SPAL NEWS

Leonardo Semplici feels SPAL “dropped two points” at Marassi today by failing to beat a Genoa side down to 10 men for 80 minutes.
Cesare Prandelli “could not have asked for much more” after 10-man Genoa held SPAL to a 1-1 draw on his debut.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, including Sassuolo-Fiorentina, Udinese-Atalanta and Milan-Torino.
Cesare Prandelli’s Genoa career begins with a precious point against SPAL, as Domenico Criscito saw red just 15 minutes in.
Genoa director of sport Giorgio Perinetti believes Cesare Prandelli “is the right man to get the balance back” after Ivan Juric was sacked.
Cesare Prandelli picks Krzysztof Piatek and Christian Kouame to lead a 3-1-4-2 formation on his Genoa debut against SPAL.
Alex Meret makes his debut in a Napoli jersey and Faouzi Ghoulam returns after more than a year, as Carlo Ancelotti makes numerous changes for a potentially tricky game against Frosinone.
The Serie A Week 15 referees are announced as Massimiliano Irrati will officiate Friday’s Derby d’Italia between Juventus and Inter.
Marco Giampaolo praised his Sampdoria squad and gave England Under-21 international Ronaldo Vieira advice after a Coppa Italia win over SPAL.
Sampdoria fought back from a goal down to beat SPAL 2-1 and set up a Coppa Italia encounter with Milan in the Round of 16.
Luciano Spalletti has avoided a touchline ban for Inter’s showdown with Juventus, while there are seven Serie A players suspended this weekend.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, SPAL v Empoli, Fiorentina v Juventus and Sampdoria v Bologna.
Giuseppe Iachini told off Empoli for fumbling a 2-1 lead against 10-man SPAL. “We stopped playing for five minutes.”
Leonardo Semplici admits “Empoli played better, especially in the first half,” so the 2-2 draw is “like a victory” for 10-man SPAL.
It was a thriller at the Stadio Mazza, as Empoli came back to lead 2-1 with a Rade Krunic screamer, but 10-man SPAL snatched a point.
Pasquale Schiattarella warns the next few rounds will be crucial for SPAL, starting from Empoli. “We’re facing sides on our level.”
SPAL hope to end their slide down the standings against an Empoli side who have won both games under new Coach Beppe Iachini.
Spal Coach Leonardo Semplici insists tomorrow’s Empoli game “represents the beginning of our season”.
The referees for Week 14 of Serie A have been announced, with Daniele Orsato assigned to Fiorentina-Juventus.
New FIGC President Gabriele Gravina warns Juventus, Roma and Udinese face punishment for anti-Neapolitan chants of “territorial discrimination.”