SPAL NEWS

Luca Banti has been selected as the referee for Saturday’s Serie A showdown between Juventus and Napoli.
Leonardo Semplici maintains SPAL ambitions “have not changed” after a 2-0 home loss to Sassuolo, their second consecutive defeat.
Roberto De Zerbi insists Sassuolo “deserve” to be in third place after their 2-0 victory away to SPAL and welcomed Alessandro Matri’s goal.
Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s two Serie A games, as surprise outfits SPAL and Sassuolo face off, then Milan are at Empoli.
Sassuolo ended SPAL’s perfect home record this season and surged into third place thanks to a Claud Adjapong tap-in and Alessandro Matri counter.
Sassuolo look to Khouma Babacar and ex-Chelsea talent Jeremie Boga against impressive SPAL in a battle between the surprise outfits of the season.
The referees for Serie A Week 6 are announced as Paolo Mazzoleni will take charge of Tuesday’s clash between Inter and Fiorentina.
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’.