliari, so when they face off this weekend there will be a joint commemoration.
Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella is “proud” to be of interest to so many top clubs after his senior Italy debut. “I never hold back in a tackle.”
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Nicolo Barella’s father says while the midfielder is ‘only focused’ on Cagliari, he is ‘not clear’ on what his future holds.
Former Sassuolo Coach Beppe Iachini trusts Italy can “build a new era” on talents like Federico Chiesa and Nicolò Barella.
Pundit Gabriele Marcotti insists “the future is certainly brighter than the last couple of years” for Italy, especially with “a midfield that can actually play.”
The agent of North Korean striker Han Kwang-song confirms “there were several clubs interested” in his client in January, including Juventus and Inter.
Fabio Capello says Cagliari and Italy starlet Nicolo Barella reminds him of 1982 World Cup winner Marco Tardelli for his ‘dynamism’.
Italy have cut Emerson Palmieri, Gianluca Caprari and Lorenzo Tonelli from the squad for tonight’s Nations League game with Poland.
Italy seem set to make only one change against Poland in the Nations League tonight, with Lorenzo Pellegrini replacing Nicolò Barella.
Liverpool are leading the race with Inter and Milan for Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella, whose asking price is at least €50m.
Italy are expected to make at most two changes to the XI that drew with Ukraine as they go into the Nations League clash in Poland.
Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella experienced “a dream come true” with his senior Italy debut and is stunned by Gigi Riva’s praise.
Roberto Mancini praised the new Italy midfield after the 1-1 draw with Ukraine and will “build on the positives” against Poland in the Nations League.
Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella wasn’t entirely satisfied with his senior Italy debut. “I expect better of myself.”
The average height of the Italy outfield starting line-up in the friendly against Ukraine is 1.77m (5ft 9in).
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Roberto Mancini discussed Nicolò Barella’s Italy debut against Ukraine, the new Lorenzo Insigne role and “paying homage” to the Genoa victims.
Italy are expected to use Federico Bernardeschi as a False 9 with Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Chiesa in the friendly against Ukraine.
Davide Ballardini has been fired by Genoa for the third time, although 2017-18 was the first time he started a season at Marassi.