SPAL NEWS

SPAL Coach Leonardo Semplici is progressing well after emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage.
The Stadio Paolo Mazza, the home of Serie A side SPAL, has been nominated for the prestigious Stadium of the Year award.
Twelve players, including Juventus’ Emre Can, Milan’s Suso and Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, will miss Week 25’s Serie A action with one-match bans.
SPAL have reportedly apologised to Fiorentina for their attack on Federico Chiesa’s character, but the forward is not convinced.
SPAL have confirmed that Coach Leonardo Semplici underwent abdominal surgery on Monday evening.
SPAL President Walter Mattioli felt they were “robbed” by the controversial VAR decisions and Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa “is untrustworthy.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from six Serie A games, including SPAL-Fiorentina, Genoa-Lazio, Inter-Sampdoria and Napoli-Torino.
Stefano Pioli felt Fiorentina “deserved the victory, even aside from the incidents” that saw SPAL penalised by VAR technology.
Critics of VAR will use SPAL 1-4 Fiorentina as a test case, because it was for the first time used to disallow a goal as a penalty foul came first at the other end.
VAR reached an historic milestone, as it was used to disallow SPAL’s goal for 2-1 up and instead give Fiorentina a penalty in their 4-1 victory.
Fiorentina use Gerson in a more advanced role with Luis Muriel and new captain Federico Chiesa, while SPAL rely on Manuel Lazzari and Andrea Petagna.
SPAL Coach Leonardo Semplici assures they will “take the game to Fiorentina” in the lunchtime Serie A fixture.
Nikola Milenkovic, Marco Benassi and Vincent Laurini are back in the Fiorentina squad to face SPAL on Sunday.
The referees for Serie A Week 24 are announced as Fabrizio Pasqua will take charge of the top-four tussle between Atalanta and Milan.
Fiorentina have been fined €12,000 for insulting chants towards Napoli fans during their 0-0 draw in Serie A on Saturday.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, including Sassuolo-Juventus, Atalanta-SPAL and Milan-Cagliari.
SPAL Coach Leonardo Semplici insists his side “deserved the lead” against Atalanta, but “their quality players” made the difference.
Gian Piero Gasperini won’t rule Atalanta out of a Champions League spot, but questioned why they keep needing comebacks after beating SPAL.
Duvan Zapata completed the comeback for Atalanta to overturn Andrea Petagna’s SPAL and keep up the Champions League pace.
Check the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games Atalanta-SPAL, Sampdoria-Frosinone and Torino-Udinese.