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).
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the international friendly between Italy and Ukraine at Marassi.
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.
Pippo Inzaghi “did not like the attitude” of his Bologna side after their 2-0 defeat to Cagliari. “The first goal was unacceptable.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games Cagliari-Bologna, Udinese-Juventus and Empoli-Roma.
Cagliari Coach Rolando Maran feels that their first home win of the season against Bologna is “a weight off our shoulders.”
Lucas Castro inspired Cagliari with two fantastic crosses for the head of Joao Pedro and Leonardo Pavoletti to beat Bologna 2-0.
Bologna are looking for a third win of the season as they travel to struggling Cagliari for the early game in Sardinia.
Daniele Orsato will take charge of Lazio-Fiorentina, as the Serie A Week 8 referees are announced.
Lautaro Martinez knew he “had the make the most of this opportunity” after scoring his first Serie A goal in an Inter jersey.
Luciano Spalletti hailed Inter striker Lautaro Martinez after a 2-0 win over Cagliari and pledged to fulfil his “mission” at the club.
Rolando Maran thought Cagliari put in “the performance we needed to” in a 2-0 defeat to Inter. “It was always in the balance.”
Inter winger Matteo Politano admits his fantastic goal against Cagliari wasn’t entirely intentional. “It was a bad first touch, but I made up for it.”
Lautaro Martinez and a ferocious Matteo Politano control and volley allowed Inter to push Cagliari aside 2-0 at San Siro.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three huge Serie A games, the Rome Derby, Juventus-Napoli and Inter-Cagliari.