LECCE NEWS

Lecce coach Fabio Liverani believes ‘a strong mentality’ can be the difference in the relegation battle this season, as his men take on Sassuolo.
Coach Claudio Ranieri has warned SPAL will be a ‘tougher’ opponent than Lecce but has been extremely happy with Sampdoria’s mentality in recent weeks.
Fabio Maresca will oversee his first Derby della Mole between Juventus-Torino, after AIA announced the referees for Saturday’s matches.
Lecce coach Fabio Liverani believes he can still keep the Giallorossi in Serie A but admits the defeat to Sampdoria will be ‘hard to digest’.
Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri praised the importance of Gaston Ramirez and claims the three points against Lecce ‘helps us breathe’.
Gaston Ramirez had luck on his side as his two penalties gave Sampdoria a 2-1 win against relegation rivals Lecce at the Via del Mare.
Sampdoria took all three points in this trip to Lecce, but there were only penalties at the Stadio Via del Mare – some of them contentious.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Inter-Brescia, SPAL-Milan, Fiorentina-Sassuolo and Verona-Parma.
Check the official line-ups from this evening’s four Serie A games, Verona-Parma, SPAL-Milan, Fiorentina-Sassuolo and Lecce-Sampdoria.
Fabio Liverani has called Lecce’s Serie A match against Sampdoria this evening ‘crucial’ but is confident his side are ‘growing’ at the right time.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today's two big Serie A games, as Torino host Lazio and Juventus are in Genoa.
The referees for Serie A’s Week 29 fixtures have been announced, with Davide Massa given Torino-Lazio and Genoa-Juventus going to Gianpaolo Calvarese.
Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli says Serie A would ‘consider’ VAR challenge and claims there are ‘more controversies’ in Italy.
Lazio are on the verge of equalling the record for most penalties in a single Serie A season, but there have been more spot-kicks this term in general too.
Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic has received a two-match ban for his elbow on Patric, while Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi is suspended for the Torino trip.
Referees for the Week 28 Serie A fixtures have been confirmed, with Piero Giacomelli given Milan-Roma tomorrow.
Gonzalo Higuain admits he went through a ‘bad period’ but ‘understood’ Juventus needed him after his comeback goal against Lecce.
Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is happy for Gonzalo Higuain, calls Douglas Costa an ‘extraordinary weapon’ and hopes Miralem Pjanic will stay ‘beyond August’.
Fabio Liverani was left to rue Lecce’s red card during their 4-0 defeat to Juventus and fears his team are going backwards.
Juventus routed Lecce 4-0 with all of their goals coming in the second half to move seven points clear at the top of Serie A.