Francesca Chiesa said seeing her two sons Federico and Lorenzo embrace in the Fiorentina shirt “reminded me of Enrico embracing Federico when he was a ball-boy.”
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s three Serie A games, Parma-Cagliari, Fiorentina-SPAL and an exciting Sampdoria-Inter.
Stefano Pioli wants Fiorentina to “play a positive and attacking style of football in any arena, against any opponent” after beating SPAL 3-0.
SPAL had conceded only one goal in four rounds, but let in three against Fiorentina with Marko Pjaca, Nikola Milenkovic and Federico Chiesa on target.
SPAL defender Thiago Cionek insists they “don’t feel the pressure” and want to keep soaring as they visit Fiorentina.
Fiorentina field a full-strength side, including Marko Pjaca, as they host a surprise SPAL outfit who are second in Serie A so far this season.
Coach Leonardo Semplici wants SPAL to become Serie A mainstays and described his style of football as “a mix between Maurizio Sarri and Max Allegri.”
Leonardo Semplici “didn’t expect SPAL to have nine points, but we have deserved every one” as they seek another win at Fiorentina.
Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli could “confirm the same team” against Spal, despite playing in midweek.
Ex-Italy striker Marco Borriello maintains he has signed up for ‘a serious project’ at third-tier Spanish side UD Ibiza.
Massimiliano Irrati will take charge of Napoli’s trip to Torino, as the Serie A Week 5 referees are announced.
Gian Piero Gasperini felt Atalanta played with ‘too much individualism’ against SPAL and need Josip Ilicic back firing ‘as soon as possible’.
Andrea Petagna admits ‘football is strange’ after his brace against Atalanta but insists he joined SPAL because ‘we’re a big club’.
Andrea Petagna scored a brace as SPAL took second place in Serie A with a 2-0 victory over Atalanta on Monday.
SPAL striker Andrea Petagna faces former club Atalanta, who will be out to end their slump this evening.
SPAL can finally play at their newly-refurbished Stadio Paolo Mazza when hosting Atalanta on Monday night.
The referees for Week 4 of Serie A have been announced, with Michael Fabbri assigned to Napoli-Fiorentina.
SPAL wing-back Manuel Lazzari had “hoped for a different debut” after Italy lost 1-0 to Portugal in the Nations League.
For the first time in 20 years, there are no Juventus players in the starting XI of a competitive Italy match.
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Nations League clash between Portugal and Italy in Lisbon.