CROTONE NEWS

Gennaro Gattuso was “satisfied” with Milan for 70 minutes, but warns they “risked throwing it all away” against Crotone.
Napoli fought their way past Verona and Ciro Immobile hit four in Lazio’s seven-goal thriller at SPAL, while Milan, Benevento and Genoa scraped wins.
Milan director Christian Abbiati assured they “believe in Andre Silva” despite his lack of playing time and explains the Lucas Biglia pick.
Franck Kessie would “love to do just half” of what Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso achieved in his career.
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s five Serie A games, including Napoli-Verona, Milan-Crotone and SPAL-Lazio.
Milan start 2018 in the bottom half of the table and that makes beating Walter Zenga’s Crotone an absolute necessity.
It is reported that Napoli duo Emanuele Giaccherini and Lorenzo Tonelli are close to leaving the San Paolo.
Nikola Kalinic is back in the Milan squad to face Crotone tomorrow afternoon, but Ignazio Abate misses out.
As Serie A heads into the final round before the winter break, Juventus and Napoli are looking to break away at the top of the table.
Gennaro Gattuso warns there are “no easy games” for Milan, but declares “we must even believe in the Champions League”.
Walter Zenga says becoming Inter Coach is still “an aspiration” of his but “my today is Crotone and I’m thinking about staying up”.
The referees have been assigned for Serie A Week 20, including Paolo Valeri for Fiorentina-Inter and Marco Guida for Roma-Atalanta.
There are three players suspended for Week 20 of Serie A, as Crotone, Roma, Milan and Verona receive fines.
Milan hope to have Nikola Kalinic back against Crotone on Saturday, but there are problems for Ignazio Abate and Marco Storari.
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Crotone director general Raffaele Vrenna said the decision not to award a penalty against Napoli was “scandalous” in their 1-0 defeat.
“The objective is without doubt the Scudetto” said Napoli midfielder Allan, who joked with Maurizio Sarri about a potential Brazil call.
Napoli are Winter Champions and only five sides in the last 23 years have failed to win the Scudetto after leading at halfway – but one of those was Napoli.
Maurizio Sarri called the status of Winter Champions “worthless” and shrugged off Napoli statistics, but insists Crotone didn’t deserve a penalty.
Crotone Coach Walter Zenga was “genuinely astonished” that they did not receive a penalty against Napoli. “I can’t explain it.”