Max Allegri admits Juventus didn’t match SPAL’s determination and “it’s only human to miss a beat and lack energy once in a while.”
Leonardo Semplici said SPAL “deserve credit” for stopping Juventus and believes they have finally settled into their Serie A surroundings.
Leaders Juventus saw their run of 12 consecutive Serie A victories grind to a halt, as SPAL more than earned their stalemate.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Udinese-Sassuolo and leaders Juventus travelling to battlers SPAL.
Giorgio Chiellini continued to ignore Napoli and rely on the Juventus “mentality” against SPAL, but is concerned by the atmosphere.
Juventus visit relegation scrappers SPAL in a bid to go seven points clear at the top and field practically a first-choice XI.
The Rome Derby between Roma and Lazio has been moved to an evening kick-off, while Juventus-Sampdoria and Milan-Napoli are also switched.
Interim Italy Coach Gigi Di Biagio named his squad to face Argentina and England, including Gigi Buffon and Federico Chiesa, but not Mario Balotelli.
Davide Ballardini predicts “an intense match” as Genoa visit Napoli. “They are the best team and play different football to everyone else.”
Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in Sampdoria and Colombia striker Duvan Zapata in a €30m swoop.
Luciano Spalletti wants Inter to remain consistent against Sampdoria, elaborates his criticism of their ‘quality’ and reassures Ivan Perisic.
It’s reported Nice forward Mario Balotelli will be left out of Gigi Di Biagio’s first Italy squad to face England and Argentina.
Napoli are reportedly putting the squad in a training retreat to prepare for Sunday’s meeting with Genoa.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been included in the Spain squad, but there’s no place for Jose Callejon or Milan’s Suso.
It’s reported that Napoli are looking to quickly close a deal for Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, who would cost between €20m and €25m.
Napoli have reportedly had a €40m bid rejected for Roma goalkeeper Alisson.
Juventus full-back Mattia De Sciglio feels last night’s win over Atalanta was a “step toward the Scudetto”.
Marek Hamsik assures “Napoli aren’t giving up anything” in the Scudetto race as “Juventus have two tough away games in the run-in”.
Bernd Leno confirms “Napoli wanted me” in the summer, but the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper doesn’t know what will happen this year.
The referees have been announced for Week 29 of Serie A, with Paolo Tagliavento assigned to Sampdoria-Inter.