Hellas Verona President Maurizio Setti reveals Marash Kumbulla was on the verge of a Napoli move in January, while Davide Faraoni ‘is also on their wish-list.’
Roma defender Mert Cetin is undergoing his medical with Hellas Verona today, confirmed the Stadio Bentegodi club.
Little was expected of Verona following promotion via the play-offs and no transfer budget, but Ivan Juric formed an impressive team, writes Gaspare Marsala.
President Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC is ‘concerned’ ahead of Serie A 2020-21 and doesn’t think fans will be back in stadiums on September 19.
Official: Serie A 2020-21 starts on September 19, ending on May 23, 2021.
Inter and Atalanta have only one player each in Opta’s best XI for the 2019-20 Serie A season, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile star in attack with Papu Gomez and Paulo Dybala.
Inter defender Stefan de Vrij will miss the first match of 2020-21, as the Disciplinary Commission announced the verdict after Serie A Week 38.
While there were other candidates, especially post-lockdown, Simone Inzaghi still deserves the accolades for Lazio’s Scudetto push, top four finish and trophies, writes Elio Salerno.
It was the longest Serie A season, stalled and restarted amid a pandemic, but provided some of the normality Giancarlo Rinaldi was craving.
There were emotional scenes at Marassi, as Genoa got the victory they needed over Verona to ensure Serie A survival, despite tempers flaring with three red cards.
Fabio Liverani said Lecce ‘can be proud we played attacking football everywhere and never went defensive,’ so he could stay even after relegation.
Davide Nicola maintains Genoa ‘deserved to secure our Serie A safety a little earlier’ than the final round, but ‘it was like saving ourselves twice.’
Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin insists they fully deserve to stay in Serie A. ‘We won all the head-to-head games and earned 28 points with’ coach Davide Nicola.
Lecce needed a victory and for Genoa to not beat Verona, but neither of those things happened and they go down into Serie B with a typical seven-goal thriller.
Genoa got the result they needed to secure safety and send Lecce into Serie B, even though they ended the 3-0 win over Verona down to nine men.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s final five Serie A games, including SPAL-Fiorentina, Bologna-Torino and with relegation decided in Genoa-Verona and Lecce-Parma.
Check all the official line-ups for this evening’s Serie A games, as relegation is decided with Genoa-Verona, Lecce-Parma, Sassuolo-Udinese and Bologna-Torino.
The final relegation spot is decided today, either Lecce or Genoa, and Fabio Liverani warns the Salentini must ‘find a way to win by all means possible.’
Ivan Juric assures Hellas Verona will be ‘professional’ in the relegation decider with Genoa. ‘It’s true I am an ex-Genoa man and Miguel Veloso is married to the President’s daughter…’
Atalanta might be on the verge of some more great business, as they can bring Matteo Pessina back from his Hellas Verona loan for just €0.5m.