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Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed he will ‘think thoroughly’ about his own future, amid rumours of a possible return to Serie A.
Sampdoria started with such high hopes, but the Eusebio Di Francesco experiment was a disaster and Claudio Ranieri salved their season, writes Rob Lambert.
Sampdoria have announced they have signed on with Macron as their new kit sponsors until June 2026, replacing Joma.
President Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC is ‘concerned’ ahead of Serie A 2020-21 and doesn’t think fans will be back in stadiums on September 19.
Official: Serie A 2020-21 starts on September 19, ending on May 23, 2021.
Inter and Atalanta have only one player each in Opta’s best XI for the 2019-20 Serie A season, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile star in attack with Papu Gomez and Paulo Dybala.
Inter defender Stefan de Vrij will miss the first match of 2020-21, as the Disciplinary Commission announced the verdict after Serie A Week 38.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s five Serie A games, including Atalanta-Inter for second, Ciro Immobile’s Lazio for the record at Napoli and Juventus-Roma.
Brescia saw out the season with a point against Sampdoria in Daniele Gastaldello’s final match, as Fabio Quagliarella missed a penalty, while the hosts hit the woodwork twice.
Despite Walter Zenga’s optimism, it’s widely reported Eusebio Di Francesco is the favourite to lead Cagliari next season, as Fabio Liverani is hesitating.
Claudio Ranieri praised Sampdoria players for guaranteeing their Serie A status ahead of the final match with Brescia. ‘It has been such a strange season.’
Brescia defender Daniele Gastaldello has announced his retirement at the age of 37. ‘Tomorrow will be my final game and I’m studying to be a coach.’
AIA has announced the referees for the first set of fixtures in Serie A Week 38, with Gianluca Rocchi in charge of Juventus-Roma and Piero Giacomelli given Atalanta-Inter.
The Disciplinary Commission confirmed Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has played his last Serie A match ahead of his move to Barcelona this summer.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has confirmed coach Claudio Ranieri will remain in charge of the Blucerchiati. ‘He already had a contract in case of salvation’.
Coach Stefano Pioli said Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ‘important’ to help Milan turn their season around but stressed there have been several factors ‘allowing us to deliver excellent performances’.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace at Marassi, while Hakan Calhanoglu and Rafael Leao rounded out the scoreline, Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a penalty and Sampdoria saw a spectacular debut goal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joked he doesn’t age after a brace in Milan’s 4-1 win away to Sampdoria. ‘I am like Benjamin Button! People tell me I’m old, but I’m just getting warmed up.’
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s eight Serie A games, including Lazio-Brescia, Sampdoria-Milan, Cagliari-Juventus and Torino-Roma.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace, and provided an assist, while Gianluigi Donnarumma saved another penalty as Milan dominated Sampdoria 4-1.