Atalanta dominated proceedings for an hour, but paid the price for failing to take their chances, as Hellas Verona ran out 2-0 winners.
Verona talent Mattia Zaccagni thanks coach Ivan Juric for helping his development, while Hellas proved themselves against Atalanta.
Ivan Juric finally beat mentor Gian Piero Gasperini for the first time and the Hellas Verona coach explains his attack-minded and often surprising substitutions to beat Atalanta 2-0.
Gian Piero Gasperini feels Atalanta had some ‘fatigue’ in their front line, but the penalty ‘changed the game’ for a 2-0 Verona victory.
Atalanta failed to make the most of their opportunities and Hellas Verona made it stick with a Miguel Veloso penalty and Mattia Zaccagni counter to leapfrog La Dea in the table.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Inter visit second-placed Sassuolo, Juventus face Benevento without Cristiano Ronaldo and Atalanta host Verona.
Atalanta use big guns Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata to face Hellas Verona after their Anfield triumph, as Gian Piero Gasperini takes on protégé Ivan Juric.
Romelu Lukaku could be rested for Inter against Sassuolo, Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t made the trip with Juventus to Benevento and Atalanta are all change with Verona.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said the win over Liverpool could help the Orobici in Serie A. ‘It was a magical evening’.
Mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris said Stadio San Paolo will be named after Diego Maradona next week and Serie A prepare ‘homage in the 10th minute’ of Week 9.
Ivan Juric admits Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini ‘taught me everything,’ but Verona can’t follow their example without investing in players and creating 'a project.'
Watch a myriad of fans pay their tribute to Diego Armando Maradona at Casa Rosada, laying down flowers by the Pibe de Oro’s coffin.
Riccardo Sottil scored deep into stoppages to give Cagliari the 2-1 victory over Hellas Verona, so they’ll face Atalanta next in the Coppa Italia.
Hellas Verona confirm Nikola Kalinic has sustained a femoral bicep tear in his left thigh, so will be out for one to three weeks.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s seven Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Benevento, Inter-Torino, Roma-Parma and Napoli-Milan.
Hellas Verona were immensely unlucky to hit the woodwork four times, but Sassuolo took their chances well with Jeremie Boga and Domenico Berardi.
Hellas Verona coach Ivan Juric couldn’t believe his team lost 2-0 to Sassuolo. ‘We steamrollered them in every possible way.’
Sassuolo rode their luck – as Verona hit the woodwork four times – but Jeremie Boga and Domenico Berardi goals put them temporarily top of the table.
Check the official line-ups for this afternoon’s Serie A games, Verona-Sassuolo, Sampdoria-Bologna, Inter-Torino and Roma-Parma.
Roberto De Zerbi has claimed ‘Sassuolo have a strong team’ but confirmed injured Ciccio Caputo will be out of action against Hellas Verona.