LECCE NEWS

Justin Kluivert is given a one-match ban and Federico Chiesa fined for simulation, while Roma face an investigation over racist chants.
Milan boss Stefano Pioli is reportedly ready to drop Suso, who became a trending topic in Italy with the hashtag #SusoOut.
Milan’s Rade Krunic says Stefano Pioli has given him his “confidence” back as it is reported the midfielder is no longer Genoa-bound.
Fabio Liverani appreciated the Lecce “spirit and refusal to give in” that allowed them to claw back a 2-2 draw against Milan.
Stefano Pioli believes Milan can learn a great deal from their 2-2 draw with Lecce. “I saw positives, but we should’ve closed the game earlier.”
Stefano Pioli’s Milan debut was going well with Hakan Calhanoglu’s goal and assist for Krzysztof Piatek, but Marco Calderoni’s stoppage-time scorcher gave Lecce a 2-2 draw.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Sassuolo-Inter, Sampdoria-Roma and Milan-Lecce, with Claudio Ranieri and Stefano Pioli debuts.
Milan director of sport Ricky Massara insists their “ambition is to be competitive for a Champions League place” this season.
Pepe Reina said Milan will try to put Stefano Pioli’s “ideas on to the pitch” in the debut with Lecce, but “we all need to improve.”
Stefano Pioli makes his debut on the Milan bench by hosting Lecce, with Rafael Leao sending Krzysztof Piatek to the bench and Lucas Paqueta in midfield.
Giacomo Bonaventura is out of Stefano Pioli’s debut on the Milan bench against Lecce, but Rossoneri ultras announce a new protest.
Stefano Pioli wants Milan to “prove we’ve got clear ideas” in his debut against Lecce, but is tight-lipped on whether he’s starting Krzysztof Piatek.
Fabio Liverani warns Milan that Lecce “certainly won’t clam up in our own half. Our philosophy is that attack is the best form of defence.”
The referees for Serie A Week8 are announced as Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Stefano Pioli’s Milan debut against Lecce.
Stefano Pioli’s Milan is beginning to take shape in a 4-3-3 with Ante Rebic, Suso and either Krzysztof Piatek or Rafael Leao.
Gian Piero Gasperini feels there is more to come from Atalanta after they beat Lecce 3-1 and hopes they “reduce the gap” in the Champions League.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from six Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Udinese, Roma-Cagliari-Torino-Napoli and Inter-Juventus.
Only the heroics of Gabriel kept the scoreline relatively low at 3-1, because Atalanta laid siege to Lecce for 90 minutes.
Check all the official line-ups from today’s afternoon Serie A games, Atalanta-Lecce, Bologna-Lazio and Roma-Cagliari.
Fabio Liverani believes Lecce can make the most of Atalanta weakness on the counter-attack. “Anything can happen in 90 minutes.”