SPAL NEWS

Napoli have entered talks to sign Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta, according to French outlet L’equipe.
SPAL have rejected a €21m offer from Napoli for striker Andrea Petagna, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Gian Piero Gasperini wishes Atalanta could be more consistent after going from defeat with SPAL to 7-0 victory away to Torino. “We’d be top if we always played like this.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, a SPAL-Bologna derby, Fiorentina-Genoa and Torino-Atalanta.
Bologna assistant manager Emilio De Leo revealed why Sinisa Mihajlovic was initially not on the bench and his knack for substitutes against SPAL.
SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici warned they “need to improve quickly” to stay in Serie A after a home defeat to Bologna.
Bologna fought back from an Andrea Petagna penalty to win the Emilia-Romagna derby with a flurry of second half goals, including new buy Musa Barrow.
Bologna are forced into changes by suspensions as they visit Andrea Petagna’s SPAL fresh from victory over Atalanta.
Bologna assistant Emilio De Leo urges the team to “be sharper in our finishing and clinical” in front of goal against a revitalised SPAL.
The agent of Andrea Pinamonti is at the headquarters of Inter in order to free the striker from his contract with Genoa, amidst interest from SPAL and Cagliari.
SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici says their win against Atalanta raised morale and that he’s “happy Kevin Bonifazi has returned.”
SPAL have officially re-signed Kevin Bonifazi from Torino, announced the club.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini states that there was more of a “mental drop than physical” against SPAL.
Sampdoria boss Claudio Ranieri says he doesn’t believe his players became too confident after their 5-1 win against Brescia. “I think we were a little too open against Lazio.”
SPAL are, according to Sky Sport Italia, one step away from bringing Torino defender Kevin Bonifazi back to Ferrara.
The referees for Serie A week 21 have been announced, and Gianpaolo Calvarese has been given the derby match between Roma and Lazio.
Rafael Toloi has admitted that Atalanta “made a lot of mistakes” against SPAL on Monday and said the Dea will use it “as a warning sign”.
Leonardo Semplici said SPAL “certainly needed a game like this against a great team like Atalanta” after the shock 2-1 victory in Bergamo.
Gian Piero Gasperini concedes Atalanta weren’t at their best in the 2-1 defeat to SPAL, but “it’s a very difficult and finely-balanced league this year.”
Andrea Petagna scored against his old club Atalanta yet again and urged SPAL to “play every game with this mentality now.”