SASSUOLO NEWS

Arsenal, Manchester United and Milan are ready to swoop for Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral in January.
Inter will target Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan in January if they cannot agree a deal with Barcelona for Arturo Vidal.
Leonardo Spinazzola, Marco Verratti and Domenico Berardi have all withdrawn from the Italy squad through injury, so Sandro Tonali comes in.
Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Caputo returned and his impressive brace earned Sassuolo victory over Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna Derby.
Roberto De Zerbi hopes Sassuolo’s 3-1 win against Bologna goes some way towards alleviating criticism of his team. “There’s too much concern about us.”
Francesco Caputo scored his first goals since September as Sassuolo overtook Bologna in the Serie A table with a 3-1 win.
Players’ chief Damiano Tommasi feels the time has come for clubs to scrap midseason retreats and saw nothing wrong with Antonio Conte’s comments.
Sassuolo go with Francesco Caputo up front this evening against a Bologna side who unleash Andreas Skov Olsen out wide.
Marlon is back for Sassuolo as Roberto De Zerbi prepares to stick with the same tactics against a Bologna side struggling for firepower.
The referees for Serie A Week 12 have been announced, with Fabio Maresca given Juventus-Milan on Sunday.
Antonio Conte continued his rant against Inter’s transfer strategy after defeat in Dortmund. “Apart from Diego Godin, these players haven’t won anything and lack experience.”
The FIGC has officially applied for Serie A clubs to be awarded five substitutions in matches.
Roma have been fined €30,000 for ‘territorial discrimination’ chants against Napoli, while Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic receives a two-match ban.
Lega Serie A has confirmed the dates and times for Week 17 of the League calendar, with Sampdoria-Juventus played early due to the Supercoppa.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Atalanta-Cagliari, Fiorentina-Parma and Milan-Lazio.
Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi was full of praise for Lecce after a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Via del Mare. "They deserve to be in Serie A."
Lecce boss Fabio Liverani spoke of regret at not talking all three points against Sassuolo and the "misunderstanding" with Khouma Babacar.
Lecce forward Filippo Falco says he is inspired by Barcelona star Lionel Messi and ex-Palermo hitman Fabrizio Miccoli, as the Lecce No 10 scored a free kick in the 2-2 draw with Sassuolo.
Domenico Berardi says Sassuolo need to work on their defensive shape after a 2-2 draw with Lecce, but believes that's the price for playing good football.
Sassuolo fought back twice for a thrilling 2-2 draw away to Lecce, as the Salentini played their fourth consecutive stalemate.